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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
China Through the Eyes of the Monkey King
Students create animated drawings, paint in traditional Chinese style, make shadow puppets and more, as they learn about modern and ancient Chinese culture through an in-depth exploration of the epic tale, Journey to the West. Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Space is limited. Preregistration will begin on Saturday, January 14. Presented by Children's Museum of Manhattan
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sun, January 22
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us for stories and songs. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, January 23
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, January 23
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, January 24
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Researching Ship Passenger Lists
Learn the history of ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at U.S. ports in the 19th and 20th centuries, and how to get started using the genealogy research methods and historical resources related to passenger list information.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, January 24
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, January 24
@ 6 p.m.
Scholar Room Talks
Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: American Sexual Representation in the 1970s, Placing Pornography at the Center of the 1970s
For many Americans, the emergence of a “porno chic” culture provided an opportunity to embrace the sexual revolution by attending a film like Deep Throat (1972) or leafing through an erotic magazine like Penthouse. By the 1980s, this pornographic moment was beaten back by the rise of Reagan-era political conservatism and feminist anti-pornography sentiment. Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: American Sexual Representation in the 1970s, Placing pornography at the center of the 1970s places pornograph…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wed, January 25
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Five Senses
Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop, offered at 30 library locations! A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight. Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 12 children. Registration starts on January 4, 2017.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, January 25
@ 6 p.m.
Art Talks
Four Generations | Christopher Bedford, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Thomas Lax, Sheena Wagstaff, Fred Wilson | An Art Book Series Event
FREE — Auditorium doors open to public at 5:30 p.m. Filled with countless insights and treasures, the new book Four Generations: The Joyner Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art is a journey through one of the most exceptional collections of art in America, and through the momentous legacy of African and African Diasporan art from the last hundred years. In celebration of this timely publication, join Christopher Bedford, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Thomas Lax, and Fred Wilson, in a conversation mode…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, January 25
@ 6 p.m.
The History of Cartography at the American Geographical Society
By all accounts, not only is the story of The American Geographical Society of New York unique, but cartography at the Society and its place in the overall history of American cartography, is singular as well. Indeed, it may be argued that the cartographic achievements of the Society were unparalleled for institutions of its kind. Miklos Pinther, the Society's last Chief Cartographer, will trace and illustrate three principal stages during a 125-year period of the oldest organization in the Uni…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Wed, January 25
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
George Washington and the Hyper-Partisan Now
This program is part of the series Made by History: the Complicated Legacies of American Presidents. Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon has called George Washington’s farewell address, “the most famous speech you’ve never read.” His new new book, Washington’s Farewell: the Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations, was heavily researched at The New York Public Library. It places Washington’s legendary goodbye, which cried for national unity and warned against political partisanship, i…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Thu, January 26
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, January 26
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Sat, January 28
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Stories, Songs and Rhymes for Little Ones
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sun, January 29
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us for stories and songs. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, January 30
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, January 30
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, January 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Emmett Till: True Stories of An American Tragedy
In August 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy visiting Mississippi from Chicago named Emmett Till was abducted from his family’s home in the middle of the night by white men who believed that Till had harassed one of their wives; he was beaten, murdered, and dumped in a river with a cotton-gin fan tied to his neck by barbed wire. The atrocity, which persisted during the trial of his killers and their acquittal by an all-white jury, rattled a nation and helped fuel the modern civil rights movemen…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Tue, January 31
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, January 31
@ 7 p.m.
The Queer Histories of Brooklyn’s Working Waterfront with Hugh Ryan
Please join us on Tuesday, January 31st at 7pm in the Library’s Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Trustees Room as Hugh Ryan, the Library’s Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar for 2017, shares his current research. Since the coining of the word “homosexual” in the late 1800s, up until the decline of the city’s light industry post-WWII, the Brooklyn waterfront has served as a complicated refuge for working class queer people, providing economic opportunity, inexpensive housing, social privacy, and sexu…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Wed, February 1
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Five Senses
Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop, offered at 30 library locations! A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight. Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 12 children. Registration starts on January 4, 2017.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, February 2
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, February 2
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, February 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Playdate (Walkers): Family Literacy Workshop
Join us for a toddler playdate! Toddlers from 12-36 months old (walkers) and their parents/caregivers will take part in a variety of activities which support early literacy skills. Toys will be provided. Please note that this is not a structured program and that children must be supervised at all times. Space is limited to 20 toddlers. Registration will begin on Friday, January 27.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sat, February 4
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Stories, Songs and Rhymes for Little Ones
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sun, February 5
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us for stories and songs. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, February 6
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, February 6
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, February 7
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, February 7
@ 5 p.m.
Introduction to the Map Warper
This hands-on workshop will give you an overview of the NYPL Map Warper tool and how you can use it to explore local history. What is the Map Warper? The Map Warper is a free tool (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables you to transform digital images of historical maps into the tiles of a v…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, February 8
@ 12 noon
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
Wed, February 8
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Five Senses
Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop, offered at 30 library locations! A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight. Workshop series is FREE. Space is capped at 12 children. Registration starts on January 4, 2017.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, February 9
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, February 9
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, February 9
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Researching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library with an exploration of vital records and the census. First, learn how to search for and find your ancestors on birth, marriage, and death certificates. Next, we'll explore the history of the U.S. Federal Census, explore what other types of census records exist, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Sat, February 11
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Stories, Songs and Rhymes for Little Ones
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sun, February 12
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us for stories and songs. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, February 13
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, February 13
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, February 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition Programs
Casanova: Seduction and Genius in Venice
Giacomo Casanova was a mixed product of both the Enlightenment and the culture of sensuality and indulgence of his native Venice. Today his name is synonymous with “great lover”—and for good reason. Over the course of his lifetime Casanova claimed to have seduced scores of women. But the full story of his life is much less well-known. Laurence Bergreen’s new biography Casanova: the World of a Seductive Genius follows Casanova from his impoverished childhood in Venice, through his meteoric rise…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters
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