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Tue, September 26
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
African-American Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
From 1565 to 1790, Africans surpassed Europeans among the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Tue, September 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Finding a Job Online: Search Tips & Tricks
Learn how to use the internet to find and apply for jobs. Topics include searching for job listings, filling out online application forms, and submitting electronic resumes.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, September 26
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
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
Tue, September 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
The New Education: Cathy Davidson with William P. Kelly
A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past—and shows how we can transform it for our era of constant change. Cathy Davidson says that today's roughly 21 million college students are getting a raw deal. In her latest book, The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux, Davidson argues that most higher education is insufficient to meet the demands placed on recent graduates by the "ever more complex and…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teachers,
Early Childhood Educators,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, September 27
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
Researching Naturalization Records
In this class we explore the history of how your ancestors became citizens of the United States of America, the kinds of records they generated when they did so, what information those records contain, and where you can find them.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thu, September 28
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months 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. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, September 28
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months 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. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, September 28
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Irish Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
Have an Irish ancestor? Use NYPL's large free public collection of genealogical tools to help you find information on an Irish ancestor, especially those who passed through New York. Participants will learn about print and electronic sources of information and work on developing a research plan for genealogical quests.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thu, September 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Job Searching & Resume Writing
Get Your Resume Right
This hands-on class will guide you through formatting your resume in Microsoft Word. Please bring a written draft of your resume and a USB drive to save.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thu, September 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Conservators Tour: An Exclusive Showcase of Library Treasures
Open to Conservators level members or higher. Held within the vaults of The New York Public Library are some of the world’s most extraordinary treasures. Join Drs. Anthony Marx and William Kelly for a behind-the-scenes look at some highlights from the Library’s vast collections. Special items on view will include the July 4, 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence and the Bay Psalm Book, the first book printed in British North America. To reserve your spot, please visit nypl.org/tre…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, McGraw RotundaNYPL Supporters
Thu, September 28
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
The Mountain: Paul Yoon and Katie Raissian
Click here to reserve your free seats! There is no charge for attendance, however, seating is not guaranteed without reservations. All unclaimed seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend arriving early. Doors open at 6:30. Paul Yoon and Katie Raissian discuss Yoon’s story collection, The Mountain. These six stories, following migrants and survivors across continents and eras, explore movement, history, and time in tenderly-observed individual lives. Paul Yoon,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Thu, September 28
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Stephen Greenblatt with Tony Kushner: The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve
In the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning The Swerve, Stephen Greenblatt set out to discover the origin of our modern world. He now turns his eye to the origin of all origins in his latest book, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve. “At some moment in an immensely distant past it was a breath that brought Adam to life,” Greenblatt writes, “the breath of a storyteller.” Greenblatt, the 2016 Holberg Prize Laureate, will be joined by beloved playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner to dis…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, September 29
@ 10 a.m.
College Fair
The BridgeUP Out-of-School Time program at the New York Public Library is proud to host the first-ever College Fair @ NYPL on September 29, 2017, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The fair will take place at Bartos Forum located in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Library. Colleges, universities, and community-based organizations will be present to share information and resources with students and families. Financial aid workshops will also take place during the college fair. The College Fair will be free and…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, September 29
@ 2:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Playdate (Walkers)
Join us for a toddler playdate! Toddlers from 12-36 months old (walkers) and their parents/caregivers will take part in a variety of activities which support early literacy skills. Toys will be provided. Please note that this is not a structured program and that children must be supervised at all times. Space is limited to 20 toddlers. Registration will begin on Monday, September 25.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sat, September 30
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Stories, Songs and Rhymes for Little Ones
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4. Space is limited.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, October 2
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
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
Mon, October 2
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
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
Tue, October 3
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Researching Vital Records and the Census
Vital records (birth, death, and marriage) and the census are the cornerstones of genealogical research. Learn how to search for and find these key documents through resources at NYPL and elsewhere. This class will also explore the history of state record-keeping practices and the U.S. federal census, and offer of variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Tue, October 3
@ 3:30 p.m.
Ongoing
Supervised Lab
Open Lab: Get Free Technology Help
Do you need to setup an email account? Are you having trouble with your email? Don't know how to cut and paste? ? Do you need help with your resume? Are you having problems applying for a job online? Curious about Twitter? Bring your technology questions and get one-on-one assistance!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, October 3
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
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
Tue, October 3
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Greater Gotham: Mike Wallace with Jelani Cobb
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Mike Wallace returns with the second volume of his immersive history of New York City. Nearly twenty years ago, Mike Wallace and Edwin Burrows published Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, an epic historical narrative that won the Pulitzer for its portrait of New York City as the heart and soul of America. This year sees publication of the long-awaited follow-up, Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919, in which Wallace picks up the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, October 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Crafternoon
Join us for stories and make an easy art project. For ages 18 months - 3 years. Pre-registration starts Saturday, September 30.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, October 4
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America
The new essay collection Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America, features original contributions from 23 leading feminist writers. Its co-editors and some of its contributors come to the New York Public Library to discuss this landmark new book. FEATURING Kate Harding, co-editor of Nasty Women and founder of Shapely Prose Samhita Mukhopadhyay, co-editor of Nasty Women and former Editorial Director of Identities at Mic Kera Bolonik, Editor-in-Chief of Dame Mag…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, October 5
@ 9 a.m.
New York Comic Con 2017: Professional Day at New York Public Library
New York Comic Con is for Teachers & Librarians! Register HERE for New York Comic Con Professional Day at New York Public Library. At New York Comic Con, there have always been a number of panels geared toward professional librarians and educators. This year, NYCC is teaming up with the New York Public Library to expand its offerings for these professionals and provide them with an exclusive space for panels, networking, and workshops. NYCC at the New York Public Library will feature…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Teachers
Thu, October 5
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months 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. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, October 5
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months 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. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, October 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Internet and Email (All Levels)
Create a Resume With HTML and CSS
Learn the basics of coding using the languages HTML and CSS to create a basic resume.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Sat, October 7
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Stories, Songs and Rhymes for Little Ones
Stories, songs and rhymes for families to enjoy together. For children ages 2-4. Space is limited.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sat, October 7
@ 3 p.m.
Animal Masquerade
Use your senses to explore the secretive world of nocturnal animals while dressed as your favorite animal! Touch a fluffy chinchilla and a bumpy orange eyed lizard! Look for camouflaged critters! Hear the calls of several creatures who like to jump, creep and crawl around at night! Smell the healthy treats that we will give our animal friends! Up-close encounters with a variety of LIVE animals, a silly story and a colorful mask craft will enhance this multi-sensory program. Everyone is enco…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, October 10
@ 3:30 p.m.
TechConnect
Photoshop: Designing a Flyer
Use Photoshop to manipulate an image into an avatar. In this class you will learn how to use layers, filters, layer styles and selections tools.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, October 10
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
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
Tue, October 10
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Van Jones: Beyond the Messy Truth
CNN political contributor Van Jones has been hailed as one who tries to “fight the right way.” In Beyond the Messy Truth, Jones draws on his years of activism and political analysis to take aim at the failures of both parties and to show the nation how to focus on practical answers to problems that affect us regardless of region or political ideology. In a special event with NYPL, Jones will share his blueprint for the fight we must wage as a nation. He will ask guests to abandon the politics o…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, October 11
@ 2 p.m.
Researching the History of Your New York City Home
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, October 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
Young Lions Forum: Cocktails & Conversation
Don't miss out on Cocktails & Conversation as New York Times journalist Katie Rosman is joined by Alessandra Codinha, the Culture Editor at Vogue.com, Jazmine Hughes, from the The New York Times Magazine, and Gabe Sherman of GQ, for a lively discussion of culture, celebrity and social media. Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6:30 p.m. RSVP Here This event is open to all Young Lions. Three to four times a year, you will be invited to attend dynamic forums featuring timely topics and inspirin…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters
Wed, October 11
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
What She Ate: Laura Shapiro and Francine Prose
Click here to reserve your free seats! There is no charge for attendance, however, seating is not guaranteed without reservations. All unclaimed seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend arriving early. Doors open at 6:30. Laura Shapiro and Francine Prose talk about Shapiro’s new book, What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food that Tells Their Stories. The six women Shapiro writes about are Dorothy Wordsworth, Rosa Lewis (an Edwardian-era Cockney caterer), Elea…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Wed, October 11
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Casey Neistat with Paul Holdengräber: Creativity & Commerce
Director, producer, and YouTube superstar Casey Neistat is reimagining not just how we tell stories but what the definition of story even is. Neistat first attained commercial success with the HBO series The Neistat Brothers and indie film Daddy Longlegs, but is also well-known for his marriage of storytelling and commercial production in re-defining branded content on the Internet with companies such as Mercedes and Nike. His audience, who has followed him from YouTube to Instagram, Twitter, a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, October 12
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months 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. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, October 12
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 13-36 months 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. The line for tickets (10:15 session) begins at 9:30 on the ramp at the 42nd Street door. Once 10:15 tickets run out, we begin distributing tickets for the 11:15 session.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, October 12
@ 12 noon
Writing Your Family History
If you have been collecting the information, now it is time to shape your genealogy research into a cohesive family history for others to read. Learn the different types of family history writing styles and explore the writing manuals that will match your writing style. Explore the history of the places where your family lived, tips for creating a cohesive narrative, and why writing a family history is the ultimate goal of genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thu, October 12
@ 3:30 p.m.
Supervised Lab
Job Search Open Lab
Free computer lab time for job search and online job application submission.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
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