Events

The Library is here to help you learn and connect with your community through our wide array of free events, programs, classes, book clubs, and more. Please check listings to confirm if a program is in-person, online, or outdoors.

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12 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Fri, August 19
@ 11 AM
LIVE from NYPL
Join PEN America, The New York Public Library, and Penguin Random House as we gather with Rushdie's friends, fellow members of the literary community, and readers to share selected texts from his body of work. Writers worldwide stand in solidarity with Salman Rushdie and celebrate his extraordinary literary accomplishments, undaunted courage, and tireless advocacy for the freedom of expression and the plight of imperiled writers everywhere. Join PEN America, The New York Public Library, and Pe…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, PlazaAdults,

Book Lovers,

NYPL Supporters
Tue, August 30
@ 1 PM
Online
Join us, as we show you how to navigate the collection at NYPL's Map Division. You will learn how maps can be utilized in your research and with other materials, how to navigate our catalogs to locate maps effectively, and how to search additional cartographic digital databases. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. America Borealis 1699.
OnlineAdults
Wed, August 31
@ 7 PM
LIVE from NYPL
Writer, scholar, and critic Lucy Sante recounts the triumphs and the tragedies behind New York’s legendary fresh water supply. GET THE BOOK | COVID PROTOCOL | ACCESSIBILITY ABOUT THE SPEAKERS | CONNECT WITH US The City as we know it would not exist today if it weren’t for the upstate reservoirs that supply its water. However, west of the Hudson, its creation brought about destruction and displacement for numerous communities and villages. Lucy Sante’s new book, Nineteen…
Bryant Park Reading RoomAdults,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

NYPL Supporters
Wed, September 7
@ 12 PM
Collection Open House
Page from a New York Public Library Fashion Scrapbook featuring a fashion illustration by Eric of a design by Nettie Rosenstein as seen at Bonwit Teller. “New York Is The Center of Fashion!” proclaimed the third issue of The Fashions of the Times. As a boundless resource to the fashion industry based in this city, The New York Public Library’s collections include an incomparable printed record of New York as one of the fashion centers of the world. This Open House will display fashio…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Lenox & Astor Room, Room 216Adults
Wed, September 7
@ 6 PM
Conversations from the Cullman Center
The award-winning Bulgarian writer discusses his novel about memory loss, time, and what happens when the past and present collide. GET THE BOOK | COVID PROTOCOL | ACCESSIBILITY ABOUT THE SPEAKERS | CONNECT WITH US In Zurich, a man named Gaustine has opened the first “clinic for the past,” an institution that offers a unique treatment for Alzheimer’s sufferers: each floor reproduces a past decade in minute detail, allowing patients to transport themselves back in ti…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tue, September 13
@ 1 PM
Join us, as we show you how to navigate the collection at NYPL's Map Division. You will learn how maps can be utilized in your research and with other materials, how to navigate our catalogs to locate maps effectively, and how to search additional cartographic digital databases. Registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. America Borealis 1699. Image ID 1693835
OnlineAdults
Wed, September 14
@ 1 PM
Online
This event is online only. This online class will introduce users to Yiddish music research. We will discuss where and how to find primary sources (such as sheet music, books, and recordings) and how to use them for your research. We will focus on digital as well as physical resources. We’ll explore common questions and issues that arise in Yiddish language research, and strategies for dealing with them. Captioning is provided. Register here.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorot Jewish Division
Online Only
Adults
Wed, September 21
@ 1 PM
New York Public Library Central Information This online class will help you get started researching Jewish Studies topics at the New York Public Library. You’ll learn how to make the most of a research visit to the Library by refining a research topic and navigating our catalog to discover our vast and varied collections and services. Participants will also learn about essential electronic resources available at the Library and from home. Registration is required for this online class. Plea…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorot Jewish Division
Online
Adults
Wed, September 28
@ 5 PM
Collection Open House
During the “Ukraine and its People” Open House, we invite you to explore the richness of the NYPL’s unique collections about Ukraine, its history, culture, and people. Come join us on the inspiring journey from the earliest book published in Ukraine in 1574, through historical maps, photographs, books about traditional and avant-garde art, and literary works, to the most recent publications. The Center for Research in the Humanities presents the Collection Open House series, a monthly event th…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Lenox & Astor Room, Room 216Adults
Tue, October 18
@ 1 PM
Join us, as we show you how to navigate the collection at NYPL's Map Division. You will learn how maps can be utilized in your research and with other materials, how to navigate our catalogs to locate maps effectively, and how to search additional cartographic digital databases. Registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. America Borealis 1699. Image ID 1693835
OnlineAdults
Wed, October 26
@ 1 PM
Online
This event is online only. This online class will introduce users to research in Yiddish sheet music, utilizing digital and print formats. We will discuss where and how to find Yiddish sheet music, and explore the difference between primary and secondary sources. The class will also address frequently asked research questions and provide strategies for research in this field. Captioning is provided for this class. Register here.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorot Jewish Division
Online Only
Adults
Tue, November 8
@ 1 PM
Join us, as we show you how to access World War I maps at NYPL’s Map Division! You will learn how to locate World War I-related maps in our NYPL catalogs, as well as additional cartographic digital databases that will be useful for your research. With these tools, you will see how these maps can be utilized in inquiries related to genealogy, military research, understanding changing boundaries, and many more. Registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. The 369th Infantry Regiment…
OnlineAdults