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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, October 19
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, October 19
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, October 19
@ 2 p.m.
Discuss Great Books in a Great Setting
Discuss Great Books in a Great Space
Monthly book discussions to explore titles you've been meaning to read, or reread, and discuss with other lovers of literature. Participants should read each title before the discussion. This month's title is The Sailor who fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima Location: Room 216 on the second floor
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Book Lovers
Sat, October 21
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Stories, Songs and Rhymes for Little Ones
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4. Space is limited.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sun, October 22
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us for stories and songs. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, October 23
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, October 23
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Advanced Internet Searching
Learn advanced search strategies to narrow results and find the best information online.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, October 23
@ 7 p.m.
Author Talks
Future Perfect: Making Sense of Trump’s America
The stories we tell today about our era of uncertainty and transformation will not only contribute to the shape of tomorrow but also will create the record that future historians will look to when studying our time. How writers see today’s events and how they choose to relate them are subjects for enduring exploration. What are the national events worth covering, the global picture that needs rendering, the perceived consequences of what is happening at the present moment? Sam Tanenhaus, the for…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Tue, October 24
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Getting Started in Genealogy
This class will demonstrate the first steps and highlight the basic resources in genealogical research, and serve as an introduction to using genealogy and local history collections at NYPL.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Tue, October 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
All About Computers
Adult & Senior Tech Hour
This free and fun class for adults and seniors interested in using computers. Through fun hands-on technology activities, students learn by playing with various technology.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, October 24
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Tue, October 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
Fall 2017 Curator's Choice - Recent Acquisitions
For $250 Members (and above) Get exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to special collection items recently acquired by the Library and hand-selected by our curators for our current exhibition. Featured items include selections from musician Lou Reed’s archives, writer Patti Smith’s notebooks, scholar Joseph Campbell’s papers, and photographer Geoffrey Biddle's Alphabet City series. To RSVP and for questions call 212.930.0548
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallNYPL Supporters
Wed, October 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Computer Basics
Learn about the various types and components of computers, including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, October 25
@ 6 p.m.
Art Talks
Trail Maps Then & Now: Looking Back at 100 Years of Mapping Trails
Comparison of trail maps at Bear Mountain, NY, 1935 & 2016 Since 1920, The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has managed and maintained a well-loved and heavily used trail system that stretches across the New York metropolitan area. The key to providing access to hikers and daytrippers alike? The high-quality maps that by the Trail Conference has long produced for parks. Jeremy Apgar has been the cartographer for the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference for 10 years, creating maps to…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wed, October 25
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Red Famine: Anne Applebaum with John Podhoretz
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum returns with a revelatory history of one of Joseph Stalin's greatest crimes—the consequences of which still resonate today. Between 1931 and 1934, at least 5 million people died of hunger all across the Soviet Union. Over 3 million of them were Ukrainians. The grand humanitarian tragedy followed in the wake of Stalin’s launching in 1929 his policy of agricultural collectivization, which forced millions of peasants acr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, October 26
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, October 26
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, October 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Learn to Type
Learn keyboarding skills and practice typing.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Fri, October 27
@ 1:15 p.m.
Library Resources
Featured Database: Freegal Music
Get started with Freegal Music today with just your NYPL card! Freegal Music is a downloadable music service which provides access to millions of songs from ten thousand record labels including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment. With a valid library card, download up to three digital songs per week on a PC, MAC or Smartphone, Search for artists, song titles, albums, music genres, create playlists, get the latest releases. NOTE: This is a hands-on class, please bring your NYPL Librar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Teachers
Fri, October 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Playdate (Walkers)
Join us for a toddler playdate! Toddlers from 12-36 months old (walkers) and their parents/caregivers will take part in a variety of activities which support early literacy skills. Toys will be provided. Please note that this is not a structured program and that children must be supervised at all times. Space is limited to 20 toddlers. Registration will begin on Monday, October 23.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Fri, October 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Advanced MS Excel 2010
Explore more advanced features of Microsoft Excel 2010. Topics include using formulas and functions, data sorting and conditional formatting.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Sat, October 28
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Stories, Songs and Rhymes for Little Ones
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4. Space is limited.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sat, October 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Back-to-School Open House
Get a new start at the Library this school year! This fall, we’re hosting back-to-school events in every branch! Learn about all the great educational resources available at your neighborhood library- from millions of books to program, computer access, online resources, and more- all for FREE. PLUS! Questions about your library card? Have books you need to return? We can help you! FEATURED PROGRAM Schwarzman Building Scavenger Hunt
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sun, October 29
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us for stories and songs. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, October 30
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, October 30
@ 10:30 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
MS Word 2010 for Beginners
Learn the basic features of Microsoft Word 2010, a word processing program you can use to create documents. Topics include entering and editing text, saving files, and formatting.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, October 30
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, October 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
LinkedIn for Job Seekers
Learn strategies and tips on how to utilize your LinkedIn account in your job search, including customizing your LinkedIn profile, strategies for determining LinkedIn groups to join, performing basic and advanced job search using LinkedIn, and more.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, October 30
@ 7 p.m.
Young Lions Dia De Los Muertos
Celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Library! Young Lions will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Library’s extensive Latin American Collection from curator David Christie while enjoying delights from NYC hotspot Empellón. Monday, October 30, 7pm Click here to RSVP Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, McGraw Rotunda Third Floor This event is open to all Young Lions, and is a members only event. For more information about the Young Lions program or to join, please contact Kayla…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, McGraw RotundaNYPL Supporters
Tue, October 31
@ 10:30 a.m.
TechConnect
Windows 7 Basics
Learn the basics of navigating a PC with Windows 7.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, October 31
@ 1:15 p.m.
Library Resources
Featured Database: Ancestry Library Edition
Access billions of names inside the more than 7,000 available databases of Ancestry® Library Edition, including Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, Passenger lists and naturalizations, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank Records, and African American and Native American Records. In this hands-on demonstration, learn how to trace your family history using census records, vital records, milita…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Tue, October 31
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, November 1
@ 2 p.m.
Finding Clues in Family Photos
This class invites attendees to explore genealogy research through family snapshots and other historic photographs. Attendees will gain insights on how to solve family mysteries and find genealogy clues through close inspection of photographic imagery - from newspaper images to heirloom portraits.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, November 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Conservators Forum - David Grann
For Conservators level members ($1,500) or higher Join us as we welcome David Grann, New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, as he discusses his latest book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. Based on years of research, it explores one of the most sinister crimes and racial injustices in American history. RSVP here or call 212.930.0548. Events at The New York Public Library may be photograp…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters
Wed, November 1
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
Songy of Paradise: Gary Panter and Dash Shaw
Click here to reserve your free seats! There is no charge for attendance, however, seating is not guaranteed without reservations. All unclaimed seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend arriving early. Doors open at 6:30. The cartoonists Gary Panter and Dash Shaw discuss Panter’s new graphic novel, Songy of Paradise—a reimagining of Milton’s Paradise Regained, with a hillbilly (Songy) in place of Jesus. Gary Panter’s books include the comprehensive monograph Gar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Thu, November 2
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, November 2
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, November 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Playdate (Prewalkers)
Join us for a baby playdate! Babies from 6-12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers will take part in a variety of activities which support early literacy skills. Toys will be provided. Please note that this is not a structured program and that children must be supervised at all times. Space is limited to 20 babies. Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 30.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
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