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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Tales of Hibernation
Enjoy as actress, singer, storyteller, and songwriter Flor Bromley entertains us with the story of “Bear Wants More” by Karma Wilson and “The Grasshopper and the Ants” in her musical, interactive performance featuring original songs and friendly puppets. For children ages 3 and up. Presented by Flor Bromley
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 6 p.m.
Art Talks
Lewis Hine: When Innovation Was King
Please join us Wednesday, February 22nd at 6 PM for a conversation featuring Judith Mara Gutman and Sean Wilentz. The discussion will focus on Gutman's latest project linking Lewis Hine’s 1936-37 photographs to American innovation. Judith Mara Gutman is a New York-based author and specialist in the social history of photography. Gutman has taught at several universities, and has lectured and written as an independent scholar on topics exploring imagery and society. Her publications inclu…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Thu, February 23
@ 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, February 23
@ 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, February 23
@ 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
Thu, February 23
@ 6:30 p.m.
Young Lions Forum: Valley of the Gods
Join the Young Lions as Wall Street Journal reporter Alexandra Wolfe takes us into the inner workings of the Bay Area tech world. She will discuss her latest book, Valley of the Gods: A Silicon Valley Story, in which she provides an insider's look into the lives of the billionaires and geniuses at the head of America's new ruling class. Alexandra Wolfe will be joined in conversation by Casey Schwartz, former Newsweek staff writer and author of In the Mind Fields. Click here to RSVP…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters
Sat, February 25
@ 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.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sun, February 26
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us for stories and songs. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, February 27
@ 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, February 27
@ 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
Mon, February 27
@ 7 p.m.
Journalism in the Age of Trump
A conversation on the shifting responsibilities, obligations, purposes, and even definitions of American journalism—the first in a series of events celebrating the 30th anniversary of The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. FEATURING Dean Baquet, Executive Editor of The New York Times Shawna Thomas, DC Bureau Chief of VICE News Jose Antonio Vargas, Founder of Define American Jacob Weisberg, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Slate Group & Bi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Tue, February 28
@ 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, February 28
@ 5 p.m.
Docent Led Tour of "A Curious Hand: The Prints of Henri - Charles Guerard " Exhibition
Join a 30 minute docent led tour of the "Gallery Talks: A Curious Hand: The Prints of Henri - Charles Guerard " exhibition. Please meet outside of the 3rd Floor Elevators There is no charge for this tour.
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAdults
Tue, February 28
@ 6 p.m.
Essential Resources to Use When Starting Your Genealogy Project
A genealogy project built with a sound foundation will stand up better than one built on random clicks. Learn about resources that will help build that solid foundation for your genealogy projects, especially skills that endure. Expand your genealogy research techniques. Instructor: Susan R. Miller is the NYG&B’s Director of Programs; editor of the NYG&B’s award-winning magazine the New York Researcher; a managing editor of the New York Family History Research Guide and Gaze…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tue, February 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Cravings: Judy Collins
Judy Collins speaks with William P. Kelly, The New York Public Library’s Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries. Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her 50-a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
NYPL Supporters
Wed, March 1
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
Rorschach’s Inkblots: Damions Searls and Mark Krotov
All events are free, but you must reserve seats. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. All unclaimed seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Click here to reserve your seats! Damion Searls and Mark Krotov talk about Searls’ most recent book, The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing. Searls explores the history and endurance of the Rorschach test, drawing on unpublished letters and diaries as well as pr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Thu, March 2
@ 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, March 2
@ 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
Fri, March 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Literacy Workshop: Baby Playdate (Prewalkers):
Join us for a baby playdate! Babies from 6-12 months old (pre-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 babies. Registration will begin on Friday, February 24.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Fri, March 3
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Yiyun Li with Mary Gaitskill: Reading for Life
This year, award-winning novelist and short-story writer Yiyun Li publishes her first memoir, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life. Written during a two-year battle with suicidal depression, it recounts a journey of recovery through books: the literature that gives Li life, the writers she cherishes most deeply, and the themes that bind their work. To mark the premiere of the LIVE season, novelist Mary Gaitskill (The Mare, Secretary) will explore with Li the central questions in…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, March 4
@ 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.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sun, March 5
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us for stories and songs. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Mon, March 6
@ 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, March 6
@ 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
Mon, March 6
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Etgar Keret with Paul Holdengräber: The Rock and the Hard Place
Whether evoking the tragicomic and surreal for which his short stories first gained acclaim, or awakening the keen love of family in 2015’s The Seven Good Years, Etgar Keret mines the human experience for all of its farce and dignity. LIVE welcomes the Israeli author to discuss his work and influences and what 2017 may hold for our two countries. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A note to our pat…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, March 7
@ 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, March 7
@ 5 p.m.
Introduction to the Map Warper
This hands-on workshop will give you an overview of the NYPL Map Warper tool and how you can use it to explore local history. What is the Map Warper? The Map Warper is a free tool (available at maps.nypl.org) that enables you to transform digital images of historical maps into the tiles of a v…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wed, March 8
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Genealogical Research with Newspapers and Periodicals
Historical newspapers and genealogy periodicals can reveal a wealth of information about your ancestors. Learn about NYPL’s vast collections of newspapers and periodicals and find out how these resources can supplement your family history research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thu, March 9
@ 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, March 9
@ 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, March 9
@ 2 p.m.
Researching with E-Resources: Periodicals and Newspapers
Explore current and historical newspapers and periodicals available online through NYPL
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thu, March 9
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
The Night Ocean: Paul La Farge and Lev Grossman
All events are free, but you must reserve seats. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. All unclaimed seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Click here to reserve your seats! Paul La Farge discusses his new novel, The Night Ocean—about a man who becomes obsessed with the horror-fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft, and then mysteriously disappears—with Lev Grossman. Paul La Farge is the author of the novels Luminous Airplanes; Haussmann,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Thu, March 9
@ 7 p.m.
Author Talks
For This We Left Egypt?
Enduring a Seder sometimes feels like a 40-year schlep through the desert. Enter Dave Barry, Alan Zweibel, and Adam Mansbach, whose new Haggadah parody, For This We Left Egypt?, ensures that good Jews everywhere will never have to sit through another boring Seder again. The award-winning comedy writers will be joined by standup comedian and radio host Ophira Eisenberg. They'll talk Passover survival, tips for making it through any family holiday meal, and how every step of the Seder, from the f…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
College & Graduate Students,
Families,
NYPL Supporters,
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults
Fri, March 10
@ 5:15 p.m.
Special offer for Young Lions: LIVE from the NYPL with Trevor Noah
LIVE from the NYPL will welcome the host of the Daily Show, Trevor Noah, to discuss his New York Times bestselling book Born a Crime. Join the Young Lions for this exclusive opportunity to receive complimentary LIVE tickets, a catered reception with free drinks throughout the evening, and first access to the room. Space is limited. Doors will close promptly at 7:00 p.m. Click here to Register for the Wait List **Please note, this event is now at capacity. You may register for the wait…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumNYPL Supporters
Fri, March 10
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Trevor Noah with Chris Jackson: Born a Crime
In his book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah writes with humor, wit, and tenderness about his life story, from apartheid South Africa to New York City’s Comedy Central, and everything in between. He is joined by his editor Chris Jackson, who considers the book a celebration of the “power and necessity of laughter even — or especially — in the face of the world’s absurdities and injustices.” NOTE: Tickets for this event include a copy of Trevor…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Sat, March 11
@ 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.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
Sat, March 11
@ 3 p.m.
KidsLIVE
KidsLIVE: 90-Second Newbery Film Festival
The New York Public Library is delighted to host the sixth annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival—a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery award-winning books in about 90 seconds. Join us to watch movies that are hilarious, ingenious, and inspiring, created by kids in New York and all around the the country! Want to make your own 90-Second Newbery? There's still time! The deadline is January 7, 2017. Complete details can be…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, March 11
@ 3:30 p.m.
The Three Little Pigs
Three Little Pigs build their houses of hay, wood and bricks - but will they withstand the Big Bad Wolf? The classic tale retold with hilarious puppet pigs and a silly wolf – with an emphasis on ‘being prepared’. Three Little Pigs uses tabletop puppets on a special show table that WonderSpark provides. Best for children ages 2 to 6 years old. Presented by WonderSpark Puppets
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sun, March 12
@ 3 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Join us for stories and songs. For children ages 3-8.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren
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