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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
The New Female Economies in China and the Muslim World
In China and the Muslim world, rising numbers of women in the workforce are revolutionizing their cultures and their economies. Two new books explore what futures these transformations promise. FEATURING Roseann Lake, journalist and author of Leftover in China: the Women Shaping the World's Next Superpower Saadia Zahidi, Head of Education, Gender and Work at the World Economic Forum and author of Fifty Million Rising: the New Generation of Working Women Revolutionizing the Muslim Wo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumNYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, February 21
@ 12:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
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
Wed, February 21
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Getting Started in Genealogy Research
Start your family history research at NYPL. Learn about the library’s genealogy resources, discover essential research methods and strategies, identify relevant records and how to locate them, and organize your family research information.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, February 21
@ 3 p.m.
Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books
Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. Have you ever wondered how the experts on TV can look at an old book and know about its value? Do you have an old book? Do you wonder how much it is worth? If you want to learn more about what makes an old book rare or valuable, then join us as we explore the world of antiquarian books. The Library has many resources to help you develop an appreciation for antiquarian books and to assist you in determining if your books are rare…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom BAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Wed, February 21
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Animal Show
From our Hello song to Goodbye song, we sing and talk about animals on the farm, the jungle, the range, the desert and beyond! Watch the children as they act like animals and sing along to our hits! For children ages 3-8 years old. Space is limited. Preregistration begins on Saturday, February 17. Presented by Preschool of Rock
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, February 21
@ 3:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
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
Wed, February 21
@ 6:30 p.m.
16mm Film Nights
Early Short Films by Renowned Female Directors
The chief programmer at Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn, Cristina Cacioppo, screens a selection of early shorts by renowned female directors. FEATURING "And You Act Like One Too" (1976, dir. Susan Seidelman) "David: Off and On" (1972, dir. Martha Coolidge) "Illusions" (1982, dir. Julie Dash) The evening's 16mm films are curated entirely from the New York Public Library's 65-year-old Reserve Film and Video Collection​, which includes more than 6,000 16mm films as well as 5,000 VHS videocassette…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Thu, February 22
@ 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, February 22
@ 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, February 22
@ 12:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
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, February 22
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Researching Naturalization Records
In this class we explore the history of how your ancestors became citizens of the United States of America, the kinds of records they generated when they did so, what information those records contain, and where you can find them.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thu, February 22
@ 3:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
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
Fri, February 23
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
The Lions Lego Zone: Session 1
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, February 23
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
The Lions Lego Zone: Session 2
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, February 23
@ 12:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
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
Fri, February 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
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
Fri, February 23
@ 7 p.m.
The Library After Hours
February 23: Young at Heart
Join us at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on select Fridays for the city's most cerebral happy hour. The Library After Hours features music, food and drinks, performances, and behind-the-scenes access to the Library’s collections. Turn back to childhood for one nostalgic night of reveling in the delight of children's stories. Check out collections displays of rare children's literature, watch classic cartoons, craft your own children's books, and come ready to share your favorite youthful r…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Sat, February 24
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Story Time: 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, February 24
@ 12:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
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
Sat, February 24
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Bilingual Storytime for Little Ones (Spanish/English)
Join us for bilingual stories, songs and rhymes shared in Spanish & English. For children ages 0-5. Space is limited. First come, first served. Presented by Yanire Deleon and Louise Lareau.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, February 24
@ 3:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
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
Sun, February 25
@ 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, February 26
@ 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, February 26
@ 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, February 26
@ 12:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
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
Mon, February 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
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
Tue, February 27
@ 12:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
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
Tue, February 27
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Newspapers in Genealogy Research
Newspapers are abundant sources of genealogical and local history information. This class introduces researchers to the multiple uses of historical newspapers in the numerous microfilm and digital collections available at NYPL.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Tue, February 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
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
Tue, February 27
@ 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, February 27
@ 6 p.m.
A Late Arrival: Isaac Bashevis Singer in New York City, 1935
Fordham-NYPL Lecture Series presents David Stromberg, Hebrew University in Jerusalem “A Late Arrival: Isaac Bashevis Singer in New York City, 1935” Isaac Bashevis Singer. Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library. Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer arrived penniless in New York in 1935, having left his common-law wife and five-year-old son in Warsaw. He entered the United States on a six-month visa, his older brother having arrang…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorot Jewish DivisionAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, February 27
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Patton Oswalt with Paul Holdengräber: I'll Be Gone in the Dark
The comedian and actor Patton Oswalt shares the posthumous true-crime masterpiece written by his wife Michelle McNamara, who died suddenly at the age of 46 in 2016. McNamara, creator of TrueCrimeDiary.com, spent years tracking a California serial killer she dubbed the Golden State Killer, who between 1976 and 1986 committed 50 sexual assaults and 10 murders up and down California. Oswalt wrote, “I can't help feeling that somewhere, in her final pages, she left enough clues for someone to finish…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, February 28
@ 12:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
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
Wed, February 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Crafternoon
Join us for stories and make an easy art project. For ages 18 months - 3 years. Space is limited. Registration begins Saturday, February 24.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, February 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Docent Tour of You Say You Want a Revolution
Free docent-led tours meet just inside the entrance to Gottesman Hall on the 1st floor. Items on display, drawn exclusively from the Library’s collections, explore the breadth and significance of this pivotal era. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and cover highlights of the show.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallAdults,
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
Wed, February 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Thinking Out Loud
The Marshall Project: We Are Witnesses
"A Modern Cell in Sing-Sing Prison," c. 1900 NYPL Digital Collections The Marshall Project’s “We Are Witnesses” explores the American criminal-justice system through interviews with those whose lives have been touched by it. Watch four videos from the project and then hear from the subjects in person. FEATURING Eduardo Padro, New York State Supreme Court judge (retired) Sergeant Edwin Raymond, NYPD Ayana Thomas, formerly incarcerated in the federal prison system Jennifer Gonnerman (mo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, March 1
@ 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, March 1
@ 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, March 2
@ 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 begins Monday, February 26.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
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