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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 1 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - September 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Today
@ 5:30 p.m.
Shakespeare's First Folio: A Look at an NYPL Treasure on the 400th Anniversary of the Bard's Death
One of the most treasured writers of the English language is none other than William Shakespeare, and the First Folios of his collected plays are some of the most coveted items in any collection. The Library proudly houses and preserves not one but six First Folios, a true asset to our collections. To mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death, the Library, in partnership with Theatre for a New Audience, invites you to join in the thrill of seeing the First Folio in person, followed by a con…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Today
@ 5:30 p.m.
We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups: Schwarzman Building - September 2016
We Are New York is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking with a child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly. Intermediate and Advanced Level Conversation 2-Hour Classes for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Adult learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching We Are New York videos and discussing them with other adults from around the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingEnglish Language Learners,
Immigrants
Today
@ 6 p.m.
Tough Topics in Middle Grade: Author Panel
Tough Topics in Middle Grade: Author Panel (at New York Public Library) Are you a middle grader, or maybe just feel like one? Are you are a kid, parent, teacher, librarian, or amazing human? If yes, please join us for an evening of conversation about what we all really love -- books! Presented in partnership with iLoveMG and MyLibraryNYC, please welcome the following guests to the New York Public Library on Wednesday September 28th from 6:00-8:00 pm. If you are unable to join us, please…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults
Thu, September 29
@ 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, September 29
@ 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, September 29
@ 6 p.m.
Stranger Things in Middle Grade: Author Panel (at Brooklyn Library)
Stranger Things in Middle Grade: Author Panel (at Brooklyn Public Library) Do you love things that go bump in the night? Are you in middle grade, or maybe just feel like it? Are you are a kid, parent, teacher, librarian, or alien . . . or a fan of Stanger Things? If yes, please join us for an amazing evening of conversation about what we all really love -- books! Presented in partnership with iLoveMG and MyLibraryNYC, please welcome the following guests to the Brooklyn Public Library Th…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Fri, September 30
@ 4 p.m.
Art & Literature: Projects for Older Kids
Join us and make an art project inspired by a book. For ages 8-11. Registration starts Fri., Sept 23rd.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, October 1
@ 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.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sat, October 1
@ 2 p.m.
The Great Gilly Hopkins: Author Event with Katherine Paterson
Join the New York Public Library SAT OCT 1ST from 2-3pm as we welcome Katherine Paterson and her sons, David and John, to discuss Ms. Paterson's enduring young adult classic THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS and new feature film version of THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS debuting in theaters and On Demand OCT 7th. This ticketed event is free and open to the public. Registration recommended. photo credit: Samantha Loomis Paterson A feisty foster kid’s outrageous scheme to be reunited with her b…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Sun, October 2
@ 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 3
@ 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 3
@ 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 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
Family Coloring Bonanza
Photo: Capture Queen Does your child like to color? Do you like to color? Join us for an intergenerational program. First come, first served. Please note that space is limited.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Mon, October 3
@ 4:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Make It, Print It, Sell It
A 10 week series-based class on 3D design. Pre-registration required
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, October 4
@ 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 4
@ 5:30 p.m.
Introduction to the Map Warper
Citizen Cartography @NYPL Day 1: Introduction to the Map Warper This two-part, hands-on workshop will give you an overview of the NYPL Map Warper tool (available at maps.nypl.org), and how you can use it to discover historical maps. You will also be supporting the Library’s efforts to create new public research tools. What is the Map Warper? The Map Warper is a free tool that enables you to align digital images of historical maps with today’s map, or what we like to call “warping”. Cool, huh?…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, October 5
@ 5:30 p.m.
Warping Maps
Citizen Cartography @NYPL Day 2: Warping Maps This two-part, hands-on workshop will give you an overview of the NYPL Map Warper tool (available at maps.nypl.org), and how you can use it to discover historical maps. You will also be supporting the Library’s efforts to create new public research tools. What is the Map Warper? The Map Warper is a free tool that enables you to align digital images of historical maps with today’s map, or what we like to call “warping”. Cool, huh? Who should tak…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, October 5
@ 6 p.m.
Members Only - Rose Main Reading Room Tours
For Library Associate level members ($25) or higher Celebrate the reopening The New York Public Library’s iconic Rose Main Reading Room in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building with exclusive members-only tours of the Reading Room and the exhibition Preserving a Masterpiece: From Soaring Ceilings to Subterranean Storage. To reserve your spot, please RSVP above. If you need your membership ID number please call the Membership Office at 212.930.0653 . Events at The New York Public Librar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Deborah, Jonathan F. P., Samuel Priest, and Adam R. Rose Main Reading RoomNYPL Supporters
Wed, October 5
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Mona Eltahawy | Yasmine El Rashidi
The original Antigone may be from antiquity, but our current era abounds with women fighting unabashedly for what they believe. To celebrate these heroes, the Onassis Cultural Center New York and LIVE from the NYPL invite Mona Eltahawy to the stage. A journalist, feminist, and author of Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Eltahawy is a force to be reckoned with and an embodiment of this spirit. She is joined by yet another fierce and powerful author and journa…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, October 6
@ 9 a.m.
Members Only - Rose Main Reading Room Tours
For Library Associate level members ($25) or higher Celebrate the reopening The New York Public Library’s iconic Rose Main Reading Room in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building with exclusive members-only tours of the Reading Room and the exhibition Preserving a Masterpiece: From Soaring Ceilings to Subterranean Storage. To reserve your spot, please RSVP above. If you need your membership ID number please call the Membership Office at 212.930.0653 . Events at The New York Public Librar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Deborah, Jonathan F. P., Samuel Priest, and Adam R. Rose Main Reading RoomNYPL Supporters
Thu, October 6
@ 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 6
@ 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 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Tilden Tour - Preserving a Masterpiece
For Tilden Conservators level members ($2,500) or higher Celebrate the legacy of The New York Public Library’s iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building with a private viewing of the exhibition Preserving a Masterpiece: From Soaring Ceilings to Subterranean Storage, which documents the building’s history and ongoing preservation efforts. Following the viewing and reception, you’ll receive a tour of the newly restored Rose Main Reading Room and sneak peek at the expansion of our underground co…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, McGraw RotundaNYPL Supporters
Thu, October 6
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
The Heart of the Declaration: Steve Pincus and Keith Gessen
All events are free, but you must reserve seats. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Click here to reserve your seats! Steve Pincus and Keith Gessen discuss Pincus’ most recent book, The Heart of the Declaration: The Founders’ Case for an Activist Government, which argues that the politically radioactive concerns of 2016 – immigration, income inequality, economic stimulus, austerit…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults
Fri, October 7
@ 9 a.m.
Members Only - Rose Main Reading Room Tours
For Library Associate level members ($25) or higher Celebrate the reopening The New York Public Library’s iconic Rose Main Reading Room in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building with exclusive members-only tours of the Reading Room and the exhibition Preserving a Masterpiece: From Soaring Ceilings to Subterranean Storage. To reserve your spot, please RSVP above. If you need your membership ID number please call the Membership Office at 212.930.0653 . Events at The New York Public Librar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Deborah, Jonathan F. P., Samuel Priest, and Adam R. Rose Main Reading RoomNYPL Supporters
Fri, October 7
@ 6 p.m.
Members Only - Rose Main Reading Room Tours
For Library Associate level members ($25) or higher Celebrate the reopening The New York Public Library’s iconic Rose Main Reading Room in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building with exclusive members-only tours of the Reading Room and the exhibition Preserving a Masterpiece: From Soaring Ceilings to Subterranean Storage. To reserve your spot, please RSVP above. If you need your membership ID number please call the Membership Office at 212.930.0653 . Events at The New York Public Librar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Deborah, Jonathan F. P., Samuel Priest, and Adam R. Rose Main Reading RoomNYPL Supporters
Sat, October 8
@ 9 a.m.
Members Only - Rose Main Reading Room Tours
For Library Associate level members ($25) or higher Celebrate the reopening The New York Public Library’s iconic Rose Main Reading Room in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building with exclusive members-only tours of the Reading Room and the exhibition Preserving a Masterpiece: From Soaring Ceilings to Subterranean Storage. To reserve your spot, please RSVP above. If you need your membership ID number please call the Membership Office at 212.930.0653 . Events at The New York Public Librar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Deborah, Jonathan F. P., Samuel Priest, and Adam R. Rose Main Reading RoomNYPL Supporters
Sat, October 8
@ 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.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sat, October 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
Leaves Are Falling – A Fall Sing-Along
Join Mr. Patrick, his guitar and his silly puppet friends as we celebrate the autumn season with a highly-interactive family music concert. From falling leaves to a scarecrow that loves to sneeze, this family-friendly show will have you laughing, clapping, singing and dancing for joy. For ages 0 to 7.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sun, October 9
@ 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
Tue, October 11
@ 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 11
@ 6 p.m.
Periodically Speaking
Politics and Prose: Lit Mags on Political Writing
Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Dan Simon (Seven Stories Press) with editors Matt Lord (Boston Review), Katherine Rowland (Guernica), and Dayna Tortorici (n+1) about the difficulties and benefits of publishing politically engaged prose in a politically charged climate and the relationship of the literary arts to contemporary journalism and social action. MATT LORD is the assistant editor of Boston Review which he joined in 2013. He graduated from MIT with a B.S. in theoretical…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wed, October 12
@ 2:30 p.m.
Family Coloring Bonanza
Photo: Capture Queen Does your child like to color? Do you like to color? Join us for an intergenerational program. First come, first served. Please note that space is limited.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, October 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Democrat, Republican, or Whig: Uncovering Your Political Family Tree
Since the early days of the nation political parties have shaped the history of the United States. Exploring the political leanings of our ancestors can be an exciting and worthwhile adventure. Discover how to locate records of past political parties and identify the affiliations of your ancestors. D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher and President of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B). Joshua…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Thu, October 13
@ 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 13
@ 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 13
@ 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
Thu, October 13
@ 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 AAdults
Thu, October 13
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
Shirley Jackson: Ruth Franklin and Dorothy Wickenden
All events are free, but you must reserve seats. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Click here to reserve your seats! Ruth Franklin and Dorothy Wickenden talk about Franklin’s biography, Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life. Drawing on previously undiscovered correspondence and dozens of interviews, Franklin explores Jackson’s immense talent in light of her damaged childhood an…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
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