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Thursday, May 5, 2016
6:30 p.m.Young Lions Forum: Off Script
Take a tour through the past half century of political crises, campaign spectacles, and larger-than-life personas with Josh King, a world-traveling political operative and journalist. In conversation with Fortune Editor-at-Large Shawn Tully, King will lead us through the best and worst examples of political stagecraft, commenting on our broad appetite for public embarrassment and the media's role in electoral politics. Thursday, May 5, 6:30 p.m. Click here to RSVP Stephen A. Sch…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters
Monday, May 9, 2016
6:30 p.m.The Auctioneer
The Mary McConnell Bailey Lecture Join the Conservators as legendary auctioneer Simon de Pury discusses the secretive world of the art trade. The former chairman of Sotheby's Europe, de Pury will take us behind the scenes of this fast-paced and guarded industry, where staggering prices and famous collectors regularly make front page news. He will be in conversation with Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, owner of the art gallery Salon 94. Monday, May 9, 2016 Reception 6:30…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
6:30 p.m.Lenox and Astor Reading Group with Rivka Galchen
We're thrilled to welcome acclaimed writer Rivka Galchen for our spring Lenox and Astor Reading Group, where she will lead a discussion on Doris Lessing's "The Fifth Child." Ms. Galchen is the author of "Atmospheric Disturbances" and "American Innovations," and has been named a finalist for the Canadian Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Governor General's Award, and the Young Lions Fiction Award. She is a contributing editor at Harper's and has taught creative writing at Columbia. A former Cullm…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
6:30 p.m.Spring 2016 Curator's Choice - What Old Maps Can Tell Us: Cartographic Evidence and the Archaeology of Washington Square Park
For Patron level ($250 )or higher Archaeologist Joan Geismar will show us how items from the Library’s Map Division helped inform her work at Washington Square Park before and during its recent renovations. The well-known 1811 Commissioners’ Map and other 19th-century maps document features that predate the Park as we know it, including a Potter’s Field and the Parade Ground that supplanted it after 1825. Dr. Geismar will also discuss finding the location of the Potter’s Field keeper’s h…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map DivisionNYPL Supporters
Thursday, June 9, 2016
7 p.m.The Sixteenth Annual Young Lions Fiction Award
Honoring the best of today's young writers. Join us for cocktails, music, and mingling as we toast our five finalists and announce this year's winner. 2016 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists: Angela Flournoy, The Turner House Amelia Gray, Gutshot Alexandra Kleeman, You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine Helen Phillips, The Beautiful Bureaucrat Kirstin Valdez Quade, Night at the Fiestas Judges: Molly Antopol, Joseph O'Neill, Alejandro Zambra Thursday, June 9, 2016 7 p.m. Click he…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumNYPL Supporters