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Wed, December 7
@ 6 p.m.
Art and Literature - Penelope's Hungry Eyes
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Penelope's Hungry Eyes: Portraits of Famous Photographers is presented at the New York Public Library by Henry Adams, author of the introductory text, Duane Michals, one of the 101 photographers featured in the book, and Abe Frajndlich, photographer and author of the book. They engage in a three-way discussion about the genesis of the book and its content, which is filled not only with striking portraits but also with personal stories about the world-renowned phot…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumBook Lovers
Sat, June 2
@ 3 p.m.
Thinking Big: Tales of Dreamers & Doers
Martin Luther King had one. Aliquipiso had one and ingeniously rescued her tribe. Brer Rabbit had so many that they ricocheted off every critter he met! History, legend and folklore are full of Big Thinkers with inspiring dreams. Join LuAnn Adams and travel to Africa, Asia and the Americas. Meet spunky young rainmakers and unabashed dreamers, who “pushed the envelope” and “broke the mold” with their intrepid ideas, can-do attitude and never-give-up spirit. For ages 5 and older.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, June 13
@ 10:30 a.m.
KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE
KidsLIVE presents Stories to Play With!
Come and join in the fun with LuAnn Adams as she shares a rollicking collection of folktales from around the world! Her stories feature crocodiles, hedgehogs, monkeys and more! Using puppets, music and lots of audience participation she will bring her stories of love and laughter to life! For ages 2 to 6 with parent/caregiver. All KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE programs are sponsored by the Katerina and Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Wed, August 15
@ 6 p.m.
GMAD Presents: The 2012 Black Pride Heritage Awards and Opening Ceremony
Join GMAD and NYC Black Pride as they celebrate 15 years of community awareness. The program will kick-off a five-day celebration honoring the accomplishments of Tony Award-winner Hinton Battle; highly-acclaimed director and producer of Paris Is Burning Jennie Livingston; and NY State Senator Eric Adams, among others. FREE! Registration required: www.schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com or call (212) 491-2040.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Thu, August 23
@ 2 p.m.
Program for Special Library Seminar, St. John's University
Annual program for Special Library Seminar for 1st year students at St. john's University Library School, introducing them to focused archives and librariesthroughout he city. Contact: Brian Adams, adamsb@stjohns.edu St. John's University Jamaica, New York 11439
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterAdults,
Book Lovers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, December 5
@ 6 p.m.
Ari Marcopoulos and Andrew Roth - OUT TO LUNCH - An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. Ari Marcopoulos, 11.29.11 and 2.8.12 from OUT TO LUNCH. Ari Marcopoulos and Andrew Roth discuss the book as exhibition space and chart the history of Marcopoulos’ output from the earliest zines to OUT TO LUNCH, his recent tour-de-force published by PPP Editions. Marcopoulos' first book Portraits from the Studio and the Street (1987) was self-published and part of a larger series on Dutch-born photographers. When he started working with skateboarders ar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tue, December 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
Young Lions Screening: On the Road
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Walter Salles (Central Station, Motorcycle Diaries) and based on the iconic novel by Jack Kerouac, On the Road tells the timeless story of Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), a young writer whose life is shaken and ultimately redefined by the arrival of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), a free-spirited, fearless, fast talking Westerner and his girl, Marylou (Kristen Stewart). Traveling cross-country, Sal and Dean venture out on a personal quest for freedom from the conformit…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterNYPL Supporters
Sat, December 15
@ 3 p.m.
Jane South and Jeffrey Kastner - An Artist Dialogue
FREE - 1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Jane South and writer Jeffrey Kastner discuss the ideas behind her Shifting Structures series and its site determined construction Stacks and Pedestal Components for Art in The Corner Room and Art in the Windows exhibition series, followed by audience Q&A. Born in Manchester, England, Jane South worked as a set designer in experimental theater before moving to the United States in 1989. She has lectured, taught, and served as artist…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, December 27
@ 2 p.m.
KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE
KidsLIVE presents 200 Years of Grimm
Three of New York City’s most popular storytellers bring tales of the Brothers Grimm to life in this bicentennial celebration of the first publication of the stories by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in 1812. Hear LuAnn Adams, Robin Bady, and Julia Morris recount the stories of Little Red Riding Hood and other favorites in this special holiday program. For ages 6 and older.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators
Wed, January 16
@ 6 p.m.
Deborah Kass and Robert Storr - Before and Happily After - An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Deborah Kass, Double Ghost Yentl (My Elvis), 1997. Silkscreen and acrylic on canvas. 72 1/8 x 50 1/8 in, 183.2 x 127.3 cm. Courtesy the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery. Leading curator and critic Robert Storr joins influential artist Deborah Kass for a wide ranging informal conversation on the occasion of the publication of her first monograph Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After (Skira Rizzoli 2012) in conjunction with her mid-career retrospective exhibiti…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Sat, February 2
@ 3 p.m.
The Elves and the Shoemaker & Other Tales from the Brothers Grimm
Stories presented by LuAnn Adams. For ages 6 and older.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetSchool Age (5-12 years)
Wed, April 3
@ 6 p.m.
Robert Burley, Alison Nordström, Arezoo Moseni - The Disappearance of Darkness - An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. Betsy in Window, Entrance, Polaroid, Enschede, The Netherlands, 2010. © Robert Burley In the brief time Robert Burley spent documenting the industrial infrastructure supporting analog photography, the world embraced a digital age. Suddenly a global population abandoned their film cameras and began to create and share photographs using data-driven devices. Companies such as Kodak and Polaroid were reduced to shadows of their former selves, or worse, a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wed, May 15
@ 6 p.m.
The Polaroid Years - David Levinthal, Mary-Kay Lombino, William Wegman - An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. In this event, author and curator Mary-Kay Lombino discusses her fascinating new book, The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation. She is joined, for an in-depth discussion, by renowned artists and photographers David Levinthal and William Wegman whose unique bodies of work demonstrate the incredible influence of Polaroid. Filled with images from a trove of artists from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol, this is the first volume to explore th…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tue, August 20
@ 3 p.m.
Class with Special Libraries Seminar, St. John's Uiversity
Class on LPA's holdings and collection policies for session of the Special Libraries Seminar for 12 MLS students. Contact: Brian Adams Division of Library and Information Science St. John's University 8000 Utopia Parkway Jamaica, NY 11435 631-924-06400 adamsb@stjohns.edu
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, September 25
@ 6 p.m.
Paperwork - Philip Aarons, Christophe Cherix, Alex Kitnick, Leigh Ledare, Andrew Roth - An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks (PPP Editions | Andrew Roth 2013) features works by over twenty contemporary artists. This event, moderated by Christophe Cherix, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art, is a panel discussion about how the ideas for Paperwork were developed, the artists’ scrapbooks that were selected, and the process of making the book itself. The focus is on these…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Thu, December 5
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Beyond Kovacs: The Edie Adams Television Shows
Perhaps best known as the Muriel Cigar girl ("Why don't you pick one up and smoke it sometime"?), Edie Adams was a Tony Award-winning actress (for her performance as Daisy Mae in “L’il Abner”) and appeared in classic films such as The Apartment, It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Love With The Proper Stranger. She was also a film preservationist, saving the Ernie Kovacs (and Edie Adams!) library from extinction. Ben Model, curator and co-producer of the new DVD set, Here's Edie: The Edie…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, December 12
@ 6 p.m.
Websites for Small Business: How to Make Your Site Work for You & Your Customers
Many small business owners wonder if their business even needs a website. Well the answer is a resounding yes! In this seminar, Sylvia Adams, web designer and consultant, will give you tools and strategies to effectively market and promote your business online. In this workshop you’ll learn: 1. How your website can help you reach large numbers of your customers quickly & inexpensively. 2. Why it’s a cost effective way to stay connected to your existing customers and prospects. 3. How you…
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Businesspeople
Sat, December 21
@ 3 p.m.
The Elves and the Shoemaker and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm
Stories presented by award-winning storyteller LuAnn Adams. Recommended for children ages 4 and older.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 8
@ 6 p.m.
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Websites for Small Business: How to Make Your Website Work for You and Your Customers
The internet is no longer just a fad, it is here to stay and small businesses are moving from Main Street to the internet superhighway. Sylvia Adams discusses tools and strategies to help small business owners effectively market & promote their businesses online. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Wed, May 14
@ 6 p.m.
Landscape in Contemporary Art | Eric Aho, Marcella Durand, Mark Innerst, Claire Sherman, Darren Waterston | Art and Literature Series Event
FREE - Berger Forum doors open at 5:30 p.m. Poet and art writer Marcella Durand moderates a discussion, with artists Eric Aho, Mark Innerst, Claire Sherman and Darren Waterston, about the significance of landscape and environmental issues in contemporary art and the multifarious ways that their works and practices address word and image. Durand's reading of her poetry accompanies the conversation. Marcella Durand’s most recent books are Deep Eco Pre, a collaboration with Tina Darragh (Li…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, June 28
@ 3 p.m.
Spinning Straw Into Gold Magical Tales of Alchemy!
Presented by award-winning storyteller LuAnn Adams.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, September 11
@ 6 p.m.
Canceled
Careers, Jobs, Small Business Seminars
Canceled - Export Success for Fashion E-Tailers
This program has been canceled. Deanna Clark-Esposito and Kenyatta Adams explain how to avoid speed bumps in international shipping, how to make lawful disclosures in digital advertising, and how the U.S. Postal Service is making it easier than ever for fashion E-tailers to reach foreign markets. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis unless otherwise noted.
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018Adults,
Businesspeople
Sat, January 10
@ 3 p.m.
Tacky the Penguin and Other Frosty Tales
A multi-cultural program of folktales and stories celebrating winter and animals that live in cold climates. Each story also joyfully highlights the joys and foibles of ice, snow and celebrates why some animals hibernate in the cold times of the year! Recommended for children ages 4 and older. Presented by LuAnn Adams.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, February 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Big Open Book | Patricia Dahlman, Margaret Mathews-Berenson | An Artist Dialogue Series
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Artist Patricia Dahlman begins the event with a presentation on her past and present work particularly focusing on Big Open Book, the site specific piece she made for Art Wall on Third exhibition series. The presentation is followed by a discussion between the distinguished curator Margaret Mathews-Berenson and Patricia Dahlman talking about her influences, materials and making contemporary art today. Big Open Book; 2014; 58 x 83 x 8; canvas…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Tue, May 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Between the Lines: Ginger Adams Otis
Ginger Adams Otis in Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York’s Bravest shares stories of courage—about firefighters risking their lives in the line of duty but also risking their livelihood by battling an unjust system. FDNY Captain Paul Washington is a second-generation black firefighter, who spent his multi-decade career fighting to get blacks on the job. He faced an insular, close-knit culture that favored families and friends and never saw its own inclusion as privilege. Bas…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, October 24
@ 3 p.m.
Spooky Stories To Tingle Your Spine!
A collection of not-too-scary folktales and stories from around the world featuring ghosts, witches, pumpkins, tricksters, spine-tickling circumstances and more. I use puppets/visuals, sound/music and lots of audience participation to bring my folktales from around the world ‘to life.' For children ages 5 and older. Presented by LuAnn Adams.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, March 8
@ 10:15 a.m.
Treasures form the Heart
Multi-cultural stories of children and animal characters in folklore/literature celebrating things that children and families treasure all over the world. The Stories celebrate friends, teachers, grandparents, food, stories, the environment and the unique dreams and important things we hold dear in our lives and in our hearts. Recommended for children ages 5 and older. Presented by LuAnn Adams.
Eastchester LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, March 14
@ 4 p.m.
Tales from Dr. Seuss
Stories for children ages 4 and older. Presented by LuAnn Adams.
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, March 23
@ 5:30 p.m.
HARLEM HEIGHTS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Come join us to discuss Capital Dames by Cokie Roberts Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 by Cokie Roberts tells the story of the Civil War through the eyes of the women living in Washington. Many of the names are familiar such as Mary Lincoln, Varina Davis, and Clara Barton, but many I was unfamiliar with, such as Sara Pryor, Lois Adams, and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Lee Blair. There were rivalries between women in Washington prior to the war, but also many friends…
Washington Heights LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, April 5
@ 3 p.m.
Nomi and the Magic Fish and other African Tales
So many great countries on the continent of Africa have fascinating animals and peoples with amazing folktales. Lions, giraffes, rhinos, hyenas and more populate these stories of wonder and wisdom! For children ages 4 and older. Presented by LuAnn Adams.
Eastchester LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, April 11
@ 7 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Favorite Library Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! April 2016 — Favorite Library Stories Wednesday, April 13, 1:00 pm Monday, April 11, 7:00 pm The Library by Nikki Giovanni A little girl in Chicago goes to the library to learn about being black. After swearing her to secrecy, the librarian shows her The Great Black Book in a secret library in the basement. Exchange by Ray Bradbury Miss Adams had already closed the library, but the young man in uniform…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wed, April 13
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Favorite Library Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! April 2016 — Favorite Library Stories Wednesday, April 13, 1:00 pm Monday, April 11, 7:00 pm The Library by Nikki Giovanni A little girl in Chicago goes to the library to learn about being black. After swearing her to secrecy, the librarian shows her The Great Black Book in a secret library in the basement. Exchange by Ray Bradbury Miss Adams had already closed the library, but the young man in uniform…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Thu, April 14
@ 4 p.m.
Nomi and the Magic Fish and other African Tales
So many great countries on the continent of Africa have fascinating animals and peoples with amazing folktales. Lions, giraffes, rhinos, hyenas and more populate these stories of wonder and wisdom! For children ages 4 and older. Presented by LuAnn Adams.
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, April 20
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Favorite Library Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! April 2016 — Favorite Library Stories Wednesday, April 20, 1:00 pm Monday, April 25, 7:00 pm Excerpt from ‘ Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourt In ‘Tis, his second book of memoirs, Frank McCourt tells how he sailed from Ireland in 1949 at age 19 to fulfill his dream of living in New York. He had no job, didn’t know a soul and, having left school at age fourteen, had little formal education. Chapter three describes hi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Mon, April 25
@ 7 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Favorite Library Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! April 2016 — Favorite Library Stories Wednesday, April 20, 1:00 pm Monday, April 25, 7:00 pm Excerpt from ‘ Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourt In ‘Tis, his second book of memoirs, Frank McCourt tells how he sailed from Ireland in 1949 at age 19 to fulfill his dream of living in New York. He had no job, didn’t know a soul and, having left school at age fourteen, had little formal education. Chapter three describes hi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Tue, May 17
@ 12 noon
Tuesday Movie Afternoons
Big Eyes In the late 1950s and early '60s, artist Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) achieves unbelievable fame and success with portraits of saucer-eyed waifs. However, no one realizes that his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams), is the real painter behind the brush. Although Margaret is horrified to learn that Walter is passing off her work as his own, she is too meek to protest too loudly. It isn't until the Keanes' marriage comes to an end and a lawsuit follows that the truth finally comes to ligh…
115th Street Library, Alvin Ailey Community RoomAdults
Sat, May 21
@ 1 p.m.
Unsinkable Women with Debora Templin
Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from the Titanic Based on actual diaries, letters and interviews, Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from the Titanic brings to life famous figures including Madeline Astor (the beautiful teenage bride of John Jacob Astor, one of the wealthiest men in America) and Margaret Tobin Brown- the "Unsinkable Molly" herself - whose account of the Titanic's final moments brings the piece to a dramatic climax. Some of the characters who share their stories of tragedy…
Columbus LibraryAdults
Wed, June 8
@ 6 p.m.
Liz Deschenes | Liz Deschenes, Eva Respini, Lynne Tillman | Art and Literature Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. On the occasion of the publication of Liz Deschenes, the artist discusses her work with Eva Respini, curator of Deschenes’s exhibition at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston opening in summer 2016. The writer and contributor Lynne Tillman does a reading of her fiction piece included in the publication. The only comprehensive monograph devoted exclusively to “one of the quiet giants of post-conceptual photography” (The New York Times), Liz Desch…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, July 13
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Contest Between The Bear & The Frogs & other Tales of Great Games & Mighty Feats!
A Summer Reading Program Folktales & Stories are chock full of Great Games, Remarkable Races and Clever Contests - think of Aesops' "The Tortoise & the Hare". Join LuAnn & participate in stories with Athletes, Tricksters & Giants as they get in the game & perform mighty feats of strength & wit with vim, valor & vigor! ....just a taste! Question: Do you know why Bats only fly at night? Hint: In the Native American Folktale "The Great Race Between the Mammals & t…
Kingsbridge LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, July 19
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Contest Between The Bear & The Frogs & other Tales of Great Games & Mighty Feats!
A Summer Reading Program Folktales & Stories are chock full of Great Games, Remarkable Races and Clever Contests - think of Aesops' "The Tortoise & the Hare". Join LuAnn & participate in stories with Athletes, Tricksters & Giants as they get in the game & perform mighty feats of strength & wit with vim, valor & vigor! ....just a taste! Question: Do you know why Bats only fly at night? Hint: In the Native American Folktale "The Great Race Between the Mammals & th…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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