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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, October 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 7 p.m.
Issues & Ideas
Making Sense of Trump’s America
Be sure to catch the livestream of this program here! The stories we tell today about our era of uncertainty and transformation will not only contribute to the shape of tomorrow but also will create the record that future historians will look to when studying our time. How writers see today’s events and how they choose to relate them are subjects for enduring exploration. What are the national events worth covering, the global picture that needs rendering, the perceived consequences of what is…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Tue, October 24
@ 12 noon
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 ClassroomsAdults
Tue, October 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Adult & Senior Tech Hour
This free and fun class for adults and seniors interested in using computers. Through fun hands-on technology activities, students learn by playing with various technology.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, October 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
Fall 2017 Curator's Choice - Recent Acquisitions
For $250 Members (and above) Get exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to special collection items recently acquired by the Library and hand-selected by our curators for our current exhibition. Featured items include selections from musician Lou Reed’s archives, writer Patti Smith’s notebooks, scholar Joseph Campbell’s papers, and photographer Geoffrey Biddle's Alphabet City series. To RSVP and for questions call 212.930.0548
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallNYPL Supporters
Wed, October 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Computer Basics
Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, October 25
@ 6 p.m.
Art Talks
Trail Maps Then & Now: Looking Back at 100 Years of Mapping Trails
Comparison of trail maps at Bear Mountain, NY, 1935 & 2016 Since 1920, The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has managed and maintained a well-loved and heavily used trail system that stretches across the New York metropolitan area. The key to providing access to hikers and daytrippers alike? The high-quality maps that the Trail Conference has long produced for parks. Jeremy Apgar has been the cartographer for the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference for 10 years, creating maps to ass…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wed, October 25
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Red Famine: Anne Applebaum with John Podhoretz
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum returns with a revelatory history of one of Joseph Stalin's greatest crimes—the consequences of which still resonate today. Between 1931 and 1934, at least 5 million people died of hunger all across the Soviet Union. Over 3 million of them were Ukrainians. The grand humanitarian tragedy followed in the wake of Stalin’s launching in 1929 his policy of agricultural collectivization, which forced millions of peasants acr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
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, October 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Learn to Type
Learn keyboarding skills and practice typing.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Fri, October 27
@ 1:15 p.m.
Library Resources
Featured Database: Freegal Music
Get started with Freegal Music today with just your NYPL card! Freegal Music is a downloadable music service which provides access to millions of songs from ten thousand record labels including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment. With a valid library card, download up to three digital songs per week on a PC, MAC or Smartphone, Search for artists, song titles, albums, music genres, create playlists, get the latest releases. NOTE: This is a hands-on class, please bring your NYPL Librar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Teachers
Fri, October 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Advanced MS Excel 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, October 30
@ 10:30 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, October 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Learn strategies and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account in your job search, including customizing your LinkedIn profile, strategies for determining LinkedIn groups to join, performing basic and advanced job search using LinkedIn, and more.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, October 30
@ 7 p.m.
Young Lions Dia De Los Muertos
Celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Library! Young Lions will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Library’s extensive Latin American Collection from curator David Christie while enjoying delights from NYC hotspot Empellón. Monday, October 30, 7pm Click here to RSVP Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, McGraw Rotunda Third Floor This event is open to all Young Lions, and is a members only event. For more information about the Young Lions program or to join, please contact Kayla…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, McGraw RotundaNYPL Supporters
Tue, October 31
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Windows 7 Basics
Learn the basics of navigating a PC with Windows 7.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, October 31
@ 1:15 p.m.
Library Resources
Featured Database: Ancestry Library Edition
Access billions of names inside the more than 7,000 available databases of Ancestry® Library Edition, including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, Passenger lists and naturalizations, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank Records, and African American and Native American Records. In this hands-on demonstration, learn how to trace your family history using census records, vital records, milita…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Wed, November 1
@ 2 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
Wed, November 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Conservators Forum - David Grann
For Conservators level members ($1,500) or higher Join us as we welcome David Grann, New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, as he discusses his latest book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. Based on years of research, it explores one of the most sinister crimes and racial injustices in American history. RSVP here or call 212.930.0548. Events at The New York Public Library may be photograp…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters
Wed, November 1
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
Songy of Paradise: Gary Panter and Dash Shaw
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. The cartoonists Gary Panter and Dash Shaw discuss Panter’s new graphic novel, Songy of Paradise—a reimagining of Milton’s Paradise Regained, with a hillbilly (Songy) in place of Jesus. Gary Panter’s books include the comprehensive monograph Gar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Thu, November 2
@ 6:30 p.m.
Issues & Ideas
The Path Forward: Arlie Hochschild with Anthony Marx
A conversation on civics and politics with renowned sociologist Arlie Russell Hochshild, whose 2016 book Strangers in Their Own Land was dubbed one of the “6 Books to Understand Trump’s Win” by the New York Times. She will speak with the President of The New York Public Library, Anthony Marx. In Strangers in Their Own Land, Arlie Hochschild journeyed from her hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into a conservative stronghold in the bayou country of Louisiana. Encountering there people whose…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Fri, November 3
@ 7 p.m.
The Library After Hours
November 3: Menu Madness
Join us at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on select Fridays for the city's most cerebral happy hour. The Library After Hours features music, food and drinks, performances, and behind-the-scenes access to the Library’s collections. It's fall, and with some of the year's biggest meals on the horizon, the Library is here to help you figure out what's on the menu. The evening will include: A one-night-only specially curated collections display of some of the restaurant world’s rarest and g…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Tue, November 7
@ 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
Tue, November 7
@ 3:30 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 6: Lookup 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, November 8
@ 12 noon
Fall 2017 Friends Lecture Luncheon - An Afternoon with Walter Isaacson
For members at the Supporting Friend level ($100 ) or higher **PLEASE NOTE tickets are now sold out for this event. Please contact the friends office with any questions at friends@nypl.org ** Leonardo da Vinci’s virtuosic intellect produced some of the world’s most culturally significant works of art and groundbreaking scientific research. Da Vinci’s masterpieces, including the famed Mona Lisa and his depiction of the Last Supper, captivate visitors from all over the world, and his discover…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumBook Lovers
Wed, November 8
@ 2 p.m.
Introduction to Jewish Genealogy Research: Part 1
In this class you will learn how censuses, passenger lists, city directories, maps, deeds, and other genealogical sources can help you research your Jewish ancestors in the United States. It is recommended (though not required) that you attend one of the Milstein Division's Getting Started in Genealogy classes before this class: see the Milstein Division's homepage for details of when and where those class takes place.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, November 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Wayfinding: Teresita Fernández, Isolde Brielmaier, Eliot Weinberger, and Denise Markonish
To celebrate the release of her new visually arresting book, Wayfinding, artist Teresita Fernández takes the stage with scholar, curator and NYU professor Isolde Brielmaier, and writer Eliot Weinberger to discuss the first complete overview of her multi-faceted body of work. MASS MoCA curator Denise Markonish moderates the discussion. The idea of wayfinding—moving from place to place or even getting lost—is critical to understanding Teresita Fernández’s approach, which incorporates unconventi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, November 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Schlesinger: the Imperial Historian—Richard Aldous with Frances FitzGerald
Richard Aldous discusses the first major biography of preeminent historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., which he wrote making extensive use of the Schlesinger papers at the New York Public Library. He speaks with Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning journalist Frances FitzGerald. The work of two-time Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Arthur Schlesinger Jr. shaped decades of discussion about America’s past and redefined the art of presidential biography. Best known today as th…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, November 9
@ 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 AAdults
Thu, November 9
@ 6 p.m.
Fordham-NYPL Lecture Series: The Invention of Jewish Mysticism
A Talk by Boaz Huss, Ben-Gurion University ***Please note that the talk will take place at Fordham University: Room 1-03, 150 West 60th St., New York, NY *** 2017–2018 is the inaugural year of a partnership between Fordham University and the New York Public Library. Six inaugural Fordham-NYPL fellows in Jewish studies will give talks and presentations of their new work. In the first lecture in this series, Boaz Huss will offer a genealogical study of the term "Jewish mysticism" and of the i…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorot Jewish DivisionAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, November 9
@ 7 p.m.
Art Talks
Transformer: photographer Mick Rock in conversation with Rolling Stone's David Fricke
Forty-five years ago, the album Transformer launched Lou Reed from the underground way up to Mars, with a little help from Starman Bowie. Mick Rock was there to capture Reed's flight on film, beginning with the iconic album cover and continuing through the wild side of the seventies. In this newly published book, images from throughout the seventies chronicle Reed’s transformations from the unique perspective of a close friend. Transformer presents Reed’s choice of photographs, from the famous t…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Mon, November 13
@ 3 p.m.
Geocoded Sanborn Maps Database Training
The New York Public Library has recently acquired access to Geocoded Sanborn Maps. Sanborn fire insurance maps provide access to large-scale maps for towns and cities across New York state covering the period from 1867 to 1970. The information contained within these maps includes outlines of buildings (size, construction materials, location of windows, etc.), street names, sidewalk widths, property boundaries and more. One can even find information regarding pipelines, railroads, wells, and dump…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom BAdults
Tue, November 14
@ 11 a.m.
Geocoded Sanborn Maps Database Training
The New York Public Library has recently acquired access to Geocoded Sanborn Maps. Sanborn fire insurance maps provide access to large-scale maps for towns and cities across New York state covering the period from 1867 to 1970. The information contained within these maps includes outlines of buildings (size, construction materials, location of windows, etc.), street names, sidewalk widths, property boundaries and more. One can even find information regarding pipelines, railroads, wells, and dump…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom BAdults
Tue, November 14
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Newspapers in Genealogy Research
Newspapers are abundant sources of genealogical and local history information. This class introduces researchers to the multiple uses of historical newspapers in the numerous microfilm and digital collections available at NYPL.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Tue, November 14
@ 3:30 p.m.
Ongoing
Microsoft Office 2010
MS PowerPoint 2010: Creating a Digital Advertising Menu
Let clients know about all the services you offer with an engaging digital menu. Learn how to create a digital menu using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Topics include creating and editing slides, inserting images, adding animations, and slide transitions.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, November 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
Conservators Forum - Alain Elkann
For Conservators level members ($1,500) or higher Alain Elkann has mastered the art of the interview. With his background as a journalist for Italian newspaper La Stampa, and having published over thirty books translated across ten languages, Elkann has earned a devoted following for his innovative interview style as he chats with figures from politics to arts to business, including such stars as Oscar de la Renta, Zaha Hadid, Elie Wiesel, and Catherine Deneuve. Join us as Elkann discusses hi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumNYPL Supporters
Wed, November 15
@ 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, November 15
@ 3 p.m.
Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books
Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. Have you ever wondered how the experts on TV can look at an old book and know about its value? Do you have an old book? Do you wonder how much it is worth? If you want to learn more about what makes an old book rare or valuable, then join us as we explore the world of antiquarian books. The Library has many resources to help you develop an appreciation for antiquarian books and to assist you in determining if your books are rare…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom BAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Wed, November 15
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Daniel Mendelsohn with Rebecca Mead: Fathers, Heroes, Sons
When Daniel Mendelsohn’s father, Jay, enrolled in his son's undergraduate Odyssey seminar at Bard College, it set the two men on a journey toward mutual understanding that was at times as treacherous as the straits of Scilla. Mendelsohn tells the tale in An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic. Arguing over Homer’s classic in the classroom and then recreating Odysseus’s voyages in an unforgettable Mediterranean journey, the scientist father attempts to appreciate the path of his writer/classici…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Edna Barnes Salomon RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, November 16
@ 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 Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
Book Lovers
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