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Free Classes, Programs & Exhibitions · Bronx/Manhattan/Staten Island · Fall 2016 · NYPL.ORG
NEW EXHIBITION Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scoundrel p. 14
Introducing SimplyE Explore 300,000 free e-books from the Library with our new e-reader app. p. 26 DON’T MISS!
Staff Picks: What’s Hot Now & What to Read Next p. 4
EARLY LITERACY New Workshops for Young Kids p. 16
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From the President It’s certainly an exciting time at the Library. If you don’t already know about borrowing Library e-books, we hope you'll download SimplyE, our just-released e-reader, which makes it easier than ever to explore the more than 300,000 free e-books available to all NYPL cardholders (p. 26). Fall is also a great time to check out our newest location, 53rd Street Library, which opened in Midtown and features an award-winning design, three floors of books for all ages, and state-of-the-art program spaces (p. 27). At the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, don’t miss the return of Winnie-the-Pooh, our Alexander Hamilton exhibition (p. 14), and an open house in October marking the reopening of the Rose Main Reading Room (p. 6). This season, we're also celebrating the completion of the Milstein Research Stacks beneath Bryant Park, which increases onsite storage for the millions of items in our renowned collections. Read on for more exciting programs and exhibitions across our 92 locations. We look forward to seeing you at the Library.
President, The New York Public Library
Connect with the Library for top book recommendations, events, and exhibitions: nypl.org/enews
The brand-new 53rd Street Library is a bright, inviting oasis in the middle of Midtown. Opened this summer, the branch features three floors of books and program spaces for all ages, including a welcoming children’s room (pictured).
CONTENTS 4 Staff Picks 5 What’s New This Season UPCOMING EVENTS 6 Author Talks, Lectures & Classes 10 Performing Arts & Music 12 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 14 Exhibitions: Fall Highlights EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES 16 Kids & Teens 20 Job Search, Financial Planning & Small Business 22 Computers & Tech Training 24 English & Adult Literacy Classes 25 Seniors & Accessibility GET STARTED! 26 Using the Library 26 Directory of Locations 28 Kids Zone!
Note: Visit nypl.org or call ahead for the latest information, as programs and hours are subject to change or cancellation.
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What’s Hot Now & What to Read Next Searching for your next great read? We’re here to help. If you liked these popular titles, try the read-alikes selected by our expert librarians. For more staff picks and book lists, visit nypl.org/recommends. Plus, check us out on Twitter @NYPLRecommends for the latest picks and personalized recommendations.
IF YOU LIKED THIS... Me Before You
TRY THESE! Love Stories Other People’s Children
Jojo Moyes Maybe she’s in over her head, or maybe Louisa’s new gig as a caretaker might just change her life.
One Day David Nicholls
The House We Grew Up In Lisa Jewell
Emma Cline It’s the late 60s, and lonely teen Evie can’t resist the allure of a magnetic, dangerous new group of girls.
My Life with the Chimpanzees
Amity & Sorrow Peggy Riley
Survivor Chuck Palahniuk
Mr. Splitfoot Samantha Hunt
True Stories About Science Lab Girl
Jane Goodall Goodall delivers a fascinating look into her time spent among chimps in Tanzania.
Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel Years after an epidemic ravages the world’s population, a rare graphic novel links survivors together.
Pink Boots and a Machete Mireya Mayor
What a Plant Knows David Chamovitz
Dystopian Novels The Road Cormac McCarthy
On Such a Full Sea Chang-Rae Lee
Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood
PODCASTS: Discover the Library’s popular podcasts on all things bookish, from deep-dive discussions with today’s leading writers to zany recommendations on books and culture: nypl.org/podcast
What’s New This Season Celebrate the grand reopening of the Rose Main Reading Room. P. 6
Welcome home, Winnie-the-Pooh! P. 14
Have some ooey gooey fun with these new hands-on workshops. P. 16
Hear Luvvie Ajayi discuss her new book at the Schomburg Center. P. 12
Margaret Atwood joins the LIVE from the NYPL fall lineup. P. 7
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Learn more about the Library’s new e-reader app. P. 26
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Author Talks, Lectures & Classes SPOTLIGHT ON
STEPHEN A. SCHWARZMAN BUILDING
Literary Happenings, Discussions & More For the full calendar of events, visit: nypl.org/schwarzman/events
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
One of New York City’s most iconic landmarks, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is known for its beautiful architecture and world-renowned research collections. The “People’s Palace” also offers an array of resources for visitors of all ages, from author talks and classes to free exhibitions (p. 14) and a Children’s Center. Free docent-led building tours are available Monday–Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (and 2 p.m. on Sundays from September through June). In addition, visitors can take a free audio tour, watch our Visitors Film, or visit the Library Shop. NOTE: The Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room, which have been temporarily closed for renovations, reopen in October. Check back in at nypl.org/rosereopening for details. nypl.org/visitSASB
Join the Library for a celebration when the iconic Rose Main Reading Room reopens this October.
Rose Main Reading Room Reopening Celebration The Rose Main Reading Room reopens to the public in early October. For grand opening details and related programs: nypl.org/rosereopening
Our Compelling Interests: A Panel on Diversity and Democracy With Earl Lewis, Nancy Cantor, and other guests In partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation TUES, DEC 13 | 6 PM
More Book Events
Author Talks Made at NYPL: Kati Marton on True Believer In discussion with Larissa MacFarquhar TUES, SEPT 13 | 6 PM
Jonathan Rose on The Well-Tempered City In discussion with Richard Florida
Old Books, Rare Books Glimpse into the world of antiquarian books. WED, SEPT 21, OCT 19, NOV 16 | 3 PM
Discuss Great Books in a Great Space Join in the discussion about a literary classic. THURS, SEPT 15, OCT 20, NOV 17, DEC 15 | 2 PM
WED, NOV 2 | 6:30 PM
Reservations recommended for many events. To RSVP, please visit: nypl.org/schwarzman/events
The Library Shop Browse the best in all things book-related, plus an exclusive collection of NYPL designs.
CONVERSATIONS FROM THE CULLMAN CENTER Former fellows of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers discuss their work. For more information and reservations: nypl.org/conversations Ruth Franklin & Dorothy Wickenden Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Fifth Ave. & 42nd St.
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THURS, OCT 13 | 7 PM Yasmine El Rashidi
Steve Pincus & Keith Gessen The Heart of the Declaration: The Founders’ Case for an Activist Government THURS, OCT 6 | 7 PM
Yasmine El Rashidi & Robyn Creswell Chronicle of a Last Summer Co-presented with The New York Review of Books THURS, OCT 27 | 7 PM
The Cullman Center is made possible by a generous endowment from Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman in honor of Brooke Russell Astor, with major support provided by Mrs. John L. Weinberg, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Estate of Charles J. Liebman, John and Constance Birkelund, The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, and additional gifts from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Helen and Roger Alcaly, The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, The Rona Jaffe Foundation, William W. Karatz, Mary Ellen von der Heyden, Merilee and Roy Bostock, The Arts and Letters Foundation, Lybess Sweezy and Ken Miller, and Cullman Center Fellows.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Art Talks at the Library
From the Collections: Lectures & Workshops
Made at NYPL: Dadaglobe Reconstructed Adrian Sudhalter recounts her reconstruction of Dada cofounder Tristan Tzara’s unpublished anthology.
For more, visit: nypl.org/schwarzman/events Researching Vital Records and the Census THURS, OCT 13 | 12 NOON
TUES, SEPT 6 | 6 PM
Researching Naturalization Records
Eye of the Sixties Rosalyn Drexler, Alfred Leslie, and more share the art of Richard Bellamy.
WED, OCT 19 | 12 NOON
Irish Genealogy THURS, OCT 20 | 12 NOON
WED, SEPT 14 | 6 PM
Hear about Alexander Hamilton’s role in a changing America, then view his artifacts at the related exhibition (see p. 14).
Heimat Photography in Austria NYPL’s Elizabeth Cronin presents the idyllic photos of 1930s Austria.
THURS, OCT 27 | 12 NOON
MON, SEPT 12 | 6:30 PM
Genealogy Research with Newspapers and Periodicals
The Art of Illustrated Maps by John Roman
WED, NOV 2 | 12 NOON
TUES, OCT 25 | 6 PM
How to See Painter David Salle and writer Ben Lerner converse on contemporary art. WED, NOV 9 | 6 PM
Electric Earth Doug Aitken shares his work. TUES, DEC 6 | 6 PM
Hamilton and the Election of 1800
TUES, SEPT 20 | 6:30 PM
Researching Ship Passenger Lists
Democrat, Republican, or Whig: Uncovering Your Political Family Tree
WED, DEC 14 | 6 PM
TUES, NOV 15 | 3 PM
WED, OCT 12 | 6:30 PM
Researching the History of Your New York City Home
Genealogy & History
WED, NOV 16 | 12 NOON
Getting Started in Genealogy
The Artist’s Museum Carol Bove, Anna Craycroft, and others join curator Dan Byers in conversation.
Writing Your Family History
TUES, SEPT 27 & OCT 25 | 3 PM
TUES, NOV 29 | 2 PM
Warping Maps TUES & WED, SEPT 6, 7, OCT 4, 5, NOV 1, 2,
African-American Genealogy Resources
DEC 6, 7 | 5:30 PM
WED, OCT 12 | 2 PM & TUES, DEC 13 | 3 PM
ENGAGE WITH THE BRIGHTEST FALL SEASON HIGHLIGHTS Art Spiegelman
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For tickets: nypl.org/live 888-71-TICKETS
The Joy Gottesman-Ungerleider Lecture
Conversations with notable writers, artists, and leaders hosted by NYPL’s Paul Holdengräber
View the season’s full schedule: nypl.org/live
Robbie Robertson The Richard B. Salomon Distinguished Lecture
James McBride NOV 18 All events begin at 7 PM.
Download NYPL podcasts featuring LIVE guests and more: nypl.org/podcast
LIVE from the NYPL is made possible with generous support from Celeste Bartos, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund. Mona Eltahawy is co-presented with the Onassis Cultural Center New York. Margaret Atwood is presented in partnership with British Council and Shakespeare Lives in 2016. The Joy Gottesman-Ungerleider Lecture is made possible by the Dorot Foundation. The Richard B. Salomon Distinguished Lecture is made possible by an endowment established by family and friends of the late Richard B. Salomon.
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Author Talks, Lectures & Classes SPOTLIGHT ON
Author @ the Library: Book Talks
Fall author talks at MML have something for everyone, from political intrigue to a great slice of pizza. View more at: nypl.org/mml/events
455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street)
New York City Battle for Bed-Stuy: The Long War on Poverty in New York City Historian Michael Woodsworth shows how 1960s anti-poverty programs were rooted in a rich local tradition of grassroots activism. THURS, SEPT 8 | 6:30 PM
Mid-Manhattan Library houses NYPL’s largest circulating collections, including a vast choice of new books, movies, and music, a collection of older and classic fiction, and selections of large-print books and graphic novels. The nonfiction collections cover everything from art and literature to history and psychology to cookbooks, travel, and more. The extensive World Languages Collection offers books, DVDs, and periodicals in more than 50 languages. The library is also home to the Picture Collection, which contains more than 1 million circulating and reference images. Open every day for more hours than any other NYPL location (88 hours a week, with extended 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. hours Monday through Thursday), the library also presents art exhibitions, films, and public programs with writers and artists. On the fourth floor, a Mac computer lab has 20 iMac computers and offers numerous classes for beginning and advanced students (see p. 22). nypl.org/mml
THERE’S MORE! For exhibitions at the Schwarzman Building and at Mid-Manhattan Library, see p. 14.
The Lofts of Soho: Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950–1980 A look at how artist-led redevelopment transformed Soho. THURS, SEPT 22 | 6:30 PM New York City foods—and the people behind them—take center stage on Oct. 18.
History & Current Affairs The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency Hear the captivating forgotten story of one woman who had a front-row seat in history. TUES, SEPT 6 | 6:30 PM
The Future of the Supreme Court in the Post-Scalia World Author James D. Zirin discusses the court’s growing partisanship.
Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money, and Murder in New York’s Chinatown Gang wars engulfed New York’s Chinatown from the 1890s through the 1930s. THURS, OCT 13 | 6:30 PM
Food and the City: New York’s Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It Take a behind-the-scenes tour of New York City’s dynamic food culture. TUES, OCT 18 | 6:30 PM
TUES, SEPT 13 | 6:30 PM
Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest Get tips for fighting back against pervasive digital surveillance and data collection.
Priced Out: Stuyvesant Town and the Loss of Middle-Class Neighborhoods One Manhattan housing development is host to an ongoing struggle between longtime residents, new tenants, and developers.
WED, SEPT 21 | 6:30 PM
TUES, OCT 26 | 6:30 PM
Architecture’s Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson Trace the historical threads connecting the two of America’s most acclaimed architects.
Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money, and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan Get a definitive account of one of modern history’s greatest reconstruction projects.
WED, SEPT 28 | 6:30 PM
TUES, NOV 8 | 6:30 PM
Revolutionary Dissent: How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech Hear how dissenters created the American idea of the liberty of thought.
The Landmarks of New York: An Illustrated Record the City’s Historic Buildings Take in the city’s breathtaking range of architectural richness, from colonial farmhouses to world-famous skyscrapers.
WED, OCT 19 | 6:30 PM
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Even More Author Talks Swimming in the Sink: An Episode of the Heart With swimming hall-of-famer Lynne Cox
More than 40 NYPL branches host book discussion groups once a month—or more! To find nearby meet-ups and upcoming reads, visit: nypl.org/bookgroups
MON, SEPT 19 | 6:30 PM
Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud THURS, OCT 6 | 6:30 PM
Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human TUES, OCT 25 | 6:30 PM
Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionized the Way We Think About Food THURS, NOV 3 | 6:30 PM
100 Days of Happiness by Fausto Brizzi Westchester Square Library, Bronx
Learn how the rivalry between two great architects shaped the future of American design on Sept. 28.
Compassion, Generosity, and Grace: Stories from 9/11 Award-winning storyteller Regina Ress shares stories of human goodness that emerged following the attacks of 9/11.
W. C. Fields in Vaudeville Performer Trav S. D. explores the great comedian’s early years (1900–1930), as a vaudeville juggler and revue comedian.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce Ottendorfer Library, Manhattan
TUES, SEPT 27 | 6:30 PM
THURS, DEC 1 | 6:30 PM
TUES, SEPT 13 | 5:30 PM
THURS, SEPT 8 | 1 PM
Drown by Junot Díaz Hamilton Grange Library, Manhattan
Book & Film Events Open Book Night
MON, SEPT 26 | 5 PM
Hear from fellow book lovers and come ready to discuss your top pick.
The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson Jefferson Market Library, Manhattan
FRI, SEPT 9, OCT 14, NOV 18, DEC 9 | 6 PM
THURS, OCT 27 | 4:30 PM
Contemporary Classics Book Discussions
Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back by Janice P. Nimura Muhlenberg Library, Manhattan
Join in the discussion of a critically acclaimed read.
THURS, NOV 3 | 5:15 PM
MON, SEPT 12, OCT 3, DEC 5 | 6 PM
Gracie Book Club Weekend Movies There’s a new theme each month, from comic book adaptations to horror films just in time for Halloween. Check the web for a complete listing. EVERY SAT & SUN | 2 PM
For more, visit: nypl.org/mml/events
Join a book discussion of The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson, chosen by NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray.
Nein: A Manifesto by Eric Jarosinski St. George Library Center, Staten Island SAT, NOV 12 | 10:30 AM
WED, SEPT 28 | 2 PM
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi Fort Washington Library, Manhattan
SAT, DEC 3 | 11 AM
November is National Novel Writing Month! Join fellow novelists for a write-in and keep your word count climbing. MON, OCT 31 | 6 PM
The Martian by Andy Weir Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, Manhattan
MON, NOV 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:30 PM
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Performing Arts & Music SPOTLIGHT ON
LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Concerts & More
Fall at LPA is bursting with Broadway ballads, poetic performances, and holiday harmonies. For more, visit: nypl.org/lpa/events
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center 40 Lincoln Center Plaza
Mame! Enjoy a stage version of this “irreverent escapade” set to live orchestra music. SAT, DEC 3 | 1:30 & 4 PM, MON, DEC 5 | 6 PM
Navidad Flamenca Sample music, carols, and dance from Mexico to Colombia to Argentina. THURS, DEC 8 | 6 PM
The Library for the Performing Arts (LPA) features one of the world’s most extensive combinations of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in the fields of music, dance, theater, and film. It is known particularly for its large collections of historic recordings, videotapes, autographed manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, stage designs, posters, and photographs. The library also presents exhibitions and public programs. TICKET POLICY Unless otherwise noted, tickets for programs in the Bruno Walter Auditorium are distributed at the Amsterdam Avenue entrance an hour before each event. Limit one ticket per person; no advance reservations or reserved seats. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the leadership support of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman.
Discussions & More Theatre Library Association Book Awards* This annual celebration includes readings, archival displays, and special guests. FRI, OCT 14 | 7 PM Celebrate the season with flamenco flair on Dec. 8.
An Afternoon of Flute and Piano Norman Dee and Josephine Chan Yung star.
Women Take the Stage: George Bernard Shaw and Women’s Rights* Archives and performances of Shaw’s progressive scenes add to the discussion.
SAT, SEPT 17 | 2:30 PM
MON, NOV 7 | 6 PM
Rhapsody in Blue Pianist Phillip Dyson performs.
What the Eye Hears: Brian Seibert on the History of Tap* The New York Times dance critic discusses the history of American tap.
FRI, SEPT 30 | 6 PM
Wild Lines: Jane Ira Bloom Plays Emily Dickinson* The award-winning saxophonist presents her new work for jazz quartet with spoken word.
MON, NOV 21 | 6 PM
THURS, OCT 20 | 6 PM
FRI, DEC 9 | 7 PM
Lyrics by Lee Musical guests celebrate the works of legendary Broadway lyricist Lee Adams. MON, OCT 24 | 6 PM
THERE’S MORE! For exhibitions at the Library for the Performing Arts, see p. 15.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Katie Casey, Suffrage, and Our National Pastime* The Red Skies Music Ensemble presents rare artifacts woven together with music. FRI, NOV 4 | 7 PM
Holiday Hula Party* Say aloha to the holidays. *Reservations recommended: nypl.org/lpa
Curtain Up Attend an event highlighting the best of New York and London’s theater scenes, then visit the exhibition (see p. 15).
Sing Along Show and Tell* Sing along to your favorite Broadway hits and get an up-close look at key artifacts. SAT, OCT 29 | 7 PM
Music from Yiddish Cinema* Metropolitan Klezmer performs works from The Dybbuk, Uncle Moses, and more. MON, NOV 14 | 6 PM
A Conversation with John Kander* Hear from the renowned composer of Chicago and Cabaret. THURS, DEC 15 | 6 PM
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OTHER INSTRUMENTS INTO ITS FUSION OF MUSICAL GENRES ON MAY 16.
Programs at the Bronx Library Center Hear a concert. Meet a local author. There’s always something on at BLC: nypl.org/blc/events
Concerts Sonido Costeño Trio in Concert This modern-day New York City Latin band creatively fuses Latin music with styles from around the world, delivering high-energy performances you can’t help but dance to.
For the Public: Spoken Word Series Don’t miss the new season of our vibrant For the Public series, featuring live poetry performances, discussions, and pop-up installations from the city’s noteworthy young artists and writers.
SAT, SEPT 17 | 2:30 PM
A Musical Tribute to Sam Cooke New York City pop and jazz vocalist Cody Childs and the Ladies of Soul perform the music of the legendary singer and include biographical notes on his life. SAT, SEPT 24 | 2:30 PM
Rafael Hernandez Music Festival Enjoy the music of celebrated Puerto Rican composer Rafael Hernandez, performed by various Latin artists. Sponsored by the Association for Puerto Rican Hispanic Heritage
SUN, OCT 9 | 2 PM
Double Entendre in Concert Enjoy a concert by NYC-based ensemble Double Entendre, featuring oboe and bassoon quartets. SAT, OCT 22 | 2:30 PM
A Musical Tribute to Motown Cody Childs performs Motown classics: “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” and other favorites. SAT, NOV 19 | 2:30 PM
Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Kinobe and Jaja Two musicians from different backgrounds— Ugandan and Congolese—bring together their instruments and voices to meditate on peace and justice. SAT, DEC 3 | 2:30 PM
Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Orchestra in Concert The orchestra performs selected work by composers Piazzolla, Anderson, and Walton. SAT, DEC 10 | 2:30 PM
Performers Kinobe (pictured) and Jaja come together to share a powerful musical message of peace on Dec. 3.
Writers’ Panel featuring Los Bárbaros Literary Journal: Recreating New York in Spanish Join a conversation about the present and the future of Spanish-language literature in New York City, then hear local writers share excerpts from their works.
For the Public returns for the fall season on Sept. 16.
Maybe Men Make It Stop by Astor Hall for a night of modern Shakespeare-inspired monologues, featuring Yomi “Greeds” Sode and NYPL’s Miles Hodges. Schwarzman Building, Manhattan In partnership with the British Council and Shakespeare Lives
FRI, SEPT 16 | 7 PM
SAT, OCT 15 | 4 PM
Murder and Madness and Poe Just in time for Halloween, actor David Rick Heuthe delivers an engrossing performance that brings to life the spellbinding writing and—in turns melancholy and mad—life of Edgar Allan Poe. SAT, OCT 29 | 2:30 PM
MORE FALL EVENTS Join host Miles Hodges and special guests as they explore the power of storytelling and share their personal narratives. Check online for the full lineup: nypl.org/forthepublic Jefferson Market Library, Manhattan
INDIE AUTHOR DAY Join BLC for its inaugural Indie Author Day. Connect with local writers while you attend panels, book readings and signings, workshops, presentations, and more.
Presented in partnership with Strivers Row
FRI, OCT 14 | 7 PM
53rd Street Library, Manhattan Presented in partnership with MOMA and Art Vomit
THURS, NOV 10 | 7 PM
Sponsored by Library Journal
Bronx Library Center, Bronx
SAT, OCT 8 | 1 PM
THURS, DEC 8 | 7 PM
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture SPOTLIGHT ON
Literature, History & Music
SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE
Hear writers, filmmakers, and more at ongoing series at the Schomburg. For more, visit: schomburgcenter.org/events
515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th Street)
Black Power 50 Talks Sohail Daulatzai and Marc Lamont Hill Author Sohail Daulatzai offers a perspective on the political and cultural history of black internationalism from the 1950s to the present, in conversation with professor Marc Lamont Hill. Book signing to follow. TUES, SEPT 13 | 6:30 PM
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture houses one of the country’s premier research collections of materials documenting black life and the history and culture of peoples of African descent. A focal point of Harlem’s cultural life, the Center also serves as a venue for lectures, concerts, films, educational programs, and much more. Please note: The Schomburg Center is currently undergoing a major renovation featuring an updated facade, auditorium, gift shop, a new gallery space, and several new reading rooms. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR ALL PUBLIC PROGRAMS: schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com Schomburg Center programs and exhibitions are supported in part by the City of New York; the State of New York; the New York City Council Black, Latino and Asian Caucus; the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus; the Rockefeller Foundation Endowment for the Performing Arts; and the Annie E. and Sarah L. Delany Charitable Trusts.
Support the Schomburg The Schomburg Society is made up of committed men and women who are passionate about preserving the Schomburg’s vital mission. Membership includes exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs. For more information, call 212-491-2252 or visit: schomburgcenter.org/support
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Bobby Seale and Stephen Shames Stephen Shames first photographed Black Panther Party Chairman Bobby Seale in 1967 and went on to become the party’s most trusted photographer. Come hear Seale and Shames in conversation. THURS, OCT 27 | 6:30 PM Discover rising author Imbolo Mbue on Oct. 12.
Between the Lines Born Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something in America C. Nicole Mason, Executive Director of the Center for Research and Policy in the Public Interest, discusses her new book that explores the narratives of black womanhood in a contemptuous America, with ESSENCE editor-in-chief Vanessa K. De Luca. Book signing to follow. THURS, SEPT 15 | 6:30 PM
The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter Playwright and writer for The Wire Kia Corthron joins Margo Jefferson to discuss her debut novel, exploring American 20thcentury history through the lives of two white brothers from rural Alabama and two black brothers from small-town Maryland.
Black Power 50 Film: ¡Palante, Siempre Palante! This documentary directed by grassroots activist Iris Morales explores the emergence of the Young Lords, a Puerto Rican activist group that fought for economic, racial, and social justice in the U.S. Morales will give a talk following the screening. THURS, NOV 10 | 6:30 PM
Before 5 Luvvie Ajayi and Francheska Medina I’m Judging You is Luvvie Ajayi’s debut book of humorous essays that dissect our cultural obsessions and behavior in our increasingly digital lives. Blogger Francheska Medina will join her in conversation. WED, SEPT 14 | 2 PM
WED, SEPT 28 | 6:30 PM
NEW! Artist and the Archive
Behold the Dreamers Imbolo Mbue discusses her debut novel about an immigrant family from Cameroon whose fate collides with the recession in 2009. Book signing to follow.
Race and Revolution In conjunction with the Governors Island exhibition Race and Revolution, nine contemporary artists respond to excerpts from documents written by leaders of the American Revolution.
WED, OCT 12 | 6:30 PM
TUES, SEPT 20 | 6:30 PM
The Schomburg’s Lapidus Center Presents Check out these event highlights presented by the Schomburg’s Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery. Architects of Their Own Liberation: African Americans and the Abolition Movement Manisha Sinha documents the centrality of slave resistance in shaping the ideology and tactics of abolition in her new book, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.
MON, OCT 24 | 6:30 PM
The African Burial Ground and Beyond Scholars discuss the 1991 discovery of the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan, where more than 400 free and enslaved Africans were buried in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Schomburg Teen Curators Teen Curators is an after-school arts and history enrichment program that admits 50 high school students each year. As Teen Curators, participants will learn the behind-the-scenes work of collecting, preserving, archiving, and interpreting art.
WED, NOV 9 | 6:30 PM
Banjo Stories and Songs from Haiti and New Orleans Professor Laurent Dubois discusses his new book about an essential instrument in black culture on Caribbean and North American plantations, with musician Leyla McCalla.
Apply today: nypl.org/teencurators
Hear Leyla McCalla in conversation with Laurent Dubois on Dec. 7.
WED, DEC 7 | 6:30 PM
Meet the Schomburg’s New Director The Library is pleased to announce that Kevin Young will be joining NYPL as Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. An award-winning poet, Kevin is widely recognized as a distinguished teacher, scholar, and public voice. He joins the Library after 11 years of service at Emory University, where he was both Curator of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library and Curator of Literary Collections at the newly named Rose Library. Kevin succeeds Khalil Gibran Muhammad, who led the Schomburg with great distinction for the last five years.
Conversations in Black Freedom Studies This adult education series features scholars and community members committed to engaging dialogue about black freedom studies. Follow @SchomburgCBFS or visit blackfreedomstudies.org for updates and information. Northern Organizing and Cultural Renaissance Featuring Anne Knupfer, Erik Gellman & Yasmin Ramirez THURS, OCT 6 | 6 PM
The War on Poverty at 50 Featuring Elizabeth Hinton, Crystal Sanders & Alejandra Marchevsky THURS, NOV 3 | 6 PM
Honoring the Legacy of Black Women Radicals Gloria Richardson and Mae Mallory Featuring Ashley Farmer & Joseph Fitzgerald THURS, DEC 1 | 6 PM
there’s more! For more Schomburg Education programs, visit: schomburgcenter.org/education The Schomburg Teen Curators Program is generously funded for five years by The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.
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Exhibitions: Fall Highlights STEPHEN A. SCHWARZMAN BUILDING
Alexander Hamilton: Striver, Statesman, Scoundrel THROUGH DEC 31 Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Gallery
Alexander Hamilton acted as George Washington’s top aide in the American Revolution, created the American financial system, and waged ideological battles against Thomas Jefferson in the earliest days of American political parties. Discover Library artifacts from the life of this founding father and the beginning years of the United States.
Preserving a Masterpiece: From Soaring Ceilings to Subterranean Storage THROUGH OCT 9 Third Floor Galleries
Explore the Library’s iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building while learning about the essential ongoing work required to preserve, protect, and make accessible this stunning BeauxArts masterpiece. HAPPY 95TH BIRTHDAY!
OPENING THIS FALL
The Real Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends
A Curious Hand: The Prints of Henri Charles Guérard
NOV 2, 2016–FEB 26, 2017
Children’s Center at 42nd Street
Third Floor Galleries
Meet the real Winnie-the-Pooh and his pals! Now restored and newly “stuffed with fluff,” they have returned to the Library’s Children’s Center just in time for Pooh’s 95th birthday.
Explore the wide-ranging prints of Henri Guérard, one of the most inventive printmakers of the late 19th century. Thanks to art dealer Samuel Putnam Avery, the Library has the largest collection of the artist’s work in the U.S.
Support for The New York Public Library’s Exhibitions Program has been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, and Jonathan Altman. Additional support for Alexander Hamilton has been provided by the Bertha and Isaac Liberman Foundation, Inc., in memory of Ruth and Seymour Klein. A Curious Hand has been made possible by the continuing generosity of Miriam and Ira D. Wallach.
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FOR MORE, VISIT NYPL.ORG/EXHIBITIONS
LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS DOROTHY AND LEWIS B. CULLMAN CENTER | SHELBY CULLOM DAVIS MUSEUM
Curtain Up OCT 31, 2016–JUNE 30, 2017 Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery
Celebrate the world’s two most extraordinary theatrical districts—Broadway and London’s West End. View costumes and designs from The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, and A Chorus Line, original set models for In the Heights, Arcadia, and War Horse, video recordings of notable productions, and more drawn from the collections of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The exhibition is organized by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Society of London Theatre, in association with MasterCard.
ALSO ON VIEW
“Laughter, Agita, and Rage”: Political Cabaret in Isaiah Sheffer’s New York Do not crop the V&A mark more than this. We do not want our identity to become illegible. Only ever use the artwork supplied above.
SEPT 13–DEC 31 Plaza Corridor Gallery Milly Shapiro and Karen Phelps in a scene from the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical, Matilda. Photo copyright 2013 by Joan Marcus. Additional support for exhibitions has been provided by Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg and the Miriam and Harold Steinberg Foundation.
Get an up-close look at materials from Isaiah Sheffer’s farcical modern-day political revues.
The Upper Worlds
THROUGH JAN 22, 2017
SEPT 7–NOV 30
Art in the Corner Room Series
Art in the Windows Exhibition Series
Artist and educator Sue Willis presents an exhibition of life-sized mixed-material wildlife sculptures. Her figures, including Cecil the lion and a tree of life, project unity and transcendence, sharing a message of hope in the wake of destruction.
Katherine Knauer explores the modern state of constant observation. Archive/Improv SEPT 20, 2016– FEB 15, 2017 Photo Walls in Picture Collection Series
Artist Paul Sunday riffs on his longheld fascination with minimalism.
Big Eye, Version 2, part of Katherine Knauer’s Observed installation, is on view through Nov. 30.
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Kids & Teens Babies, Toddlers & Preschool The Library is an essential partner for parents and caregivers of young children, offering a wide range of programs and resources to help children develop early literacy skills—from story times to family literacy workshops and more. For locations and information, visit: nypl.org/abc
w Family Literacy Workshops Now at 51 branches, these workshops teach families how to read, talk, sing, write, and play with their children to help them build essential literacy skills. Plus, pick up the Library’s free early literacy kit, including a board book with rhymes and fingerplays, or check out our Pre-K Corners at select branches for books to help your child get ready for kindergarten.
Story Time NEW! Five Senses Workshops Get ready for some ooey gooey family fun in this new five-session workshop, offered at 30 library locations. A family program designed for preschool children and their caregivers, these sessions will be a hands-on exploration of the five senses: hearing, touch, smell, taste, and sight! For more, visit: nypl.org/abc
It’s never too early to start reading. From learning new shapes and sounds to beginning to read independently, our story times are designed for young children from birth to preschool. Visit us online to find a story time near you. • Baby Story Time (birth–18 months) • Toddler Story Time (18 months–3 years) • Preschool Story Time (3–5 years)
Staff Picks: Young Children This fall is a great time to discover these new releases.
There’s a Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie; illustrated by Yuyi Morales
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Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run!: An Alphabet Caper by Mike Twohy
What’s a Banana? by Marilyn Singer; illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty; illustrated by David Roberts
Kids in Grades K–6
Staff Picks: K–6
The Library offers a variety of programs for kids of all ages, from science workshops to book discussions and games. For details, ask at your local branch or visit: nypl.org/kids
Check out the best new releases chosen by our librarians to start off the school year.
Arts & Crafts Make fun hands-on projects using a variety of materials.
Chess, Games & Gaming Play board games of all types, plus Wii, PS3, and Xbox.
Computers & Technology Learn about the computer and Internet, do homework, and find new resources.
Book Discussions & Read Alouds Talk about books in an informal setting.
Code Your Story Beginning in October, kids will be able to tell any story they want while learning how to use a computer programming language.
Science & Technology Workshops Calling all globetrotters! Stop by your local library for fun map-making activities. Model your neighborhood through objects, clay, drawing, and digital rendering using the same tools cartographers use. Visit one of these branches or find more locations online: nypl.org/kids Clason’s Point Library, Bronx Roosevelt Island Library, Manhattan West New Brighton Library, Staten Island
Programs are offered at NYPL branches throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. For more information or to find additional participating locations, ask at your local branch or visit: nypl.org/computers
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk Annabelle has lived a quiet, steady life until a new student comes into her class.
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier Cat wants nothing to do with ghosts—but she must put her fears aside for her sick sister’s sake.
Let Your Voice Be Heard by Anita Silvey Iconic folk musician Pete Seeger knew early in life that he wanted to make music.
Inspector Flytrap by Tom Angleberger & Cece Bell Follow the adventures of this mystery-solving, bug-eating plant.
The King of Kazoo by Norm Feuti A dangerous and forbidden experiment threatens to destroy the entire kingdom.
Zoe in Wonderland by Brenda Woods Zoe is afraid her real life will never be as exciting as her imaginary one.
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Kids & Teens After-School Programs for Kids & Teens These essential educational resources are now offered at 20 libraries. Groups meet at least twice a week after school. Sessions begin in late September and run throughout the school year. For more details and information about how to register, call the phone numbers listed below or visit: nypl.org/ost
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GRADES 6–8* GRADES 10–12
This customized homework-help program helps students sharpen math and reading skills through one-on-one tutoring and specialized computer software. BRONX Baychester Library 347-697-9909 Francis Martin Library 347-933-3420 High Bridge Library 347-933-1320 Hunts Point Library 718-617-0339 Jerome Park Library 347-277-4839 Mott Haven Library 347-952-8016 MANHATTAN Inwood Library 347-821-8388 Seward Park Library 917-821-4878
Working in teams, students learn to create blogs, podcasts, and videos. Plus, high school students will earn school credit for completing the program. BRONX Bronx Library Center 347-891-2163 Westchester Square Library* 347-697-9969 West Farms Library* 718-367-5376 MANHATTAN Columbus Library 347-934-7168 George Bruce Library* 347-891-1697 Mid-Manhattan Library 347-218-0411
STATEN ISLAND Port Richmond Library 347-697-9937 West New Brighton Library 347-277-4591
The NYPL BridgeUp Program has been made possible thanks to the generous support of The Helen Gurley Brown Revocable Trust. Major support for after-school programming is provided by Arthur W. Koenig; the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences; Stavros Niarchos Foundation; the Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Barakett Endowment for Children’s and Young Adult Programs and Services; the E.H.A. Foundation Endowment for Literacy Programming; The Bok Family Foundation; Booth Ferris Foundation; The New York Life Foundation; The Pinkerton Foundation; News Corp; The Walt Disney Company; and an anonymous donor, with additional support from the Estate of Brooke Russell Astor and the Estate of Mary McConnell Bailey.
High school students earn school credit while training to be literacy coaches for first and second graders to help them improve their reading comprehension and phonics skills. BRONX Mosholu Library 347-277-4413 MANHATTAN 115th Street Library 347-697-9911 Hamilton Fish Park Library 347-326-2312 Washington Heights Library 347-697-9967
NYPL Kids Zone! Turn to the back page to find activities featuring Winnie-the-Pooh. See below for answers. Don’t peek!
Major support for children’s and young adult programming is provided by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences. Additional major support is provided by the Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Barakett Endowment for Children’s and Young Adult Programs and Services. Additional support is provided by Beth and Christopher Kojima; The Jason and Susanna Berger Fund; the Estate of Charles J. Mauro; the Estate of William C. Morris; The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund; Solon E. Summerfield Foundation, Inc.; Con Edison; Epstein Teicher Philanthropies; Mr. and Mrs. John Klingenstein; U.S. Bank Foundation; The Edith Glick Shoolman Children’s Foundation; and Time Warner Cable.
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Staff Picks: Teens
Meet great teen authors, prepare for college, and more at the Library. For more programs and information, visit: nypl.org/teens
Look for these popular new releases for teens, chosen by NYPL’s librarians.
Teen Author Talks Joel Christian Gill Hear the author of the acclaimed graphic novel Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History and the upcoming Tales of the Talented Tenth series about the Motorcycle Queen of Miami.
The Reader by Traci Chee With the help of a mysterious book, Sefia sets out to rescue her kidnapped aunt.
Hamilton Grange Library, Manhattan FRI, SEPT 16
The Lie Tree
Padma Venkatraman Meet the author of A Time to Dance, chosen by NYPL librarians as one of the Best Books for Teens in 2015.
by Frances Hardinge Faith discovers a tree that bears fruit only when she whispers a lie to it.
Chatham Square Library, Manhattan TUES, OCT 18
Coder Games Learn how to develop video games while competing with other teens in this six-week introduction to coding. See p. 22 for more TechConnect computer and technology classes, or visit: nypl.org/computers
College Readiness Teens and their families can discover programs and resources to help get ready for college and learn about the application process. Visit Bronx Library Center, Hamilton Grange Library, or St. George Library Center for more.
YOUTH POET LAUREATE CELEBRATING GAMES Have fun during this world-wide celebration of games—from board games to video games and more. Get together with other teens in your community to share your expertise and develop new strategies for gaming.
International Games Day 53rd Street Library, Manhattan SAT, NOV 19 | 10 AM–6 PM
TeenLIVE programs are sponsored by the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.
This series for teens ages 14–19 engages and celebrates the powerful voices of NYC youth while promoting civic engagement, youth leadership, and artistic excellence.
Young Laureates Showcase 53rd Street Library, Manhattan
Lumberjanes, Vol. 4 by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters & Brooke Allen Jen meets a mysterious stranger who helps save the day during a blizzard.
Last of the Giants by Jeff Campbell Discover how many of the world’s largest creatures have been pushed to extinction.
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo When Amanda meets Grant, she wants to let him into her life—despite a secret she is keeping.
FRI, SEPT 23 | 7 PM
Youth Poet Laureate Grand Slam Finals Schwarzman Building, Manhattan SAT, DEC 17 | 7 PM
Samurai Rising by Pamela S. Turner & Gareth Hinds Follow the saga of one of the greatest samurai in Japanese history.
For more, visit: nypl.org/teenlive
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Job Search, Financial Planning & Small Business SPOTLIGHT ON
Science, Industry and Business Library
SCIENCE, INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS LIBRARY
Discover events and resources to help with your career, business, or finances. For a full program listing, visit: nypl.org/sibl/events
188 Madison Avenue (at 34th Street)
JOB SEARCH Successful Career Landings and Transitions TUES, SEPT 13 | 12 NOON
Turn Job Interviews into Offers WED, SEPT 21 | 6 PM
Resource Fair for Entrepreneurial Performing Artists FRI, SEPT 30 | 10 AM–1:30 PM
ithin the Science, Industry and Business W Library, vetted and trained experts from partner organizations offer unique advisory services. Patrons can get business advice from experienced mentorsas well as free career and financial counseling sessions with credentialed professionals. Visit SIBL online to make an appointment. nypl.org/sibl
Demystifying the American Job Search Process FRI, OCT 14 | 12 NOON
Making Your Resume Work for You
Photo: Brian Bloom
NYPL’s Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) is a research and circulating library with extensive business, finance, and popular science print resources as well as premium online databases. P atrons can book a consultation with a librarian for help using SIBL’s research collections, which include historical periodical back files and comprehensive government information.
SAT, OCT 15 | 12 NOON
Seth Godin stops by on Sept. 20.
SMALL BUSINESS CEO Series Some of business’s biggest names share the stories behind their success. Marianne Williamson THURS, SEPT 8 | 6 PM
Laura Vanderkam TUES, SEPT 13 | 6 PM
FREE ONLINE CLASSES AT HOME WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD Learn new skills and make yourself more marketable with over 2,000 online video courses—now available for free any time, anywhere to all New York Public Library cardholders. For more, visit: nypl.org/lynda
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Become the Perfect Candidate: Tap into the Hidden Job Market THURS, NOV 17 | 6 PM
Career Evolution: Preparing for Your Next Leap with Social Media Marketing Part of the Self-Recruiter® Lecture Series WED, NOV 30 | 12 NOON
Interview Questions to Ask and Answer SAT, DEC 17 | 12 NOON
TUES, SEPT 20 | 6 PM
Business Plan Competition
NEW YORK STARTUP! 2017
TUES, SEPT 27 | 6 PM
Marie Forleo TUES, OCT 4 | 6 PM
Online registration required: nypl.org/ceoseries
Win $15,000 to start your business! For details visit: nypl.org/bizplan
Online Customer Acquisition Series Upcoming sessions in the series tackle search advertising and Google Analytics. THURS, SEPT 22, OCT 13 | 6 PM
The 2017 New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition is generously supported by
FINANCIAL PLANNING What Everybody Needs to Know About Disability Insurance* SAT, SEPT 10 | 12 NOON
How to Find the Right College and Pay for It* TUES, OCT 4 | 6 PM
When Should I Take Social Security Retirement Benefits?* TUES, OCT 18 | 6 PM
Money Matters in Your Neighborhood Whether you’re signing up for benefits or jump-starting your new business, NYPL offers helpful job search and financial planning programs across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Check the web for dates and locations in your neighborhood.
PERSONAL FINANCE Child Support 101 We Need to Talk: Completing Your Living Will and Health Care Proxy
The Holidays Are Coming! Is Your Monthly Budget Ready?
Mystified by Medicare?
SAT, OCT 22 | 12 NOON
Do You Have a Plan for Long-Term Care?
Emotions and Money: The Mind of the Market*
Get Smart About Credit
SAT, NOV 12 | 12 NOON
Older Adults and Fraud Banking with Technology
Cyber Safety: Do’s and Don’ts of Consumer Cybersecurity
Teach the Children to Save
TUES, NOV 29 | 6 PM
JOB SEARCH & SMALL BUSINESS Grants for Small Business & Small Business Technology How to Start a Business Business Plan Writing Affordable Health Care Screening SNAP Screening Understanding Your Social Security Benefits
For a complete up-to-the-minute listing of upcoming Money Matters programs, visit: nypl.org/moneymatters
Financial Planning for Disabled Parents and Special Need Beneficiaries* TUES, DEC 13 | 6 PM *Presented by the Financial Planning Association of New York
Bronx Library Center
FINANCIAL PLANNING DAY @ SIBL FRI, SEPT 23 | 10 AM–5 PM
HEAR FROM THE EXPERTS Twelve classes on life and financial issues EXPLORE LIBRARY RESOURCES Find and compare investment options MEET WITH A COUNSELOR Specialists in credit crisis, Medicare, and financial planning BROWSE THE FINANCIAL FAIR Information from government agencies and non-profit organizations Sponsored in Conjunction with the Financial Planning Association of New York
Bronx Library Center Job Expo Panel Discussion Learn what to expect at the upcoming job expo.
Prime Timer’s Club Resource Fair Join the first annual resource fair for attendees ages 55 and up. FRI, OCT 21 | 11 AM–4 PM
WED, SEPT 14 | 4 PM
Bronx Library Center Sixth Annual Job Expo Don’t miss one of the Bronx’s most anticipated job expos of the year. WED, SEPT 21 | 11 AM–4 PM
Presented by NYPL’s Career, Education and Information Services. Open to all. Veterans welcome. Business attire. For more information on our job expo and other career services: nypl.org/ceis
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Computers & Tech Training TechConnect Connect with your future at the Library—for free. TechConnect offers more than 80 technology classes at NYPL branches throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. It also provides computer labs across the city and helpful online resources. For more, visit: nypl.org/computers
ONLINE RESOURCES Want to measure your progress? Use TechConnect’s online assessments to test your knowledge on hardware, software, and other skills you learn in class. Plus, gain access to video tutorials and class handouts in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, and Russian.
TECHNOLOGY CLASSES From learning the basics of how to use a computer to mastering essential business software, there is a class for every student at every level. Many classes are also taught in Spanish and Chinese. To see a full list and find a class near you, visit: nypl.org/computers
Software & More
All About Computers
Microsoft Office 2010
Computer Basics Learn to Type & Use a Mouse PC vs. Mac Windows 8 Basics
MS Word 2010 for Beginners Advanced MS Word 2010 MS Excel 2010 for Beginners MS PowerPoint 2010 for Beginners
Internet, Email & More
Email for Beginners Advanced Internet Searching Digital Media Basics Getting More Out of Google
3D Modeling for the 3D Printer 3D Printing Mini Workshops: Jewelry & Tech Accessories Create Your Own Website iMovie: Green Screening & Effects Photoediting for Beginners
Social Media Facebook Basics Google+ LinkedIn for Job Seekers Social Media for Your Small Biz
Digital Devices Apps on Tablets E-Reader Basics: Differences & Settings iPad Basics Wearable Tech: Smartwatches & More
Mac Classes Mac Computers for Beginners Photoshop for Beginners Stop Motion Animation
CLASSES BY AUDIENCE • Job Seekers • Ages 50+ • People with Disabilities* *Available at the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
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COMPUTER LABS Our computer labs offer hands-on training and one-on-one help with TechConnect experts. During designated hours with extended computer sessions, students can ask questions, practice new skills, create an email account, polish a resume, and more. Visit our 12 specialized locations to receive help, practice independently, or gain access to more online learning. BRONX
Bronx Library Center Parkchester Library Tremont Library
58th Street Library 67th Street Library Columbus Library Countee Cullen Library Mid-Manhattan Library Science, Industry and Business Library Washington Heights Library
Richmondtown Library St. George Library Center
Gain an in-depth understanding of coding and more with these ongoing courses. Online registration is required—classes fill up quickly, so secure your spot today! To register or learn more about our series-based courses, visit: nypl.org/computers
Improve your tech skills to help advance your career.
Make It. Print It. Sell It.
Make 3D products and learn how to sell them online.
Code Your Story
Learn coding languages used to build websites.
Made for kids! Code stories, games, and animations. Learn more on p. 17.
Explore the principles of graphic design and remix iconic logos.
Not sure which classes to take? Take our online What’s Your Tech Profile? quiz to find out what kind of tech user you are. Then pick up a class checklist from your local library to track classes! Basic User
FIND THE CLASSES THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU
Teens compete with each other while learning video game creation.
Major Support for the Library’s adult literacy, English language programs and technology training is provided by the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development; Arthur W. Koenig; The Pasculano Foundation; NYC Connected Communities, a program of the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications; The Lois M. Collier Endowment Fund; The JPB Foundation; the Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation, Inc.; and the Federal Workforce Investment Act, Title II funding administered through the New York State Education Department. Additional support provided by the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity; Altman Foundation; Funding from the Mayor’s Young Men Initiative administered through the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development; the Kagan Fund; New York State Coordinated Outreach Services Program; The Bailey Endowment for English Language Learning Programs; New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services grant program; The Staten Island Foundation; Murray G. and Beatrice H. Sherman Charitable Trust; and anonymous donors.
Business User Creative User Curious User Job Seeker Lifestyle User Tech Fanatic
PUBLIC COMPUTERS & RESERVATIONS NYPL has thousands of computers across its 92 locations, including new desktops and laptops, plus many more recently upgraded computers. Computer sessions generally last 45 minutes. Free Wi-Fi is also available at all locations. Reservations for desktop computers are not required, but can be made up to a day in advance: pcreserve.nypl.org
NYPL TechConnect is funded in part by:
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English & Adult Literacy Classes
Adult Literacy Classes NYPL provides free adult literacy classes and tutoring for adults who speak English but have difficulty reading and writing. New students who want to sign up for classes must first attend an information session (see Fall 2016 Information Sessions, below). For more, call 917-ASK-NYPL or visit: nypl.org/english
MORE LOCATIONS English classes are now available at Great Kills Library in Staten Island and at Hudson Park Library and Kips Bay Library in Manhattan.
English Classes NYPL offers free classes in English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) at more than 40 locations across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Fall 2016 classes begin in late September and run for 12 weeks. Space is limited. To begin, students must attend an information session (see below) and schedule an assessment.
DROP-IN ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUPS Drop-in groups are a great choice if you already know some English and want to practice speaking with others. No registration needed. Find your nearest group: nypl.org/english
For the latest information, call the branch or visit: nypl.org/english
FALL 2016 INFORMATION SESSIONS BRONX
Bronx Library Center 310 East Kingsbridge Road
Harlem Library 9 West 124th Street
MON, SEPT 12 | 12 NOON, 3 PM, OR 6 PM
SAT, SEPT 10 | 11 AM OR 3 PM
WED, SEPT 14 | 1 PM OR 6 PM
St. George Library Center 5 Central Avenue
Tompkins Square Library 331 East 10th Street
MON, SEPT 19 | 1 PM OR 6 PM
MON, SEPT 12 | 12 NOON, 2 PM, OR 6 PM
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CITIZENSHIP RESOURCES NYPL provides collections of materials useful to immigrants and aspiring U.S. citizens at all 88 neighborhood libraries across our system.
Seniors & Accessibility
Opportunities for Seniors Every day at NYPL brings new activities for older adults. For more, ask your local librarian or visit: nypl.org/50plus Adult Gaming
ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
Wakefield Library, Bronx
Become a storyteller or interviewer.
EVERY TUES & THURS | 11 AM
Crocheting & Knitting for Beginners & Intermediates Huguenot Park Library, Staten Island
NEW! Lower East Side Oral History Project Multiple locations, Manhattan
EVERY TUES | 10:30 AM
NEW! Kips Bay Oral History Project
Falun Dafa Exercise Class
Kips Bay Library, Manhattan
Muhlenberg Library, Manhattan TUES, SEPT 6, 20, 27 | 4:30 PM
Remembering Riverdale Riverdale Library, Bronx
CLASSES & GROUPS Morning Tea Time
Senior Film Discussion Group Morningside Heights Library, Manhattan
Seward Park Library, Manhattan
WED, SEPT 28, OCT 26, NOV 30,
EVERY MON & WED | 10 AM
DEC 28 | 11:30 AM
NEW! Upper East Side Stories 67th Street Library, Manhattan For more, visit: oralhistory.nypl.org
Accessibility at the Library AUDIO ACCESSIBILITY For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, ASL interpretation or CART captioning is available for any NYPL program. Please request two weeks in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org BOOKSHARE Instantly get 400,000 accessible e-audiobooks with simultaneous text on screen, free for all eligible users! Learn more or apply today: nypl.org/printdisabilities BOOKS BY MAIL Eligible patrons can get books and other materials delivered right to their homes. Visit: nypl.org/booksbymail
ANDREW HEISKELL BRAILLE AND TALKING BOOK LIBRARY The only NYC library created to serve people with print disabilities, Heiskell Library offers free talking books and magazines, book machines, and home delivery service, plus accessible cultural programs, networking groups, and tech training. • 5 0,000 professionally narrated talking books • Instant downloads from the Library website or app • No late fees or item limits • On-demand requests and automatic delivery of your favorite genres • Programs for all ages 40 West 20th Street, Manhattan nypl.org/talkingbooks | 212-206-5400 TheThe NewNew YorkYork Public Public Library Library Now! Now! Winter Fall 2016 2016 25
Using the Library The New York Public Library is made up of four research libraries and 88 neighborhood branches throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Here’s an introduction to some key resources.
Library Cards Cards provide access to the Library’s collections, computers and printers, e-books, and more. Free library cards are available to anyone who lives, works, attends school, or pays property taxes in New York State. Apply at any library location or online: nypl.org/librarycard
Need assistance? We’re here to answer your questions. Ask NYPL is the Library’s virtual reference and support service. Contact us via email, chat, phone (917-ASK-NYPL), or text (66746). For more information, visit: nypl.org/asknypl
SimplyE Borrow free e-books using SimplyE, the Library’s new e-reader app! SimplyE makes it easy to browse, borrow, and read more than 300,000 free e-books available at the Library. All you need is a New York Public Library card. To learn more about the app and and get started, visit: nypl.org/ebooks SimplyE has been made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Research Materials Researchers can use NYPL’s research collections at our four research centers. For guidelines and to inquire about making an appointment with a research specialist, call 917-ASK-NYPL or visit: nypl.org/researchcollections
Directory of Locations MANHATTAN 53rd Street 18 West 53rd Street 917-275-6975
Digital Collections The Library’s Digital Collections, a database with nearly 700,000 items, includes photographs, manuscripts, maps, and more, plus historical public domain images. All are available online with new materials added every day: nypl.org/digitalcollections
idNYC Cards The Library is proud to serve as an enrollment site for idNYC, the City’s free municipal ID card. Patrons can apply for the government photo ID at two NYPL locations: Bronx Library Center and Mid-Manhattan Library. For more, visit: nypl.org/idnyc
For hours and directions, visit: nypl.org/locations Fort Washington 535 West 179th Street 212-927-3533
NYPL for the Performing Arts* 40 Lincoln Center Plaza
George Bruce 518 West 125th Street 212-662-9727
(at 65th Street) 917-275-6975
Grand Central 135 East 46th Street 212-621-0670
Ottendorfer 135 Second Avenue 212-674-0947
58th Street 127 East 58th Street 212-759-7358
Hamilton Fish Park 415 East Houston Street 212-673-2290
Riverside 127 Amsterdam Avenue 212-870-1810
67th Street 328 East 67th Street 212-734-1717
Hamilton Grange 503 West 145th Street 212-926-2147
Roosevelt Island 524 Main Street 212-308-6243
96th Street 112 East 96th Street 212-289-0908
Harlem 9 West 124th Street 212-348-5620
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture*
115th Street 203 West 115th Street 212-666-9393
Hudson Park 66 Leroy Street 212-243-6876
515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th Street) 212-491-2200
125th Street 224 East 125th Street 212-534-5050
Inwood 4790 Broadway 212-942-2445
Science, Industry and Business Library*
Aguilar 174 East 110th Street 212-534-2930
Jefferson Market 425 Avenue of the Americas 212-243-4334
188 Madison Avenue (at 34th Street) 917-275-6975
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library
Kips Bay 446 Third Avenue 212-683-2520
Seward Park 192 East Broadway 212-477-6770
40 West 20th Street 212-206-5400
Macomb’s Bridge 2650 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard
St. Agnes 444 Amsterdam Avenue 212-877-4380
Battery Park City 175 North End Avenue 212-790-3499
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building*
Bloomingdale 150 West 100th Street 212-222-8030
Mid-Manhattan Library 455 Fifth Avenue
Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street 917-275-6975
Chatham Square 33 East Broadway 212-964-6598
(at 40th Street) 212-340-0863
Terence Cardinal Cooke–Cathedral 560 Lexington Avenue 212-752-3824
Children’s Center at 42nd Street Fifth Avenue &
Morningside Heights 2900 Broadway 212-864-2530
42nd Street 212-621-0208
Muhlenberg 209 West 23rd Street 212-924-1585
Tompkins Square 331 East 10th Street 212-228-4747
Columbus 742 Tenth Avenue 212-586-5098
Mulberry Street 10 Jersey Street 212-966-3424
Washington Heights 1000 St. Nicholas Avenue 212-923-6054
Countee Cullen 104 West 136th Street 212-491-2070
New Amsterdam 9 Murray Street 212-732-8186
Epiphany 228 East 23rd Street 212-679-2645
Webster 1465 York Avenue 212-288-5049 Yorkville 222 East 79th Street 212-744-5824 *NYPL Research Center
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CURRENT MAJOR PROJECTS
The New York Public Library
Building for You
Following a major renovation completed in 2007, the Schomburg Center is now undergoing an additional $20 million improvement project featuring an updated facade, auditorium, gift shop, a new gallery space, and several new reading rooms.
For more than a century, NYPL’s branches have made neighborhoods stronger. In the past 10 years, we have invested more than $250 million in capital improvements systemwide with even more currently underway.
Woodlawn Heights This $5.3 million project will nearly double the size of the current Woodlawn Heights Library—the new branch will be approximately 4,000 square feet. Currently in the design phase, construction is slated to start in fall 2017. While the branch is closed for construction, the Library will provide a temporary site for patrons.
53rd Street Library This three-story library, which is now one of NYPL’s largest branches, opened in June. Just steps away from The Museum of Modern Art, the 53rd Street branch boasts an award-winning design and offers a rich variety of public reading and meeting spaces, including a children’s room, teen area, state-of-the-art computers, and more.
Woodstock This 100-year-old branch is undergoing an interior renovation that will double its programming space, increase the number of computers, expand the children’s area, and create a new young adult reading room, plus a new elevator and more restrooms. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Charleston The New York Public Library is building a new 10,000square-foot branch for the Rossville/Charleston community of Staten Island. The new library will offer an adult reading room with 12 computer stations, a 1,500-square-foot children’s space, a 1,300-square-foot enclosed teen reading room, an 850-square-foot community room, and two 425-square-foot program rooms. Capital projects at The New York Public Library are made possible by the generous support of elected officials at the city, state, and federal levels. For more information on funding for specific projects, visit: nypl.org/capitalprojects
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS Please note: All locations will be closed Sept. 3–5, Oct. 10, November 11, Nov. 24, and Dec. 25–26, 2016. BRONX
Morrisania 610 East 169th Street 718-589-9268 Mosholu 285 East 205th Street 718-882-8239
Allerton 2740 Barnes Avenue 718-881-4240
Mott Haven 321 East 140th Street 718-665-4878
Dongan Hills 1617 Richmond Road 718-351-1444
Baychester 2049 Asch Loop North 718-379-6700 Belmont 610 East 186th Street 718-933-6410
Parkchester 1985 Westchester Avenue 718-829-7830
Great Kills 56 Giffords Lane 718-984-6670
Pelham Bay 3060 Middletown Road 718-792-6744
Huguenot Park 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636
Bronx Library Center 310 East Kingsbridge Road 718-579-4244
Pelham Parkway–Van Nest 2147 Barnes Avenue
Mariners Harbor 206 South Avenue 212-621-0690 New Dorp 309 New Dorp Lane 718-351-2977
Castle Hill 947 Castle Hill Avenue 718-824-3838
City Island 320 City Island Avenue 718-885-1703
Riverdale 5540 Mosholu Avenue 718-549-1212
Port Richmond 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158
Clason’s Point 1215 Morrison Avenue 718-842-1235
Sedgwick 1701 University Avenue 718-731-2074
Richmondtown 200 Clarke Avenue 718-668-0413
Eastchester 1385 East Gun Hill Road 718-653-3292
Soundview 660 Soundview Avenue 718-589-0880
South Beach 21–25 Robin Road 718-816-5834
Edenwald 1255 East 233rd Street 718-798-3355
Spuyten Duyvil 650 West 235th Street 718-796-1202
St. George Library Center 5 Central Avenue 718-442-8560
Francis Martin 2150 University Avenue 718-295-5287
Throg’s Neck 3025 Cross Bronx Expy Ext 718-792-2612
Stapleton 132 Canal Street 718-727-0427
Grand Concourse 155 East 173rd Street 718-583-6611
Tremont 1866 Washington Avenue 718-299-5177
Todt Hill–Westerleigh 2550 Victory Boulevard 718-494-1642
High Bridge 78 West 168th Street 718-293-7800
Van Cortlandt 3874 Sedgwick Avenue 718-543-5150
Tottenville 7430 Amboy Road 718-984-0945
Hunts Point 877 Southern Boulevard 718-617-0338
Wakefield 4100 Lowerre Place 718-652-4663
West New Brighton 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416
Jerome Park 118 Eames Place 718-549-5200
West Farms 2085 Honeywell Avenue 718-367-5376
Kingsbridge 291 West 231st Street 718-548-5656
Westchester Square 2521 Glebe Avenue 718-863-0436
Melrose 910 Morris Avenue 718-588-0110
Woodlawn Heights 4355 Katonah Avenue 718-519-9627
Morris Park 985 Morris Park Avenue 718-931-0636
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Winnie-the-Pooh is back at the Library just in time for his 95th birthday! Celebrate with these activities, then visit the Children’s Center at our 42nd Street location to meet Pooh and his pals.
Pooh’s Party Guest List
Where’s the party?
Find your way to the Hundred Acre Wood to meet up with Pooh and his friends.
Help Winnie-the-Pooh get ready for his birthday party! Find his friends in this word search. CHRISTOPHER
R S O W X N K O G P L C
I O E T C H L Y C I Y K
R N O P H I Q R S G R A
D A T O R J G C D L N R
K X R Z S M L I I S T R I E G A G T E T R V G E
C I A E T S A Z C Y L E
O D S Q W F R T L Y H X O P H V M F K I N G A H B E N H D O P K W Y O R
O L U E E T P S D G U E
What’s the perfect present for Pooh?
I A D K R A B B I T A S
Unscramble the words in the circles and write them here to find the answer:
H U N D RE D Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard
AC RE WO O D
Plus! Don’t forget to visit Pooh and Friends in the Children’s Center at our 42nd Street library! See p. 14 for more.
For answers, see p. 18. Plus, sign up for email updates about Library programs for kids: nypl.org/kids