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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
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
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
@ 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
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 recommend arriving twenty min…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, June 20
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Lee Friedlander with Giancarlo T. Roma: Passion Projects
Speaking in public for the first time in over three decades, the pioneering photographer Lee Friedlander will take to the LIVE stage in conversation with his grandson Giancarlo T. Roma. Friedlander is perhaps best known for his portraits of the social landscape, which have penetrated to the heart of American life for half a century. But his photographic contributions are rivaled only by his prolific bookmaking. In the 1970s, he established a self-publishing company called Haywire Press; 30 years…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, June 27
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
African-American Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
From 1565 to 1790, Africans surpassed Europeans among the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wed, July 5
@ 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
Thu, July 6
@ 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
Thu, July 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
Mon, July 17
@ 9 a.m.
Cullman Center Institute for Teachers
The Lives of Others: a Fiction Writing Workshop, July 17-21
Salvatore Scibona, Instructor This is a week-long seminar taking place from July 17th to July 21st, 2017. The deadline to apply to the summer seminars has passed. In his novel Underworld, Don DeLillo writes of “[t]he shock of other people’s lives. The truth of another life, the blow, the impact . . . The power of an ordinary life. It is a thing you could not invent with banks of computers in a dust-free room.” This from the point of view of a fictional character he had nonetheless inv…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & WritersAdults
Thu, July 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 The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers Location: Room 220 (Second floor)
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Book Lovers
Thu, July 27
@ 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
Mon, July 31
@ 9 a.m.
Cullman Center Institute for Teachers
The Intimacies of Racial Slavery, July 31-August 4
Saidiya Hartman, Instructor This is a week-long seminar taking place from July 31st to August 4th, 2017. The deadline to apply to the summer seminars has passed. This course will examine the experience of enslavement by focusing on the lives of enslaved women. The bodies of black women created the legal foundation for racial slavery in Anglo-America. The womb was the key site in the reproduction of property and the making of human commodities. Sexuality was the heart of power in the rela…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars & WritersAdults
Thu, August 3
@ 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
Tue, August 8
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
African-American Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
From 1565 to 1790, Africans surpassed Europeans among the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wed, August 9
@ 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, August 16
@ 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, August 17
@ 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 Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev Location: TBD
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Book Lovers
Thu, September 21
@ 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 Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh Location: TBD
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Book Lovers
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