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Thu, March 16
@ 11:15 a.m.
Canceled
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 16
@ 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 Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad Location: Room 216 (Second floor)
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Book Lovers
Thu, March 16
@ 7 p.m.
In Situ at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine: How to Reasonably Believe in God
Creative Time and The New York Public Library are proud to announce a new collaborative venture, In Situ, a site-specific series of conversations pairing leading artists and public intellectuals to address critical topics of our time. The premiere event of the In Situ series will feature Iranian-American artist Shirin Neshat and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek exploring the question of “How to Reasonably Believe in God.” The conversation will be moderated by Sister Helen Prejean. A performan…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults
Sat, March 18
@ 11 a.m.
Canceled
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
Sun, March 19
@ 3 p.m.
Canceled
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, March 20
@ 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, March 20
@ 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, March 21
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Ship Passenger Lists and Maritime Research
Learn how to get started using the genealogy research methods and resources related to ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at U.S. ports in the 19th and 20th centuries, in addition to some of the introductory resources for historical U.S. maritime research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, March 21
@ 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, March 21
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Lawrence Krauss with Alan Alda: Reality, the Real Story
Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss has explained how the material universe could have risen from nothing. But now that it’s here, the reality hidden beneath everyday experience is even weirder, wilder, and more counterintuitive than its origins. Krauss takes to the Library stage to unpack our complex universe, which he also explores in his new book, The Greatest Story Ever Told…So Far—Why Are We Here? He is joined by Alan Alda who, since acting on M.A.S.H and The West Wing, has devoted much…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, March 22
@ 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
Thu, March 23
@ 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 23
@ 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, March 23
@ 6 p.m.
Collaborative Research Seminar on Archives and Special Collections
Collaborative Research Seminar on Archives and Special Collections The “Collaborative Research Seminar on Archives and Special Collections” is a two-part seminar for graduate students, faculty, and staff at The Graduate Center, CUNY, hosted in concert with the Graduate Center Library and The New York Public Library. Through discussions, presentations, and hands-on archival activities, this two-part seminar provides space for Graduate Center students, faculty, and staff to engage the praxis…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Fri, March 24
@ 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 will begin on Friday, March 10.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sat, March 25
@ 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, March 25
@ 3:30 p.m.
Family Music
Did you know that rubber bands make great guitar strings? Come in and make a musical instrument. For children ages 5 to 11. Preregistration begins on Monday, March 20, 2017. Space is limited.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sun, March 26
@ 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, March 27
@ 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, March 27
@ 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, March 28
@ 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, March 28
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Anne Enright: Storytelling from the Periphery
Man Booker Prize-winning author Anne Enright “possesses an unusual combination of talents,” says The New Yorker's James Wood. “She is a rich, lyrical prose writer, who cascades among novelties—again and again, she finds the unexpected adjective, the just noun.” In recent novels such as The Green Road and The Forgotten Waltz, Enright deploys that beguiling literary touch to a hard-headed search for both the melancholy and the comic among the fissures that tear at the hearts of family lives. And s…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, March 29
@ 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 Wednesday, March 22.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, March 29
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
The Big Picture | Nicholas Baume, Adrienne Edwards, Jens Hoffman, Matthew Israel, Arezoo Moseni | An Art Book 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. On the occasion of the publication of the new book The Big Picture: : Contemporary Art in 10 Works by 10 Artists, author Matthew Israel, and influential museum curators and directors Nicholas Baume, Adrienne Edwards, and Jens Hoffman discuss contemporary art's rel…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, March 30
@ 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 30
@ 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
Sat, April 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
Mon, April 3
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Noam Chomsky with Wallace Shawn: Rigorous Rationality
Noam Chomsky has offered wisdom to the world in many capacities, as a linguist, philosopher, political theorist and more. But how does Chomsky wrap his head around today's political landscape and rhetoric? His friend, the beloved stage and screen actor Wallace Shawn comes to LIVE to mine his intellectual hero's mind. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A note to our patrons: LIVE from the NYPL prog…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, April 4
@ 5 p.m.
Introduction to the Map Warper
This hands-on workshop will give you an overview of the NYPL Map Warper tool and how you can use it to explore local history. What is the Map Warper? The Map Warper is a free tool (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables you to transform digital images of historical maps into the tiles of a v…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, April 5
@ 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
Sun, April 9
@ 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
Tue, April 11
@ 12 noon
Scottish Genealogy - Finding People and Finding Places
You CANNOT do Scottish Genealogy properly from Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, FindMyPast, MyHeritage etc. WHY? Because they just don’t have the records Surname distributions can be a vital clue as to ancestral origins and to where records may exist. And yet Scotland has the longest-reaching, best-preserved and most accessible records on the planet. Where are they? How to access them? What do they contain? How to use them? “What’s where?” – Sources and methods “What’s on Scotland’s People…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, April 11
@ 2:15 p.m.
Scottish Heraldry and Coats of Arms
Heraldry is often dismissed as mediaeval mumbo-jumbo, difficult to understand, recondite and of no contemporary relevance. But it is a living science and art, a vital tool in genealogical research and paradoxically very easy to understand. Scottish Arms from the Armorial de Gelré, ca 1400. Dr Bruce Durie will explain how heraldry works (law and rules) why there is no such thing as a “Family Coat of Arms" how to get a legal Coat of Arms in Scotland A handout will be provided. Dr. Br…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Tue, April 11
@ 2:30 p.m.
Tot Rock with Nursery Rhymes
Presley and Melody's interactive "read and sing" music productions unleach the "power of Music" as they integrate a live music program with reading, singing, and audience participations. This creative interactive musical experience transform fans from spectators to participators, as children become stars on stage. Best for ages 0 - 3 years old with parent/cargiver.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, April 12
@ 12 noon
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, April 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age
David Callahan, founder and editor of Inside Philanthrophy; author of The Givers (Knopf, April 2017) in conversation with Alexander Heffner, host of PBS’s The Open Mind While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes. David Callahan’s new book, The Givers: Wealth, Power and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age, charts the rise of these new power players and the ways in whi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, April 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
Mon, April 17
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
The Osage Murders: David Grann and Jeffrey Toobin
All events are free, but you must reserve seats. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. All unclaimed seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Click here to reserve your seats! David Grann and Jeffrey Toobin talk about his Grann's book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. After huge petroleum reserves were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma in the 1920s, members of the tribe were…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Wed, April 19
@ 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
Thu, April 20
@ 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 Bleak House by Charles Dickens Location: Room 216 (Second floor)
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Book Lovers
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