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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
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
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
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
@ 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
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
Thu, October 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Recent Acquisitions Exhibition Opening
This event is for $1,000+ members and above Celebrate the opening of the Library's new exhibition, What's New? Recent Acquisitions, which peeks into our collections across NYPL's four research centers to highlight what's been added since 2012. From the map of Lowell, Massachusetts that Jack Kerouac drew for his novel Dr. Sax, to Jo Mielziner's set design of the original Broadway production of Guys and Dolls, our curators and librarians stand ready to guide you on an incredible journey. Join us…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III GalleryNYPL Supporters
Thu, October 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
The WPA Photographs of Lewis Hine: Judith Gutman & Sean Wilentz
Photographic historian Judith Mara Gutman and acclaimed historian Sean Wilentz explore the work produced for the WPA by pioneering social photographer Lewis Hine, chronicled in the new book Lewis Hine: When Innovation Was King. In 1936, science-teacher-turned-photographer Lewis Hine was commissioned by the National Research Project, a division of the Works Progress Administration, to produce a visual document of the industries that the U.S. government hoped would provide the jobs that would lif…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
Sat, October 14
@ 11 a.m.
Young Lions Fall Volunteer Day 2017
In the spirit of giving back, come spend your Saturday with Young Lions for our annual fall Volunteer Day. After a light breakfast, we’ll be helping Theatre Collection Curator, Doug Reside, organize and catalogue LPA’s collection of Playbills. The work of Young Lions will contribute to the preservation of these Playbills for future generations to come! Saturday, October 14, 11am Click here to RSVP Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center 40 Lincoln Center P…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterNYPL Supporters
Mon, October 16
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Dancing with Fred Astaire: Jonas Mekas with Amy Taubin
Filmmaker, critic, and poet Jonas Mekas has had an extraordinary life in the arts, playing an instrumental role in the careers of Jack Smith, Andy Warhol, and numerous other iconic artists as well as hanging out with everyone from Maya Deren to John Lennon and Yoko Ono, from Tiny Tim to Salvador Dalí, from the Kennedys to Fred Astaire. In A Dance with Fred Astaire (Anthology Editions) , Mekas recalls his many chance encounters, intimate exchanges, and lasting friendships with some of the past c…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Tue, October 17
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
The World of Tomorrow: Brendan Mathews with Mary Beth Keane
In an exhilarating debut novel set during the 1939–40 World’s Fair, three brothers are caught up in a whirlwind week of love, blackmail, and betrayal culminating in an assassination plot. June 1939. Francis Dempsey and his shell-shocked brother Michael are on an ocean liner from Ireland bound for their brother Martin's home in New York City, having stolen a small fortune from the IRA. During the week that follows, the lives of these three brothers collide spectacularly with big-band jazz musici…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
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
Mon, October 30
@ 7 p.m.
Young Lions Dia De Los Muertos
Celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Library! Young Lions will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Library’s extensive Latin American Collection from curator David Christie while enjoying delights from NYC hotspot Empellón. Monday, October 30, 7pm Click here to RSVP Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, McGraw Rotunda Third Floor This event is open to all Young Lions, and is a members only event. For more information about the Young Lions program or to join, please contact Kayla…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, McGraw RotundaNYPL Supporters
Wed, November 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Conservators Forum - David Grann
For Conservators level members ($1,500) or higher Join us as we welcome David Grann, New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker magazine, as he discusses his latest book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. Based on years of research, it explores one of the most sinister crimes and racial injustices in American history. RSVP here or call 212.930.0548. Events at The New York Public Library may be photograp…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees RoomNYPL Supporters
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 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