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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 6:30 p.m.
Thinking Out Loud
The Path Forward: A Future for Democracy?
The Declaration of Independence, in Thomas Jefferson's handwriting. NYPL digital colllections. New York Public Library President Anthony Marx brings together political analysts from the right and left to ask what the future holds for American democracy and for democracies around the world. FEATURING Peter Beinart, contributing editor at The Atlantic and associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York Jonah Goldberg, senior fellow at the American…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
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
Mon, May 7
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Edge of Chaos: Dambisa Moyo with Garry Kasparov
An economist and a chess master discuss the future of democratic capitalism. Angry citizens from Belgium to Brazil are leading protests to demand a greater say in their political, personal, and economic futures. Their underlying outrage is the same, says economist Dambisa Moyo. People are demanding their governments do more to improve their lives faster, something which policymakers are unable to deliver under conditions of anemic growth. In her new book, Edge of Chaos, Moyo argues that demogr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults
Tue, May 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Art of the Avant-Gardes: Barbara Moore and Max Schumann
Scholar Barbara Moore discusses the many forms and cross-disciplinary nature of the 1960s avant-gardes with Printed Matter’s Max Schumann, inspired by the Library’s exhibition "You Say You Want a Revolution." Larry Baldwin of Fluxus International presents FluxFest Often political in nature, movements such as Fluxus, Happenings, and Intermedia blurred the line between art and life and developed into what came to be known as performance art. Founded in 1963, the legendary Something Else…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wed, May 9
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Together in Time: Jim Holt and Carlo Rovelli
International best-selling science writers Jim Holt and Carlo Rovelli examine the mysterious natures of time. “Do we exist in time, or does time exist in us?” asks Italian theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli in his new book, The Order of Time. “Why do we remember the past and not the future…What ties time to our nature as persons, to our subjectivity?" Rovelli is the head of the Quantum Gravity group at the Centre de Physique Théorique of Aix-Marseille University and has devoted his life's work…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
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, May 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Democracy’s Destiny: Joseph Califano, Jr. with Robert Semple
A veteran leader in government, law, and business joins a veteran opinion editor to talk about the life-threatening strains on our democracy, and what we must do to heal them. In Our Damaged Democracy Joseph Califano notes that he has never in all his 85 years “been so concerned about the destiny of our democracy.” The Harvard-educated lawyer grew up in Depression-era Brooklyn, served in the White House of President Lyndon Johnson, acted as an attorney for the Democratic Party during Waterga…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults
Wed, May 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Benched: Judge Jon Newman
Abortion, Terrorists, Drones! Crooks! Supreme Court, Kennedy, Nixon! Demi Moore! A federal judge reflects on his decades of service. Judge Jon Newman has spent 45 years as a federal judge, the last 38 of them as a federal appellate judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Hearing cases that arise in Connecticut, New York, and Vermont, Newman has influenced the development of countless areas of the law. Justice Sonia Sotomayor describes him as “a man of uncommon bril…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults
Wed, May 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Loose Threads: Susan Cianciolo with Jeppe Ugelvig
The pioneering textile artist explores a body of work at the crossroads of fashion and art. Susan Cianciolo’s clothing line, Run, was often deemed “too artsy” for the fashion world, yet it struggled to find a footing in the art world as well. In production from 1995 to 2001, Run’s collections were known to include sewing kits that invited women to create their own apparel. The idea was inspired by the family and friends who both belonged to her sewing and knitting circles—and who also helped t…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tue, May 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Women in a Golden Age of Artists' Books
Three women who were pivotal in the development of offset-printed artists' books discuss the past, present, and future of the unique visual form and transformative medium. FEATURING Cynthia Marsh, Professor of Art, Founder of the Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee Rebecca Michaels, Associate Professor of Photography at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia Patty Smith, artist, printmaker, book artist, and professor of Fine A…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
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 with Sarah Lewis: 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