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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, October 23
@ 7 p.m.
Author Talks
Future Perfect: Making Sense of Trump’s America
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
Tue, October 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
Fall 2017 Curator's Choice - Recent Acquisitions
For $250 Members (and above) Get exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to special collection items recently acquired by the Library and hand-selected by our curators for our current exhibition. Featured items include selections from musician Lou Reed’s archives, writer Patti Smith’s notebooks, scholar Joseph Campbell’s papers, and photographer Geoffrey Biddle's Alphabet City series. To RSVP and for questions call 212.930.0548
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Gottesman HallNYPL Supporters
Wed, October 25
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Red Famine: Anne Applebaum with John Podhoretz
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum returns with a revelatory history of one of Joseph Stalin's greatest crimes—the consequences of which still resonate today. Between 1931 and 1934, at least 5 million people died of hunger all across the Soviet Union. Over 3 million of them were Ukrainians. The grand humanitarian tragedy followed in the wake of Stalin’s launching in 1929 his policy of agricultural collectivization, which forced millions of peasants acr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, November 8
@ 12 noon
Fall 2017 Friends Lecture Luncheon - An Afternoon with Walter Isaacson
For members at the Supporting Friend level ($100 ) or higher Leonardo da Vinci’s virtuosic intellect produced some of the world’s most culturally significant works of art and groundbreaking scientific research. Da Vinci’s masterpieces, including the famed Mona Lisa and his depiction of the Last Supper, captivate visitors from all over the world, and his discoveries in numerous fields of study, from Mathematics to Astronomy, continue to have a lasting influence on modern thinking. Join us for th…

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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumBook Lovers
Wed, November 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Schlesinger: the Imperial Historian—Richard Aldous
Richard Aldous discusses the first major biography of preeminent historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., which he wrote making extensive use of the Schlesinger papers at the New York Public Library. He speaks with Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning journalist Frances FitzGerald. The work of two-time Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Arthur Schlesinger Jr. shaped decades of discussion about America’s past and redefined the art of presidential biography. Best known today as th…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, November 29
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
The World Broke in Two: Bill Goldstein with Margo Jefferson
The founder of the New York Times books website charts the intersecting lives of Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, and E. M. Forster in 1922, the year that modernism was born. At the beginning of 1922, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, and E. M. Forster were literally at a loss for words. Despite them all having already met with past success, an uncertain future lay ahead, the shaky ground having been paved by the publications of James Joyce’s Ulysses and the English tra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
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, Alexander S. C. 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…
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
Sun, December 3
@ 1 p.m.
Holiday Open House 2017
Invitations to this annual holiday celebration will be mailed to members at the $100 level (admits two) and at the $250 level and above (admits four). Don't miss NYPL's annual holiday celebration-our Thank You to you, the Library's generous supporters! Enjoy holiday music and other entertainment in the festive Schwarzman Building. Explore the Schwarzman Building with friends, family, and other donors. And make sure to use your discount at The Library Shop! Join today and start a family…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Wed, December 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Cartoon County: Cullen Murphy
The Vanity Fair editor-at-large reconstructs the poignant history of the cartoonists and illustrators from the Connecticut School. For a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many of the the nation’s top comic-strip cartoonists, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators lived within a stone’s throw of one another in the southwestern corner of Connecticut—a bit of bohemia in the middle of those men in their gray flannel suits. Cullen Murphy’s father, John Cu…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers