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Tue, August 22
@ 11 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 2: Conditional Stat Functions
Excel Genius is a new set of classes aimed at students who have taken the Beginner and Intermediate Excel courses, or who have good fundamental knowledge of Excel, and who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the world’s most popular spreadsheet application. Each class will cover a topic in depth and then give students exercises that apply that knowledge to real world situations. While we recommend that students take the classes in order, there are no attendance requirements, and st…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, August 23
@ 2:30 p.m.
Getting More out of Google
Come and explore the depths of Google. Discover some of ther new features Google is offering.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom BAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, August 23
@ 6:30 p.m.
Summer Shorts: Jazz on a Summer's Day
Relics and Forgotten Gems Curated from the Reserve Film and Video Collection Wednesdays in August we’re bringing some of New York’s finest film experts to the Steven A Schwarzman Building, where they'll present one-time-only movie nights that they’ve curated from the Library for the Performing Arts’ 60-plus-year-old collection of 16mm films. Get out of the heat and watch wonderful and strange docs, shorts, tv movies, and features selected and presented in-person by curators from the Librar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Sat, August 26
@ 11 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 3 : Charts and Sparklines
Excel Genius is a new set of classes aimed at students who have taken the Beginner and Intermediate Excel courses, or who have good fundamental knowledge of Excel, and who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the world’s most popular spreadsheet application. Each class will cover a topic in depth and then give students exercises that apply that knowledge to real world situations. While we recommend that students take the classes in order, there are no attendance requirements, and st…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Sat, August 26
@ 2:30 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 4 : Tables and Data Validation
Excel Genius is a new set of classes aimed at students who have taken the Beginner and Intermediate Excel courses, or who have good fundamental knowledge of Excel, and who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the world’s most popular spreadsheet application. Each class will cover a topic in depth and then give students exercises that apply that knowledge to real world situations. While we recommend that students take the classes in order, there are no attendance requirements, and st…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, August 29
@ 11 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 3: Charts and Sparklines
Excel Genius is a new set of classes aimed at students who have taken the Beginner and Intermediate Excel courses, or who have good fundamental knowledge of Excel, and who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the world’s most popular spreadsheet application. Each class will cover a topic in depth and then give students exercises that apply that knowledge to real world situations. While we recommend that students take the classes in order, there are no attendance requirements, and st…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, August 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Online Learning with Lynda.com
Learn how to learn on Lynda! The Library has partnered with Lynda.com to offer FREE ACCESS to over 3,000 courses. This class will cover the basics of how to access the website for FREE! You will have time to explore the site and begin your self-paced learning journey. MUST BRING YOUR LIBRARY CARD AND YOUR 4 DIGIT PIN CODE. MUST BRING A PAIR OF HEADPHONES TO CLASS.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom BAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, August 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Google Series: Google Maps
Need directions? Learn how to use Google Maps to navigate the world and find interesting places.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom BAdults
Wed, August 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Summer Shorts: Sci-Fi TV Movies
Relics and Forgotten Gems Curated from the Reserve Film and Video Collection Wednesdays in August we’re bringing some of New York’s finest film experts to the Steven A Schwarzman Building, where they'll present one-time-only movie nights that they’ve curated from the Library for the Performing Arts’ 60-plus-year-old collection of 16mm films. Get out of the heat and watch wonderful and strange docs, shorts, tv movies, and features selected and presented in-person by curators from the Librar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, August 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Ongoing
Supervised Lab
Open Lab: Get Free Technology Help
Do you need to setup an email account? Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? ? Do you need help with your resume? Are you having problems applying for a job online? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom BAdults
Tue, September 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Fantasyland: Kurt Andersen in Conversation with Kwame Anthony Appiah
Fantasyland, the latest book by Kurt Andersen, bestselling author and co-creator of the public radio show Studio 360, is a comprehensive examination of our post-truth world and the history of the American instinct to believe in make-believe. Andersen argues that the tendency to see our current “alternative-facts” moment as a new phenomenon belies four centuries of magical thinkers and true believers, hucksters and suckers, who have embedded an appetite for believe-whatever-you-want fantasy into…
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, September 6
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Salman Rushdie: The Golden House
The Booker Prize–winning novelist returns to LIVE with his most overtly political novel in over a decade. The Golden House pits the lives of an enigmatic billionaire and his three grown sons living in one of Greenwich Village’s most rarefied neighborhoods against those of a young filmmaker, an ambitious Russian expat, and a villainous presidential candidate called The Joker. Join us as Salman Rushdie shares stories behind this latest book, a modern fable of love and betrayal, of terrorism and po…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, September 7
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Atul Gawande with Elizabeth Alexander: A Good Life —To The Very End
Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal, which spent nearly 2 years on the New York Times’ bestseller list, asserts that while modern medicine has transformed the experience of birth, injury, and infectious disease, it has not done the same for aging and death. But Gawande, a practicing surgeon, believes that medicine has the capacity provide a fulfilling life all the way to its very end. Upon the paperback publication of Being Mortal, he will speak with Obama Inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander, whose most…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, September 11
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Nicole Krauss: Curious Crossroads
Forest Dark, Nicole Krauss’s first novel since 2010’s Great House, is a search: for solace, self-realization, metamorphosis, and a glimpse of the infinite. Two seekers, both recently divorced, travel to Tel Aviv, one to honor his parents, one to repeat a vacation ritual she has practiced since childhood. But when both have run-ins with peculiar and beguiling characters—he with a charismatic American rabbi and his daughter; she with a retired literature professor proposing an irresistible project…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, September 12
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Getting Started in Genealogy
This class will demonstrate the first steps and highlight the basic resources in genealogical research, and serve as an introduction to using genealogy and local history collections at NYPL.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thu, September 14
@ 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 A
Montefiore Westchester Square
Adults
Thu, September 14
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Frederick Wiseman with Errol Morris: Masters of Documentary
Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, who in 2016 was awarded an honorary Academy Award, has turned his camera on institutions as varied as an insane asylum, a high school, a ballet company, a university, and a museum. His latest film, Ex Libris -The New York Public Library, is a panoramic portrait of the iconic institution, so there couldn’t be a better place for him to discuss it than on LIVE from the NYPL’s stage. And what better interlocutor than Errol Morris, the Oscar-winning filmmaker for whom Wis…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, September 19
@ 6 p.m.
Exhibition Programs
Picturing the City: Illustrated Maps of New York City
This fall the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division will present an exhibit of pictorial maps of New York City, celebrating creativity in mapmaking and illustrating aspects of the city in intriguing and inventive ways. To accompany the exhibit, its guest curator Katharine Harmon will spend an evening sharing further selections of maps from the Library’s collections that couldn&rsquo't make it into the final exhibit. The maps will be pulled from the collections and out on display fo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tue, September 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Art and Journalism, Past and Present: Eugene Richards, Sam Stephenson, and Arezoo Moseni
Explore the work of two seminal documentary photographers, captured in two beautiful new books: Gene Smith’s Sink, the new biography by Sam Stephenson on photography's most celebrated humanist, W. Eugene Smith; and The Run-On of Time, the first comprehensive and critical look at the work of Eugene Richards, a photographer following in Smith's tradition. Stephenson and Richards will speak with Arezoo Moseni to explore the tensions and overlaps of art and journalism, and the relevance and necessit…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, September 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 Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh Location: TBD
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Book Lovers
Thu, September 21
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Olafur Eliasson: Arctic Imagination
The Arctic Imagination project is a brainstorm across the Atlantic Ocean about melting arctic ice and the increasing temperatures, in which artists exchange ideas and visions of the future of the globe. In only 100 years, the Arctic and the North Pole have been transformed from highly dangerous and mysterious peripheral areas into regions that need our protection and sense of responsibility. NYPL has joined forces with major libraries in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, and Nuuk this year for the pr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, September 23
@ 11:30 a.m.
Young Lions Books & Brunch
Join the Young Lions as we kick off our fall season with a boozy brunch featuring curated items from the Library’s exclusive restaurant-menu collection. Bring a friend to share your Young Lions experience and we hope they’ll join you as a member! Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:30 am The Edna Barnes Salomon Room Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Third Floor RSVP This event is open to Young Lions members only, click here to join or contact us at younglions@nypl.org or 212.930.0548.…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Mon, September 25
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Muhammad Yunus: The New Economics of Selflessness
The Nobel Prize–winning economist, hailed as the “banker to the poor,” is a man on a mission. The father of microcredit has set out with his latest book, A World of Three Zeros, to demonstrate that the capitalist engine is broken—and that what’s needed to replace it is an economic system in which altruism can thrive as powerfully as self-interest. While some may dismiss the idea as fantasy, Muhammad Yunus demonstrates that it is an achievable, pragmatic reality—one which innovative social entrep…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, September 26
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
African-American Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
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 ClassroomsAdults
Tue, September 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
The New Education: Cathy Davidson w/ William P. Kelly
A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past—and shows how we can transform it for our era of constant change. Cathy Davidson says that today's roughly 21 million college students are getting a raw deal. In her latest book, The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux, Davidson argues that most higher education is insufficient to meet the demands placed on recent graduates by the "ever more complex and…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, September 27
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Researching Naturalization Records
In this class we explore the history of how your ancestors became citizens of the United States of America, the kinds of records they generated when they did so, what information those records contain, and where you can find them.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thu, September 28
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Irish Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
Have an Irish ancestor? Use NYPL's large free public collection of genealogical tools to help you find information on an Irish ancestor, especially those who passed through New York. Participants will learn about print and electronic sources of information and work on developing a research plan for genealogical quests.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thu, September 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Conservators Tour: An Exclusive Showcase of Library Treasures
Open to Conservators level members or higher. Held within the vaults of The New York Public Library are some of the world’s most extraordinary treasures. Join Drs. Anthony Marx and William Kelly for a behind-the-scenes look at some highlights from the Library’s vast collections. Special items on view will include the July 4, 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence and the Bay Psalm Book, the first book printed in British North America. To reserve your spot, please visit nypl.org/tre…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, McGraw RotundaNYPL Supporters
Thu, September 28
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Stephen Greenblatt: The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve
In the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning The Swerve, Stephen Greenblatt set out to discover the origin of our modern world. He now turns his eye to the origin of all origins in his latest book, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve. “At some moment in an immensely distant past it was a breath that brought Adam to life,” Greenblatt writes, “the breath of a storyteller.” Greenblatt, the 2016 Holberg Prize Laureate, will discuss the tremendous theological, artistic, and cultural investmen…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, September 28
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
The Mountain: Paul Yoon and Katie Raissian
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. Paul Yoon and Katie Raissian discuss Yoon’s story collection, The Mountain. These six stories, following migrants and survivors across continents and eras, explore movement, history, and time in tenderly-observed individual lives. Paul Yoon,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Tue, October 3
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Researching Vital Records and the Census
Vital records (birth, death, and marriage) and the census are the cornerstones of genealogical research. Learn how to search for and find these key documents through resources at NYPL and elsewhere. This class will also explore the history of state record-keeping practices and the U.S. federal census, and offer of variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Tue, October 3
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Greater Gotham: Mike Wallace with Jelani Cobb
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Mike Wallace returns with the second volume of his immersive history of New York City. Nearly twenty years ago, Mike Wallace and Edwin Burrows published Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, an epic historical narrative that won the Pulitzer for its portrait of New York City as the heart and soul of America. This year sees publication of the long-awaited follow-up, Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919, in which Wallace picks up the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, October 5
@ 9 a.m.
New York Comic Con 2017: Professional Day at New York Public Library
Save the date for New York Comic Con 2017's Professional Day at New York Public Library! This is a free event for librarians, teachers, and educators, which will take place on Thursday, October 5 at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please fill out the New York Comic Con 2017 Professional Application here. Watch this space for more information coming soon!
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Tue, October 10
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Van Jones: Beyond the Messy Truth
CNN political contributor Van Jones has been hailed as one who tries to “fight the right way.” In Beyond the Messy Truth, Jones draws on his years of activism and political analysis to take aim at the failures of both parties and to show the nation how to focus on practical answers to problems that affect us regardless of region or political ideology. In a special event with NYPL, Jones will share his blueprint for the fight we must wage as a nation. He will ask guests to abandon the politics o…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, October 11
@ 2 p.m.
Researching the History of Your New York City Home
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, October 11
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Casey Neistat with Paul Holdengräber: Creativity & Commerce
Director, producer, and YouTube superstar Casey Neistat is reimagining not just how we tell stories but what the definition of story even is. Neistat first attained commercial success with the HBO series The Neistat Brothers and indie film Daddy Longlegs, but is also well-known for his marriage of storytelling and commercial production in re-defining branded content on the Internet with companies such as Mercedes and Nike. His audience, who has followed him from YouTube to Instagram, Twitter, a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, October 11
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
What She Ate: Laura Shapiro and Francine Prose
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. Laura Shapiro and Francine Prose talk about Shapiro’s new book, What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food that Tells Their Stories. The six women Shapiro writes about are Dorothy Wordsworth, Rosa Lewis (an Edwardian-era Cockney caterer), Elea…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Thu, October 12
@ 12 noon
Writing Your Family History
If you have been collecting the information, now it is time to shape your genealogy research into a cohesive family history for others to read. Learn the different types of family history writing styles and explore the writing manuals that will match your writing style. Explore the history of the places where your family lived, tips for creating a cohesive narrative, and why writing a family history is the ultimate goal of genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thu, October 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
The WPA Photographs of Lewis Hine: Judith Gutman & Sean Wilentz
Photographic historian Judith Mara Gutman and acclaimed historian Sean Wilentz explore the work produced for the WPA by pioneering social photographer Lewis Hine, chronicled in the new book Lewis Hine: When Innovation Was King. In 1936, science-teacher-turned-photographer Lewis Hine was commissioned by the National Research Project, a division of the Works Progress Administration, to produce a visual document of the industries that the U.S. government hoped would provide the jobs that would lif…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, October 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Recent Acquisitions Exhibition Opening
This event is for $1,000+ members and above Celebrate the opening of the Library's new exhibition, What's New? Recent Acquisitions, which peeks into our collections across NYPL's four research centers to highlight what's been added since 2012. From the map of Lowell, Massachusetts that Jack Kerouac drew for his novel Dr. Sax, to Jo Mielziner's set design of the original Broadway production of Guys and Dolls, our curators and librarians stand ready to guide you on an incredible journey. Join us…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, McGraw RotundaNYPL Supporters
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