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Wed, November 9
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Chris Abani | Wole Soyinka
It’s a rare gift to meet your greatest literary influence, but Chris Abani will have that moment in his conversation with Nobel Prize-winner Wole Soyinka. Equally special will be seeing these two writers meet, converse, riff, and reflect on stage at LIVE. CHRIS ABANI is a novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter and playwright born in Nigeria. Through his TED Talks, public speaking and essays, Abani is known as an international voice on humanitarianism, art, ethics, and our shared political respo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, November 10
@ 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, November 10
@ 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, November 10
@ 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
Sat, November 12
@ 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
Sun, November 13
@ 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, November 14
@ 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, November 14
@ 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, November 14
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Daniel Libeskind | Steven Holl | Elizabeth Diller
It's hard to imagine a New York different from the one we know, but what would the city have been like if the ideas of some of the greatest architectural dreamers had made it beyond the drawing boards and into built form? The new book Never Built New York paints the picture of an alternative New York, with renderings, sketches, models, and stories of proposals for the city that never came to be. Internationally acclaimed architects Daniel Libeskind. Steven Holl, and Elizabeth Diller come togethe…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, November 15
@ 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, November 15
@ 6 p.m.
"Munich '72 and Beyond" Film Screening
Join us for a film screening of "Munich '72 and Beyond," followed by a panel discussion with producers Dr. Steve Ungerleider and David Ulich, moderated by sportswriter and reporter Jeremy Schaap. Nearly 45 years after the Munich Massacre, "Munich '72 and Beyond" -- winner of Los Angeles International Short Film Festival's Best Documentary -- chronicles the struggle of the victims' families to find answers about what happened to their loved ones, and their mission to create a memorial to the f…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults
Tue, November 15
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Robbie Robertson | Stevie Van Zandt
NOTE: Tickets for this event include a copy of Robbie Robertson's new book, Testimony. An original member of the seminal music group the Band, songwriter and guitarist Robbie Robertson helped shape American music and culture profoundly. On the fortieth anniversary of the Band’s legendary The Last Waltz concert, Robertson comes to LIVE to celebrate the release of his memoir, Testimony, reflecting on the group, his own journey, and much more. He is joined by E Street Band's Stevie Van Zandt to…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Edna Barnes Salomon RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, November 16
@ 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, November 16
@ 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 Wed., Nov. 9th.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, November 16
@ 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
Wed, November 16
@ 6 p.m.
Art & Architecture Talks
The Space Between Things: A Conversation with Waltercio Caldas
The Space Between Things: A Conversation with Waltercio Caldas and Ariel Jiménez Moderated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro New York-Caracas based Latin American art foundation Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) has published the ninth book in its acclaimed bilingual publication series Conversations/Conversaciones. To present Waltercio Caldas in Conversation with/en conversación con Ariel Jiménez, the CPPC has invited the Brazilian artist Waltercio Caldas and the Venezuelan writer, curato…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Thu, November 17
@ 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, November 17
@ 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, November 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 Animal Farm by George Orwell Location: Room 122 (on First Floor)
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Thu, November 17
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Saul Friedländer | Leon Wieseltier
A classic of Holocaust literature, When Memory Comes is the eloquent, acclaimed memoir of childhood by Saul Friedländer. Forty years after its publication, Friedländer bridges the gap between past and present with his new book, Where Memory Leads: My Life. In celebration of the reissue of the original and the publication of the sequel, Friedlander is joined by his friend, writer and critic Leon Wieseltier. SAUL FRIEDLÄNDER is an award-winning Israeli historian and currently a professor of histo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, November 18
@ 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 Thurs., Nov 10th.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, November 18
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
James McBride
Musician and author James McBride returns to LIVE to mark the paperback publication of his book, Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul, a story that speaks to the tensions and contradictions of the American experience: between North and South, black and white, rich and poor. JAMES MCBRIDE is the author of the New York Times bestseller and National Book Award winner, The Good Lord Bird, as well as the bestselling novels Song Yet Sung, Miracle at St. Anna, and the #…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, November 19
@ 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
Sun, November 20
@ 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, November 21
@ 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, November 21
@ 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, November 22
@ 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
Fri, November 25
@ 10:15 a.m.
The Lions Lego Zone
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs! Kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGOs provided by the Library. Blocks of various sizes will be provided for children ages 2-4 and 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:00 AM. Please bring along a camera to take a pictures of your creation!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sat, November 26
@ 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
Sun, November 27
@ 1 p.m.
Friends Double-Discount Week at The Library's Shop
From Sunday, November 27 - Saturday, December 3, visit The New York Public Library Shop in the Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street or online to find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list - and support the Library at the same time. You'll find books for readers of all ages, NYPL jewelry and apparel, and much more Enjoy 20% off your purchases during Double-Discount Week when you you show your Friends membership card or use our membership ID number online. Jo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Library ShopNYPL Supporters
Sun, November 27
@ 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, November 28
@ 10 a.m.
Friends Double-Discount Week at The Library's Shop
From Sunday, November 27 - Saturday, December 3, visit The New York Public Library Shop in the Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street or online to find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list - and support the Library at the same time. You'll find books for readers of all ages, NYPL jewelry and apparel, and much more Enjoy 20% off your purchases during Double-Discount Week when you you show your Friends membership card or use our membership ID number online. Jo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Library ShopNYPL Supporters
Mon, November 28
@ 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, November 28
@ 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, November 29
@ 10 a.m.
Friends Double-Discount Week at The Library's Shop
From Sunday, November 27 - Saturday, December 3, visit The New York Public Library Shop in the Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street or online to find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list - and support the Library at the same time. You'll find books for readers of all ages, NYPL jewelry and apparel, and much more Enjoy 20% off your purchases during Double-Discount Week when you you show your Friends membership card or use our membership ID number online. Jo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Library ShopNYPL Supporters
Tue, November 29
@ 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, November 29
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Tom Wolfe | Paul Holdengräber
When Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test first came out in 1968, chronicling the burgeoning counterculture, it unleashed a new literary genre: New Journalism. Half a century later, TASCHEN releases an abridgment of the text, with photographs and ephemera from the era. In celebration, LIVE welcomes Wolfe in reflection on his seminal work. Tom Wolfe, a 1981 Literary Lion, is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, November 30
@ 10 a.m.
Friends Double-Discount Week at The Library's Shop
From Sunday, November 27 - Saturday, December 3, visit The New York Public Library Shop in the Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street or online to find unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list - and support the Library at the same time. You'll find books for readers of all ages, NYPL jewelry and apparel, and much more Enjoy 20% off your purchases during Double-Discount Week when you you show your Friends membership card or use our membership ID number online. Jo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Library ShopNYPL Supporters
Wed, November 30
@ 6 p.m.
Genealogy Workshop: New York Records Online
Italian Family This hands-on workshop will demonstrate where to find New York State and New York City records and how to search free and subscription websites This lecture is sponsored by the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, November 30
@ 6 p.m.
Art & Architecture Talks
Hélio Oiticica: Folding the Frame / Irene V. Small & Molly Nesbit
On the occasion of the publication of Hélio Oiticica: Folding the Frame, author Irene V. Small discusses art, archives, experimentation, and historical method with award-winning art historian Molly Nesbit. Hélio Oiticica (1937–80) was one of the most brilliant Brazilian artists of the 1960s and 1970s. He was a forerunner of participatory art, and his melding of geometric abstraction and bodily engagement has influenced contemporary artists from Cildo Meireles and Ricardo Basbaum to Gabriel Oro…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
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