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Tue, May 22
@ 11 a.m.
Finding Grants and Scholarships with NYPL’s E-Resources
The New York Public Library offers access to two great electronic resources for those seeking funding—from grants for your non-profit to scholarships to support your education. This training will teach fund seekers how to utilize all of the features on the databases, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online and Foundation Directory Online Professional, to effectively find the funding you need.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom BAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Tue, May 22
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
African-American Genealogy Part II: Next Steps
From 1565 to 1790, Africans surpassed Europeans among the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical research material. This class will recommend next steps in the pursuit of African-American family history that might be useful after exhausting basic introductory res…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, May 22
@ 12:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Tue, May 22
@ 3:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Tue, May 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Women in a Golden Age of Artists' Books
Three women who were pivotal in the development of offset-printed artists' books discuss the past, present, and future of the unique visual form and transformative medium. FEATURING Cynthia Marsh, Professor of Art, Founder of the Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee Rebecca Michaels, Associate Professor of Photography at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia Patty Smith, artist, printmaker, book artist, and professor of Fine A…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tue, May 22
@ 7 p.m.
Author Talks
Do Angels Need Haircuts?: Early Poems by Lou Reed, with Laurie Anderson, Anne Waldman and Friends
A new collection of Lou Reed’s rare early poetry, culled from the performer’s archive at NYPL, is brought to life by family and friends. At the age of 28, Lou Reed — then the Velvet Underground’s lead singer — took a hairpin turn in his creative life: he quit the band, moved home to Long Island, and began writing poetry. The resulting work of that period — much of it never published — has been relegated to an obscure chapter in the life of one of America's most uncompromising voices. Until n…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters
Wed, May 23
@ 12:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, May 23
@ 2 p.m.
Finding Grants and Scholarships with NYPL’s E-Resources
The New York Public Library offers access to two great electronic resources for those seeking funding—from grants for your non-profit to scholarships to support your education. This training will teach fund seekers how to utilize all of the features on the databases, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online and Foundation Directory Online Professional, to effectively find the funding you need.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom BAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, May 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, May 23
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Susan Meiselas with Ann Hamilton: In Focus
A conversation between Susan Meiselas, a photographer best known for her documentation of human rights issues in Latin American and a member of Magnum since 1976 and Ann Hamilton, a visual artist noted for the sensory surround of her installation projects. Both have developed practices responsive to the physical and social context and circumstances in which they work. For Meiselas this includes the street in political and wartime conflict, while for Hamilton the work often begins in the labor h…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, May 24
@ 12:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, May 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Fri, May 25
@ 12:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Fri, May 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Tue, May 29
@ 12:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Tue, May 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, May 30
@ 12:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, May 30
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Getting Started in Genealogy Research
Start your family history research at NYPL. Learn about the library’s genealogy resources, discover essential research methods and strategies, identify relevant records and how to locate them, and organize your family research information. Ready to start researching your family history? This class will help guide your investigations, and provide: * an overview of library resources * an introduction to essential research methods and strategies * tips on how to locate relevant records and d…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom BAdults
Wed, May 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, May 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Thinking Out Loud
Samuel Kassow and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett: “Who Will Write Our History?” Emmanuel Ringelblum and the "Oyneg Shabes" Warsaw Ghetto Archive
On the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the Library commemorates the great act of unarmed defiance that helped to preserve the wartime story of Polish Jewry—a story that was almost lost to history. Milk can from the Oyneg Shabes archive © David Kurland In April 1943, as Jewish fighters prepared an insurrection against their Nazi occupiers, a clandestine group of Jewish historians, writers, teachers, and students packed records of life under Nazi occupation into ten metal boxe…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Thu, May 31
@ 12:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, May 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Tue, June 5
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Researching Ship Passenger Lists
Learn to use the genealogy research methods and resources related to ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at U.S. ports in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, June 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Sick: Porochista Khakpour with Eileen Myles
How do you survive an illness when the source of the ailment can’t be named? In her new memoir, Sick, Porochista Khakpour recounts a lifetime of misdiagnoses that left her riddled with anxiety about an unknown cause. When she ultimately learns of her late-stage Lyme disease, she embarks on an arduous and emotional quest for a cure that takes her from New York to Los Angeles, New Mexico, and Germany, all the while meditating on the physical and psychological impacts of uncertainty, and the e…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Persons with Disabilities
Tue, June 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Spring 2018 VIP Reception - Membership Mingle and Book Swap
For Donors at the Supporting Friends level ($100 ) or higher Fellowship with Friends! Spend an evening mingling with fellow Library supporters and book lovers while enjoying cocktails and browsing recommended reading lists from our expert librarians. Don’t forget to bring a book to swap—you can share the latest book you’ve read or an old favorite. Come prepared to discover an author or genre that will be “new” to you! Tuesday, June 5, 2018 6:30 PM Celeste Bartos Forum…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumNYPL Supporters
Wed, June 6
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
American Eden: Victoria Johnson and Maya Jasanoff
Click here to reserve your free seats! There is no charge for attendance, however, seating is not guaranteed without reservations. All unclaimed seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend arriving early. Doors open at 6:30. Victoria Johnson discusses her new biography, American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic, with Maya Jasanoff. In vivid prose, Johnson chronicles the life of the man who was Alexander Hamilton’s personal phy…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Thu, June 7
@ 7 p.m.
Young Lions Fiction Award 2018
Clear your calendar. Each year, The New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award champions emerging writers and encourages innovation and excellence in contemporary fiction. We are proud to announce this year's finalists: Lesley Nneka Arimah, What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky Venita Blackburn, Black Jesus and Other Superheroes Gabe Habash, Stephen Florida Emily Ruskovich, Idaho Jenny Zhang, Sour Heart Thursday, June 7 | 7 PM Doors open at 6:45 PM Ceremony…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumNYPL Supporters
Mon, June 11
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Roxane Gay with Aja Monet: Not That Bad
In her latest book, Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, Roxane Gay brings together an incredible array of women to share first-person essays that directly tackle rape, assault, and harassment. The book asks what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied” for speaking…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, June 12
@ 7 p.m.
Young Lions Spring Cocktails & Conversation
Slightly Alabama is a brand of exceptional leather goods made with traditional craftsmanship. Founder Dana Glaeser welcomes the Young Lions to his brand new store—opening this spring—for an evening of cocktails and conversation. Writer and journalist Rick Bragg, author of best-selling Southern classics Ava’s Man and All Over but the Shoutin’, will be on-hand for a discussion with Conde Nast men’s style editor Matthew Hranek. Join us! Tuesday, June 12 | 7 PM Slightly Alabama South Stree…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Wed, June 13
@ 12 noon
What DNA testing can (and can’t) tell you
Can DNA testing help you trace your family history? If you are adopted, can DNA testing identify your biological parents? This class will help you determine whether DNA testing is right for you. We will explore what DNA tests can reveal, explain the different types of DNA tests, and dispel common misconceptions about DNA testing.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, June 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
Conservators Conversation: Proust's Duchess
For Conservators level members ($1,500) or higher Caroline Weber’s latest book, Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin de Siècle Paris, examines the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris. It is the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes. Weber, author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion, will speak with French architect and interior designer Robert Couturier. Monday,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumNYPL Supporters
Tue, June 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Old in Art School: Nell Painter with Sarah Lewis
“I was used to juggling my self-perception and other people’s views of me as a black person and as a woman, from within and without. But now what I took as me seemed almost inconsequential as my essence shriveled into my age.” How are women, and artists, “seen” and judged by their age, race, and looks? And how does this seeing change, depending upon what is asked of the viewer? In her new memoir, Old in Art School, best-selling historian and visual artist Nell Painter explores these questions w…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, June 20
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Seymour Hersh with Paul Holdengräber: Unwanted Truths
"My career has been all about the importance of telling important and unwanted truths and making America a more knowledgeable place." — Seymour Hersh, Reporter: A Memoir From My Lai to Abu Ghraib, Seymour Hersh has broken some of the most impactful stories of the last half century. In the process, he has earned dozens of prizes for the New York Times and New Yorker, where he was a longtime staff writer. Now, for the first time, Hersh has stepped back to write a memoir, Reporter, some of whi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Thu, June 21
@ 2 p.m.
Discuss Great Books in a Great Setting
Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce Room Location: provided on registration
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Book Lovers
Tue, June 26
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Getting Started in Genealogy Research
Start your family history research at NYPL. Learn about the library’s genealogy resources, discover essential research methods and strategies, identify relevant records and how to locate them, and organize your family research information.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thu, July 12
@ 2 p.m.
Researching with E-Resources: Periodicals and Newspapers
Explore current and historical newspapers and periodicals available online through NYPL
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom BAdults
Mon, July 16
@ 9:30 a.m.
Cullman Center Institute for Teachers
Left and Right in American History with Kim Phillips-Fein, July 16-20
Kim Phillips-Fein, Instructor This is a week-long seminar taking place from July 16th to July 20th. Recent events in American politics have revealed a political landscape far more fractured and polarized than many had previously believed it to be. But in truth, contemporary political divides have their roots deep in the past. This course will look at grass-roots social movements in American history of both the left and the right, with an eye toward the way that they shaped American politics…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & WritersAdults
Tue, July 17
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
African-American Genealogy Part I: An Introduction
From 1565 to 1790, Africans surpassed Europeans among the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thu, July 19
@ 2 p.m.
Discuss Great Books in a Great Setting
Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Room Location: provided on registration
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Book Lovers
Fri, July 20
@ 1 p.m.
Finding Clues in Family Photos
This class invites attendees to explore genealogy research through family snapshots and other historic photographs. Attendees will gain insights on how to solve family mysteries and find genealogy clues through close inspection of photographic imagery - from newspaper images to heirloom portraits.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
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