Celeste Bartos Education Center Services

The Celeste Bartos Education Center includes two state-of-the-art classrooms, a 177-seat Auditorium, and a Visitor’s Theater where a 12-minute film, "The New York Public Library: A Place for Discovery," is shown on the hour and half hour. The Auditorium, with a small stage, audio/visual facilities, and Internet connections, is suitable for webcasting. In addition to LIVE from the NYPL programs, it is used for public lectures, symposia, and other programs. The Auditorium is also available for rentals.

Each year the Celeste Bartos Education Center creates three public programs in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. These fall/winter and spring/summer programs consist of a series of walk-in classes and curatorial talks designed to reveal and make accessible the collections, services, and staff expertise of NYPL's research centers.

Curatorial Talks
In both of our annual series, these exhibition-themed talks are presented by collection curators or guest lecturers. All are free and last one hour.

Public Adult Education Classes
Three times a year we introduce new classes and continue to offer proven favorites. All are taught by staff subject specialists and highlight specific research strategies. Classes are free, hands-on, and last an hour.

For information about upcoming public programs and events, contact 917-ASK-NYPL (917-275-6975).