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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, September 13
@ 2:30 p.m.
St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble Subway Series
The acclaimed St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble performs music for winds by Barber, Beach, Ligeti, and Paquito D’Rivera, as part of its Subway Series tour of the five boroughs. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program. At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seati…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, October 14
@ 6 p.m.
Jean Michel Basquiat: The Notebooks | Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite, Al Diaz, Michael Holman, Carlo McCormick, Mary Ann Monforton, Larry Warsh | An Art Book Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Celebrating the publication of Jean Michel Basquiat: The Notebooks a facsimile edition of eight composition books produced by the artist, and The Unknown Notebooks exhibition featuring them at Brooklyn Museum, Carlo McCormick moderates a panel discussion featuring Basquiat's close friends and collaborators Fred "Fab 5 Freddy" Brathwaite, Al Diaz, Michael Holman, Mary Ann Monforton, and Larry Warsh. Focusing primarily on this previously little-known bo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Tue, October 20
@ 9:15 a.m.
Media Studies class orientation
As she has each term, Prof. Bethany Jacobson has brought her Media Studeis classes at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY for an orientation class and exhibition analysis visit. They visited the archival and circulation collections and had in-depth sessions about curating andresearch in Headshots and Alice Live! Please note, the attendance was very small since a major subway problem kept almost half of this class away.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterCollege & Graduate Students
Tue, October 20
@ 9:15 a.m.
Media Studies class orientation
As she has each term, Prof. Bethany Jacobson has brought her Media Studeis classes at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY for an orientation class and exhibition analysis visit. They visited the archival and circulation collections and had in-depth sessions about curating andresearch in Headshots and Alice Live! Due to a subway failure, many expected members of the class were unable to attend. Some joined the 10/21 class visit.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterCollege & Graduate Students
Sat, March 12
@ 1 p.m.
ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival
Presented by JCC Manhattan, the 8th Annual ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. The festival presents award-winning films in various locations throughout the NY metropolitan area. Discussions and other engaging programs bring the community together to explore, discuss, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.…
Mosholu Library, AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, March 18
@ 7 p.m.
The New York Character: Dreams at the Center of the World
THE NEW YORK CHARACTER: DREAMS AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD 16 mm Film Screening and Panel Discussion Please join us for a screening of 16mm films from the special collections of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, followed by a lively discussion with a panel of experts,focused on “The New York Character.” Films selected for this session focus on Times Square / 42nd Street. The panel will be moderated by Matt Whitman, an American film and video artist based in Brooklyn, Ne…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Mon, March 21
@ 12 noon
Book Discussion - Silent House
Join us for a discussion of Silent House by Orhan Pamuk. Pick up a copy at the Information Desk, or place a hold for yourself: https://goo.gl/0hy7h4 We discuss a book on the third Monday of every month (or the fourth Monday if the Library is closed for a holiday on the third Monday). The complete schedule for 2015-2016 is: September 21, 2015 - An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris October 19, 2015 - The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's Firs…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, March 30
@ 6 p.m.
Vik Muniz | Vik Muniz, Arthur Ollman | An Artist Dialogue Series
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. To celebrate the publication of Vik Muniz, the acclaimed artist discusses his extraordinary work with Arthur Ollman, author of the new book and Founding Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego. Vik Muniz is best known for his joyful, quirky, dark, and occasionally mind-boggling work that riffs on popular photographic imagery, referencing social icons and cultural realities and juxtaposing these themes in fascinating ways. The new book…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Mon, April 18
@ 12 noon
Book Discussion - Songs of Willow Frost
Join us for a discussion of Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford. Pick up a copy at the Information Desk, or place a hold for yourself: https://goo.gl/Q0YsMQ We discuss a book on the third Monday of every month (or the fourth Monday if the Library is closed for a holiday on the third Monday). The complete schedule for 2015-2016 is: September 21, 2015 - An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris October 19, 2015 - The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built Americ…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Mon, May 16
@ 12 noon
Book Discussion - Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant
Join us for a discussion of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast. Pick up a copy at the Information Desk, or place a hold for yourself: http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb20196394 We discuss a book on the third Monday of every month (or the fourth Monday if the Library is closed for a holiday on the third Monday). The complete schedule for 2015-2016 is: September 21, 2015 - An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris October 19, 2015 - The Race Underground: Boston,…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, May 25
@ 6 p.m.
One World Trade Center | Judith Dupré, Yoram Eilon, Patrick J. Foye, Kenneth A. Lewis, Carla Swickerath | Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at how One WTC was planned, designed, built, and funded by those who were intimately involved in this controversial, unprecedented building project. Judith Dupré moderates what promises to be a lively discussion between architect Kenneth A. Lewis of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; engineer and Senior Vice President of Building Structures Yoram Eilon WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff; architect and master planner Carla Swicker…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, June 2
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: June Edition
Back by Popular demand, it's the Crafternoon Series! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to make for the end of the school year! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Thursday, June 2nd): Teen Coloring Circle Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, June 8th): String Bowls Crafternoon 3 (Monday, June 13th): DIY Bouncy Balls Crafternoon 4 (Wednesday, June 15th): Father's Day Craft…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 8
@ 4:15 p.m.
Crafternoons: June Edition
Back by Popular demand, it's the Crafternoon Series! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to make for the end of the school year! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Thursday, June 2nd): Teen Coloring Circle Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, June 8th): String Bowls Crafternoon 3 (Monday, June 13th): DIY Bouncy Balls Crafternoon 4 (Wednesday, June 15th): Father's Day Craft…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, June 13
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: June Edition
Back by Popular demand, it's the Crafternoon Series! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to make for the end of the school year! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Thursday, June 2nd): Teen Coloring Circle Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, June 8th): String Bowls Crafternoon 3 (Monday, June 13th): DIY Bouncy Balls Crafternoon 4 (Wednesday, June 15th): Father's Day Craft…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 15
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: June Edition
Back by Popular demand, it's the Crafternoon Series! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to make for the end of the school year! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Thursday, June 2nd): Teen Coloring Circle Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, June 8th): String Bowls Crafternoon 3 (Monday, June 13th): DIY Bouncy Balls Crafternoon 4 (Wednesday, June 15th): Father's Day Craft…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, June 20
@ 12 noon
Book Discussion - My Struggle, Book One
Join us for a discussion of My Struggle, Book One by Karl Ove Knausgård. Pick up a copy at the Information Desk, or place a hold for yourself: http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb19781160 We discuss a book on the third Monday of every month (or the fourth Monday if the Library is closed for a holiday on the third Monday). The complete schedule for 2015-2016 is: September 21, 2015 - An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris October 19, 2015 - The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, June 22
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: June Edition
Back by Popular demand, it's the Crafternoon Series! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to make for the end of the school year! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Thursday, June 2nd): Teen Coloring Circle Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, June 8th): String Bowls Crafternoon 3 (Monday, June 13th): DIY Bouncy Balls Crafternoon 4 (Wednesday, June 15th): Father's Day Craft…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 23
@ 4 p.m.
Canceled
Crafternoons: June Edition
Back by Popular demand, it's the Crafternoon Series! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to make for the end of the school year! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Thursday, June 2nd): Teen Coloring Circle Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, June 8th): String Bowls Crafternoon 3 (Monday, June 13th): DIY Bouncy Balls Crafternoon 4 (Wednesday, June 15th): Father's Day Craft…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, June 27
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: June Edition
Back by Popular demand, it's the Crafternoon Series! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to make for the end of the school year! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Thursday, June 2nd): Teen Coloring Circle Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, June 8th): String Bowls Crafternoon 3 (Monday, June 13th): DIY Bouncy Balls Crafternoon 4 (Wednesday, June 15th): Father's Day Craft…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, June 27
@ 4 p.m.
Crafternoons: June Edition
Back by Popular demand, it's the Crafternoon Series! Come join us for our series of Arts and Crafts activites held in the afternoon. We have some fun crafts to make for the end of the school year! *This is a free program for teens 12-18 and all materials will be provided.* Crafternoon 1 (Thursday, June 2nd): Teen Coloring Circle Crafternoon 2 (Wednesday, June 8th): String Bowls Crafternoon 3 (Monday, June 13th): DIY Bouncy Balls Crafternoon 4 (Wednesday, June 15th): Father's Day Craft…
Seward Park LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, July 18
@ 12 noon
Book Discussion - Twlilight of the Eastern Gods
Join us for a discussion of Twilight of the Eastern Gods by Ismail Kadare. Pick up a copy at the Information Desk, or place a hold for yourself: http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb20317154 We discuss a book on the third Monday of every month (or the fourth Monday if the Library is closed for a holiday on the third Monday). The complete schedule for 2015-2016 is: September 21, 2015 - An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris October 19, 2015 - The Race Underground: Boston, New York, a…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Mon, August 15
@ 12 noon
Book Discussion - My Old Neighborhood Remembered
Join us for a discussion of My Old Neighborhood Remembered by Avery Corman. Pick up a copy at the Information Desk, or place a hold for yourself: http://browse.nypl.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb20236989 We discuss a book on the third Monday of every month (or the fourth Monday if the Library is closed for a holiday on the third Monday). The complete schedule for 2015-2016 is: September 21, 2015 - An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris October 19, 2015 - The Race Underground: Boston, New York,…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, September 21
@ 6 p.m.
What Makes a Great City? | Alex Garvin, Regina Myer, Dan Biederman, Michael Kimmelman | Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Chicago Lakeshore, 2008, Alexander Garvin Find out what makes a great city—not a good city or a functional city but a great city. Join Alex Garvin, Regina Myer, and Dan Biederman, for a discussion with The New York Times’ Michael Kimmelman about the attributes of great cities and what other cities can learn and replicate. A great city is not an exquisite, completed artifact but a dynamic, constantly changing place that residents and their leaders ca…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students

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