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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
12 noonMaira Kalman
Maira Kalman comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest works, Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag and My Favorite Things. Maira Kalman is the author/illustrator of 18 children's books including What Pete Ate, Fireboat and Looking at Lincoln. Her most recent children's book is about the design collection of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag. She has curated an exhibit for the reopening of the Museum in December 2014. She has created illustrated editions of Strunk and White's The Elem…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
1:15 p.m.World War One : Memory and Modernism
The remembrance of World War One was being planned from the earliest days of combat: writers, officials, civilians and combatants meditated on its legacy throughout the conflict. Laurence Binyon’s poem “For the Fallen,” a cornerstone of postwar commemorative efforts, was written in September 1914, and plans were in place for cemeteries, memorials, and remembrance rituals long before the guns went quiet. This talk will explore the controversies and innovations in forms of commemoration in British…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
3 p.m.Old Books, Rare Books: Learning About the Value of Your Books
Learn what you need to know before buying or selling an old book. Have you ever wondered how the experts on TV can look at an old book and know about its value? Do you have an old book? Do you wonder how much it is worth? If you want to learn more about what makes an old book rare or valuable, then join us as we explore the world of antiquarian books. The Library has many resources to help you develop an appreciation for antiquarian books and to assist you in determining if your books are rare…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
4 p.m.Music Makers and Story Shakers: the Sitar (India)
Children will make a musical instrument from a different part of the world and play along while listening to a great story. Recommended for ages 6 to 8. Pre-registration will be begin on 10/15.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
6 p.m.Drawings | April Gornik, Archie Rand | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. Artists April Gornik and Archie Rand converse about her work and the new book, Drawings, published in conjunction with her recent major solo exhibition. Light in the Woods, 2006, charcoal and pastel on paper, 34.5 x 50 inches, collection of Rebecca and Richard Stanton Jones April Gornik: Drawings is an extensive compilation of charcoal drawings done by Gornik since 1984. Lush and wide-ranging in scope and subject, these landscapes call out the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumCollege & Graduate Students
6:30 p.m.Lenox and Astor Reading Group with Larissa MacFarquhar
For our fall Lenox & Astor Reading Group, we are thrilled to welcome Larissa MacFarquhar of The New Yorker to discuss Ford Madox Ford’s masterpiece, "The Good Soldier." Before joining The New Yorker in 1998, Ms. MacFarquhar was a senior editor at Lingua Franca and served as an advisory editor at the Paris Review. A complimentary copy of "The Good Soldier" will be provided in advance. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:30 p.m. RSVP Required: conservators@nypl.org Hosted by the Conservators pr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Thursday, October 23, 2014
10:15 a.m.Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
11:15 a.m.Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
1:15 p.m.Framing Treason : War, Reconciliation, and Memory in the Making of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
While the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted citizenship rights to millions of former slaves, its mandate simultaneously imposed unprecedented limitations on the citizenship rights of white male Southerners. Those limitations purported to permanently disqualify from public office holding tens of thousands of Confederate soldiers, officials, and sympathizers who had earlier taken an oath to uphold the laws of the federal government. Following ratification, however, a more nua…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
7 p.m.Canceled
Matthea Harvey | Dorothea Lasky | Uzoamaka Maduka | Bernadette Mayer
LIVE brings together Bernadette Mayer, Matthea Harvey and Dorothea Lasky for an evening celebrating the experimental and adventurous in American poetry today. Together they represent the best of American lyricism, with voices as unique as they are elusive, uncensored and surprising. In a conversation moderated by Uzoamaka Maduka, these poets come together to rethink the question of what constitutes poetry. MATTHEA HARVEY is the author of five books of poetry - If the Tabloids are True What Are…

There is an admission charge for this event.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
8 p.m.A Pre-release Screening of "The Better Angels"
"The Better Angels" explores the family, hardships, and tragedy of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in 1817. Directed by A.J. Edwards and produced by Terrence Malick, this visually stunning film lyrically expresses the wilderness of the Lincoln's world. With an elegant touch and extreme attention to historical accuracy, "The Better Angels" shows the austerity of the era and reveals what shaped one of history’s most distinct leaders. Thursday, October 23, 8:00 p.m. RSVP Required: younglions@nypl.o…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Saturday, October 25, 2014
11:30 a.m.Family Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
3 p.m.The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Bones
Ichabod is a bird who loves to fly--even at night. But when the other birds begin frightening him with with tales of a terrifying creature of the night--Sleepy HollowBones--he starts having second thoughts! Presented by Jonathan Ellers. Activity and craft to follow. For ages 4 and older.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sunday, October 26, 2014
10 a.m.Books & Boo!
An annual Halloween favorite, this ghoulishly fun event offers Family Members of The New York Public Library exclusive access to a morning of spooky festivities, enchanted performances and readings, delicious treats, and a little hocus pocus. Sunday, October 26, 2014 Doors open at 9:45 a.m. Fun begins at 10 a.m. Hosted by the Conservators program. This event is open to all Conservator Family Members and above, and is also open to Young Lions Family Members and above. For more information…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
3 p.m.Family Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Monday, October 27, 2014
11:15 a.m.Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
1:15 p.m.New Walkers Storytime (12-17 months)
Babies from 12-17 months old (walking with assistance) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. Please note: Children that are walking independently should attend our toddler program on Thursday mornings.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
4 p.m.Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
7 p.m.Bryan Stevenson | Sister Helen Prejean
Does our criminal justice system lack mercy? Could the U.S. legal system exact justice if it abolished capital punishment, or eliminated mandatory minimum sentencing? These questions are at the heart of Bryan Stevenson’s new book, Just Mercy, which explores these issues and chronicles his career as founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. Joining him at LIVE is Sister Helen Prejean, from The Ministry Against the Death Penalty and author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness A…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
12 noonSam Roberts
Sam Roberts comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, A History of New York in 101 Objects. Sam Roberts is the urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times. He is the host of The New York Times Close Up, an hour-long weekly news and interview program on cable channel NY1 that he inaugurated in 1992. He is the author or editor of eight previous books, including A History of New York in 101 Objects, which is being published simultaneously with a new edition of The Brother. He live…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
1:15 p.m.Propaganda and Political Spectacle
This talk will focus on the theories of Edward Bernays and his Freudian influences, with particular focus on Bernays’ work with Woodrow Wilson and the affective relationship of key policies during and after WW1. How can we critique commodities, production, consumption and propaganda in relation to Debord’s concept of the society of the spectacle and Marx’s commodity fetish? Post modern theory will help us to look at current notions capitalist realism in relation to political spectacle. Case s…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
4 p.m.Music Makers and Story Shakers
Children will make a musical instrument from a different part of the world and play along while listening to a great story. Recommended for ages 6 to 8. Pre-registration will be bgin on 10/22.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
6 p.m.Fred Herko: Warhol’s First Superstar | Billy Name, Gerard Forde | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - South Court Auditorium doors open at 5:30 p.m. As part of a weeklong program of events to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Fred Herko, his biographer Gerard Forde talks with Herko’s friend and collaborator Billy Name about Herko, Judson Dance Theater, Warhol and the birth of the Factory. For details of all the events in this program visit www.freddieherko.com. Herko in Double Concerto by James Waring , May 1964, photo by Ed Olaksek Fred Herko (1936-1964) was a cent…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
College & Graduate Students
7 p.m.George Clinton | Paul Holdengräber
The driving force behind Parliament-Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s when he added influences from several late-’60s acid heroes to twist soul music into funk. He’s been a singular musical phenomenon ever since. This season, “Dr. Funkenstein” comes to LIVE for a revealing conversation about life on the Mothership, and the chance to answer such questions as the one posed in the title of his new memoir—Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on Yo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Thursday, October 30, 2014
10:15 a.m.Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
11:15 a.m.Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
4:30 p.m.Book Buddies! Book Discussion Group - Battle Bunny
A regular discussion of great children's books in a fun and informal setting. For kids between the ages of 7-9 who are reading independently on a 3rd-4th grade reading level. This month's selection is Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett. Extra copies of the title are available at the Children's Center. Children have been asked to make their own Battle Bunny book using the template on www.mybirthdaybunny.com. Please call Louise at 212-621-0208 if you have any questions. If you woul…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
6:30 p.m.Seriously Funny: Gary Shteyngart
In his memoir, "Little Failure," Gary Shteyngart gives us a moving picture of what it is to straddle two worlds and two cultures. Describing his early childhood in Leningrad and immigrating to the U.S., he paints a revealing portrait of his family, his struggles, his failures, and yes, his triumphs. Shteyngart's humor both moves and tickles us, walking a fine line between the serious and the funny. Joined by "The Daily Show" writer and comedian J.R. Havlan, Shteyngart will discuss "Little Failur…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumNYPL Supporters
7 p.m.Fall 2014 Curator's Choice - Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind
For Donors $250 or more. Drawing from collections across The New York Public Library, Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind explores the manner in which public relations, propaganda, and mass media in its many forms were used to shape and control public opinion about the war. Michael Inman, head of the Rare Books Division and curator of Over Here will discuss the creation of this exhibition that commemorates the 100th anniversary of The Great War. To reserve your spot, ple…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III GalleryNYPL Supporters
Friday, October 31, 2014
7 p.m.Neil Gaiman | Paul Holdengräber
Expect an All Hallows’ Eve treat—and perhaps a trick or two—when the award-winning author of Coraline and The Graveyard Book stops by LIVE from the NYPL for a spell to take us inside his fantastical, magical, and sometimes terrifyingly imaginative world. Media Sponsor: The Financial Times NEIL GAIMAN is the bestselling author of books for adults and children. The recipient of numerous awards, his works have been adapted for film, television, stage and radio. Some of Gaiman’s most notable tit…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Saturday, November 1, 2014
11:30 a.m.Family Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
2 p.m.Margaret Wise Brown & Antoine de Saint-Exupery: Parallels in Their Life, Comparison in Their Literature
Ten years date of birth and ten east to west side Manhattan Avenues separate two renowned authors in their distinct and distinguished literary field. Vicissitudes of life bring the two close together, without their ever having met in New York City to the extent both can be viewed as soul brother & sister or, at least, soul mates. Join Saint-Exupery expert Howard Scherry in his return visit to the Children's Literary Salon as he discusses children's authors Margaret Wise Brown ( "Writer o…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
Teachers
3 p.m.Celebrating el Día de los Muertos = the Day of the Dead
Join the Bilingual Birdies Band for a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. Learn about this Latin American tradition. Come learn new words in Spanish, dance with your family, and honor our beloved lost ones. All are welcome to attend with their faces decorated as traditional calaveras (skulls). Recommended for children ages 6 and up. El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) has been an important celebration in Mexico since pre-Hispanic times. The tradition is rooted in the native Me…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sunday, November 2, 2014
3 p.m.Family Read Aloud
A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
1:15 p.m.Some Things in Flux : The Publishing Agendas of Dick Higgins and George Maciunas
Two of the most influential avant-gardists of the late 20th century are George Maciunas, charismatic ringleader of the seminal group Fluxus, and Dick Higgins, mercurial proprietor of the legendary small press, Something Else Press. Barbara Moore worked with both men in the formative mid-1960s and was a close witness to their sometimes fractious relationship that resulted in two distinctly original, but dissimilar, publishing programmes. Moore's talk covers commonalities, differences, and inter…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
2:30 p.m.Family Crafts: Celebrate Native American Heritage Month
Learn about the Ojibwa tribe and make a paper dreamcatcher. For ages 3-8. Registration starts Oct 28, 2014. Space is limited to 25 participants.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
4 p.m.Preschool Storytime
Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
12 noonMartin Amis
Martin Amis comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, The Zone of Interest. Martin Amis was born in Swansea, Wales, and educated at Exeter College, Oxford. He is the author of twelve previous novels, including The Rachel Papers, Money, London Fields and The Pregnant Widow. He is also the author of the memoir Experience, two collections of short stories and six books of non-fiction, including The Second Plane. He was literary editor of The New Statesman and served as the Professor of Cr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
1:15 p.m.World War One Propaganda and the Creation of Lawrence of Arabia
David Lean’s iconic 1962 film, Lawrence of Arabia is one of the foundation myths of the modern Middle East. Patricia Goldstone (Frederick Lewis Allen Room), author of Making the World Safe for Tourism (Yale University Press, 2001) , Aaronsohn’s Maps (Harcourt, 2007), and Discovering the Present (Counterpoint, 2015), Los Angeles Times journalist and NEA-award-winning playwright, explores the backstory of that film in the campaign waged by the British Foreign Office to bring America into World W…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
4 p.m.Music Makers and Story Shakers
Children will make a musical instrument from a different part of the world and play along while listening to a great story. Recommended for ages 6 to 8. Pre-registration will be bgin on 10/29.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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