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Sat, May 5
@ 2 p.m.
Children's Literary Salons
Children's Literary Salon: Books for Children Around the World - A Global Conversation
Hear a panel of international authors discuss the worldwide state of children's literature and publishing. Constance Vidor, Director of Library Services at Friends Seminary, will begin with an overview of the International Board on Books for the Young. A panel discussion will follow between Sharon Elswit, the anthologist of The Jewish Story Finder and The East Asian Story Finder, and Israeli Pnina Moed Kass, the author of Real Time, translated into German & French, winner of the National J…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Mon, September 24
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
Pankaj Mishra in conversation with Ian Buruma
Former Cullman Center fellows Pankaj Mishra and Ian Buruma discuss Mishra's new book, From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia. Please note that the address of this program has changed Through a mix of history and biography, Mishra examines the Asian world's responses, in "the ruins of empire," to western modernity. He begins with Japan's stunning victory in the Russo-Japanese War of 1905, and looks at key intellectual figures -- in India, China, and the former Ottoman Empi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Tue, October 30
@ 6 p.m.
Cai Guo-Qiang and Lesley Ma - An Artist Dialogue
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. World-renowned artist Cai Guo-Qiang discusses his fascinating new book, Ladder to the Sky. He is joined by art historian and former project director at Cai Studio Lesley Ma for an in-depth conversation, audience Q&A, and book signing. Featuring stunning, never-before-published works, Cai Guo-Qiang: Ladder to the Sky is the most intimate book to date on the renowned Chinese artist. Produced in close collaboration with him, this volume documents new projects co…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wed, December 19
@ 6 p.m.
Artifex Press | Chuck Close, David Grosz, Carina Evangelista | Chuck Close Catalogue Raisonné | Chuck Close: Painting, 1967-2012
FREE - South Court Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Homepage for the Chuck Close catalogue raisonnéArtifex Press, the first company dedicated to the production of digital catalogues raisonnés, celebrates the release of Chuck Close: Painting, 1967-2012, a searchable, sortable interactive web publication detailing the artist’s iconic photo-based portraits. This event features a demonstration of the Artifex Press digital catalogue raisonné platform, followed by a discussion with Chuck Close; Car…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Thu, January 31
@ 1:15 p.m.
Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study
Rice: the Immigrant Grain
How and why did rice, primarily long grain white rice, arrive in the British colonies and become big business? Rice origins are Asian and West African, and it is through the movement of Asian and West African populations, whether voluntary or compulsory, that rice eventually became an established staple in US agriculture. US rice consumption continues to increase as immigrants arrive from different rice cultures. From hoppin’john to rice cakes to food truck pilaf to sushi, rice is everywhere…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults
Fri, February 1
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays at the Schomburg
To celebrate the opening of our NEW exhibition, Africans in India, join DJ Rekha at the Schomburg as she spins the sounds of Bhangra and Bollywood. Stay tuned to the Schomburg Center's Facebook and Twitter pages for special giveaways! British born, New York City based, DJ Rekha, DJ, curator, record label owner, educator and activist. Called the “Ambassador of Bhangra” by the New York Times and named one of the most influential South Asians by Newsweek, Rekha is among the first DJs to merge cl…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Sat, April 6
@ 5:30 p.m.
Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America
A book event with theater, film, and community forum presented by afro-latin@ forum, Asian American Writer's Workshop and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Join us for a celebration of the publication of Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America (Harvard University Press) by scholar and documentary filmmaker Vivek Bald. This special event will explore the little-known stories of Muslim men from the Indian subcontinent who settled in Harlem in the 1920s-50s, m…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Tue, April 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Buppha Devi of Cambodia in conversation with Peter Sellars
Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, Cambodia’s esteemed prima ballerina of the 1960s and a genuine pioneer in the revival and preservation of Cambodian classical court dance talks candidly about her art form, its mercilessly demanding training, and its war-torn history with path-breaking theater and opera director Peter Sellars. There will also be screenings of excerpts of the Library’s archival videotapes of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia and preview excerpts from the Khmer Dance…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, May 8
@ 6 p.m.
Willie Cole, Sebastian Errazuriz, Sarah Oppenheimer, Lowery Stokes Sims, Ursula Von Rydingsvard - Against the Grain - Design and Style Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design, currently on view at the Museum of Arts and Design through September 15, 2013. The participants include designer Sebastian Errazuriz and sculptors Willie Cole, Sarah Oppenheimer and Ursula Von Rydingsvard whose work appears in the exhibition. The discussion is moderated by Lowery Stokes Sims curator of Against the Grain. Focusing on some o…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Fri, October 17
@ 4:15 p.m.
Money Matters
Establishing, Maintaining, and Repairing Your Credit
Joyce Moy explains how using credit impacts all facets of your life from finding a job, to getting a mortgage or lease, buying a car and managing your funds. Take control and learn how to insure that you establish and maintain credit that will support your life's goals, and if you have damaged credit, how you can repair and rebuild your credit. Joyce Moy is currently the Executive Director of the Asian American and Asian Research Institute (AAARI), of the City University of New York (CUNY).…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Healy HallAdults
Mon, January 12
@ 7 p.m.
Does Liberal Education Still Matter?
Exploring the subject of the future of liberal arts education and the value of institutions of learning as they continue to evolve, university presidents Michael S. Roth and Beverly Daniel Tatum join the Library’s president, Anthony W. Marx, in conversation. MICHAEL S. ROTH '78 became the 16th president of Wesleyan University in 2007, after having served as Hartley Burr Alexander Professor of Humanities at Scripps College, Associate Director of the Getty Research Institute, and President of th…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, January 21
@ 6 p.m.
The Art of The Figure | Vincent Desiderio, Peter Drake, Natalie Frank, Donald Kuspit, Alexi Worth | An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Featuring renowned art critic Donald Kuspit, artist Vincent Desiderio, artists Natalie Frank and Alexi Worth, and moderated by Peter Drake, The Art of the Figure panel explores the genesis and progression of figurative art through the ages. This fascinating panel also discusses how the impact of technology has changed perceptions of the human body and altered figurative art. Vincent Desiderio, My Father Fallen, 2009, oil on paper, 13.75 x 16 inches,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Tue, March 24
@ 3 p.m.
Education @ the Schomburg
Challenging American Inequality: Historical Literacy Matters
Why have we traditionally looked to historical knowledge as a building block of democratic participation and a central component of what it means to be an American? How can history pedagogy be framed as a challenge to social and economic inequality? How do we reach young learners to appreciate the study of history as integral to their quality of life and the well-being of American democracy? Schomburg Education and Teachers College’s Center on History and Education present A History Education…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureCollege & Graduate Students,
Sat, September 19
@ 4 p.m.
Muslim Women's Story Lab
Learn more about the Muslim Women's Story Lab at a special launch info-session! The Story Lab is a collaborative project using narrative tools and the arts for Muslim women's self-exploration and community engagement. The Lab will build participants' capacity to lead creative, culturally resonant community-engagement projects using strategies that harness and reclaim Islam's empowerment of women, specifically related to the participation of women in mosque, community leadership roles, and in c…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, American Negro TheatreAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Sat, February 13
@ 2:30 p.m.
Ms. Oriental
In a time where diversity seems to be a heated issue everywhere and especially in the performing arts community, how do we embrace the conversation on representation and identity? We put it in a play. Ms. Oriental is a new American play by Asian American writer Marisa Marquez. When an Asian American actress finds herself among some of the most influential women in Asian history, she takes a magical theatrical journey that forces her to question her own identity. When she awakens to the reality o…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, March 3
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Jhumpa Lahiri | Paul Holdengräber
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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Thu, March 10
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Certification Class to Become a Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) with New York City
The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Minority-and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Program certifies businesses primarily owned, operated, and controlled by women and/or minorities. The program is designed to help generate growth opportunities for these businesses. Class attendees will go through the actual M/WBE Certification Application and a review of all of the supporting documentation. To qualify, a company must be: In Business for at least one year At least 51% ow…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Wed, March 16
@ 6 p.m.
Periodically Speaking
Periodically Speaking "Trans Actions: Changing the Literary Landscape"
This edition of Periodically Speaking, being held in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, will feature editors Trace Peterson, Christopher Soto and Kit Yan addressing such questions as: What does it mean to be a trans editor working in publishing? Why aren’t there more trans advocates in publishing? How can an editor protect writers against institutional biases? And what is the best practice for changing the publishing landscape from within? CHRISTOPHER SOTO (aka Loma) i​s the founding editor…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Sat, May 7
@ 4 p.m.
Periodically Speaking
Mothers in Publishing: Changing the Literary Landscape
Join us on Saturday, May 7​, in the Dewitt Wallace Periodical Room for "Mothers in Publishing: Changing the Literary Landscape" with editors Sarah Gambito (Kundiman), Karen Phillips (Words Without Borders), Mariah Ekere Tallie (African Voices Mag), Marjorie Tesser (Mom Egg Review), and Rebecca Wolff (Fence) about balancing the creative difficulties and benefits of editing with the creative experience of motherhood. This panel discussion features a diverse group of literary decision­makers who w…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, DeWitt Wallace Periodical RoomAdults
Thu, January 12
@ 6 p.m.
Flowers Cracking Concrete: Rosemary Candelario on Eiko & Koma’s Asian/American Choreographies
Rosemary Candelario’s new book Flowers Cracking Concrete is the first in-depth study of the forty-year career of Eiko & Koma—two artists from Japan who have lived and worked in New York City since the mid-1970s, establishing themselves as innovative and influential modern and postmodern dancers. Candelario presents an evening of fascinating insight, images, performance video, and conversation. Reserve your general admission seat HERE starting December 12th (If you need assistance with onlin…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, February 8
@ 3 p.m.
Mighty Patsy Mink!
Join Patsy Takemoto Mink on her journey to become the first woman of color elected to Congress. Despite facing discrimination against Asian Americans and women, Patsy does not let injustice quiet her voice. She dares to speak up for what she believes in and becomes a champion for civil rights, racial equality, and education. Patsy shows us that one voice can make a LOUD impact! Best for ages 7 and older. Presented by Urban Stages
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),