Events

The Library is here to help you learn and connect with your community through our wide array of free events, programs, classes, book clubs, and more. Please check listings to confirm if a program is in-person, online, or outdoors.

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25 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 6 PM
Conversations from the Cullman Center
The award-winning Chilean writer discusses his novel about poetry and relationships. Tonight's program and chat are hosted by YouTube. We value your privacy and want you to understand how you and the Library use this service, particularly that by participating you might give data about yourself. The Library does not control that data. We suggest that you read Google’s Privacy Policy and NYPL's Privacy Policy, especially the section “Third-Party Library Services Providers.” To learn more, plea…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Thu, May 19
@ 10 AM
Center for Research in the Humanities (2nd Floor, 10 am-5:45 pm, free and open to the public without registration). Prints & Photographs Study Room (3rd Floor, Room 308, 1 pm-5:45 pm, free and advanced registration required by email: photography@nypl.org with subject heading “What They Saw”). In collaboration with 10x10 Photobooks, the New York Public Library's Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs is pleased to host the What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women Reading Room…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Thu, May 19
@ 12 PM
Each tour is limited to 20 visitors. Advanced registration will be required for both tours and will be open on May 5, 2022 at 10am. Tour and learn about the rare books in the What They Saw Reading Rooms with Elizabeth Cronin, NYPL Assistant Curator of Photography. Some of the books that will be shared are: Laure Albin-Guillot’s Micrographie decorative (1931), Adelaide Hanscom, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1905), Carrie Mae Weems, And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (1992), among others…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Prints and Photographs Study RoomAdults
Thu, May 19
@ 1 PM
Online
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 Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Online Via ZoomAdults
Fri, May 20
@ 10 AM
Center for Research in the Humanities (2nd Floor, 10 am-5:45 pm, free and open to the public without registration). Prints & Photographs Study Room (3rd Floor, Room 308, 1 pm-5:45 pm, free and advanced registration required by email: photography@nypl.org with subject heading “What They Saw”). In collaboration with 10x10 Photobooks, the New York Public Library's Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs is pleased to host the What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women Reading Room…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Fri, May 20
@ 12 PM
Each tour is limited to 20 visitors. Advanced registration will be required for both tours and will be open on May 5, 2022 at 10am. Tour and learn about the rare books in the What They Saw Reading Rooms with Elizabeth Cronin, NYPL Assistant Curator of Photography. Some of the books that will be shared are: Laure Albin-Guillot’s Micrographie decorative (1931), Adelaide Hanscom, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1905), Carrie Mae Weems, And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (1992), among others…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Prints and Photographs Study RoomAdults
Fri, May 20
@ 4:15 PM
Ongoing
Center for Educators & Schools
In this guided exhibition tour just for educators, learn the stories behind featured objects that have connections to the classroom. Description: In this private guided tour of The Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures, we will practice visual literacy skill building through close examination of several objects. We will discuss how to connect the exhibition to the classroom through a field trip or replicas in the classroom. We will share information about The New York P…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallTeachers
Sat, May 21
@ 10 AM
Center for Research in the Humanities (2nd Floor, 10 am-5:45 pm, free and open to the public without registration). Prints & Photographs Study Room (3rd Floor, Room 308, 1 pm-5:45 pm, free and advanced registration required by email: photography@nypl.org with subject heading “What They Saw”). In collaboration with 10x10 Photobooks, the New York Public Library's Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs is pleased to host the What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women Reading Room…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Mon, May 23
@ 6:30 PM
Center for Educators & Schools
COVID PROTOCOL | ACCESSIBILITY | ABOUT THE SPEAKERS | CONNECT WITH US Experts in policy, law, and education discuss how restoring widespread civic education and action can provide a lifeline to our imperiled democracy. Featuring: Khin Mai Aung, New York Executive Director, Generation Citizen Judge Victor Marrero, Senior District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and Co-Chair, Robert A. Katzmann Justice for All Courts and the Community I…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tue, May 24
@ 12 PM
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
In celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, discover special items from the Library's research collections - including illustrated books, maps, photographs, cookbooks, and more - centered on themes of immigration and assimilation, community, food, and AAPI activism. This month's Collection Open House invites guests to reflect on how these items portray AAPI communities past and present, and the future of AAPI representation. "The staff of the China Dail…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Lenox & Astor Room, Room 216Adults
Tue, May 24
@ 6 PM
LIVE from NYPL
Lesley M.M. Blume, the author of Fallout, joins New Yorker editor Erin Overbey and journalist Janine di Giovanni to discuss the story behind John Hersey’s masterpiece “Hiroshima.” GET THE BOOK | COVID PROTOCOL | ACCESSIBILITY ABOUT THE SPEAKERS | CONNECT WITH US In the spring of 1946, journalist John Hersey spent three weeks in Hiroshima, recording the horrific reality of atomic warfare. He revealed it to the world later that year in The New Yorker, which published “Hi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

NYPL Supporters
Tue, May 24
@ 6:30 PM
REGISTER HERE Join Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellow Victoria Baena and NYPL Curator of Maps, History, and Government Information Ian Fowler for a wide-ranging conversation on literature, maps, and their respective strategies in constructing a sense of place. Baena will introduce her book-in-progress on the idea of “the provinces” in 19th century literature, before turning with Fowler to a selection of cartographic materials drawn from the Library’s collections. A Q&A will follow; attendees wi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Lenox & Astor Room, Room 216Adults,

College & Graduate Students,

Teachers,

College/Graduate School Educators
Wed, May 25
@ 6:30 PM
Conversations from the Cullman Center
COVID PROTOCOL | ACCESSIBILITY | ABOUT THE SPEAKERS | CONNECT WITH US Bug-lovers of all stripes discuss drawing, studying, and eating insects. Featuring: Peter Kuper, cartoonist & curator of INterSECTS Dr. Jessica L. Ware, assistant curator in invertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History Dr. Elena Tartaglia, co-founder of National Moth Week & professor of Biology at Bergen Community College Chef Joseph Yoon, founder of Brooklyn Bugs & Culinary Director…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Fri, May 27
@ 12 PM
Postponed
Center for Educators & Schools
The Diverse BookFinder: Research, Resources, and Applications presented by Krista Aronson About this event Krista Aronson is the Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Psychology of Bates College and the Director of Diverse BookFinder. During this session, Dr. Aronson will share her research and thinking about why racially/culturally diverse books matter, including her research on this topic. She will also share information about the Diverse BookFinder and its Collection Analysis Tool…
OnlineTeachers
Fri, May 27
@ 4:30 PM
Ongoing
Center for Educators & Schools
Join The New York Public Library’s Center for Educators and Schools for a virtual workshop that focuses on artist and author Faith Ringgold, who crafts stories through the art of quiltmaking. This workshop will showcase digital resources and databases from The New York Public Library to use for both planning and instruction, and will engage participants in a sample activity for use in the classroom. We will highlight a work by Ringgold on display in the Polonsky Exhibition of the New York Public…
OnlineTeachers
Tue, May 31
@ 6 PM
Conversations from the Cullman Center
The Pulitzer Prize Finalist discusses his novel about money, family, and perception. GET THE BOOK | COVID PROTOCOL | ACCESSIBILITY ABOUT THE SPEAKERS | CONNECT WITH US Benjamin and Helen Rask are famous in 1920s New York; he is a Wall Street tycoon and she is the daughter of eccentric aristocrats. They have risen to the top of a world of extreme wealth just as a decade of excess collapses. But at what cost have they acquired their immense fortune? This is the mystery a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wed, June 1
@ 7 PM
Online
The New York Public Library and WNYC — two indispensable New York institutions — are partnering to host a virtual book club to bring New Yorkers together and foster community during an unprecedented time of social separation. Trust by Hernan Diaz Borrow the book (and more than 300,000 others) for free through the Library’s e-reader app SimplyE, available for iOS and Android devices. Host Alison Stewart and the Library will accompany readers throughout the month, providing touchpoints…
The Greene Space & OnlineAdults
Fri, June 3
@ 6:30 PM
Pride Month
Welcome to The New York Public Library's 2022 Anti-Prom: Sweet Dreams. Anti-Prom provides an alternative, safe space for teens, regardless of your sexuality, gender identity, the way you dress, or any other reason. Check out the Sweet Dreams inspired fashion show with garments created by the talented students at the High School of Fashion Industries, and enjoy a night full of food, fun, giveaways and more on this exciting night in the New York Public Library's flagship building. Free! For age…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 8
@ 1 PM
Work/Cited
REGISTER HERE Work/Cited is a program series that showcases the latest scholarship supported by the rich collections of The New York Public Library with a behind-the-scenes look at how the finished product was inspired, researched, and created. In this episode, NYPL's Tal Nadan and Case-Western University professor Einav Rabinovitch-Fox discuss Dressed for Freedom: The Fashionable Politics of American Feminism, Rabinovitch-Fox's recently published monograph, which benefited from research condu…
OnlineAdults
Tue, June 14
@ 6:30 PM
LIVE from NYPL
The Joy Gottesman Ungerleider Lecture. Discover the story of Kiryas Joel, the uniquely American, self-governing religious community in upstate New York. GET THE BOOK | COVID PROTOCOL | ACCESSIBILITY ABOUT THE SPEAKERS | CONNECT WITH US In 1972 leaders of the Satmar Hasidic dynasty in Williamsburg purchased a small tract of land in upstate New York. Five years later Kiryas Joel was born, a legal jurisdiction granted to the Satmars by the state of New York. The new book…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

NYPL Supporters
Thu, June 16
@ 1 PM
Online
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 Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
Online Via ZoomAdults
Mon, July 11
@ 9 AM
Cullman Center Institute for Teachers
Gilbert King, Instructor This is a week-long seminar taking place from July 11th to July 15th. This event is scheduled to be held in-person. The seminar will be held virtually if necessary. This workshop will explore the dynamic changes that took place in America following World War II, when the nation was forced to grapple with the glaring contradictions between justice and equality, and the discriminatory treatment of its minority citizens. In this seminar, we will begin by talking about t…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & WritersAdults
Mon, July 18
@ 9 AM
Cullman Center Institute for Teachers
Ayana Mathis, Instructor This is a week-long seminar taking place from July 18th to July 22nd. This event is scheduled to be held in-person. The seminar will be held virtually if necessary. In E.M. Forster’s seminal book on craft, Aspects of the Novel, he writes, “And now the story can be defined… Qua story, it can only have one merit: that of making the audience want to know what happens next. And conversely it can only have one fault: that of making the audience not want to know what happen…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & WritersAdults
Tue, July 26
@ 2 PM
Join us, as we show you how to navigate the collection at NYPL's Map Division. You will learn how maps can be utilized in your research and with other materials, how to navigate our catalogs to locate maps effectively, and how to search additional cartographic digital databases. This class is in-person and will be held in Room 216 at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. . America Borealis 1699.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Lenox & Astor Room, Room 216Adults
Tue, August 30
@ 1 PM
Online
Join us, as we show you how to navigate the collection at NYPL's Map Division. You will learn how maps can be utilized in your research and with other materials, how to navigate our catalogs to locate maps effectively, and how to search additional cartographic digital databases. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. America Borealis 1699.
OnlineAdults