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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, May 30
@ 6:30 p.m.
Thinking Out Loud
Samuel Kassow and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett: “Who Will Write Our History?” Emmanuel Ringelblum and the "Oyneg Shabes" Warsaw Ghetto Archive
On the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the Library commemorates the great act of unarmed defiance that helped to preserve the wartime story of Polish Jewry—a story that was almost lost to history. Milk can from the Oyneg Shabes archive © David Kurland In April 1943, as Jewish fighters prepared an insurrection against their Nazi occupiers, a clandestine group of Jewish historians, writers, teachers, and students packed records of life under Nazi occupation into ten metal boxe…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Tue, June 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Sick: Porochista Khakpour with Eileen Myles
How do you survive an illness when the source of the ailment can’t be named? In her new memoir, Sick, Porochista Khakpour recounts a lifetime of misdiagnoses that left her riddled with anxiety about an unknown cause. When she ultimately learns of her late-stage Lyme disease, she embarks on an arduous and emotional quest for a cure that takes her from New York to Los Angeles, New Mexico, and Germany, all the while meditating on the physical and psychological impacts of uncertainty, and the e…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Persons with Disabilities
Tue, June 5
@ 6:30 p.m.
Spring 2018 VIP Reception - Membership Mingle and Book Swap
For Donors at the Supporting Friends level ($100 ) or higher Fellowship with Friends! Spend an evening mingling with fellow Library supporters and book lovers while enjoying cocktails and browsing recommended reading lists from our expert librarians. Don’t forget to bring a book to swap—you can share the latest book you’ve read or an old favorite. Come prepared to discover an author or genre that will be “new” to you! Tuesday, June 5, 2018 6:30 PM Celeste Bartos Forum…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumNYPL Supporters
Thu, June 7
@ 7 p.m.
Young Lions Fiction Award 2018
Clear your calendar. Each year, The New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award champions emerging writers and encourages innovation and excellence in contemporary fiction. We are proud to announce this year's finalists: Lesley Nneka Arimah, What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky Venita Blackburn, Black Jesus and Other Superheroes Gabe Habash, Stephen Florida Emily Ruskovich, Idaho Jenny Zhang, Sour Heart Thursday, June 7 | 7 PM Doors open at 6:45 PM Ceremony…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos ForumNYPL Supporters
Tue, June 12
@ 7 p.m.
Young Lions Spring Cocktails & Conversation
Slightly Alabama is a brand of exceptional leather goods made with traditional craftsmanship. Founder Dana Glaeser welcomes the Young Lions to his brand new store—opening this spring—for an evening of cocktails and conversation. Writer and journalist Rick Bragg, author of best-selling Southern classics Ava’s Man and All Over but the Shoutin’, will be on-hand for a discussion with Conde Nast men’s style editor Matthew Hranek. Join us! Tuesday, June 12 | 7 PM Slightly Alabama South Stree…
Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingNYPL Supporters
Mon, June 18
@ 6:30 p.m.
Conservators Conversation: Proust's Duchess
For Conservators level members ($1,500) or higher Caroline Weber’s latest book, Proust's Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin de Siècle Paris, examines the glittering world of turn-of-the-century Paris. It is the first in-depth study of the three women Proust used to create his supreme fictional character, the Duchesse de Guermantes. Weber, author of the acclaimed Queen of Fashion, will speak with French architect and interior designer Robert Couturier. Monday,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumNYPL Supporters
Tue, June 19
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Old in Art School: Nell Painter with Sarah Lewis
“I was used to juggling my self-perception and other people’s views of me as a black person and as a woman, from within and without. But now what I took as me seemed almost inconsequential as my essence shriveled into my age.” How are women, and artists, “seen” and judged by their age, race, and looks? And how does this seeing change, depending upon what is asked of the viewer? In her new memoir, Old in Art School, best-selling historian and visual artist Nell Painter explores these questions w…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, June 20
@ 7 p.m.
LIVE from the NYPL
Seymour Hersh with Paul Holdengräber: Unwanted Truths
"My career has been all about the importance of telling important and unwanted truths and making America a more knowledgeable place." — Seymour Hersh, Reporter: A Memoir From My Lai to Abu Ghraib, Seymour Hersh has broken some of the most impactful stories of the last half century. In the process, he has earned dozens of prizes for the New York Times and New Yorker, where he was a longtime staff writer. Now, for the first time, Hersh has stepped back to write a memoir, Reporter, some of whi…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults