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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, June 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism, with Charles A. Riley II, curator, critic, professor of English, and author of more than twenty books on the arts.
This illustrated lecture provides a wide-ranging look at the connections inside the core group of avant-garde artists in Jazz Age Paris. It .offers a fresh examination of both canonic and overlooked writers and artists and their works, by revealing them in conversation with one another. The author's celebration of the many masterpieces shows how the creative community of postwar Paris supported astounding experiments in content and form that still resonate today. Events at The New York Public…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Making of Jane Austen, with Devoney Looser, a professor of English at Arizona State University.
This illustrated lecture tells new stories about how Jane Austen (1775-1817) was made into an international literary icon in the two centuries after her death. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, July 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
"How the Books We Read Shape Our Lives," with Pamela Paul, the author of five books, most recently, "My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues," and the editor of "The New York Times Book Review."
This talk explores how the books we reads shape ours lives and how each of us, through those books, constructs our own life stories. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, July 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters, with Thomas M. Nichols, Professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College, and an adjunct professor at the Harvard Extension School.
This illustrated lecture explores the perils of un-vetted information, that credentials are still important, and that giving experts their due is democratic. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, July 10
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Seasons Alter: How to Save Our Planet in Six Acts, with Philip Kitcher, professor of philosophy at Columbia University.
This illustrated talk presents the realities of global warming in the most human of terms―everyday conversation. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, July 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics, with Kim Phillips-Fein, author of "Invisible Hands," and an associate professor of American history in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the blackout, this illustrated lecture provides an epic, riveting history of New York City on the edge of disaster―and an anatomy of the austerity politics that continue to shape the world today. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, July 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Abandoned America, The Age of Consequences, with Matthew Christopher, photographer and writer.
The author returns to the Library for another installment of Abandoned America. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, July 17
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
A Field Guide to Long Island Sound, with Patrick Lynch, author, illustrator, photographer, and designer.
This illustrated lecture introduces the audience to the rich natural history of Long Island Sound and its New York and Connecticut coastlines. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, July 20
@ 6:30 p.m.
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A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System, with T. R. Reid, one of the nation's best-known reporters through his books and articles, his documentary films, his reporting for the Washington Post, and NPR.
This illustrated lecture looks to other countries to rethink America's complicated tax code and features sensible, efficient tax systems from around the world that the United States could emulate. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, July 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
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Not A Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science, with Dave Levitan, a journalist.
This illustrated lecture features an eye-opening tour of the political tricks that subvert scientific progress. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, July 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
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Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, with James Forman Jr., professor of law at Yale Law School.
This illustrated lecture enriches our understanding of why our society became so punitive and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of race and the criminal justice system in America. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, July 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
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Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider's Account of the Politics of Intelligence with Melvin A. Goodman, writer and former senior analyst and Division Chief at the CIA from 1966 to 1990.
This lecture presents a rare insider's account of the inner workings of America's intelligence community. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, July 31
@ 6:30 p.m.
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Sellout: How Washington Gave Away America's Technological Soul, and One Man's Fight to Bring It Home, with Victoria Bruce, journalist and author, in conversation with Jim Kennedy, the protagonist of "Sellout."
This conversation tells the story of one citizen's fight to preserve a US stake in the future of clean energy and the elements essential to high tech industries and national defense. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults