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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, August 23
@ 6:30 p.m.
Summer Shorts: Jazz on a Summer's Day
Relics and Forgotten Gems Curated from the Reserve Film and Video Collection Wednesdays in August we’re bringing some of New York’s finest film experts to the Steven A Schwarzman Building, where they'll present one-time-only movie nights that they’ve curated from the Library for the Performing Arts’ 60-plus-year-old collection of 16mm films. Get out of the heat and watch wonderful and strange docs, shorts, tv movies, and features selected and presented in-person by curators from the Librar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, August 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Summer Shorts: Sci-Fi TV Movies
Relics and Forgotten Gems Curated from the Reserve Film and Video Collection Wednesdays in August we’re bringing some of New York’s finest film experts to the Steven A Schwarzman Building, where they'll present one-time-only movie nights that they’ve curated from the Library for the Performing Arts’ 60-plus-year-old collection of 16mm films. Get out of the heat and watch wonderful and strange docs, shorts, tv movies, and features selected and presented in-person by curators from the Librar…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Tue, September 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Fantasyland: Kurt Andersen in Conversation with Kwame Anthony Appiah
Fantasyland, the latest book by Kurt Andersen, bestselling author and co-creator of the public radio show Studio 360, is a comprehensive examination of our post-truth world and the history of the American instinct to believe in make-believe. Andersen argues that the tendency to see our current “alternative-facts” moment as a new phenomenon belies four centuries of magical thinkers and true believers, hucksters and suckers, who have embedded an appetite for believe-whatever-you-want fantasy into…
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
Tue, September 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
The New Education: Cathy Davidson w/ William P. Kelly
A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past—and shows how we can transform it for our era of constant change. Cathy Davidson says that today's roughly 21 million college students are getting a raw deal. In her latest book, The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux, Davidson argues that most higher education is insufficient to meet the demands placed on recent graduates by the "ever more complex and…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Tue, October 3
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Greater Gotham: Mike Wallace with Jelani Cobb
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Mike Wallace returns with the second volume of his immersive history of New York City. Nearly twenty years ago, Mike Wallace and Edwin Burrows published Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, an epic historical narrative that won the Pulitzer for its portrait of New York City as the heart and soul of America. This year sees publication of the long-awaited follow-up, Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919, in which Wallace picks up the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, October 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
The WPA Photographs of Lewis Hine: Judith Gutman & Sean Wilentz
Photographic historian Judith Mara Gutman and acclaimed historian Sean Wilentz explore the work produced for the WPA by pioneering social photographer Lewis Hine, chronicled in the new book Lewis Hine: When Innovation Was King. In 1936, science-teacher-turned-photographer Lewis Hine was commissioned by the National Research Project, a division of the Works Progress Administration, to produce a visual document of the industries that the U.S. government hoped would provide the jobs that would lif…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, November 29
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Alexander Calder: the Conquest of Time
Renowned art critic Jed Perl discusses his new book, the first biography of America’s greatest twentieth-century sculptor, Alexander Calder, with Calder's grandson and president of the Calder Foundation, Sandy Rower. Alexander Calder is among the most beloved and widely admired artists of the twentieth century, perhaps best known as the inventor of the mobile. Forty years after the artist’s death, his story is finally being told in full by art critic Jed Perl, making use of previously unavailab…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Families,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers