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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Fri, January 19
@ 7 p.m.
The Library After Hours
January 19: Counterculture
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. New York City celebrates the 1960s this year, and the Library is in on the act with its first After Hours of 2018, Counterculture, presented in connection with our brand-new exhibition “You Say You Want a Revolution.” Check out the exhibit, meet the curator, watch…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
Tue, January 23
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Bunk: Kevin Young with Rebecca Carroll
The Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on the “Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News” In his most recent book, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, poet and critic Kevin Young traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon—the legacy of P.T. Barnum’s “humbug“ culminating with the currency of ”fake news.“ Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, with race being the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Mon, January 29
@ 7 p.m.
Thinking Out Loud
Cultural Reporting and Criticism in the 21st Century
The stories we tell today about our era of uncertainty and transformation will not only contribute to the shape of tomorrow but also will create the record that future historians will look to when studying our time. How writers see today’s events and how they choose to relate them are subjects for enduring exploration. What are the national events worth covering, the global picture that needs rendering, the perceived consequences of what is happening at the present moment? Sam Tanenhaus, the for…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Sat, February 3
@ 8 p.m.
Antigone in Ferguson: A Performance of Sophocles' Antigone
The New York Public Library and Theater of War Productions present Antigone in Ferguson, translated, directed, and facilitated by Bryan Doerries, Public Artist in Residence, City of New York. This free, interactive version of Sophocles’ Antigone—an ancient Greek tragedy about what happens when personal conviction and state law clash, and violence ensues—features acclaimed actors and a gospel choir made up of citizens, police officers, activists, and members of the faith community from Ferguson,…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, February 7
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
An American Marriage: Tayari Jones with Isaac Fitzgerald
Race, incarceration, loyalty, and love conspire against young matrimony in the latest novel by Tayari Jones. In 2011 Tayari Jones was awarded a research fellowship, which she used to study mass incarceration in the United States. The work gave birth to An American Marriage, her latest novel, which examines what happens to a newlywed couple when circumstances beyond their control force choices on them and their marriage that they could never have imagined. Celestial is an artist with a rising c…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Tue, February 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Stories from the Borders: Francisco Cantú & Lauren Markham
Two debut books push past the headlines to craft two intimate portraits of American immigration—one of life at the border and one of a journey to cross it. FEATURING Francisco Cantú, 2017 Whiting Award–winning author of The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border Lauren Markham, journalist and author of The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life in conversation with John Washington, contributor to The Nation on immigration and border politics…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
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)
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