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Today
@ 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 Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev Location: TBD
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Book Lovers
Fri, August 18
@ 10:15 a.m.
Summer Reading
The Lions Lego Zone
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs! Kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGOs provided by the Library. Blocks of various sizes will be provided for children ages 2-4 and 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:00 AM. Please bring along a camera to take a pictures of your creation!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, August 18
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading
The Lions Lego Zone
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs! Kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGOs provided by the Library. Blocks of various sizes will be provided for children ages 2-4 and 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:00 AM. Please bring along a camera to take a pictures of your creation!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, August 19
@ 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, August 19
@ 11 a.m.
TechConnect
Learn Programming Fundamentals with Python -*PLEASE READ CLASS DESCRIPTION*
Learn the fundamentals of computer programming with the popular language Python. This class will cover concepts fundamental to all programming languages and provide an introduction to coding more generally. Note that this is a two-part class, the first session will be from 11am - 1pm, the second from 2pm-4pm, with a one hour lunch break between. You must attend the first session in order to attend the second. You MUST be comfortable using a computer in order to code, especially typing.…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, August 21
@ 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, August 21
@ 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
Tue, August 22
@ 11 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 2: Conditional Stat Functions
Excel Genius is a new set of classes aimed at students who have taken the Beginner and Intermediate Excel courses, or who have good fundamental knowledge of Excel, and who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the world’s most popular spreadsheet application. Each class will cover a topic in depth and then give students exercises that apply that knowledge to real world situations. While we recommend that students take the classes in order, there are no attendance requirements, and st…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, August 22
@ 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, August 23
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Movie Time! Frozen Sing-A-Long
Beat the heat and join us for a screening of Frozen Sing-A-Long. And please do sing your heart out. Popcorn will be provided. For ages 3-12 years. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis on the day of the screening starting at 11:00am.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 2:30 p.m.
Getting More out of Google
Come and explore the depths of Google. Discover some of ther new features Google is offering.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom BAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, August 23
@ 6:30 p.m.
Summer Shorts: Jazz on a Summer's Day
Relics and Forgotten Gems Curated from the Reserve Film and Video Collection Wednesdays in August we’re bringing some of New York’s finest film experts to the Steven A Schwarzman Building, where they'll present one-time-only movie nights that they’ve curated from the Library for the Performing Arts’ 60-plus-year-old collection of 16mm films. Get out of the heat and watch wonderful and strange docs, shorts, tv movies, and features selected and presented in-person by curators from the Librar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, August 24
@ 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, August 24
@ 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, August 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Build a Better World Interactive Concert
A Summer Reading Celebration! Presley and Melody’s Interactive Music production combines the power of music and reading, with singing, reading, dancing, and continuous audience participation. The creative interactive musical experience transforms fans from spectators to participators, as children become stars on stage. Nurturing songs of kindness, love, and acceptance convey how to build a better world! Best for children ages 4 to 12 years old. For participants of the Children's Center…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, August 26
@ 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, August 26
@ 11 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 3 : Charts and Sparklines
Excel Genius is a new set of classes aimed at students who have taken the Beginner and Intermediate Excel courses, or who have good fundamental knowledge of Excel, and who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the world’s most popular spreadsheet application. Each class will cover a topic in depth and then give students exercises that apply that knowledge to real world situations. While we recommend that students take the classes in order, there are no attendance requirements, and st…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Sat, August 26
@ 2:30 p.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 4 : Tables and Data Validation
Excel Genius is a new set of classes aimed at students who have taken the Beginner and Intermediate Excel courses, or who have good fundamental knowledge of Excel, and who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the world’s most popular spreadsheet application. Each class will cover a topic in depth and then give students exercises that apply that knowledge to real world situations. While we recommend that students take the classes in order, there are no attendance requirements, and st…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Mon, August 28
@ 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, August 28
@ 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
Tue, August 29
@ 11 a.m.
Microsoft Office 2010
Excel Genius Class 3: Charts and Sparklines
Excel Genius is a new set of classes aimed at students who have taken the Beginner and Intermediate Excel courses, or who have good fundamental knowledge of Excel, and who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the world’s most popular spreadsheet application. Each class will cover a topic in depth and then give students exercises that apply that knowledge to real world situations. While we recommend that students take the classes in order, there are no attendance requirements, and st…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, August 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Online Learning with Lynda.com
Learn how to learn on Lynda! The Library has partnered with Lynda.com to offer FREE ACCESS to over 3,000 courses. This class will cover the basics of how to access the website for FREE! You will have time to explore the site and begin your self-paced learning journey. MUST BRING YOUR LIBRARY CARD AND YOUR 4 DIGIT PIN CODE. MUST BRING A PAIR OF HEADPHONES TO CLASS.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom BAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, August 29
@ 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, August 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Family Crafts: Back to School Time
The summer is winding down and it's time to head back to school. Do you have everything you need? Let us help! Come and join us in making an essential back-to-school item - a pencil case - and head to the first day of class with a unique, one of a kind item made by you out of duct tape. For ages 3-12 years. Space is limited. Pre-registration starts Saturday, August 26.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetPre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Google Series: Google Maps
Need directions? Learn how to use Google Maps to navigate the world and find interesting places.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom BAdults
Wed, August 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Summer Shorts: Sci-Fi TV Movies
Relics and Forgotten Gems Curated from the Reserve Film and Video Collection Wednesdays in August we’re bringing some of New York’s finest film experts to the Steven A Schwarzman Building, where they'll present one-time-only movie nights that they’ve curated from the Library for the Performing Arts’ 60-plus-year-old collection of 16mm films. Get out of the heat and watch wonderful and strange docs, shorts, tv movies, and features selected and presented in-person by curators from the Librar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, August 31
@ 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, August 31
@ 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, August 31
@ 3:30 p.m.
Ongoing
Supervised Lab
Open Lab: Get Free Technology Help
Do you need to setup an email account? Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? ? Do you need help with your resume? Are you having problems applying for a job online? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom BAdults
Fri, September 1
@ 10:15 a.m.
Summer Reading
The Lions Lego Zone
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs! Kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGOs provided by the Library. Blocks of various sizes will be provided for children ages 2-4 and 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:00 AM. Please bring along a camera to take a pictures of your creation!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, September 1
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading
The Lions Lego Zone
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs! Kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGOs provided by the Library. Blocks of various sizes will be provided for children ages 2-4 and 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:00 AM. Please bring along a camera to take a pictures of your creation!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, September 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Fantasyland: Kurt Andersen in Conversation with Kwame Anthony Appiah
Fantasyland, the latest book by Kurt Andersen, bestselling author and co-creator of the public radio show Studio 360, is a comprehensive examination of our post-truth world and the history of the American instinct to believe in make-believe. Andersen argues that the tendency to see our current “alternative-facts” moment as a new phenomenon belies four centuries of magical thinkers and true believers, hucksters and suckers, who have embedded an appetite for believe-whatever-you-want fantasy into…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, September 6
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Salman Rushdie: The Golden House
The Booker Prize–winning novelist returns to LIVE with his most overtly political novel in over a decade. The Golden House pits the lives of an enigmatic billionaire and his three grown sons living in one of Greenwich Village’s most rarefied neighborhoods against those of a young filmmaker, an ambitious Russian expat, and a villainous presidential candidate called The Joker. Join us as Salman Rushdie shares stories behind this latest book, a modern fable of love and betrayal, of terrorism and po…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, September 7
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Atul Gawande with Elizabeth Alexander: A Good Life —To The Very End
Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal, which spent nearly 2 years on the New York Times’ bestseller list, asserts that while modern medicine has transformed the experience of birth, injury, and infectious disease, it has not done the same for aging and death. But Gawande, a practicing surgeon, believes that medicine has the capacity provide a fulfilling life all the way to its very end. Upon the paperback publication of Being Mortal, he will speak with Obama Inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander, whose most…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, September 11
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Nicole Krauss: Curious Crossroads
Forest Dark, Nicole Krauss’s first novel since 2010’s Great House, is a search: for solace, self-realization, metamorphosis, and a glimpse of the infinite. Two seekers, both recently divorced, travel to Tel Aviv, one to honor his parents, one to repeat a vacation ritual she has practiced since childhood. But when both have run-ins with peculiar and beguiling characters—he with a charismatic American rabbi and his daughter; she with a retired literature professor proposing an irresistible project…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, September 12
@ 2 p.m.
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 Classroom AAdults
Thu, September 14
@ 2 p.m.
Researching with E-Resources: Periodicals and Newspapers
Explore current and historical newspapers and periodicals available online through NYPL
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom A
Montefiore Westchester Square
Adults
Thu, September 14
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Frederick Wiseman with Errol Morris: Masters of Documentary
Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, who in 2016 was awarded an honorary Academy Award, has turned his camera on institutions as varied as an insane asylum, a high school, a ballet company, a university, and a museum. His latest film, Ex Libris -The New York Public Library, is a panoramic portrait of the iconic institution, so there couldn’t be a better place for him to discuss it than on LIVE from the NYPL’s stage. And what better interlocutor than Errol Morris, the Oscar-winning filmmaker for whom Wis…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, September 19
@ 6 p.m.
Picturing the City: Illustrated Maps of New York City
This fall the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division will present an exhibit of pictorial maps of New York City, celebrating creativity in mapmaking and illustrating aspects of the city in intriguing and inventive ways. To accompany the exhibit, its guest curator Katharine Harmon will spend an evening sharing further selections of maps from the Library’s collections that couldn&rsquo't make it into the final exhibit. The maps will be pulled from the collections and out on display fo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tue, September 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Art and Journalism, Past and Present: Eugene Richards, Sam Stephenson, and Arezoo Moseni
Explore the work of two seminal documentary photographers, captured in two beautiful new books: Gene Smith’s Sink, the new biography by Sam Stephenson on photography's most celebrated humanist, W. Eugene Smith; and The Run-On of Time, the first comprehensive and critical look at the work of Eugene Richards, a photographer following in Smith's tradition. Stephenson and Richards will speak with Arezoo Moseni to explore the tensions and overlaps of art and journalism, and the relevance and necessit…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
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