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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, February 9
@ 3 p.m.
Family Crafts: Chinese New Year
Photo: Paolo CameraCome in and celebrate the year of the snake. Make a paper plate fish wall decoration wishing everyone a prosperous new year. For children ages 3 and up. Preregistration begins on 2/2.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, March 20
@ 6 p.m.
Dominique Nahas, Margaret Evangeline, Jonathan Goodman, Jennie Lamensdorf - Sabachthani - Art and Literature Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. Artist Margaret Evangeline, poet and art writer Jonathan Goodman, art critic Dominique Nahas and curator Jennie Lamensdorf discuss art’s potential to mirror social issues without subverting the aesthetic nature of art making. Under discussion is Evangeline’s work Sabachthani, reflective of concerns around her son’s third deployment in Iraq in light of Simone Weill’s 1940 essay “The Iliad or the Poem of Force.” Evangeline’s Southern heritage and exposu…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Thu, June 13
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Liao Yiwu in conversation with Paul Holdengräber
Liao Yiwu sits down with Paul Holdengräber for a wide-ranging discussion of poetry, protest, and prison, interspersed by a musical performance on the xiao (Chinese flute) and a reading of his poem "Massacre". With the special participation of Wenguang Huang, Liao Yiwu's translator. "One of the most original and remarkable Chinese writers of our time." - Philip Gourevitch Liao Yiwu is one of the most prominent and outspoken Chinese writers today. He spent four torturous years in prison for writi…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Wed, July 17
@ 6 p.m.
From Our Collections
Sinology 101: Chinese Source Materials at NYPL
Map of China What is Sinology? Sinology is the academic study of China which has a long history in the Western world. This course explores the essential bibliographies, periodicals, research aids, source materials and books about China from prehistoric times to the present. Emphasis is placed on English-language works at NYPL.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, General Research DivisionAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, October 30
@ 6 p.m.
Art and Words - ArtSpeak - Robert Atkins, Pablo Helguera, Raphael Rubinstein, Mireia Sentís - An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. Collaborative Art - Gilbert and George (b. 1943 and 1942); Life, from Death Hope Life Fear, 1984. Black-and-white photographs colored and mounted on panels, 166 x 98 in. (422 x 250 cm); Tate, London. Credit: Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Translation? Interpretation? Mediation? What do we mean when we talk about art? Join art historians Robert Atkins and Raphael Rubinstein and artists Pablo Helguera and Mireia Sentís…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tue, November 3
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
The Other Paris: Luc Sante and Ian Buruma
Luc Sante discusses his new book on the hidden past and seamy underside of Paris, The Other Paris, with Ian Buruma. Drawing on testimony from a great range of witnesses--Balzac and Hugo to assorted boulevardiers, rabble-rousers, and tramps--and illustrated with more than three hundred images, Sante’s book reveals pre-Haussmann Paris as it was lived and experienced by the forgotten poor. This event is co-organized with the New York Review of Books. Luc Sante was born in Verviers, Belgium, an…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Tue, November 17
@ 6 p.m.
Money Matters
Protect Your Assets, Protect Your Estate
Lian Kuang-Maoga, Esq. offers beneficial information for all seniors, their families, and advocates on legal issues concerning paying for long term care, Medicaid eligibility/planning, long-term care insurance, trusts, asset protection planning and more. The discussion includes: how to apply for Medicaid, the look-back period, asset transfer dos and don’ts, setting up a Trust, the Living Will, Nursing Home Expenses, and the role of an elder law attorney. Lian Kuang-Maoga, Esq. selected the fie…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Sat, November 21
@ 10:30 a.m.
NYPLarcade: International Games Day 2015
International Games Day is an annual event now in its 9th year , which celebrates play and games at libraries all over the world. This year, it will take place on Saturday, November 21. We will be celebrating IGD 2015 with games and coding for all ages, following the schedule listed below. All activities take place at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (located on 5th Avenue at 42nd Street) in the Celeste Auditorium, formerly known as the South Court Auditorium. The festivities run all day,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Children,
School Age (5-12 years),
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children,
Teachers
Wed, April 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Tales from the Train: Sholem Aleichem, 100 Years Later
Did a nudnik ever buttonhole you and chew your ear off? Did you ever realize you were in the wrong place at the wrong time? Did you ever try to talk sense into an imbecile? Sholem Aleichem did all of this and more a hundred years before we did, with his descriptions of life in Eastern Europe and early 20th-century New York. Enjoy an evening of the rib-tickling, heart-rending tales of the most beloved Yiddish writer of all time. Free Staged Reading in English and Yiddish with English transla…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Wed, May 4
@ 2 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Starting a Successful Business Series – In Mandarin Chinese
Part # 1: Starting Your Business - presented in Mandarin Chinese. Ms. Man-Li Kuo Ling from the U.S. Small Business Administration discusses important topics to consider and actions to take when starting a business. The discussion includes: Checklist and personal assessment Business Structure: advantages and disadvantages of Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, corporation and LLC/LLP Registering a new business and obtaining an employer identification number, NYC and NYS permit…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wed, May 11
@ 2 p.m.
Small Business How-to Seminars
Starting a Successful Business Series – In Mandarin Chinese
Part # 2: SBA Programs and Services to Help Your Business – In Mandarin Chinese Ms. Man-Li Kuo Ling from the U.S. Small Business Administration discusses the many programs and services that exist to help your small business. The dicussion includes: Guaranty loans, grants for R&D (SBIR and STTR) and venture capital Business education and training Government contracting and disaster assistance Advocacy on behalf of small businesses You can take any and all parts of…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults,
Businesspeople,
Job Seekers
Wed, May 18
@ 2 p.m.
Small Business How-to Seminars
Starting a Successful Business Series – In Mandarin Chinese
Part # 3: Business Plan Writing – In Mandarin Chinese Ms. Man-Li Kuo Ling from the U.S. Small Business Administration discusses and explains the different parts of a Business Plan and the importance of writing one for your business. The discussion includes: • Executive summary • Business description and vision • Definition of the market and description of products and services • Organization and management; marketing and sales strategy •…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Training Room 4Adults,
Businesspeople
Wed, May 25
@ 2 p.m.
Small Business How-to Seminars
Starting a Successful Business Series – In Mandarin Chinese
Part # 4: Government Contracting and Global Markets - presented in Mandarin Chinese. Ms. Man-Li Kuo Ling from the U.S. Small Business Administration will talk about selling to the government and expanding into global markets. The discussion includes: What and how the government purchases Marketing to the Federal Government; procurement methods Subcontracting Why, What, Where and How to expand your business to global market Resources and Assistance You can take any and all parts of…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Adults,
Businesspeople
Wed, June 1
@ 2 p.m.
Starting a Successful Business Series – in Mandarin Chinese
Part # 5: Marketing Strategies Ms. Man-Li Kuo Ling from the U.S. Small Business Administration shares the importance of marketing for small businesses: • Market research and the marketing plan • Determining markets, products, services and pricing strategies • The marketing budget • Measuring performance • High impact strategies, next steps and additional assistance This program will be presented in Mandarin Chinese. Seating is on…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 014/015Adults,
Businesspeople
Tue, June 21
@ 6:30 p.m.
The World in Words presents: From Ainu to Zaza
Live podcast taping at The New York Public Library! There are approximately 7,000 languages spoken in the world today. By the end of the century some linguists predict half of these languages may fall silent. But what sounds like an alarmist statistic isn’t all doom and gloom. Endangered languages didn't have many champions until quite recently. Now, activists and scholars from across the globe work to protect and save minority languages. In this live podcast taping, the World in Words’ hosts…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Sat, July 23
@ 2:30 p.m.
Music From China presents "Musical Brocade"
A quartet comprised of erhu, pipa, flute, and piano performs Chinese music steeped in regional colors and contemporary work derived from time-honored traditions. Blending individual timbres of Chinese and Western instruments, the unique ensemble interprets music from the southern Jiangnan region, the Pamir Mountains of Xinjiang, classical poetry, and other themes of Chinese life and culture. Musicians: Wang Guowei, erhu Sun Li, pipa Anna Urrey, flute Javor Bracic, piano
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, September 14
@ 6 p.m.
Art Talks
Eye of the Sixties | Judith Stein, Miles Bellamy, Mark di Suvero, Rosalyn Drexler, Alfred Leslie, Richard Nonas | An Art Book Series Event
FREE — Auditorium doors open to public at 5:30PM. In celebration of the publication of Judith E. Stein’s Eye of the Sixties, Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art, the first-ever biography of one of the twentieth century’s most influential and enigmatic art dealers, and of Miles Bellamy’s Serious Bidness, a selection of his dad’s hitherto unpublished letters, artists Mark di Suvero, Alfred Leslie, Richard Nonas and Rosalyn Drexler join the authors in a conversation about the leg…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, September 29
@ 6:15 p.m.
Canceled
分享YouTube視頻
如何上傳以及編輯您的視頻 (Chinese language only)
Seward Park Library, Adult Learning CenterAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, October 4
@ 6:30 p.m.
Basic Chinese Conversation — Level I
Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database Walk-in class | No registration required | No placement test Fall 2016 10 Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30pm September 6 October 4 November 1 September 13 October 18 November 8 September 20 October 25 November 15 September 27…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Wed, October 5
@ 1 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Open Lab - One on One Computer Help 電脑筆記本時間
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Want to start applying for jobs online? Bring technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Help available in English and Chinese. 你遇到電子郵件的問題?不知道如何剪切和粘貼?有技術上的問題,並一起帶來問吧!
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, October 5
@ 2 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Open Lab - One on One Computer Help 電脑筆記本時間
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Want to start applying for jobs online? Bring technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Help available in English and Chinese. 你遇到電子郵件的問題?不知道如何剪切和粘貼?有技術上的問題,並一起帶來問吧!
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, October 13
@ 6:15 p.m.
TechConnect
備份與還原數據 (Saving and Recovering Data)
Chinese language only: 如何備份與還原各種裝置上的資料及數據。 Learn how to save data to flash drives and other devices, as well as how to recover data that might be lost.
Seward Park Library
P.S. 39
Adults
Thu, October 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money, and Murder in New York's Chinatown, with Scott D. Seligman, writer, historian, genealogist, retired corporate executive and career "China hand."
This illustrated lecture explores the Chinese gang wars that engulfed New York’s Chinatown from the 1890s through the 1930s. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Fri, October 14
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
谷歌搜尋技巧 (Getting More Out of Google)
Chinese language only: 谷歌搜尋訊息的技巧及秘訣
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, October 15
@ 2 p.m.
Chinese in America Film Series - Short Films by Maya Yu Zhang and Patrick Chen
Chatham Square Library, located in the heart of Chinatown, celebrates the diverse stories and experiences of those with Chinese heritage with our new Chinese in America Film Series. In our second installment of this series, we present short films written and directed by Maya Yu Zhang and Patrick Chen. Maya Yu Zhang will present her shorts M A R K E D and My Sister Swallowed the Zoo. My Sister Swallowed the Zoo investigates an ordinary phone call between a mother and daughter, taking the audien…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, October 17
@ 10 a.m.
All About Computers
高級電子郵件 (Advanced Email)
Chinese language only: 電子郵箱的進階功能以及用法
Chatham Square LibraryAdults
Tue, October 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
Basic Chinese Conversation — Level I
Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database Walk-in class | No registration required | No placement test Fall 2016 10 Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30pm September 6 October 4 November 1 September 13 October 18 November 8 September 20 October 25 November 15 September 27…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Wed, October 19
@ 1 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Open Lab - One on One Computer Help 電脑筆記本時間
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Want to start applying for jobs online? Bring technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Help available in English and Chinese. 你遇到電子郵件的問題?不知道如何剪切和粘貼?有技術上的問題,並一起帶來問吧!
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, October 19
@ 2 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Open Lab - One on One Computer Help 電脑筆記本時間
Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? Want to start applying for jobs online? Bring technology questions and get one-on-one assistance! Help available in English and Chinese. 你遇到電子郵件的問題?不知道如何剪切和粘貼?有技術上的問題,並一起帶來問吧!
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, October 20
@ 6 p.m.
Meet the Maker - Chen Singing
Mountain Spirits Directed by Chen Singing • 2016 • Taiwan • 67 minutes In Chinese with English subtitles Acclaimed artist Wang Wen-Chih has been taking part in various international art festivals in recent years. He represented Taiwan at the 2001 Venice Biennale. Using the natural materials of bamboo, rattan, and wood to express a profound serenity, and drawing on memories of growing up in the mountains, Wang displays a unique vision and style in contemporary art. Mountain Spirits follows…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Thu, October 20
@ 6:15 p.m.
TechConnect
iPad入門教學 (iPad Basics)
Chinese language only:您將學會掌握iPad平板電腦的基本功能及用法。
Seward Park LibraryAdults
Fri, October 21
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
臉書(Facebook Basics)
Chinese language only: 如何使用臉書社交網站
Chatham Square LibraryAdults
Sat, October 22
@ 2:30 p.m.
Meet the Maker - Chen Singing
Ears Switched On and Off Directed by Chen Singing • 2011 • Taiwan • 93 minutes In Chinese with English subtitles Ears Switched Off and On is an attempt to capture the practice and experience of three contemporary Taiwanese sound artists: Dino, Fu-jui Wang, and Chi-wei Lin. This documentary, an on-going project, spotlights these pioneers who have been devoted to sound art since the 90’s. This version is a 2011 edition of an ongoing film project. This is the second of two programs featuring…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Mon, October 24
@ 10 a.m.
TechConnect
微軟簡報入門課(MS Powerpoint 2010 for Beginners)
Chinese-language only 微軟簡報軟体的基本用法及技巧。
Chatham Square LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, October 25
@ 6:30 p.m.
Basic Chinese Conversation — Level I
Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database Walk-in class | No registration required | No placement test Fall 2016 10 Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30pm September 6 October 4 November 1 September 13 October 18 November 8 September 20 October 25 November 15 September 27…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Wed, October 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
中文书籍讨论会 - Chinese Book Discussion
中文书籍讨论会 - Chinese Book Discussion What are your favorite Chinese books? 曼哈顿中城图书馆(Mid-Manhattan Library)五楼的世界语言部门 为鼓励大家借阅中文图书,每月举行一次中文书籍讨论会。 请您在讨论会中介绍自己喜欢的书籍,与别人分享您阅读的快乐。 书籍内容不拘一格,历史,传记,散文,财经,侦探,爱情小说 等等,皆在欢迎之列。请大家告诉大家,请大家踊跃参加。 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm 1st Floor Room 101 October 26,2016 November 16, 2016 December 21, 2016 January 18, 2017 February 22, 2017 请大家分享阅读的快乐 询问…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters
Thu, October 27
@ 6:15 p.m.
TechConnect
安卓平板及手機入門 (Android Basics)
Chinese language only: 如何使用各種安卓作業系統的設備。
Seward Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, November 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Basic Chinese Conversation — Level I
Learn Mandarin with an experienced instructor using the Mango Languages database Walk-in class | No registration required | No placement test Fall 2016 10 Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30pm September 6 October 4 November 1 September 13 October 18 November 8 September 20 October 25 November 15 September 27…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Wed, November 2
@ 2 p.m.
Election Film Festival @ Mid-Manhattan Library! The Manchurian Candidate
Mid-Manhattan Library, Sixth Floor Wednesday, November 2, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM The Manchurian Candidate DVD | Color | 1962 | 126 minutes | Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. | PG-13 Synopsis An unusually tense and intelligent political thriller, The Manchurian Candidate was a film far ahead of its time. Its themes of thought control, political assassination, and multinational conspiracy were hardly common currency in 1962, and while its outlook is sometimes informed by Cold War parano…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Thu, November 3
@ 6:15 p.m.
TechConnect
微軟文字處理 (MS Word 2010 Basics )
This class is Chinese language only) 微軟文字處理的基本概念以使用技巧
Seward Park LibraryAdults
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