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September–December | 2012

Discover NYPL

Fall Highlights

Each day, The New York Public Library offers about 100 free classes, author talks, films, and events for kids, teens, seniors, job seekers, and many others throughout its 91 locations. Founded in 1895, the Library is known both for its vast network of neighborhood branches—87 throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island— and its four world-renowned research libraries. Visit the iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, and other libraries devoted to the performing arts; black history and culture; and business and personal finance. The Library also hosts exhibitions showcasing NYPL’s collections and work by well-known and local artists.

Free Library Programs and Exhibitions

Thank You! Major support for The New York Public Library’s exhibitions and public programs is provided through generous gifts from Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and Jonathan Altman.

September–December 2012

Explore The New York Public Library this fall to discover hundreds of FREE events and exhibitions at our 91 locations. Highlights include a new Dickens exhibition at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, food-themed programs across NYPL in celebration of the Library’s ongoing Lunch Hour NYC exhibition, and an exciting season of LIVE from the NYPL, which includes appearances by Salman Rushdie and Pete Townshend.

See page 27 for a directory of locations. Programs and hours are subject to change or cancellation. Visit or call ahead for the latest information. HOLIDAY CLOSINGS All locations will be closed Sept. 1–3; Oct. 8; Nov. 11–12; Nov. 22; and Dec. 25. Cover images are represented in full on the following pages (clockwise from top left): 13, 20, 14, 7, and 24.

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Your Event at the Library NYPL’s landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building encourages the use of some of its most beautiful spaces for wedding receptions and corporate, nonprofit, and social events. Visit spacerental or call 212.930.0730.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 4 Stephen A. Schwarzman Building 5 Lunch Hour NYC and related neighborhood programs 7 LIVE from the NYPL 12 Mid-Manhattan Library 15 More film series at neighborhood libraries

NEW EXHIBITION! Charles Dickens: The Key to Character Plus more than 10 special lectures! Page 9 George Cruikshank’s illustration of Oliver’s first encounter with the Artful Dodger appeared in the 1846 edition of The Adventures of Oliver Twist. Berg Collection.

16 Science, Industry and Business Library 19 More job search and personal finance programs at neighborhood libraries 20 Library for the Performing Arts 23 More concerts at neighborhood libraries 24 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 26 Bronx Library Center 26 St. George Library Center 27 Directory

Shop at the Library! Visit The Library Shop for Library-inspired gifts, books, and toys—such as this mug in honor of NYPL’s Lunch Hour NYC exhibition. Shop online at Friends of the Library receive a 10% discount! The Library Shop Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street or 212.930.0641 Don’t miss The Schomburg Shop! See p. 24.

NYPL Now! is published three times a year by the Department of Communications and Public Engagement: Deanna Lee, Vice President for Communications Heidi Singer, Director of Publications Abby Tannenbaum, Editor Katharina Seifert, Managing Designer Rosalene Labrado-Perillo, Designer Lucine Kinoian, Contributor © The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, 2012

NYPL in Your Neighborhood:

On display at the Schomburg!

LIVE from the NYPL:

Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

Salman Rushdie, Pete Townshend, Lunch-Related Programs Page 5 Tom Wolfe, and more!

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Programs and Exhibitions

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building


ne of New York’s most beautiful and best loved landmarks, The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building features spectacular research collections, the stunning Rose Main Reading Room, and free museum-quality exhibitions. The “People's Palace” also provides space for scholars and writers, hosts public programs, and is home to the original Winnie-the-Pooh (on display in the Children’s Center at 42nd Street). Pick up a guide to the building in Astor Hall, take a free tour (see below), and don’t forget to visit The Library Shop!

Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street 917-ASK-NYPL (917-275-6975) EXHIBITION HOURS Mon., Thurs.–Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Tues.–Wed., 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun.: 1–5 p.m.

Wed., Sept. 5 at 11 a.m.

Wed., Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m.

Citizen Cartography Workshop: Building a Virtual Atlas of New York

Megan Smolenyak: Hey America, Your Roots Are Showing!

Mishka Vance, The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division

Learn the basics of map “warping” or georectification (overlaying digital images of historic maps onto a contemporary digital map). Limited to 15 participants. Also: Sept. 19, Oct. 17, and Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m.; Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. Wed., Sept. 5 at 3:15 p.m.

Introduction to Computers Tracy Davis and Desmond Hunnighen, General Research Division

Learn about the various parts of a computer and how to use a keyboard and mouse.

TOURS Building tours: Mon.–Sat., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Meet at the Information Desk in Astor Hall. Exhibition tours: Mon.–Sat., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Sun., 3:30 p.m. Meet outside Gottesman Hall.

Also: Oct. 10 and Nov. 7 at 3:15 p.m.

The Schwarzman Building will be closed on November 5 and December 2.

Learn how to use NYPL’s website to find and download e-books to your Kindle.

PROGRAMS, LECTURES, AND CLASSES Unless otherwise indicated, events take place in the Celeste Bartos Education Center’s classrooms and last approximately one hour. Classrooms will be opened 10 minutes prior to the class beginning. Except where indicated, no reservations are necessary. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Venues for other programs open approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. Major support for The New York Public Library’s exhibitions and public programs is provided through generous gifts from Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and Jonathan Altman.

Mishka Vance, The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division

Learn how to trace important features from historical New York atlases to create a new digital resource. Limited to 15 participants.

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The Passionate Brontës

Lunch Hour NYC tells the story of the clamor and chaos of lunchtime in New York. The exhibition explores the “quick” lunch, the power lunch, school lunch, and more. Exhibition highlights include caricatures from the walls of Sardi’s, selections from the Library’s menu and cookbook collections, and a restored section of an original Automat.

Robert Armitage, Humanities Bibliographer, General Research Division South Court Auditorium

is the Lead Corporate Sponsor of the Lunch Hour NYC exhibition and related programming.

Also: Oct. 11, Nov. 8, and Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. Fri., Sept. 14 at 2:15 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 14 at 3:15 p.m.

Uncovering Your Family History: Introduction to Genealogical Research, Part I Sachiko Clayton, Librarian, Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy

Get an overview of the wealth of genealogical resources at NYPL, including such vital records as birth and death certificates and the census.

Lunch Hour NYC at Your Neighborhood Library In conjunction with Lunch Hour NYC, NYPL presents a series of programs about New York’s favorite foods, including pizza and soda fountain treats. For additional information, go to Chinatown and Chop Suey

Sat., Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m.

Tues., Dec. 18 at 2 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m.

Historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman presents a brief history of Chinatown and New York’s Chinese food.

Seward Park, Manhattan

Morris Park, Bronx

Sat., Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m.

St. George Library Center, Staten Island

History of Pizza

Mulberry Street, Manhattan

Thurs., Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m.

Hunt’s Point, Bronx

Morningside Heights, Manhattan

Sat., Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Wed., Sept. 12 at 3:15 p.m.

Artis Wright, Specialist, The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division

This introduction to the Internet covers how to get connected, use a web browser, and navigate web pages.

Additional support for this exhibition has been generously provided by the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

Also: Nov. 16 at 3:15 p.m.

Block & Lock: Researching the Architecture and the Built Environment of NYC

Tracy Davis and Desmond Hunnighen, General Research Division

Photo: © Steven Brooke Studios.

Mary Jones, Librarian, General Research Division

Explore current and historical newspapers and periodicals available online through NYPL.

Also: Oct. 9, Nov. 13, and Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m.

Basic Internet

D. Samuel and Jeane H. Gottesman Exhibition Hall

Researching with E-Resources: Periodicals and Newspapers

Also: Nov. 9 at 2:15 p.m.

Citizen Cartography Workshop: Tracing Old New York

Through January 13, 2013

Thurs., Sept. 13 at 2 p.m.

Jesse Ingoglia, General Research Division

Tues., Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m.

Lunch Hour NYC

South Court Auditorium

Kindle Books @ NYPL

Also: Oct. 1, Nov. 19, and Dec. 3 at 3 p.m.


Hear stories from the genealogy expert’s recent book.

Get an introduction to the life and works of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë.

Mon., Sept. 10 at 3 p.m.


Unlock the history of a block, a neighborhood, or an entire borough using NYPL resources. Register online. Also: Oct. 20, Nov. 17, and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.

Morris Park, Bronx Mon., Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.

Throg’s Neck, Bronx

Seward Park, Manhattan

Fri., Nov. 16 at 4 p.m.

Eating Organically on a Budget

Sat., Dec. 1 at 1 p.m.

Mona Laru offers information about organic groceries and recipes using organic ingredients. Sponsored by McGraw-Hill Companies.

Eastchester, Bronx

Scott Wiener explores the history of pizza—America’s favorite food for the past 50 years—plus New York’s top pizza places. Thurs., Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.

Belmont, Bronx

Great Kills, Staten Island

Thurs., Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Morningside Heights, Manhattan

Morningside Heights, Manhattan Thurs., Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m.

South Beach, Staten Island

Wed., Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Soda Fountain Favorites Sarah Lohman talks about the rise of the soda fountain in New York and favorite drinks. Sat., Oct. 13 at 1 p.m.

Inwood, Manhattan Sat., Oct. 20 at 2 p.m.

67th Street, Manhattan

Thurs., Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m.

67th Street, Manhattan

TOP: When Berenice Abbott took this

Mon., Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, Photography Collection.

Richmondtown, Staten Island

photo in 1936, hot dogs cost 5 cents.

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Programs and Exhibitions

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building SERIES

Handmade Crafternoon

Wed., Sept. 19 at 3:15 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.

Basic E-mail

Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research Your New York City Home

Tracy Davis and Desmond Hunnighen, General Research Division

Saturdays at 2–4 p.m.

Sign up for a free e-mail account and learn how to send, reply to, and forward messages.

Margaret Liebman Berger Forum

Also: Oct. 24 at 3:15 p.m.

Join crafty librarian Jessica Pigza of the Rare Book Division and Crafternoon author Maura Madden for this monthly gathering. Meet a guest crafter, look at books and magazines from the Library’s collections, and participate in a DIY project. Sept. 15

Kelly Rand Meet the program director at Hello Craft and author of Handmade to Sell: Hello Craft’s Guide to Owning, Running, and Growing Your Crafty Biz.

Wed., Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.

Art and Literature: William Wegman and Padgett Powell Margaret Liebman Berger Forum

Photographer Wegman, who is best known for his portraits of Weimaraners, discusses his new book, Hello Nature: How to Draw, Paint, Cook, and Find Your Way, with fiction writer Powell, who contributed a short story to the volume.

Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy.

Mon., Sept. 17 at 3 p.m.

E-Books for Smartphones and Tablets @ NYPL Jesse Ingoglia, General Research Division


Periodically Speaking Tuesdays at 6 p.m. DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room

Learn how to use NYPL’s website to find and download e-books to your mobile device. Also: Oct. 22 and Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. Tues., Sept. 18 at 2 p.m.

Blogging 101

The New York Public Library and the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses present this series of readings and discussions with emerging writers and highlight NYPL’s rich collection of literary magazines and journals. For more details, visit

Learn what a blog is, see examples of blogs, and get tips on how to create your own blog using WordPress.

Oct. 9, Nov. 13, and Dec. 11

Also: Oct. 16, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.

This series is made possible in part by support from the Axe-Houghton Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; and Friends of CLMP, a diverse group of individuals committed to supporting independent literary publishing.

Katerina Dimitriadou-Shuster, Specialist, Special Formats Processing

Tues., Sept. 18 at 6 p.m.

Digital Gotham: Researching New York City History Online Kate Cordes, Manager, The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division

Discover New York’s history using free online resources. Also: Oct. 16 and Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.

Meet the designer and author of Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects.

Denyse Schmidt Meet the artist, quilt designer, and author of Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration. Reservations are recommended; to reserve a seat, write to with your name and which event you wish to attend.

Finding Genealogical Treasure in the New York State Archives NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL & BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY LECTURE SERIES Margaret Liebman Berger Forum

Learn about resources from Archives Director Kathleen Roe.

LAKE RETREAT William Wegman’s Weimaraners, frequent subjects in

his photographs, encounter the natural world. See Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. From Hello Nature, The Hardly Boys Rescue. © William Wegman 2012.

The Last Pictures: With Trevor Paglen and More Presented by LIVE from the NYPL & Creative Time. An evening in Bryant Park.

Wed., Sept. 19 at 3 p.m.

The award-winning writer discusses his new book, Joseph Anton: A Memoir. FREE but tickets required.

Salman Rushdie *

Paul Auster

Darryl Pinckney

David Byrne

Mon., Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.

Mon., Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.

Paul Auster

Andrew Solomon

Darryl Pinckney

The acclaimed author talks about his most recent book, the memoir Winter Journal.

The noted author discusses his new book, Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.


Mon., Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Pete Townshend The legendary musician of The Who makes his only U.S. appearance to discuss Who I Am: A Memoir.

Learn about the value of your books and the basics of buying and selling old books. Also: Oct. 18, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12 at 3 p.m.

For LIVE tickets, visit or call 888.71.TICKETS (888.718.4253). Tickets for paid events are $25 general public; $15 Library donors, seniors, and students with valid ID. Sign up for LIVE updates and get more information at or call 212.930.0855.

Wed., Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

Salman Rushdie

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Tues., Oct. 2 at 5:30 p.m.


Thurs., Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

Virginia Bartow, Senior Rare Book Cataloger, Special Formats Processing

Also: Oct. 27, Nov. 10, and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.


For additional details, check Jessica’s blog (

Old Books, Rare Books

Discover the history of your home using property deeds, census records, city directories, photographs, and more. Register online.

LIVE from the NYPL offers bold and entertaining programs with notable authors, musicians, artists, and thinkers in conversation with director Paul Holdengräber. For more events this season, go to

Sarah Goldschadt

Nov. 3

Philip Sutton, Librarian, Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy


Oct. 13 STREET SCENE Photographs taken by New York City Tenement House Department inspectors in the 1930s provide visual documentation for researchers investigating New York history. See Sept. 18 at 6 p.m.


Photos: Far left, Syrie Moskowitz. Top, from left, Lotte Hansen, Dominique Nabokov, Catalina Kulczar.

Wed., Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.

Tom Wolfe The celebrated writer talks about his most recent work, Back to Blood: A Novel, his first work of fiction in eight years.

Race and American Political Culture Cosponsored with the Cullman Center Wed., Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

David Byrne The musician and writer discusses his new book, How Music Works.

Unless noted, all programs take place in the Celeste Bartos Forum. *This event takes place

in the Edna Barnes Salomon Room. 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.

Programs and Exhibitions

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

CONVERSATIONS FROM THE CULLMAN CENTER The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is a fellowship program for creative writers, scholars, and visual artists who benefit from using NYPL’s collections. The Center’s public programs feature past and present fellows discussing their work. Mon., Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. The New School 66 W. 12th St.

Pankaj Mishra and Ian Buruma Former fellow Mishra (left) discusses his new book, From the Ruins of Empire, with former fellow Buruma.

Mon., Oct. 15 at 1 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.

The Sabbath Stew

The Deli

Anne-Marie Belinfante, Librarian, Dorot Jewish Division

Wachenheim Trustees Room

Architectural Explorations in Books: One Times Square

Discover the history and inspirations of the traditional Shabbat lunch. Also: Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. Wed., Oct. 17 at 6 p.m.

Artist Career Development: Breakthrough Margaret Liebman Berger Forum

Designer Alex Cornell moderates a panel discussion with contributors to his book, Breakthrough!: Proven Strategies to Overcome Creative Block and Spark Your Imagination.

John Tresch and Simon Critchley Margaret Liebman Berger Forum

Former fellow Tresch talks about his new book, The Romantic Machine, with philosopher Critchley.

Lunch Stories Molly O’Neill, Ian Frazier, Karen Russell, and Lunch Hour NYC co-curators Laura Shapiro and Rebecca Federman swap stories about the midday meal. For reservations, go to 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, Mel and Lois Tukman, The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, The Rona Jaffe Foundation, William W. Karatz, Mary Ellen von der Heyden, Merilee and Roy Bostock, Lybess Sweezy and Ken Miller, and Cullman Center Fellows. Photo: Nina Subin.

David Kleiman explores using Facebook, Google+, Blogger, Skype, and YouTube to search for connections in the genealogical community.

Bank Street College of Education librarian Lisa von Drasek leads a discussion about one of the top children’s book awards in the nation. Sept. 15

Acts of Mischief: Editor Patricia Lee Gauch and the State of the Picture Book The editor of three Caldecott Medal– winning books explores picture books that transcend the genre. Oct. 20

Bullying in Books for Youth OPPOSITE PAGE, BOTTOM:

In Halbot K. Brown’s illustration, the eponymous hero of Nicholas Nickleby is dressed up as Romeo. Berg Collection.

Author Frieda Wishinsky and a panel of writers delve into the subject of bullying in literature for children and teens.

Margaret Liebman Berger Forum

Charles Dickens: The Key to Character

Artist Joe McKendry discusses his latest book, One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of the World.

September 14, 2012–January 27, 2013

Thurs., Oct. 25 at 3:15 p.m.

When recreational reading was at a zenith, Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was the best-loved author writing in English. Charles Dickens: The Key to Character, which showcases original artwork, letters, photographs, and artifacts from NYPL’s collections, celebrates the author’s fictional creations, illuminates connections between Dickens’s personal life and his literary figures, and explores his self-transformation into a cultural icon.

Uncovering Your Family History: Introduction to Genealogical Research, Part II Maira Liriano, Manager, Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy

Delve into such key genealogical resources as immigration and naturalization records.

Mon., Oct. 29 at 3 p.m.

E-Books for Nooks @ NYPL Jesse Ingoglia, General Research Division

This informal monthly gathering welcomes fans of children’s literature. These programs are for adults only. Sept. 8


Also: Dec. 6 at 3:15 p.m.

Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Children’s Center at 42nd Street

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Children’s Literary Salon

Margaret Liebman Berger Forum

South Court Auditorium

Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, Print Collection.

Social Networking for Family Historians


Bank Street College and the Children’s Choice Awards

Tues., Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.

by Everett Shinn from a 1939 edition of A Christmas Carol.

Tues., Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m.

South Court Auditorium (unless otherwise noted)

Thurs., Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.


David Sax, author of Save the Deli, and other panelists discuss the meeting of Jewish food and American culture; moderated by Mitchell Davis of the James Beard Foundation.


Oct. 27

Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children’s Literature Philip Nel discusses his biography of Johnson (Harold and the Purple Crayon) and Krauss (A Hole Is to Dig). Nov. 3

Independent Publishing in an Age of Mass Marketing Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of smaller independent publishers with a panel of publishers. Dec. 1

Design and the Picture Book as Object Margaret Liebman Berger Forum

Jonathan Yamakami and other book designers talk about the challenges and opportunities of creating oneof-a-kind books.

Learn how to use NYPL’s website to find and download e-books to your Nook. Tues., Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.

An Artist Dialogue: Cai Guo-Qiang Margaret Liebman Berger Forum

The Chinese artist discusses his new book, Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder, with art historian Lesley Ma. Wed., Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.

An Art Book: Thomas Barrow Margaret Liebman Berger Forum

The photographer marks the publication of his monograph Cancellations with gallery director Peter MacGill and curator Sean Corcoran. Tues., Nov. 27 at 5:30 p.m.


Megan Smolenyak discusses how Y-DNA and mtDNA testing can reveal information on your family tree.

Dickens On and Off the Page As a complement to Charles Dickens: The Key to Character, NYPL presents a series of lectures on different aspects of the writer’s life, work, and influence. Wed., Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.

Tues., Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.

Dickens and the Language of Images

Dickens’s Prompt Texts

Dickens, Scrooge, and Autobiography

William Moeck, exhibition curator; Nassau Community College

Also: Nov. 29 at 1:15 p.m. Wed., Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.

Dickens and London

Isaac Gewirtz, curator, Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, NYPL

Tues., Nov. 6 at 6 p.m.

The Worst Dickens Ever: Our Mutual Friend

Anne Humpherys, Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Sean Grass, Iowa State University

Fri., Oct. 12 at 1:15 p.m.

The Twists of Oliver Twist

Out of the Blacking Factory Robert Armitage, Humanities Bibliographer, General Research Division, NYPL

Also: Dec. 14 at 1:15 p.m. Wed., Oct. 17 at 6 p.m.

A Tale of Two Cities: Love, Sex, Imprisonment Carolyn Williams, Rutgers University

Gerhard Joseph, Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Tues., Dec. 18 at 6 p.m.

Dickens and the Criminal Mind Kristin Le Veness, Nassau Community College

Wed., Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. Catherine Robson, New York University

Wed., Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.

David Copperfield and Dickensian Character Jonathan Farina, Seton Hall University

Wed., Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.

Theater and the Politics of Style in Great Expectations David Kurnick, Rutgers University

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NYPL in Your Neighborhood

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building EXHIBITION

Wed., Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.

Architectural Explorations in Books: Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis

An Art Book: Nancy Grossman

Margaret Liebman Berger Forum

The principals of architecture firm Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis discuss their new monograph, Intensities. Tues., Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m.


Ruth Carr, former chief of the Milstein Division, offers an overview of nongenealogical databases and Internet resources to explore.

Margaret Liebman Berger Forum

The artist discusses her project Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary with Ian Berry of the Tang Museum. Wed., Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.

Design and Style: Skin Graf Margaret Liebman Berger Forum

Artist Kaves (Michael “Kaves” McLeer) and producers Billy Burke and Sacha Jenkins discuss their book, Skin Graf: Masters of Graffiti Tattoo.


Discuss Great Books in a Great Setting Thursdays at 2 p.m. Margaret Liebman Berger Forum

Librarian Mary Jones leads monthly discussions of classics. Participants should read each title before the discussion. Register online at Sept. 20

The Pearl by John Steinbeck Oct. 18

Dracula by Bram Stoker


Echoes of Silence: Philip Trager, Early Photographs, 1967–83 October 12, 2012–February 17, 2013 Print and Stokes Galleries

Focusing on Trager’s early work, this survey of 85 photographs documents the emergence of an artist who has become one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance of the 20th century. This exhibition includes architectural photographs of Connecticut and New York City from the 1970s, selections from an unfinished commission to document the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and seldom-seen landscape studies. This exhibition has been made possible by the continuing generosity of Miriam and Ira D. Wallach.

ABOVE: Trager’s shot of Columbus Circle dates from 1978. Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, Photography Collection.

Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study Thursdays at 1:15 p.m.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Dec. 20

Neighborhood libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island host regular book discussion groups led by trained facilitators. This fall’s roster of titles includes such favorites as The Help, Dreams of Joy, The Paris Wife, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The groups are open to anyone who loves to read and discuss books. Locations and dates (most groups meet monthly) are listed here; for more information, visit BRONX Allerton

MANHATTAN 58th Street

Wed., Sept. 19; Dec. 19; Thurs., Oct. 18; Nov. 15

Wed., Sept. 12; Oct. 10; Nov. 14; Dec. 12


67th Street

Thurs., Sept. 13; Oct. 11; Nov. 8; Dec. 13

Tues., Sept. 11; Oct. 16; Nov. 20; Dec. 18

Bronx Library Center

96th Street

Wed., Sept. 26; Oct. 31; Nov. 28; Dec. 19

Thurs., Sept. 6; Oct. 4; Nov. 1; Dec. 6

Bronx Library Center in Spanish

115th Street

Mon., Sept. 24; Oct. 29; Nov. 26; Dec. 17

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Sept. 13

Oct. 25

George Romney Republican: The Rise and Fall of Mitt’s Political Mentor

The Science of the Founding Fathers Tom Shachtman (author of American Iconoclast: The Life and Times of Eric Hoffer)

Sept. 27

Dec. 6

One Minister, Two Sleazebags, and the Ku Klux Klan in North Dakota in the 1920s

The Lenox Library, Part II: The Public, Consolidation, and Move to 42nd Street

Gretchen Dykstra (independent scholar studying North Dakota)

Sally Webster (professor emerita, CUNY Graduate Center)

Oct. 11

Dec. 20

Megan Elias (author of Stir It Up: Home Economics in American Culture)



To assist researchers using the general research collections for a set period of time, NYPL offers two study centers in the Schwarzman Building: the Frederick Lewis Allen Room and the Wertheim Study. In turn, researchers share their work with the public. Here are some of the fall programs.

John R. Bohrer (contributor to The Huffington Post, Capital, and Salon)

Mon., Sept. 17; Oct. 15; Nov. 19 Thurs., Sept. 27; Oct. 25; Nov. 15; Fri., Dec. 28

South Court Auditorium

Is Lunch for Wimps? The History of the Midday Meal

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Nov. 15

Book Discussion Groups

Why Our Society Likes Vampires: Their Moral Struggle—and Ours Margot Adler (National Public Radio correspondent)

Mon., Sept. 24; Wed., Oct. 17; Nov. 14; Dec. 19


Pooh and His Friends Children’s Center at 42nd Street

See the original Winnie-thePooh stuffed bear! Pooh and his friends Eeyore, Piglet, Kanga, and Tigger live at NYPL, where children and adults from around the world visit them daily. The stuffed toys, which date from the 1920s, belonged to Winniethe-Pooh author A. A. Milne's son, Christopher Robin; they have been at the Library since 1987.

Epiphany Kingsbridge

Mon., Sept. 10; Oct. 15; Nov. 19; Dec. 17 Morris Park

Mon., Sept. 17; Oct. 22; Nov. 19; Dec. 17 Parkchester

Sat., Sept. 15; Oct. 20; Nov. 17; Dec. 15 Soundview

Sat., Sept. 29; Oct. 27; Dec. 29; Fri., Nov. 30 Spuyten Duyvil

Tues., Oct. 9; Nov. 13; Dec. 11 Tremont

Tues., Sept. 11; Oct. 9; Nov. 13; Dec. 11 Van Nest

Mon., Sept. 17; Oct. 15; Nov. 19; Dec. 17

Tues., Sept. 25; Oct. 30; Nov. 27; Dec. 18 Hudson Park

Sat., Sept. 8; Oct. 13; Nov. 10; Dec. 8 Inwood

Thurs., Sept. 6; Oct. 4; Nov. 1; Dec. 6 Jefferson Market

Mulberry Street

Wed., Sept. 26; Oct. 31; Nov. 28 New Amsterdam

Wed., Sept. 26; Oct. 31; Nov. 28; Dec. 19 Roosevelt Island

Thurs., Sept. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 15; Dec. 20 St. Agnes

Mon., Sept. 24; Oct. 29; Nov. 26; Dec. 17 Webster

Thurs., Sept. 6; no meeting in Oct.; Nov. 1 Yorkville

Mon., Sept. 24; Oct. 15; Nov. 19; Dec. 17 STATEN ISLAND New Dorp

Fri., Sept. 21; Oct. 19; Nov. 16; Dec. 7 New Dorp in Spanish

Mon., Sept. 24; Oct. 29; Nov. 26; Dec. 17 South Beach

Wed., Oct. 17; no meeting in Nov.; Dec. 19

Thurs., Sept. 27; Oct. 25; Nov. 29

St. George Library Center

Kips Bay


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Sat., Sept. 22; Oct. 20; Nov. 17; Dec. 15

Mon., Sept. 10; Oct. 1; Nov. 5; Dec. 3

Morningside Heights

West New Brighton

Thurs., Sept. 13; Oct. 11; Nov. 8; Dec. 13

Thurs., Sept. 27; Oct. 25; Nov. 29; Dec. 20


Thurs., Sept. 6; Oct. 4; Nov. 1; Dec. 6 Free Programs and Exhibitions 11

Author Talks, Films and Exhibitions

Mid-Manhattan Library


id-Manhattan Library houses NYPL’s largest circulating collections, including an extensive selection of new books, movies, music, and a large collection of older and classic fiction. The nonfiction collections cover everything from art and literature to history and psychology to cookbooks, travel, and more. In addition to a substantial reference collection, the library provides popular periodicals and two unique resources: the Picture Collection, which contains more than a million circulating and reference images, and the World Languages Collection, which offers books, DVDs, and periodicals in 20 languages, from Chinese and Russian to Korean and Urdu. Check out free, cutting-edge art exhibitions (Art Wall on Third, Art in the Windows, the Corner Room at 40th and Fifth); a large array of free computer classes for beginners and advanced users; evening and weekend films; and public programs with writers, artists, and scholars. 455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street) 917.ASK.NYPL (917.275.6975) EXHIBITION HOURS Mon.–Thurs., 8 a.m.–11 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. PUBLIC PROGRAMS Public programs are presented on the sixth floor and on the first floor, in the Corner Room at 40th and Fifth; seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Computer classes are on the fourth floor; register for them at

AUTHOR @ THE LIBRARY Wed., Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m.


Coney Island: 40 Years

Tues., Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Surviving Survival: The Art and Science of Resilience

Helping Schools Transform Their Bully Societies into Compassionate Communities

Journalist Laurence Gonzales surveys the aftermath of trauma.

Photographer Harvey Stein shares images of the beach and neighborhood over time.

Wed., Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Endtimes? Crises and Turmoil at The New York Times, 1999–2009

Wed., Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

The Lams of Ludlow Street


Educator Jessie Klein explores the turmoil in American schools. Thurs., Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

That’s Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion

Photographer Thomas Holton discusses his portraits of one Chinatown family.

Daniel R. Schwarz and Stephen H. Weiss look at how the newspaper has evolved in the past decade.

Psychologist Rachel S. Herz examines the sense of smell and emotion.

Thurs., Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Grand Central’s Engineer

A Natural History of the Piano Musician Stuart Isacoff explores the piano’s myriad wonders. Mon., Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

NYPD: Operation Impact Photographer Antonio Bolfo looks at the daily experience of police who work in New York’s housing projects. Thurs., Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics Political observer Thomas B. Edsall traces the battle for scarce resources. Tues., Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet Writer Andrew Blum delves into the heart of the Internet. Wed., Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

The Extraordinary Life of Josef Ganz: The Jewish Engineer Behind Hitler’s Volkswagen Journalist Paul Schilperoord chronicles the origin of the Beetle. Thurs., Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots Deborah Feldman shares her memoir of growing up in Williamsburg’s insular Satmar sect.

Shifting Structures: Stacks Through January 2, 2013 Art in the Corner Room

December 1, 2012– January 2, 2013 Art in the Windows

In this exhibition constructed on-site in August and September, artist Jane South uses hand-cut paper, wood, ink, and acrylic—and the architectural peculiarities of Mid-Manhattan Library—to explore the idea of library stacks as a structural principle. The public is welcome to watch and converse with the artist as the installation evolves during its construction. Sat., Dec. 15 at 3 p.m.

An Artist Dialogue The Corner Room at 40th and Fifth

Jane South and art journalist Jeffrey Kastner discuss the ideas behind her Shifting Structures: Stacks installation.

The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation Writer Jon Gertner profiles the iconic scientific incubator. Tues., Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

How to Sharpen Pencils Craftsman David Rees reveals the secrets of how to keep points sharp.

Tues., Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Scholar Kurt C. Schlichting talks about William J. Wilgus and his role in the planning of Manhattan. Thurs., Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Objects of Time Anthropologist Kevin K. Birth discusses the logics embedded in the things we use to tell time.

SNAPSHOTS FROM THE PAST Rare photographs from World War II Japanese American internment camps are collected in a new book. See Nov. 14.*


The Lunch Club In conjunction with the exhibition Lunch Hour NYC, Mid-Manhattan presents a range of author talks, panel discussions, and films on food-related subjects. For more information and additional programs, visit Wed., Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection

An Economist Gets Lunch

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

Economist Tyler Cowen talks about eating with a social conscience and solving food supply problems.

Blogger Deb Perelman shares the best recipes adapted for the home cook.

Sun., Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

The Secret Financial Life of Food

Experiential journalist A. J. Jacobs chronicles his attempts to get healthy and extend his longevity.

Film: Eat Drink Man Woman

Thurs., Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

Directed by Ang Lee

Pinterest: How It Influences Our Lunch and Cookbooks on the Shelf

Sun., Nov. 25 at 2 p.m.

Radio host Nicole Taylor moderates a panel discussion about the socialmedia site’s uses and influences for food professionals. Sun., Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.

Film: Soul Food Junkies Directed by Byron Hurt

Film: Mostly Martha Directed by Sandra Nettelbeck Thurs., Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food Culinary historian Andrew F. Smith traces tuna’s changing role over time.

Tues., Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Writer Kara Newman examines the powerful yet nearly invisible transactions that influence how the world eats. Thurs., Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King Author Rich Cohen profiles Samuel Zemurray, who led United Fruit Company.

*From Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II edited by Eric L. Muller. Copyright © 2012 by the University of North Carolina Press. Photographs by Bill Manbo copyright © 2012 by Takao Bill Manbo. Published in association with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Used by permission of the publisher.

Photo: Don Pollard.

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NYPL in Your Neighborhood

Mid-Manhattan Library EXHIBITION

Mon., Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

The Art of the Sale

Hezbollah and Hamas: A Comparative Study

Journalist Philip Delves Broughton shares lessons about the business of life gleaned from master salesmen. Tues., Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism Economist Richard D. Wolff looks at workplaces managed by workers. Wed., Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Live Transmissions: New Yorkers Reading

A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents and Ourselves Journalist Jane Gross tells her own story and offers advice for others. Wed., Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

September 8–December 19, 2012

Colors of Confinement

Art Wall on Third

Eric L. Muller talks about Bill Manbo’s rare Kodachrome photographs of WWII Japanese American internment camps.

This drawing exhibition tracks, in real time, the vital movement of living beings. Artist Morgan O’Hara spent hours in New York City public venues, including NYPL, observing and drawing the subtle movements people make as they read. Drawing with multiple razor-sharp pencils and both hands, O’Hara condenses movement into multiple graphite lines, which combine the controlled refinement of classical drawing with the unbound sensuality of spontaneous gesture. Sat., Sept. 22 at 2:30 p.m.

An Artist Dialogue Artist and critic Stephen Maine joins Morgan O’Hara to discuss how Live Transmissions tracks movement in real time by compressing into a single image a record of prolonged activity.

Tues., Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Field Guide to Urban Wildlife Julie Feinstein of the American Museum of Natural History explores how animals in cities and suburbs have adapted and thrived. Wed., Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

The Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story Scholar Edward Berenson tells stories about the iconic symbol.

Scholar Joshua L. Gleis surveys the political organizations’ roots, histories, beliefs, tactics, and futures. Mon., Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

The 5 Elements of Thinking Mathematician Edward B. Burger presents practical and inspiring ways of using one’s mind to look at the world differently. Tues., Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces Photographer Alex MacLean presents aerial photos that reveal patterns formed by the intersection of natural and constructed environments. Thurs., Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Making an Exit Journalist Sarah Murray explores the ways different cultures memorialize and dignify the dead. Wed., Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Unexpected New York Writer Sandy Miller shares some of the Big Apple’s surprises, including a statue of Lenin and lawn bowling. Wed., Dec. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

The Harm in Hate Speech


Frightening and Fantastical Worlds This fall, see cult horror movies on Wednesday evenings and a series of Tim Burton films on Sunday afternoons.

Editors Lori Rotskoff and Laura L. Lovett share parts of their anthology about Free to Be...You and Me. Tues., Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess Historian Ellen Noonan examines the opera’s history in the context of race, culture, and equality.

BRONX Bronx Library Center

See page 26.

Sundays at 2 p.m.

Cult Horror

Films of Tim Burton


Corner Room at 40th and Fifth

Sixth Floor

First Saturday of the month; 1 p.m.

Sept. 12

Sept. 9

Freaks (1932)

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

Sept. 19

I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

Sept. 16

Sept. 26

Sept. 23

Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Oct. 3

Don’t Look Now (1973) Oct. 10

Altered States (1980) Oct. 17

Videodrome (1982) Oct. 24

Jacob’s Ladder (1990) Oct. 31

The Lost Boys (1987)

Ed Wood (1994) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Sept. 30

Alice in Wonderland (2010) Oct. 7

Beetlejuice (1988) Oct. 14

Legal scholar Jeremy Waldron makes the case for why hate speech should be regulated.


Two Mondays a month; 4 p.m. Parkchester

Two Saturdays a month; 2 p.m. Tremont

Once a month; call for details. Van Nest

Saturdays; 2 p.m. MANHATTAN 58th Street

Fridays; 2 p.m.

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

115th Street

Oct. 21

Second and fourth Saturdays of the month; 1 p.m.

Sweeney Todd (2007) Oct. 28

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


Thursdays; 11 a.m. Epiphany

Thursdays; 2 p.m. Fort Washington

Thurs., Dec. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Second Saturday of the month; 2 p.m. (in Russian)

Disco Nights: Take a Journey Back in Time

George Bruce

Author Stephen A. Welles recalls New York in the 1970s, touching on such landmark events as the disco craze, gay rights, and the 1977 blackout.

Two or three Saturdays a month; 11 a.m. Jefferson Market


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Neighborhood libraries regularly show recent and classic films, including themed series at some locations. For more information, visit

Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

When We Were Free to Be


Morningside Heights

Saturdays; 1 p.m. Mulberry Street

Second Wednesday of the month; 12:30 p.m. Tompkins Square

Wednesdays; 5 p.m. STATEN ISLAND New Dorp

Usually two Saturdays a month; 1 p.m. St. George Library Center

Fridays; 2:30 p.m.

Job Search and Career Development

Science, Industry and Business Library


he Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) is a circulating and research library focused on business, industry, finance, jobs, and careers. It houses 50,000 volumes, popular business and science periodicals, and numerous electronic resources and databases. SIBL offers services for job seekers of all levels, start-ups and established small businesses, and anyone interested in learning more about personal finance. Job Search Central provides hundreds of books on jobs, careers, resumes, and interviewing, while Financial Literacy Central contains 1,500 business and personal finance books and extensive databases. Both services include free one-on-one coaching and counseling sessions.

Follow the WOW (Wanting-OuchingWinning) road map to create a focused and interview-ready resume with Renee Rosenberg.

188 Madison Avenue (at 34th Street) 917.ASK.NYPL (917.275.6975)

Marketing Yourself with Confidence

BUILDING TOURS Building tours: Thurs. at 2 p.m., a free one-hour tour. PUBLIC PROGRAMS Selected public programs are presented in Room 015 or Room 018 on the Lower Level. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise noted. Seating cannot be guaranteed once the program begins.

JOB SEARCH Tues., Sept. 4 at 6 p.m.

Use LinkedIn to Get and Ace Interviews Learn how to use the online network to research job prospects, contact people, and get interviews with Robert Hellmann. Tues., Sept. 11 at 12 noon

Three Steps to the WOW of Resume Writing

Wed., Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.

Learn effective tools to better position and package yourself with David Lees. Wed., Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.

See How You Interview: Mock Interview and Critique


Self-Recruiter Lectures with John Crant Wed., Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.

Resume Renovation Learn how to stand out during your job search by making cuts to your resume. Also: Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.

Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn Get the tools you need to use LinkedIn for networking and expanding your job search. Also: Nov. 10 at 11:30 a.m. Tues., Oct. 9 at 6 p.m.

Interview Intervention: The Self-Recruiter Checklist

Improve and practice your interview skills with Charles Moldenhauer.

Job Search @ NYPL programming is made possible by the generous support of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

Find out how to research job opportunities, prepare for interviews, and follow up afterward.

Tues., Oct. 2 at 12 noon

Also: Dec. 11 at 12 noon

Financial literacy programming at The New York Public Library is made possible by the generous support of McGraw-Hill.

What Human Resources Expects from You

Wed., Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.

Get answers to your job-search questions from human-resources manager Nancy Liss. Wed., Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.

Speak with Power and Confidence Learn and improve public speaking skills for job interviews, presentations, and meetings with Diane DiResta. Tues., Oct. 16 at 12 noon

The Five O’Clock Club Approach to Interviewing Photo: Jonathan Blanc.

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Get advice about preparing for, having, and following up on interviews with Chip Conlin.

Career Evolution: Preparing for Your Career’s Next Leap with Social-Media Marketing Learn how to take your career to the next level, get that next promotion, and continually market yourself.

Wed., Oct. 17 at 6 p.m.

Jump-Start Your Job Search Zero in on what’s working (and what isn’t) in your job search with Laura Powers. Fri., Oct. 19 at 12 noon

The Right Approach to Interviewing Explore how to prepare for, perform well in, and follow up on interviews with Theodore Henderson.

Sat., Oct. 20 at 12 noon


Tues., Nov. 13 at 12 noon

Network Your Way Into a Job

The Job Outlook to 2020

Develop a new way of networking more confidently with David Lees.

Learn about the fastest growing jobs, long-term projections, and job growth into 2020 from Lisa Boily of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Thurs., Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.

Techniques to Get Known and Get the Interview Discover ways to find the hidden job market and develop leads in your industry with Renee Rosenberg. Tues., Nov. 6 at 6 p.m.

Transform Your Career from Misery to Happiness

Thurs., Nov. 15 at 12 noon

Get Hired Now! How to Get the Job You Really Want Discuss “hidden” techniques and strategies to ace your next job interview with CUNY employment coordinator Barry Cohen.

Explore how to make a successful career change with Diana Galer.

Tues., Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.

Learn how to persuade listeners in the office, boardroom, courtroom, and media with Maria Guida.

Story as Strategy Discuss how to develop a story to use in communications plans, presentations, and social media with Juliet Bruce. Thurs., Nov. 8 at 6 p.m.

Attire, Attitude, and Etiquette for Your Job Interview Review the three key components of a successful job interview with Merry P. Nachemin.

Speak with Poise, Passion, and Persuasive Power

Wed., Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.

Staying Positive During a Difficult Job Search Get strategies to energize your job search with Kristina Leonardi. Wed., Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.

Interviewing with Confidence Focus on how to stand out from other candidates with David Lees.

ROLE MODEL You don’t have to look like a mannequin to show off your skills

and style and perform in top form at job interviews. See Nov. 8. George Arents Collection.


Fall Job Search Essentials with Career Coach Win Sheffield Thurs., Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.

Successful Career Management

Got My Diploma, But Where Is My Job?

Learn how to assess where you are in your career planning and set priorities to make your fall career efforts more productive.

If you’re under 30, learn how to start your career in the new economy.

Your Accomplishments: The Single Most Important Part of Managing Your Career

Thurs., Sept. 20 at 6 p.m.

Over 50 and Wondering Where Your Next Job Is? Get tips for pursuing a career and searching for a job if you’re older than 50.

Also: Oct. 26 at 12 noon

Learn how to pick and tell compelling stories that will express your value more forcefully.

Thurs., Nov. 29 at 6 p.m.

How to Make the Most of Your Contacts: The Successful Information Interview Learn techniques to confidently approach and meet with your contacts.

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Science, Science, Industry Industry and and Business Business Library Library

NYPL in Your Neighborhood

188 Madison Avenue (at 34th Street)

PERSONAL FINANCE Tues., Sept. 18 at 6 p.m.

The Hidden Costs of College Learn about the actual costs of paying for college, including miscellaneous hidden expenses and borrowing costs with Doug Young. Tues., Oct. 2 at 6 p.m.

The Home-Buying Process Learn the steps involved in buying a house, co-op, or condo—plus mortgage basics—with Ivana Tagliamente. Wed., Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.

Tues., Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.

Securities Fraud: How to Be an Educated Investor Learn how to research a potential investment and avoid fraud with New York State Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Block. Tues., Nov. 13 at 6 p.m.

Elder Law: Learn How to Protect Your Assets Get an overview of such issues as long-term care and insurance, Medicaid eligibility/planning, and trusts and asset protection planning with attorney Ronald Fatoullah.

Developing a Good Financial Plan*

Year-End Tax Tips*

Learn how to identify and prioritize financial and personal goals—and how to achieve them.

Get information about moves you can make before January 1 to reduce your tax bill.

Thurs., Oct. 4 at 6 p.m.

Optimizing Your Budget and Cash Flow* Analyze what you earn and spend and learn how to create and live within a budget.

Tues., Nov. 27 at 6 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.

Mutual Funds and ETFs* Learn about the different types of mutual funds and ETFs, how they work, and the reasons to invest in them. *Sponsored by the Financial Planning Association of New York.

Financial Planning Day @ SIBL Classes Homeownership • Investments • Choosing a Financial Adviser • Building Better Credit • Retirement Planning • Tax Planning Counseling Certified Financial Planners offer 30-minute private sessions

StartUP! 2013 Business Plan Competition Win up to $15,000

to start your new business! Attend a StartUp! 2013 Orientation Bronx Library Center Sat., Oct. 13 at 12 noon Science, Industry and Business Library Thurs., Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.

Database Demonstrations How-to demonstrations of resources to assist you with your personal finances Financial Fair Financial information from organizations such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Social Security Administration, SCORE, and the Federal Trade Commission

Held in conjunction with the Financial Planning Association of New York.

In addition to hosting job search and financial planning lectures and workshops at SIBL, the Library offers career and financial educational programs at locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. JOB SEARCH

Following Through and Salary Negotiation Lisa Pannerello Bloomingdale, Manhattan Wed., Nov. 28 at 5:45 p.m.

Interview with Confidence

Organizing and Managing Your Job Search John Crant Countee Cullen, Manhattan Thurs., Sept. 13 at 6 p.m.

St. George Library Center, Staten Island Sat., Dec. 1 at 1 p.m.

Bronx Library Center, Bronx Tues., Dec. 4 at 10 a.m.

Port Richmond, Staten Island Wed., Sept. 19 at 12 noon

Open to Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island residents Sponsored by NYPL and the Citi Foundation

Job Search + Unemployment Tax Tips

For more information:

Theodore Henderson

Thurs., Sept. 13 at 6 p.m.

Straight Talk About Business Ownership and Franchising A panel of experts discusses the franchise industry; moderated by Alan R. Goldberg. Wed., Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.

Melba Wilson of Melba’s restaurant in Harlem talks about launching a successful NYC restaurant and tailoring the menu to customers’ changing tastes. Tues., Dec. 18 at 6 p.m.

Art of the Ask: How to Confidently Engage and Earn Your Prospects’ Business Learn techniques to successfully close deals with new clients with help from Carolyn Herfurth.

St. George Library Center, Staten Island Wed., Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. Seward Park, Manhattan Sat., Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Macomb’s Bridge, Manhattan Wed., Dec. 12 at 11:30 a.m. Mott Haven, Bronx Thurs., Dec. 27 at 11:30 a.m.

Making Your Resume Work for You Win Sheffield Hamilton Grange, Manhattan Wed., Oct. 24 at 1 p.m.

George Bruce, Manhattan Thurs., Dec. 6 at 11:30 a.m.

Macomb’s Bridge, Manhattan Tues., Sept. 25 at 11:30 a.m.

Seward Park, Manhattan Sat., Nov. 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Pelham Bay, Bronx Sat., Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.


Jay Stevens

Resume and “Pitch”

Macomb’s Bridge, Manhattan Wed., Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m.

Kips Bay, Manhattan Wed., Sept. 5 at 2 p.m.

Great Kills, Staten Island Sat., Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.

George Bruce, Manhattan Thurs., Nov. 1 at 11:30 a.m.

Robert Hellmann

Also: Oct. 27, Nov. 3, and Dec. 15 at 12 noon; Nov. 15 and Nov. 28 at 6 p.m.

How to Live on Minimum Wage

Wakefield, Bronx Mon., Sept. 24 at 12 noon

David Lees

A Table for Two: My Journey in the Food and Beverage Industry

Fri., Oct. 5 at 11 a.m.–6 p.m. •

New York

Job Search and Personal Finance Classes

Woodstock, Bronx Fri., Oct. 12 at 3 p.m.


Avoiding Scams and Fraud Jay Stevens Soundview, Bronx Wed., Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m. George Bruce, Manhattan Thurs., Nov. 8 at 11:30 a.m.

Charge It Right (Facts About Credit)

How to Save at Least 50 Percent Every Time You Grocery Shop Susan Samtur Seward Park, Manhattan Sat., Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. 67th Street, Manhattan Sat., Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. West New Brighton, Staten Island Sat., Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. Morris Park, Bronx Mon., Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m.

How to Set Up a Family Budget

Setting Financial Goals John J. Vento West New Brighton, Staten Island Wed., Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. Great Kills, Staten Island Sat., Oct. 20 at 1 p.m.

Teaching Children About Money: Raise a Financially Savvy Child Jay Stevens St. Agnes, Manhattan Thurs., Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m. George Bruce, Manhattan Wed., Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m.

Jay Stevens Westchester Square, Bronx Sat., Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.

Jay Stevens George Bruce, Manhattan Wed., Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m.

College Planning and Financial Aid Allan Katz Huguenot Park, Staten Island Sat., Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. Kingsbridge, Bronx Sat., Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. HEAD OF THE CLASS Learn how to pay for higher education without going broke.

See College Planning and Financial Aid on Sept. 22 and Oct. 13. Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection.

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Make Your Money Matter Shira Gans Belmont, Bronx Thurs., Oct. 4 at 6 p.m.

The New York Library for the Performing Arts

Concerts, Films, and Exhibitions

Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center


he Library for the Performing Arts houses 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, autograph manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, stage designs, posters, and photographs. The library also presents free exhibitions and public programs, including live music and theater performances, film screenings, and more.

40 Lincoln Center Plaza 212.870.1630

EXHIBITION HOURS Mon. and Thurs., 12 noon–8 p.m.; Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., 12 noon–6 p.m. PUBLIC PROGRAMS Public programs are presented in the Library’s Bruno Walter Auditorium. Admission is free, and first-come, first-served. For further information, call 212.642.0142. For Sunday programs, use the library entrance at 111 Amsterdam Avenue, just south of 65th Street (the Lincoln Center Plaza entrance is closed on Sundays, and the library’s exhibitions, collections, and other services are not available). The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the leadership support of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman. Additional support for exhibitions has been provided by Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg and the Miriam and Harold Steinberg Foundation. The LPA Cinema Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Tues., Sept. 18–Dec. 18 at 12 noon

The Gotham Jazzmen

Sun., Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m.

On a Sunday Afternoon @ LPA: Max Lifchitz & The North/South Consonance Ensemble

Fashion on Broadway Celebrity stylist George Brescia hosts a Fashion Week seminar on fall 2012 trends.

On a Sunday Afternoon @ LPA

Mon., Nov. 5 at 6 p.m.

In concert with mezzo-soprano Wendy Realmuto and pianist David Holkeboer.

Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman

Mon., Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.

Biographer Patricia Bosworth and Foster Hirsch discuss the awardwinning actress.

Sun., Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Con Brio Ensemble Repertoire includes pieces by Loeffler, Ravel, and Faure.

League of Professional Theatre Women: Oral History Project

Sun., Sept. 30 at 2:30 p.m.

On a Sunday Afternoon @ LPA: Jia-Yi He, harmonica

Mon., Oct. 1 at 6 p.m.

Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life

Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill, Jr.

Author Stephen Michael Shearer discusses the actress’s film career and personal life.

Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 22

Romance Under Climate Extremes (and Other Obstacles)

A special tribute to the legendary film comedian written and produced by Ron MacCloskey.

Buster Keaton in Steamboat Bill, Jr. (directed by Charles F. Reisner, 1928) Arthur Housman in Just a Husband (directed by Harry Sweet, 1927)

Sat., Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 6

Sun., Oct. 14 at 2:30 p.m.

L’Amore della Musica The woodwind quintet plays Mozart, Schubert, Gounod, and Bernstein. Mon., Oct. 15 at 6 p.m.

Pierrot at 100 Led by pianist Jennifer Peterson, operamission presents Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire in celebration of its 100th birthday; followed by a panel discussion about the composition.

Mr. Laurel & Mr. Barrymore... John Barrymore in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (directed by John S. Robertson, 1920) Stan Laurel in Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (directed by Scott Pembroke, 1925) Nov. 10

Of Hobos and Circuses Johnny Hines in The Live Wire (directed by Charles Hines, 1925) Harry Langdon in Remember When? (directed by Harry Edwards, 1925) Live piano accompaniment by Ben Model. The Silent Clowns Film Series is programmed by Ben Model, Bruce Lawton, and Steve Massa.

Sun., Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m.

Songbook @ LPA Every month, Arts and Artists at St. Paul, directed by John Znidarsic, presents a concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists, sung by Broadway vocalists. The December concerts feature holiday-themed music. Mon., Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. Mon., Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. Mon., Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. Mon., Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.


On a Sunday Afternoon @ LPA: What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen

Vocalist Leslie Fornino performs with Richard Danley, piano; Saadi Zain, bass; and Mike Campenni, percussion.

October 17, 2012–January 12, 2013 Shelby Cullom Davis Museum Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery

Thurs., Nov. 1 at 6 p.m.


Hepburn knew the importance of costume in defining character and drawing the audience into a story. This exhibition presents a variety of the actress’s costumes and examples of “rebel chic” from her casual wardrobe. Augmented with items from LPA’s Katharine Hepburn Papers, plus additional photos, posters, and playbills, the exhibition spans Hepburn’s long career in theater, film, and television.

John Sorensen’s Jumble Shop Theater celebrates John Cage’s 100th birthday with a “performance assemblage” focusing on Cage’s works in the 1940s and 1950s for prepared piano and for voice, including the premiere of a Cage-based electro-acoustic aria by soprano Wonjung Kim. Sat., Nov. 3 at 2:30 p.m.

This exhibition was originally organized by the Kent State University Museum.

Fascinating Rhythm: A 75th Anniversary Concert for George Gershwin Pianist Phillip Dyson performs the complete solo piano arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, plus works by Joplin, Kern, and Waller.


Sun., Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m.

Megan Emigh and Riko Higuma present French music for flute and piano.

Photo: Courtesy of Bruce Lawton.

Silent Clowns

Jerry Lewis: He Makes Me Laugh


L’apres midi en France


Thurs., Oct. 4 at 6 p.m.

A program of music from the Americas.

Sat., Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m.

A concert by the harmonica virtuoso, accompanied by pianist Jenny He.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Daniel Pearl Foundation’s 11th annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days.

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Sat., Oct. 20 at 1:30 p.m.

Adriana Lecouveur The New York Opera Forum presents a concert version of the Francesco Cilea opera.

Thurs., Sept. 13 at 6 p.m.

Alexander A. Wu, piano

Photo: Rick Lew.



Hepburn wore this Valentina gown in Philip Barry’s 1942 play Without Love. Billy Rose Theatre Division.

Thurs., Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.


Contributors to the book Katharine Hepburn: Rebel Chic discuss Hepburn’s dual roles as actress and fashion icon.

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The New York Library for the Performing Arts

NYPL in Your Neighborhood

Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center


Meet the Film Scholar/Maker

Thurs., Nov. 8 at 6 p.m.

Mon., Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.

Forgotten Melodies: The Songs of Claude Debussy (I)

Introducing…Bob Dylan

Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Matthew Odell and friends celebrate the composer’s 150th birthday with familiar and rarely heard songs.

In this series, filmmakers and scholars share their work with the public.

Thurs., Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.

Sept. 20

Oct. 25

Meet the Scholar

Meet the Maker

David Spaner discusses his book Shoot It!: Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film.

Augusta Palmer screens and discusses her documentary The Hand of Fatima (2009).

Oct. 18

Dec. 6

Meet the Maker

Meet the Scholar

Amy Ruhl screens and discusses her fantastical biopic How Mata Hari Lost Her Head and Found Her Body (2011).

Adam Abraham talks about his book When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA.

Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from the Titanic Deborah Jean Templin performs her new play about women who survived the 1912 disaster. Sat., Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m.

Raj Bhimani, piano A solo recital of works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Ravel. Sun., Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m.

On a Sunday Afternoon @ LPA: La Favorite The New York Opera Forum performs a concert version of Donizetti’s opera.

To mark the 50th anniversary of Dylan’s eponymous debut album, songwriter and performer Howard Fishman salutes the musician’s most recent album release. Sat., Nov. 24 at 2:30 p.m.

Nick Dinnerstein, cello The musician performs pieces by Kodaly and Debussy.

Shelby Cullom Davis Museum Plaza Corridor Gallery

This exhibition presents a selection of posters and prints by such artists as Warhol, Rauschenberg, Frankenthaler, and Lichtenstein, which were commissioned for Lincoln Center beginning in 1962. A collaboration with the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. The New York Film Festival’s 1967 poster featured Andy Warhol’s screen print Blades. © 1967 Andy Warhol/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: © Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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Thurs., Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.

Lincoln Center’s Posters and Prints: 50 Years of the Vera List Program Delmar Hendricks, the first program director, talks about Vera List and the posters’ artists.

John LehmannHaupt, guitarist

Port Richmond, Staten Island

Thurs., Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Blaise Siwula, saxophonist

Haul Out the Holly

South Beach, Staten Island

Linda Kunkin and Vlad West, international jazz Epiphany, Manhattan

Sat., Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 2 at 1:30 p.m.

The Chiemi Nakai Latin Jazz Quartet

Sat., Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.

George Bruce, Manhattan

Mark Weinstein Quartet, Latin jazz

Dongan Hills, Staten Island

On a Sunday Afternoon @ LPA: The Magic Flute The New York Opera Forum performs a concert version of Mozart’s comic opera.

Presented by cabaret artist Steve Ross.

September 18, 2012–January 5, 2013

Banda de los Muertos, brass band

Musical director and composer Phil Hall and the PhilHallmonics celebrate songs of the season.

Broadway Rarities

Lincoln Center’s Posters and Prints: 50 Years of the Vera List Program

Throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, soloists and ensembles perform concerts celebrating music from around the world. For more information, visit

Sat., Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.




Thurs., Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.

Forgotten Melodies: The Songs of Claude Debussy (II) See description for Nov. 8. Sat., Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m.

The Musical Parlor of Emily Dickinson The Red Skies Music Ensemble and LPA’s George Boziwick present this program of popular ballads, minstrel tunes, and Irish dance music from Dickinson’s own music book. Sat., Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Colleagues in Concert

Martha Swope: In Rehearsal

Sat., Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.

September 27, 2012–January 26, 2013

Don Witter, classical guitarist

Shelby Cullom Davis Museum Vincent Astor Gallery

Terence Cardinal Cooke– Cathedral, Manhattan

Mon., Nov. 5 at 12:30 p.m.

This survey features striking images of the theater and dance photographer’s 40-year career drawn from the archives that LPA acquired from Swope in 2010. Highlights include two of Swope’s early projects: rehearsals of the original production of West Side Story and those documenting George Balanchine and Igor Stravinsky creating the ballet Agon. Additional photographs capture the New York City Ballet and Martha Graham companies, for which Swope was official photographer, as well as works for the New York Shakespeare Festival and numerous Broadway-bound shows.

Wed., Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. Huguenot Park, Staten Island

Richmondtown, Staten Island

Sat., Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m.

Music from China Chatham Square, Manhattan

Sat., Oct. 13 at 2 p.m.

John La Barbera Duo, Italian folk music 67th Street, Manhattan

Sat., Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.

Renato Thomas, Latin jazz percussionist Countee Cullen, Manhattan

Sat., Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.


From left: Producers Robert Griffiths and Harold Prince, choreographer Jerome Robbins, lyricist Stephen Sondheim, composer Leonard Bernstein, and others at a rehearsal for West Side Story in 1957. Photo: Martha Swope, Martha Swope Collection, Library for the Performing Arts.

Susan Kagan, piano, and Eric Grossman, violin, perform duets by Schubert and Beethoven. Sun., Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m.

Deck the Halls Harwood Management Vocal Artists perform traditional holiday music.

Banda de los Muertos performs music from the Mexican state of Sinaloa.

Programs and Exhibitions

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


he 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 mounts exhibitions and sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture. 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th Street) 212.491.2200 EXHIBITION HOURS AND SELF-GUIDED BUILDING TOURS Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m. SCHOMBURG SOCIETY For information on joining the Schomburg Society and supporting the Center’s work, call 212.491.2252. PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS For more information about educational programs and classes for students and educators, call 212.491.2234 or send an e-mail to

REGISTRATION *Programs followed by an asterisk require registration; call 212.491.2040 or visit

Wed., Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Between the Lines: The Courage to Hope* Former FDA official Shirley Sherrod discusses her new book with journalist Esther Armah. Tues., Oct. 2 at 6 p.m.

Fall Open House at the Schomburg* Take a tour of Gordon Parks: 100 Moments, meet Director Khalil Muhammad and scholars-inresidence, and hear live music at the Center’s second annual fall open house; presented in collaboration with the Harlem Arts Alliance. Fri., Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.

CIN Caribbean Lecture Series: Douglas Orane*

the key to prosperity in Jamaica; sponsored by the Caribbean International Network (CIN) and the Schomburg Center. Sat., Nov. 3 at 4 p.m.

Family Fun @ the Schomburg: Zora Returns to Harlem* NAACP Award-winning actress Antonia Badon brings famed literary figure Zola Neale Hurston to life in this one-woman production. Thurs., Dec. 6, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

African Diaspora International Film Festival See an eclectic mix of independent, urban, foreign, and classic films that focus on the global black experience. For schedule and ticket info, call 212.864.1760 or visit

The Executive Chairman of GraceKennedy Limited talks about

Gordon Parks: 100 Moments

The Schomburg Shop offers an array of books, gifts, jewelry, and more. All purchases support the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Through December 1, 2012

The Shop is open Mon.–Sat., 11 a.m.–6 p.m. For more information, call 212.491.2206.

Latimer/Edison Gallery

This exhibition, mounted in the legendary photographer’s centennial year, focuses on images from the early 1940s in Harlem and Washington, D.C. These photographs were taken at a pivotal time in history, when both cities were going through such changes as post–World War II urban migration, the expansion of the black press, concern for children’s education, and entrenched segregation and economic discrimination. ABOVE: Gordon Parks

documented the lives of ordinary people, including this woman and her loyal canine companion.

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Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

The First Step to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

Langston Hughes Auditorium

This series looks at the ways in which educators are using hip-hop culture as a way to engage and teach K–12 students in classrooms and the community. Presented in collaboration with NYU’s Hip-Hop Education Center and curated by Martha Diaz, founding director of the Hip-Hop Education Center, the series features speakers talking about projects at their universities. Higher Learning at City College, City University of New York



Higher Learning: Using Hip-Hop Education to Transform Schools and Communities

Thurs., Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Shop at the Schomburg

Photo: Rick Lew.



Elena Romero, co-founder of the City College Center for Worker Education “Is Hip Hop History?” conference

September 21–24, 2012 Exhibition Hall

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division.

Admission to this exhibition is by registration only. For more information and to register for a secured admission time, visit emancipation150.

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, this four-day exhibition presents for the first time together Abraham Lincoln’s handwritten draft, issued on September 22, 1862, from the New York State Library, and the Official Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation from the National Archives. This exhibition was organized by Board of Regents, The New York State Education Department, Dr. Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor; New York State Museum; New York State Library; New York State Archives; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library; and the National Archives. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is grateful to the James S. and Merryl H. Tisch Foundation for its generous support of the anniversary celebration and exhibition-related programming.

Tues., Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Visualizing Emancipation

Higher Learning at New York University

Exhibition Hall

October 11, 2012–March 16, 2013

Pedro Noguera, executive director of NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Urban Education

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Schomburg presents 80 pre– and post–Civil War era photographs of enslaved and free black women, men, and children. The images record the presence of black soldiers and black workers in the American South and help the 21stcentury viewer reimagine a landscape of black people’s desire to be active in their own emancipation.

Tues., Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Higher Learning at Columbia University Ernest Morrell, director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University

Mon., Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

This studio portrait dates from about 1875. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division.

Visually Speaking: Contemporary Photojournalism in America* A panel of distinguished photographers discusses the history and current state of photojournalism.


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Bronx Library Center

St. George Library Center



he Bronx Library Center (BLC), the borough's largest library, opened in 2006 as NYPL’s first “green” library. In addition to its extensive circulating and reference materials, BLC houses the Latino and Puerto Rican Heritage Collection and materials in Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Bengali, and Korean. BLC offers computer classes, provides one-onone career and educational counseling, and hosts such public programs as films, lectures, and a range of performing arts events.

310 East Kingsbridge Road (at Briggs Avenue) 718.579.4244

Sat., Dec. 1 at 2:30 p.m.

MoMA @ the Library presents: Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone Explore the work of this prominent 20th-century Polish artist.

SERIES Sat., Sept. 8 at 2:30 p.m.

MoMA @ the Library presents: Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan

Sat., Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 6

Sat., Nov. 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Piano Trio Concert Theresa Liu, David West, and Michael Brailovsky perform Brahms’s Piano Trio in B and other pieces. Sat., Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m.

Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Concert Hear pieces by Mozart, Wagner, the Beatles, and Michael Jackson.

Participants explore their life experiences and share stories in written form; for adults 55 and older. Also: Oct. 6, Nov. 3, and Dec. 1 at 10 a.m.

Introduction to Finding Funders Workshop

Sept. 29

Amistad (2004) Oct. 13

58th Street 127 East 58th Street 212-759-7358

Baychester 2049 Asch Loop North 718-379-6700

67th Street 328 East 67th Street 212-734-1717

Belmont 610 East 186th Street 718-933-6410

96th Street 112 East 96th Street 212-289-0908

Bronx Library Center 310 East Kingsbridge Road 718-579-4244

115th Street 203 West 115th Street 212-666-9393

Castle Hill 947 Castle Hill Avenue 718-824-3838

125th Street 224 East 125th Street 212-534-5050

City Island 320 City Island Avenue 718-885-1703

Aguilar 174 East 110th Street 212-534-2930

Clason’s Point 1215 Morrison Avenue 718-842-1235

Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library 40 West 20th Street 212-206-5400

Eastchester 1385 East Gun Hill Road 718-653-3292 Edenwald 1255 East 233rd Street 718-798-3355 Francis Martin 2150 University Avenue 718-295-5287 Grand Concourse 155 East 173rd Street 718-583-6611 High Bridge 78 West 168th Street 718-293-7800 Hunt’s Point 877 Southern Blvd. 718-617-0338 Jerome Park 118 Eames Place 718-549-5200 Kingsbridge 291 West 231st Street 718-548-5656 Melrose 910 Morris Avenue 718-588-0110

Mosholu 285 East 205th Street 718-882-8239 Mott Haven 321 East 140th Street 718-665-4878 Parkchester 1985 Westchester Avenue 718-829-7830 Pelham Bay 3060 Middletown Road 718-792-6744 Riverdale 5540 Mosholu Avenue 718-549-1212

Learn how to use the Foundation Directory Online Professional and other electronic resources. To register, call 718.442.8560.

Sedgwick 1701 University Avenue 718-731-2074 Soundview 660 Soundview Avenue 718-589-0880 Spuyten Duyvil 650 West 235th Street 718-796-1202

Bloomingdale 150 West 100th Street 212-222-8030 Chatham Square 33 East Broadway 212-964-6598 Columbus 742 Tenth Avenue 212-586-5098 Countee Cullen 104 West 136th Street 212-491-2070 Epiphany 228 East 23rd Street 212-679-2645 Fort Washington 535 West 179th Street 212-927-3533 George Bruce 518 West 125th Street 212-662-9727 Grand Central 135 East 46th Street 212-621-0670 Hamilton Fish Park 415 East Houston Street 212-673-2290 Hamilton Grange 503 West 145th Street 212-926-2147 Harlem 9 West 124th Street 212-348-5620 Hudson Park 66 Leroy Street 212-243-6876 Inwood 4790 Broadway 212-942-2445 Jefferson Market 425 Avenue of the Americas 212-243-4334 Kips Bay 446 Third Avenue 212-683-2520 Macomb’s Bridge 2650 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard 212-281-4900 Mid-Manhattan Library 455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street) 212-340-0863

Tremont 1866 Washington Avenue 718-299-5177

Morningside Heights 2900 Broadway 212-864-2530

Wed., Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.

Van Cortlandt 3874 Sedgwick Avenue 718-543-5150

Muhlenberg 209 West 23rd Street 212-924-1585

Job Search + Unemployment Tax Tips

Van Nest 2147 Barnes Avenue 718-829-5864

Mulberry Street 10 Jersey Street 212-966-3424

Career coach Theodore Henderson offers strategies for getting hired and provides tips about job search tax deductions.

Wakefield 4100 Lowerre Place 718-652-4663

New Amsterdam 9 Murray Street 212-732-8186

West Farms 2085 Honeywell Avenue 718-367-5376

NYPL for the Performing Arts 40 Lincoln Center Plaza (at 65th Street) 917-275-6975

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

Oct. 27

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Book Discussion Group

Nov. 10

Oct. 13, Nov. 10, and Dec. 8

Westchester Square 2521 Glebe Avenue 718-863-0436 Woodlawn Heights 4355 Katonah Avenue 718-519-9627 Woodstock 761 East 160th Street 718-665-6255 STATEN ISLAND Dongan Hills 1617 Richmond Road 718-351-1444 Great Kills 56 Giffords Lane 718-984-6670 Huguenot Park 830 Huguenot Avenue 718-984-4636

The Trojan Women (1971)

Fridays at 2:30 p.m.

Movies @ St. George

Nov. 24

Romeo and Juliet (1978)

Call the library to get more information.

ABOVE: Alighiero Boetti explores travel and

Read the bestselling novel at the October 13 book group.

New Dorp 309 New Dorp Lane 718-351-2977 Port Richmond 75 Bennett Street 718-442-0158 Richmondtown 200 Clarke Avenue 718-668-0413

Photo: Jonathan Blanc.

Riverside 127 Amsterdam Avenue 212-870-1810 Roosevelt Island 524 Main Street 212-308-6243 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th Street) 212-491-2200 Science, Industry and Business Library 188 Madison Avenue (at 34th Street) 917-275-6975 Seward Park 192 East Broadway 212-477-6770 St. Agnes 444 Amsterdam Avenue 212-877-4380 Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street 212-621-0208 Terence Cardinal Cooke–Cathedral 560 Lexington Avenue 212-752-3824

St. George Library Center 5 Central Avenue 718-442-8560

Tompkins Square 331 East 10th Street 212-228-4747

Stapleton 132 Canal Street 718-727-0427

Washington Heights 1000 St. Nicholas Avenue 212-923-6054

Todt Hill–Westerleigh 2550 Victory Boulevard 718-494-1642

Webster 1465 York Avenue 212-288-5049

Tottenville 7430 Amboy Road 718-984-0945

Yorkville 222 East 79th Street 212-744-5824

For library hours, visit

Kingsbridge Library

Ottendorfer 135 Second Avenue 212-674-0947

South Beach 21–25 Robin Road 718-816-5834

West New Brighton 976 Castleton Avenue 718-442-1416

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Battery Park City 175 North End Avenue 212-790-3499

Throg’s Neck 3025 Cross Bronx Expy Ext 718-792-2612

The Man in the Glass Booth (1974)

geography in his embroidered Mappa.


Allerton 2740 Barnes Avenue 718-881-4240

Morrisania 610 East 169th Street 718-589-9268

Memoir Writing Workshop

Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Highlights include:


Morris Park 985 Morris Park Avenue 718-931-0636

Sat., Sept. 8 at 10 a.m.

Wed., Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.

White Oleander (2003)

Angel Hernandez of the Bronx Historical Society talks about the Latino experience in the borough.

5 Central Avenue, Staten Island 718.442.8560

Movie Matinee

Learn about the Italian artist’s work and affiliation with the radical Arte Povera movement of the 1960s.

History of the Latino in the Bronx

he St. George Library Center, Staten Island’s largest library, offers a full range of basic library services, plus specialized resources, which include a unique Staten Island collection with items related to the borough; a Small Business Collection; the Foundation Center Cooperating Collection, featuring grant-seeking information for nonprofit organizations; and materials in Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Albanian, Japanese, and Polish. Public programs range from craft and writing workshops to weekly films.

NYPL Directory of Locations

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