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Sat, March 3
@ 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, March 3
@ 3 p.m.
KidsLIVE
KidsLIVE: 90-Second Newbery Film Festival
Welcome to the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival—a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the stories of Newbery award-winning books in about 90 seconds. A selection of the kid-made movies are screened annually in Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and many other cities—including, for the seventh year in a row, The New York Public Library! Year after year, we receive movies that are hilarious, ingenious, and inspiring. Join us at The New York Public…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Sun, March 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, March 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, March 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, March 5
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Cass Sunstein and Samantha Power with David Cole: Can It Happen Here?
In 1935, Sinclair Lewis’s novel It Can’t Happen Here imagined a dystopian future in which American democracy is bent to the will of a demagogic strongman whose tyranny propels the country into undreamed-of chaos. In 2018, Harvard Professor Cass R. Sunstein polls some of the great thinkers of our generation to ask how democracy in the United States could actually crumble and whether authoritarianism can actually happen here. He will discuss the resulting volume, Can It Happen Here, which he edite…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, March 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, March 6
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Tom McGuane with Richard Powers: The Long and Short of It
“I can’t imagine wanting to do more or better than a short story,” said Tom McGuane. “A story has as much of an emotional payoff as a novel. It has to do with the the pristine lyric language, the concision of the narrative…The best stories, I think of them as apertures. They’re how the dissonances come to light.” The National Book Award–nominated author looks back on a life of stories, in celebration of Cloudbursts, his latest book, which collects short stories from throughout his career. McGuan…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, March 7
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Research with Maps
New York Public Library’s Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division collections are national and international in scope, and comprise 433,000 maps and 20,000 books and atlases, an invaluable resource for genealogists the world over. Holdings include: Topographical maps that describe where our ancestors lived, the names of settlements, towns and cities, the effect of the landscape on the migration routes our ancestors took, the kinds of work they did, and the location of cultural feature…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thu, March 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, March 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, March 8
@ 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 BAdults
Thu, March 8
@ 2 p.m.
Finding Clues in Family Photos
This class invites attendees to explore genealogy research through family snapshots and other historic photographs. Attendees will gain insights on how to solve family mysteries and find genealogy clues through close inspection of photographic imagery - from newspaper images to heirloom portraits.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thu, March 8
@ 7 p.m.
Rare Books & Red Wine with the Young Lions
Spend a sophisticated evening at the Library! Young Lions will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Library’s Rare Books collection with specialist Meredith Mann while enjoying a red wine tasting in the beautiful third floor McGraw Rotunda. Thursday, March 8, 7 PM RSVP HERE Stephen A. Schwarzman Building McGraw Rotunda,Third Floor Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street This event is open to all Young Lions, and is a members only event. For more information about the Young Lions pr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, McGraw RotundaNYPL Supporters
Fri, March 9
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Fun Time: Five Senses (Hearing)
Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this hands-on exploration of the five senses: hearing, touch, smell, taste and sight. For children ages 3 -5 and their caregivers. Space is limited. Registration begins Monday, March 5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Sat, March 10
@ 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, March 10
@ 11 a.m.
G4C Student Challenge Game Jam: News Literacy
This event is free and open to all NYC middle and high school students. Please register here. News Literacy Game Jam at New York Public Library The News Literacy-themed Game Jam at the New York Public Library is free event open to all public middle and high school students in NYC. Students will learn about the topic of News Literacy from content experts at Common Sense Education and will then dive into the game design process, creating games that address the topic. This event is the first of f…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sun, March 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, March 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, March 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, March 13
@ 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 13
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
John Carlos with Dave Zirin: Political Games
When you Google “1968 Olympics” the first suggestion returned is “1968 Olympics Black Power salute.” That iconic image, of John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City—shoes off, head down, black-gloved fist raised in salute—has come to define the spirit of protest that infused the late 1960s. This spring, as the Library remembers the 1960s in its exhibit, You Say You Want a Revolution, Dr. Carlos will speak with sports writer Dave Zirin about the principles behind the protests of athletes, a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Edna Barnes Salomon RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, March 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
The Cloister: James Carroll with Mary Gordon
The latest novel from the National Book Award–winning author bridges midcentury Manhattan with twelfth-century Paris, united by the epic love story of Abelard and Héloïse. Two relationships divided by eight centuries, one a passionate and forbidden love affair, the other an unlikely friendship charged by the horrors of the recent past—at their centers questions of faith, identity, love, and honesty that transcend time. Michael Kavanagh, a parish priest in Inwood, and Rachel Vedette, an expat J…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Thu, March 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, March 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, March 15
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Researching Vital Records and the Census
Vital records (birth, death, and marriage) and the census are the cornerstones of genealogical research. Learn how to search for and find these key documents through resources at NYPL and elsewhere. This class will also explore the history of state record-keeping practices and the U.S. federal census, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thu, March 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 The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway Room Location: provided on registration
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Book Lovers
Fri, March 16
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Irish Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
Have an Irish ancestor? Use NYPL's large free public collection of genealogical tools to help you find information on an Irish ancestor, especially those who passed through New York. Participants will learn about print and electronic sources of information and work on developing a research plan for genealogical quests.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Fri, March 16
@ 2:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Playdate (Prewalkers)
Join us for a baby playdate! Babies from 6-12 months old (pre-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 babies. Registration begins Monday, March 12.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Fri, March 16
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Billy Collins with Paul Holdengräber: Ramblin Man
Poetry, to Billy Collins, is a journey, “the result of many contrivances ranging from rhetorical modulations to leaps of fanciful conjuring and sudden shifts in time and space…Poetry invites us to travel into new realms…Insofar as it is the only history we have of the human heart, poetry can carry us into the history of feeling and connect us to that largest of communities.” The former Poet Laureate and NYPL Library Lion will take you on a journey up and down the meter and verse of his own poeti…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, March 17
@ 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
Sun, March 18
@ 11 a.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, March 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, March 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
Mon, March 19
@ 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, March 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
Thinking Out Loud
The Path Forward: Incarcerated America
Sing Sing Prison, interior view NYPL Digital Collections New York Public Library President Anthony Marx brings together criminal-justice-reform advocates from the right and left to discuss the complex of issues that our nation confronts when it comes to incarceration, particularly those faced by American youth. FEATURING Reginald Dwayne Betts, poet, NAACP Image Award–winning memoirist, and lawyer Pat Nolan, Director of the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Ju…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
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
Tue, March 20
@ 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 20
@ 6:30 p.m.
16mm Film Nights
60s Avant Garde
Film critic Amy Taubin curates an evening of greatest hits and overlooked gems from experimental film directors of the 1960s, inspired by the Library's exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution. FEATURING "Fist Fight" (1964, dir. Robert Breer) "Kustom Kar Kommandos" (1965, dir. Kenneth Anger) "Permanent Wave" (1966, dir. Anita Thacher) "Film in which there appear lettering, dirt particles, sprocket holes, etc." (1966, dir. George Landow, aka Owen Land) "Report" (1963–1967, dir. Bruce Conn…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, March 21
@ 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, March 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
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