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Today
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Genealogical Research with Newspapers and Periodicals
Historical newspapers and genealogy periodicals can reveal a wealth of information about your ancestors. Learn about NYPL’s vast collections of newspapers and periodicals and find out how these resources can supplement your family history research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition Programs
Rethinking Othello with Tracy Chevalier
Watch the livestream here Tracy Chevalier, the author of The Girl with the Pearl Earring, discusses her latest novel, New Boy, and the work of translating the 16th-century Venice of Othello to 1970s suburban Washington, DC. She will speak with Samhita Mukhopadhyay, the Senior Editorial Director of Culture and Identities at Mic. New Boy is Chevalier’s contribution to the Hogarth Shakespeare project, which solicits retellings of Shakespeare’s best works from acclaimed and bestselling novelists.…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 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 AAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Tue, May 30
@ 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, May 31
@ 2 p.m.
Researching the History of Your New York City Home
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, May 31
@ 2:30 p.m.
Toddler Crafternoon
Join us for stories and make an easy art project. For ages 18 months - 3 years. Pre-registration starts Friday, May 26.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, May 31
@ 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition Programs
Off the Wall: Latin America in Photographs
Edward Grazda Bolivia 1975 © Edward Grazda Meet three artists featured in the Library's latest exhibition, Viewpoints:Latin America in Photographs: Edward Grazda Ann Parker John Cohen In conversation with Viewpoints curator Elizabeth Cronin. The geography, people, and rich culture of Latin America have long inspired photographers to capture their experiences and impressions. Grazda, Parker and Cohen will recount their fascinating journeys photographing in Guatemala, Bolivia, and Peru d…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, June 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, June 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
Thu, June 1
@ 7 p.m.
The Seventeenth Annual Young Lions Fiction Award
Honoring the best of today's young writers. Join us for cocktails, music, and mingling as we toast our five finalists and announce this year's winner. 2017 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists: Clare Beams, We Show What We Have Learned Brit Bennett, The Mothers Nicole Dennis-Benn, Here Comes the Sun Kaitlyn Greenidge, We Love You Charlie Freeman Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs Judges: Amelia Gray, Susan Minot, Salvatore Scibona Thursday, June 1, 2017 7 p.m. Cockt…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumNYPL Supporters
Fri, June 2
@ 7 p.m.
The Library After Hours
Latin America Inside Out
Celebrate and explore the Library's latest exhibition, the stunning Viewpoints: Latin America in Photographs. The Library After Hours will include guided tours of the exhibition, featuring over 100 images from the 1860s through the present that trace the perceptions that both foreigners and locals have had of the geography, people, and rich culture of Latin America. Music will be DJ'ed by friends from Luaka Bop records, and special food, drinks, and photography activities will round out the even…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Sat, June 3
@ 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, June 4
@ 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, June 5
@ 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, June 5
@ 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, June 5
@ 7 p.m.
One Book One New York: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
On June 5th, The New York Public Library and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will celebrate the culmination of New York City’s One Book, One New York program with a special evening featuring Chimamanda N’gozi Adichie and her book Americanah, which was the winner of the first annual One Book, One New York program. Launched in February 2017 by Commissioner Julie Menin - One Book, One New York is the exciting citywide initiative that brought book-loving New Yorkers together to read…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, June 6
@ 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, June 6
@ 5 p.m.
Russian Émigré Literature: The Dialog of Generations - «Литература Русского Зарубежья: Диалог Поколений»
THIS EVENT WILL BE CONDUCTED IN RUSSIAN WITH SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION* PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED ВХОД ПО ПРЕДВАРИТЕЛЬНОЙ ЗАПИСИ (*limited number of earpiece translation units is available on first-come, first served basis) Literary historian, Radio Liberty broadcaster, and TV personality Ivan Tolstoy, will discuss the main achievements and contributions of Russian-émigré writers, poets, and journalists of the 20th and 21st centuries. He will be joined in a roundtable discussion by:…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Wed, June 7
@ 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
Wed, June 7
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Architecture and the Art Museum | Anthony Alofsin, Francesco Dal Co, Arezoo Moseni, Troy Conrad Therrien, Billie Tsien, Tod Williams | Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Watch the livestream here What is the place of the museum in the modern city? What role does architecture play? How can these buildings be effectively interpreted? Frank Lloyd Wright’s design for the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan broke with all existing convent…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, June 8
@ 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, June 8
@ 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, June 8
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Researching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library with an exploration of vital records and the census. First, learn how to search for and find your ancestors on birth, marriage, and death certificates. Next, we'll explore the history of the U.S. Federal Census, explore what other types of census records exist, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Sat, June 10
@ 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, June 11
@ 1:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Japanese Storytime for Little Ones
Come in and join us for stories, songs and rhymes. Recommended for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Presented by Nobuko Wilson.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sun, June 11
@ 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, June 12
@ 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, June 12
@ 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, June 13
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Fun in the Sun
A Summer Reading Program! An interactive Summer Music event with Music for Aardvarks Best Summer Songs about going on vacation, playing at the beach, getting ice cream etc… and Rock-n-Roll summer classics like Rockaway Beach, Surfin USA and more it is a good feeling program that will make you happy you stayed in the city! Best for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Space is limited. Registration will begin on Saturday, June 10.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, June 14
@ 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, June 15
@ 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, June 15
@ 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, June 15
@ 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 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Location: Room 216 (Second floor)
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Book Lovers
Thu, June 15
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Philip Glass with Paul Holdengräber: A Mind of Music
Watch the livestream here LIVE hosts one of the most important musical and creative minds of the 20th and 21st centuries: Philip Glass. The composer, who celebrates his 80th birthday this year, will be joined by Paul Holdengräber, to reflect on a lifetime of creation and composition. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A note to our patrons: LIVE from the NYPL programs begin promptly at 7PM. We re…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, June 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
Anti-Prom 2017
ANTI-PROM 2017: GODS & GODDESSES Friday, June 16th, 6:30–9:30PM CALLING ALL TEENS! Come dance the night away at the Library, and enjoy checking out the Gods & Goddesses-inspired fashions created by NYPL’s teen designers. Anti-Prom provides an alternative, safe space for teens regardless of your sexuality, gender identity, the way you dress, or any other reason. This event will be videotaped and photos will be taken. By attending this event you agree any videos/photographs in which…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, June 17
@ 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, June 18
@ 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, June 19
@ 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
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