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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge, with Helen Rappaport, historian and the New York Times bestselling author of "The Romanov Sisters."
This illustrated lecture spotlights the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold. During 1917 Petrograd was turned into a 'red madhouse' as diplomats, military attaches, governesses, journalists, businessmen and nurses watched history being made in the war-torn capital. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Li…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, April 25
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling, with Michael Cannell, author of "The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit" and "I.M. Pei: Mandarin of Modernism."
This illustrated lecture recounts the story of a serial bomber who stalked the streets of 1950s New York and how the race to catch him gave birth to a new science called criminal profiling. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, April 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
One Nation Under Baseball: How the Sixties Collided with the National Pastime, with John Florio, freelance writer and novelist, and Ouisie Shapiro, Emmy-winning writer and producer of sport documentaries.
This illustrated lecture highlights the intersection between American society and America’s pastime during the 1960s, when the hallmarks of the sport—fairness, competition, and mythology—came under scrutiny Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, May 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Confessions of a Wall Street Insider: A Cautionary Tale of Rats, Feds, and Banksters, with Michael Kimelman, an entrepreneur.
This illustrated lecture reveals the triumphs, pains, and struggles in the high-risk life of a former proprietary trader. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, May 3
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Mary Astor's Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936, with Edward Sorel, an illustrator, caricaturist, and cartoonist.
This illustrated lecture spotlights the travails of the Oscar-winning actress alongside the author's personal story of discovering an unlikely muse. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, May 4
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Black Ops Advertising: Native Ads, Content Marketing and the Covert World of the Digital Sell, with Mara Einstein, a professor of media studies at Queens College, City University of New York, and an independent marketing consultant.
This illustrated lecture dissects this rapid rise of “sponsored content,” a strategy whereby advertisers have become publishers and publishers create advertising—all under the guise of unbiased information. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, May 6
@ 2:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Meet Author Valerie Auguste’-Partin for Book Reading /Q&A
Valerie is an author, entertainment writer, and poet! People who lose loved ones to terminal illnesses grieve differently than those whose loved ones just pass away. Long after our loved ones are gone we still carry the emotional baggage and invisible scars of watching them in pain and suffering. Hopefully my challenging grief journey will be inspirational and give hope to anyone who has lost someone to a terminal illness or disease. Remembering that grieving is a highly individual experience…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, May 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
We'll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie, with Noah Isenberg, professor of culture and media at The New School.
This illustrated talk tells the incredible story of how Casablanca was made and why it remains the most beloved of Hollywood films. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, May 10
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Inside-Out Health: A Revolutionary Approach to Your Body, with Dr. Robert Silverman, a certified nutrition specialist, certified clinical nutritionist and a certified sports nutritionist.
This illustrated lecture tells the attendees how to turn your health around in an entirely new and different way, and take charge and improve your wellbeing with actionable steps you can do yourself. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, May 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Quarks to Culture: How We Came to Be, with Tyler Volk, professor of biology and environmental studies at New York University.
This illustrated lecture explores the rhythm within what the author calls the "grand sequence," a series of levels of sizes and innovations building from elementary quanta to globalized human civilization. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, May 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Books for Living, with Will Schwalbe, author of the "New York Times" bestseller "The End of Your Life Book Club."
This talk is an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, May 17
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland, with Marisa Scheinfeld, photographer.
This illustrated lecture features photographs and history of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, May 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall, with Nina Willner, a former U.S. Army intelligence officer who served in Berlin during the Cold War.
This illustrated lecture recounts a story about a world at war - about the Soviet-American superpower struggle for ideological superiority, about the birth and death of a reclusive communist nation - and about the power of one family's love and their four-decade struggle to transcend authoritarian oppression, to find each other again. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library fo…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, May 23
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust, with Amos N. Guiora, Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the University of Utah and Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) in the Israel Defense Forces.
This lecture examines the legal culpability of the bystander told through the lens of the author s family experiences in the Holocaust. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, May 25
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Super Freak: The Life of Rick James, with Peter Benjaminson, "The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard" and "Mary Wells: The Tumultuous LIfe of Motown's First Superstar."
This illustrated lecture sheds light on Motown’s most controversial superstar. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, May 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Casey Stengel: Baseball's Greatest Character, with Marty Appel, a former Yankee public relations director, television executive producer, and author.
This lecture paints an intimate portrait of a private man who was larger than life and remains the embodiment of the national pastime. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, June 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights, with Paulo Lemos Horta, Assistant Professor of Literature at New York University Abu Dhabi, in conversation with Lawrence Weschler, author of “Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative."
This illustrated lecture reveals the cross-cultural encounters—the collaborations, borrowings, and acts of literary larceny—that produced the Arabian Nights in European languages. Ranging from the coffeehouses of Aleppo to the salons of Paris, from colonial Calcutta to Bohemian London, Paulo Lemos Horta introduces audience to the poets and scholars, pilgrims and charlatans who made crucial but largely unacknowledged contributions to this most famous of story collections. After the talk, there…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Sat, July 8
@ 2:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Meet Author Valerie Auguste’-Partin for Book Reading /Q&A
Valerie is an author, entertainment writer, and poet! People who lose loved ones to terminal illnesses grieve differently than those whose loved ones just pass away. Long after our loved ones are gone we still carry the emotional baggage and invisible scars of watching them in pain and suffering. Hopefully my challenging grief journey will be inspirational and give hope to anyone who has lost someone to a terminal illness or disease. Remembering that grieving is a highly individual experience…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, October 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Meet Author Valerie Auguste’-Partin for Book Reading /Q&A
Valerie is an author, entertainment writer, and poet! People who lose loved ones to terminal illnesses grieve differently than those whose loved ones just pass away. Long after our loved ones are gone we still carry the emotional baggage and invisible scars of watching them in pain and suffering. Hopefully my challenging grief journey will be inspirational and give hope to anyone who has lost someone to a terminal illness or disease. Remembering that grieving is a highly individual experience…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, December 16
@ 2:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Meet Author Valerie Auguste’-Partin for Book Reading /Q&A
Valerie is an author, entertainment writer, and poet! People who lose loved ones to terminal illnesses grieve differently than those whose loved ones just pass away. Long after our loved ones are gone we still carry the emotional baggage and invisible scars of watching them in pain and suffering. Hopefully my challenging grief journey will be inspirational and give hope to anyone who has lost someone to a terminal illness or disease. Remembering that grieving is a highly individual experience…
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults

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