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Upcoming President's Council Events

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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, February 20
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
The New Female Economies in China and the Muslim World
In China and the Muslim world, rising numbers of women in the workforce are revolutionizing their cultures and their economies. Two new books explore what futures these transformations promise. FEATURING Roseann Lake, journalist and author of Leftover in China: the Women Shaping the World's Next Superpower Saadia Zahidi, Head of Education, Gender and Work at the World Economic Forum and author of Fifty Million Rising: the New Generation of Working Women Revolutionizing the Muslim Wo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumNYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, February 21
@ 6:30 p.m.
16mm Film Nights
Early Short Films by Renowned Female Directors
The chief programmer at Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn, Cristina Cacioppo, screens a selection of early shorts by renowned female directors. FEATURING "And You Act Like One Too" (1976, dir. Susan Seidelman) "David: Off and On" (1972, dir. Martha Coolidge) "Illusions" (1982, dir. Julie Dash) The evening's 16mm films are curated entirely from the New York Public Library's 65-year-old Reserve Film and Video Collection​, which includes more than 6,000 16mm films as well as 5,000 VHS videocassette…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, February 23
@ 7 p.m.
The Library After Hours
February 23: Young at Heart
Join us at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on select Fridays for the city's most cerebral happy hour. The Library After Hours features music, food and drinks, performances, and behind-the-scenes access to the Library’s collections. Turn back to childhood for one nostalgic night of reveling in the delight of children's stories. Check out collections displays of rare children's literature, watch classic cartoons, craft your own children's books, and come ready to share your favorite youthful r…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Wed, February 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Thinking Out Loud
The Marshall Project: We Are Witnesses
"A Modern Cell in Sing-Sing Prison," c. 1900 NYPL Digital Collections The Marshall Project’s “We Are Witnesses” explores the American criminal-justice system through interviews with those whose lives have been touched by it. Watch four videos from the project and then hear from the subjects in person. FEATURING Eduardo Padro, New York State Supreme Court judge (retired) Sergeant Edwin Raymond, NYPD Ayana Thomas, formerly incarcerated in the federal prison system Jennifer Gonnerman (mo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
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
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, April 10
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Agnes Martin: Paintings | Richard Tuttle with Tiffany Bell
Explore the work of the seminal abstract artist in honor of the catalogue raisonné of her work, the most definitive and comprehensive study of her paintings to date. The legacy of Agnes Martin can be found in the generations of artists who have been inspired by her limited palette and geometric vocabulary. Probably best known for her paintings of lines and grids using understated colors, Martin’s work has been hailed as "pure abstraction, in which space, metaphysics, and internal emotional stat…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Mon, May 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
Conservators Exclusive Showcase of Treasures: Celebrating 200 Years of Frankenstein
For Conservators level members ($1,500) or higher Mary Shelley changed science-fiction forever with her famous novel, Frankenstein. Join us for a reception in the McGraw Rotunda as curator of Pforzheimer Collection, Elizabeth Denlinger, gives tours of special Shelley collection items. RSVP here or call 212.930.0548. 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 p…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, McGraw RotundaNYPL Supporters
Tue, May 15
@ 12 noon
Spring 2018 Friends Lecture Luncheon with Michael Ondaatje
For members at the Supporting Friend level ($100 ) or higher The Spring 2018 Lecture-Luncheon will feature acclaimed Sri Lankan-born writer Michael Ondaatje, author of the Booker Prize-winning novel, The English Patient. Ondaatje’s work is often experimental, defying easy categorization, and in addition to novels he has published 13 books of poetry as well as nonfiction. The NYPL 1993 Library Lion honoree will join us to discuss his new novel Warlight. The Luncheon will take place on Tuesday,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumNYPL Supporters
Tue, June 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Spring 2018 VIP Reception - Membership Mingle and Book Swap
For Donors at the Supporting Friends level ($100 ) or higher Fellowship with Friends! Spend an evening mingling with fellow Library supporters and book lovers while enjoying cocktails and browsing recommended reading lists from our expert librarians. Don’t forget to bring a book to swap—you can share the latest book you’ve read or an old favorite. Come prepared to discover an author or genre that will be “new” to you! Tuesday, June 5, 2018 6:30 PM Celeste Bartos Forum…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumNYPL Supporters
Tue, June 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Nell Painter: Old in Art School
“I was used to juggling my self-perception and other people’s views of me as a black person and as a woman, from within and without. But now what I took as me seemed almost inconsequential as my essence shriveled into my age.” How are women, and artists, “seen” and judged by their age, race, and looks? And how does this seeing change, depending upon what is asked of the viewer? In her new memoir, Old in Art School, best-selling historian and visual artist Nell Painter explores these questions w…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers