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New York attracts world's best minds to its shores: they come here to interact with each other at conferences and seminars, and while they are here they are often invited to give a talk, a lecture, to be a part of a public discussion. We at Club Free Time give you an opportunity to be a part of it: to watch how those best minds in the world work! Don't miss the opportunities that only New York City (NYC) provides!

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In New York City, you can talk with and listen to the best minds in the world without spending a dime! Just take a look at free talks, lectures, discussion, seminars, conferences listed on this page below!

Lecture | Mental Health First Aid Training


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a groundbreaking public education program which introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. MHFA is an 8-hour certification course, which uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect persons to professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches about the risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 20
9:30 am

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Lectures, October 20, 2018, 10/20/2018, Mental Health First Aid Training

Discussion | Facing History: Musical Reflections on the Opium War, the Nanjing Massacre, and the Cultural Revolution


How do China’s composers deal with their country’s painful history? In partnership with the China Now Music Festival, composers Ye Xiaogang, Zhou Long, Chen Yi, Tony Fok, Su Wei, and the Festival’s artistic director Jindong Cai will talk about how the tumultuous past—the Cultural Revolution, the Nanjing Massacre, the Opium War—has influenced their work.
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Sat, Oct 20
12:00 pm

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Discussions, October 20, 2018, 10/20/2018, Facing History: Musical Reflections on the Opium War, the Nanjing Massacre, and the Cultural Revolution

Book Club | Pulp magazines collectors club


If you collect, read, or interested in classic Pulp magazines, join the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club. The group members meet once a month to talk about their favorite subject: popular fiction magazines from the first half of the 20th century. They discuss what they've been reading along with new developments in the fields of reprints, movies, TV, auctions, conventions, "New Pulp" fiction, and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 20
1:00 pm

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Book Clubs, October 20, 2018, 10/20/2018, Pulp magazines collectors club

Discussion | The aesthetics of art, literature, and pop culture


Cartoonist Ron Wimberly is an editor of LAAB magazine (2018); author of Black History in Its Own Words (2017) and Prince of Cats (2016). He has been featured in The New Yorker and The Nib. Ron Wimberly discusses how our world and its politics and power relations produce the aesthetics of art, literature, and pop culture, and how his practice acknowledges that relationship.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 20
2:00 pm

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Discussions, October 20, 2018, 10/20/2018, The aesthetics of art, literature, and pop culture

Discussion | Horror and Terror in Literature


A panel discussion moderated by Casey Ellis, editor of First Came Fear: New Tales of Horror. Emerging in the late 18th century as the dark side of Romanticism, horror is one of the oldest distinctive genres in literature. There is no doubting its popularity, but horror’s long history is so diverse it’s sometimes difficult to define. Are moody stories about ghosts and vampires related to gory tales of beasts and zombies? And are any of them connected to the more realistic terrors of murderous rogues and diabolical doctors? The book First Came Fear: New Tales of Horror, taking its title from a quote by H. P. Lovecraft, theorizes that the uniting factor in horror is the emotion of fear. But fear, like the genre it inspires, is legion in its varieties.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Oct 21
3:00 pm

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Discussions, October 21, 2018, 10/21/2018, Horror and Terror in Literature

Talk | Meet Me in the Kitchen: Harvest Time Nutrition


Enjoy nutrition information, preparation demonstrations and tastings. Includes helpful research findings, healthy recipes, portion planning and shopping tips for the reason. Nutritionist Lauren C. Kelly offers creative twists on cuisines of many cultures, fermenting food for better health. Mondays, September 24-October 29, 2018.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Oct 22
2:00 pm

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Talks, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, Meet Me in the Kitchen: Harvest Time Nutrition

Talk | Resume Help


Need help with resume writing? Not sure how to edit it? Get one-on-one assistance with writing your resume. Please bring a hard copy of your resume or a USB flash drive to save and edit it.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Oct 22
2:30 pm

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Talks, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, Resume Help

Lecture | Hegel's Logic and the Neoplatonic Tradition (With a Hint of King Lear)


Gregor Moder is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is a member of the editorial board of Problemi, as well as the book series editor at Maska publishing house. Moder is the author of Comic Love: Shakespeare, Hegel, Lacan and recently of Hegel and Spinoza: Substance and Negativity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Oct 22
4:00 pm

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Lectures, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, Hegel's Logic and the Neoplatonic Tradition (With a Hint of King Lear)

Lecture | Strengthen Your Resume


This hands-on class will guide you through formatting your resume in Microsoft Word. Please bring a written draft of your resume and a USB drive to save your resume.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Oct 22
5:30 pm

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Lectures, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, Strengthen Your Resume

Discussion | Thinking about Food Insecurity


Am I Food Insecure?  What is a Food Desert?  These are two questions that you should ask yourself.  Over a million New Yorkers live everyday not knowing where their next meal is coming from, while others travel long distances just to reach their nearest grocery store.  Join to discuss food insecurity and other related topics.
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Mon, Oct 22
5:30 pm

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Discussions, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, Thinking about Food Insecurity

Discussion | How to Ask for the Money and Opportunities You Want?


Career Coaching with Kate White. You know it’s important to ask, but how do you do it so you don’t seem either pushy on the one hand or timid on the other? In this workshop Kate will offer strategies for asking for the money, promotions, and opportunities you want—and getting them. She’ll also answer any questions you have on the topic.
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Mon, Oct 22
5:30 pm

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Discussions, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, How to Ask for the Money and Opportunities You Want?

Discussion | American Policy, Propaganda, and Food in World War I


Join Dr. Libby O’Connell as she tells the story of America during World War I, at home and at the front, through the lens of food. She’ll draw from her own text and use slides of colorful posters and archival photographs illustrate the history. There will be Q&A after the presentation.      Libby O’Connell, Ph.D., was appointed by President Obama to serve on the US World War I Centennial Commission. She is also chair of the World War I Centennial Committee for New York City and author of The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites. After working as a professor, preservationist, and museum educator, O’Connell spent over twenty years at History Channel, where she continues to serve as a consultant and Chief Historian Emeritus. She has received four Emmys for her work in television and history.     
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Oct 22
5:30 pm

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Discussions, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, American Policy, Propaganda, and Food in World War I

Lecture | The Counterrevolution: The Current Crisis of the Liberal World Order


We have lived through a global liberal revolution—from the defeat of fascism and the rise of NATO, through the overthrow of dictatorships in 1989 and the Arab Spring. Now, argues Paul Berman, we have entered the age of counterrevolution. A critic-at-large for Tablet magazine, Berman will address the current crisis of the liberal world order, drawing upon ideas from his book Terror and Liberalism (“one of the most challenging accounts of the post-9/11 world”—The New York Times). He has written for The New Republic, The New Yorker, and Slate.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Oct 22
6:30 pm

Free
Lectures, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, The Counterrevolution: The Current Crisis of the Liberal World Order

Lecture | On Your Marx: The Fate of the Commons -- A Trotskyite View


From the Marxist standpoint, "Communism" refers to the multiple versions of our commons (the commons of nature, the commons of our biogenetic inheritance, the commons of our intellectual substance) which are all threatened by today's global capitalism. Perhaps the most important version of our commons is the world-wide digital grid which more and more controls and regulates our lives. How can a new emancipatory movement fight for the public control of the digital commons? In preparing and executing the October Revolution, Trotsky showed us the way when he focused on the seizure of power over the technical and material base of a state (electricity, railways, phone, etc.). How can we apply Trotsky's insight to our contemporary predicament?      Speaker Slavoj Žižek is a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a visiting professor at a number of American Universities (Columbia, Princeton, New School for Social Research, New York University, University of Michigan).
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Oct 22
6:30 pm

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Lectures, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, On Your Marx: The Fate of the Commons -- A Trotskyite View

Discussion | Revealed: The Nude Body in Performance


Marjorie Folkman moderates a discussion with choreographers/directors Martha Clarke, Adrienne Truscott, and Mariangela Lopez on the naked body in contemporary dance and theatrical performance, and its role as a site of meaning, activism, advocacy, agency, and art. What are the negotiations in crafting nakedness as a choreographer? What challenges and opportunities does the unclothed body in performance present to the art maker, performer, or viewer? By examining these creators' groundbreaking works, involving the nude performing body, the panel and audience explore what vital understandings are embodied in this traditional and radical theatrical practice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Oct 22
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 22, 2018, 10/22/2018, Revealed: The Nude Body in Performance

Discussion | Is the 'Liberal World Order' Worth Defending?


There is a lot of talk bemoaning the death of the liberal rules-based world order. But it is less clear exactly what this order entailed, in what sense it was liberal, how (and by whom) the rules were established and maintained, and who benefited from it. The panel will discuss these issues and the questions of whether the order can and should be maintained and what might replace it. A discussion with: Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics Jack Snyder, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations Stuart Gottlieb, International and Public Affairs Professor Stephen Wertheim, Visiting Scholar, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies Moderated by Richard Betts
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Oct 23
12:10 pm

Free
Discussions, October 23, 2018, 10/23/2018, Is the 'Liberal World Order' Worth Defending?

Lecture | Conversion Funnels: Lead Magnets


Did you know that using lead magnets in your funnel is the fastest way for you to quickly grow a highly targeted, engaged email list of leads who are looking to buy what you're selling? Using lead magnets is the fastest way to fill your business with high-quality leads that can potentially turn into loyal customers. In this program, Jimmy Newson will teach you the strategies that can help you effectively create multiple doorways into your business. Jimmy Newson is an expert in utilizing video for marketing. He has over 25 years of experience in the marketing, digital media, and entertainment industries. He has worked with local and national brands including NARAS, (Grammys), People Magazine, AT&T, Microsoft, amon others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 23
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 23, 2018, 10/23/2018, Conversion Funnels: Lead Magnets

Discussion | Narrowcast: Poetry and Audio Research


Narrowcast explores how mid-century American poets associated with the New Left mobilized tape recording as a new form of sonic field research even as they themselves were being subjected to tape-based surveillance. Media theorists tend to understand audio recording as a technique for separating bodies from sounds, but this book listens closely to tape's embedded information, offering a counterintuitive site-specific account of 1960s poetic recordings.  Arguing that CIA and FBI "researchers" shared unexpected terrain not only with poets, but with famous theorists such as Fredric Jameson and Hayden White, author Lytle Shaw reframes the status of tape recordings in postwar poetics and challenges notions of how tape might be understood as a mode of evidence. Reflect on the project with the book's author and other featured panelists: Julie Beth Napolin, The New School David Grubbs, Brooklyn College J. Martin Daughtry, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology & Sound Studies
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Tue, Oct 23
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Discussions, October 23, 2018, 10/23/2018, Narrowcast: Poetry and Audio Research

Talk | Nonfiction Forum


Patricia Hampl’s newest book is The Art of the Wasted Day. She is the author of six other prose works, including A Romantic Education and, most recently, The Florist's Daughter.
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Tue, Oct 23
6:30 pm

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Talks, October 23, 2018, 10/23/2018, Nonfiction Forum

Discussion | What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music


Tonight: What Makes it French (vs. Italian)? Ernest Chausson (1855 – 1899) What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music is a music listening and discussion group that is open to everyone. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who guides listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y, and who has been music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Oct 23
6:30 pm

Free
Discussions, October 23, 2018, 10/23/2018, What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music
Tue, Oct 23
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 23, 2018, 10/23/2018, Emmy-winning journalists in conversation

Lecture | Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times: dispels the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin


Alan Walker discusses his new biography of Chopin, which will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in September 2018.  Based on ten years of research and a vast cache of primary sources located in archives in Warsaw, Paris, London, New York, and Washington, D.C., Alan Walker’s monumental Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times is the most comprehensive biography of the great Polish composer to appear in English in more than a century. Walker’s work is a corrective biography, intended to dispel the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin.  Fryderyk Chopin is an intimate look into a dramatic life; of particular focus are Chopin’s childhood and youth in Poland, which are brought into line with the latest scholarly findings, and Chopin’s romantic life with George Sand, with whom he lived for nine years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Oct 23
7:00 pm

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Lectures, October 23, 2018, 10/23/2018, Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times: dispels the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin

Lecture | The Dispute for Democracy in Latin America


American media and academic narratives often describe Latin American current political situation as the confrontation between two irreconcilable political projects: leftwing populist authoritarianism and centrist liberal democracy. Drawing on the history of populism and theoretical contributions to the particularities of this political phenomenon in the region, my presentation will claim that what stands at the core for the future of democracy in the region is the dispute between a national-popular and a neoliberal project. With: Nicolas Lynch of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Peru
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Lectures, October 23, 2018, 10/23/2018, The Dispute for Democracy in Latin America

Discussion | Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Peng Chun Chang


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one of the world's best-known and most translated documents. When it was presented to the UN General Assembly in December in 1948, Eleanor Roosevelt, chair of the writing group, called it a "Magna Carta for all mankind". The passage of time has shown Roosevelt to have been largely correct in her prediction as to the Declaration's importance. No other document in the world today can claim a comparable standing in the international community. This year is also the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Roosevelt and French legal expert René Cassin have often been presented as the principal authors of the UN Declaration. In fact, it resulted from a collaborative effort involving a number of individuals in different capacities. One of its most important authors was Peng Chun Chang (1892-1957), a Chinese diplomat and philosopher whose contribution has been the focus of growing attention in recent years. Indeed, it is Chang who deserves the credit for the universality and religious ecumenism that are now regarded as the Declaration's defining features. Despite this, Chang's extraordinary contribution was overlooked for many years by historians of the Declaration. Peng Chun Chang was a modern-day Renaissance man with many strings to his bow - teacher, scholar, university chancellor, playwright, diplomat, and politician. The purpose of this seminar is to discuss the relevance of Peng Chun Chang's thoughts for the world today and his important contributions to the Universal Declaration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 24
12:00 pm

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Discussions, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Peng Chun Chang

Lecture | Writing Your Family History


Learn the different types of family history writing styles and explore the writing manuals that will match your writing style. Explore the history of the places where your family lived, learn tips for creating a cohesive narrative, and why writing a family history is the ultimate goal of genealogy research.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 24
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, Writing Your Family History

Gallery Talk | The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S.: Artists' Tour


The evening starts with a tour of the exhibition with curator Monika Fabijanska. Artists Angela Fraleigh and Roya Amigh discuss what means artists employ to tell personal stories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 24
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Gallery Talks, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S.: Artists' Tour

Lecture | Richard M. Rorty and the Trump Years: On the 20th Anniversary of Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America


Just days after the 2016 presidential election a good deal of attention was given to Richard M. Rorty’s book, published in 1998, for those passages that seemed to predict the rise of Donald J. Trump and his stunning election to the presidency. Those passages, though sketchy, seem to provide a tenable explanation for such an unlikely series of events in American politics. With: David E. McClean, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University-Newark
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Wed, Oct 24
6:00 pm

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Lectures, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, Richard M. Rorty and the Trump Years: On the 20th Anniversary of Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America

Discussion | What’s Left Behind: Artists, Archives, and the Preservation of a Legacy


A discussion with: Pellom McDaniels III, Emory University Grace Aneiza Ali, New York University
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Wed, Oct 24
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Discussions, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, What’s Left Behind: Artists, Archives, and the Preservation of a Legacy

Talk | A History of Couplehood


Author and psychoanalyst Éric Smadja will discuss the fundamental psychological and sociological characteristics of contemporary couples with Princeton University professor Rubén Gallo, based on Smadja’s latest book, The Couple: A Pluridisciplinary Approach (Routledge). Our speakers will explore and question the connection between the modern-day couple and contemporary societies, combining psychoanalytic and sociological approaches.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 24
6:30 pm

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Talks, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, A History of Couplehood

Book Club | An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: An Overnight Celebrity


In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.
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Book Clubs, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: An Overnight Celebrity

Book Club | An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: An Overnight Celebrity


In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.
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Book Clubs, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: An Overnight Celebrity

Book Club | An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: An Overnight Celebrity


In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.
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Book Clubs, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: An Overnight Celebrity

Lecture | Dead Presidents: A Lexicon of Land, Race and Nation


Mabel Wilson’s lecture will center on a series of alphabetical entries related to themes underlying the film. The United States draws its core mythologies, like Winthrop’s “shining city on a hill,” from the land. As Europeans conquered the fecund wilderness of the New World, colonizers turned land into “property” by violently displacing indigenous peoples and enslaving Africans to cultivate its bounty. This ensured that white settlers before and after the American Revolution would gain in wealth as well as grow in number.
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Wed, Oct 24
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Lectures, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, Dead Presidents: A Lexicon of Land, Race and Nation

Talk | The music, history, and culture of New Orleans


Celebrate the music, history, and culture of New Orleans as narrated by two of the city’s great leaders: lawyer, author, and former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu and jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. Featuring performances by Juilliard students, this event will explore how culture has infused and shaped the political and social fabric of one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Oct 24
7:30 pm

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Talks, October 24, 2018, 10/24/2018, The music, history, and culture of New Orleans

Lecture | Segregated by Design in New Orleans


The topic is equalization schools in New Orleans, where the segregated dual system of public education remained firmly entrenched in the 1950s. As the school board dug in its heels, it hired Nathaniel C. Curtis and Arthur Q. Davis (the architects who would go on to design I.S. 201) to design new schools for black children—schools that showed “separate is equal.” Maria Gutman will feature the Thomy Lafon Elementary School, opened in Back-of-Town in 1952, and touted to this day as an architectural exemplar of a modern, transparent, child-centered public school.
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Thu, Oct 25
4:30 pm

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Lectures, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Segregated by Design in New Orleans

Discussion | Let's Talk Democracy


Would you like to understand the political system better and have the tools to improve it?   Join a community conversation to learn about how our federal, state and local governments are structured and how you can make an impact.  Empower yourself to make the changes you want by learning how the system works & what you can do to get government to respond to you.
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Discussions, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Let's Talk Democracy

Conference | Max Weber's Science as a Vocation at 100


Science as a Vocation is the text of a lecture given in 1917 at Munich University by German sociologist and political economist Max Weber. Weber weighed the benefits and detriments of choosing a career as an academic at a university who studies science or humanities. Weber probes the question "what is the value of science?" and focuses on the nature of ethics underpinning the scientific career. Science, to Weber, gives methods of explanation and means of justifying a position, but it cannot explain why that position is worth holding in the first place; this is the task of philosophy. No science is free from suppositions, and the value of a science is lost when its suppositions are rejected.
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Thu, Oct 25
6:00 pm

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Conferences, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Max Weber's Science as a Vocation at 100

Lecture | Moscow and the Turkification of Anatolia


Between the World Wars, the Soviet and Turkish governments led two of the most dramatic political and social transformations of the twentieth century. In spite of significant ideological differences, the two regimes shared a number of characteristics; among these was a commitment to political organization along ethnic lines. Sam Hirst of Bilkent University in Ankara argues that similar assumptions about ethnicity and geography shaped Soviet-Turkish exchanges in the 1920s.
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Thu, Oct 25
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Lectures, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Moscow and the Turkification of Anatolia

Talk | See Yourself Sensing


Madeline Schwartzman is a New York City writer, filmmaker, and architect whose work explores human narratives and the human sensorium through social art, book writing, curating and video making. Schwartzman delves into a range of futuristic proposals for the body and the senses, culled from her books See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception (Black Dog Publishing, London, 2011), and See Yourself X: Human Futures Expanded (Black Dog Press, 2018), as well as through her conceptual brainstorming and electronic spacial explorations and installations.
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Thu, Oct 25
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Talks, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, See Yourself Sensing

Colloquium | Africa in Brazil


Africans represent the single largest group of arrivals in Brazil, a country that today boasts the largest Afro-descendant population in the world outside of Nigeria. In this presentation, historians João Reis and Roquinaldo Ferreira discuss the arrivals’ ethnic origins in Africa, their response/resistance to slavery, and their contribution to the formation of a national culture in conversation with José Moya, Director, Forum on Migration and Columbia’s Institute of Latin American Studies.
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Thu, Oct 25
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Colloquiums, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Africa in Brazil

Discussion | On Article Revolt of the Elites by Christopher Lasch


In 1994, American social critic Christopher Lasch maintained that it is not the revolt of “the masses” which threatens the stability of society, but the elites—the top 20% of Americans who control an outsized share of wealth. According to Lasch, this “new elite” is distinguished by their ability to manipulate information and exercise expertise rather than hold property. What do we make of Lasch’s analysis? Pick up a copy of the article and discuss!
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Oct 25
6:30 pm

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Discussions, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, On Article Revolt of the Elites by Christopher Lasch

Lecture | Polish Hasidism: A Culture of Resistance


Hasidism, a popular mystical movement that emerged in Eastern Europe during the late 18th century, was unexpectedly revitalized in interwar Poland despite rising manifestations of antisemitism and mounting Jewish youth defections to secularist movements. Rather than responding to these crises by becoming more insular, as did Hasidim in other regions, Polish Hasidim chose to appropriate and subvert key features of the dominant Polish culture and rival Jewish secularist movements. This fascinating strategy of resistance-through-appropriation is reflected in areas as diverse as politics, education, and literature (tales, mystical discourses). The result was a potent Hasidic subculture that served to ‘solve’, albeit in an imaginary way, the dilemma of living in a Polish society that demanded Jewish acculturation yet refused Jews full admission. With: Glenn Dynner, Sarah Lawrence College
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Thu, Oct 25
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Lectures, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Polish Hasidism: A Culture of Resistance

Lecture | Dante, Franciscan Poverty, and the Donation of Constantine


Was Dante a Franciscan? An analysis of the Donation of Constantine in relation to Dante’s political and theological arguments proves that Dante had strong affinity to Franciscan thinkers and their work certainly influenced his rejection of church wealth. Speaker Alessandro Vettori is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he currently serves as Graduate Program Director in the Department of Italian.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 25
6:30 pm

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Lectures, October 25, 2018, 10/25/2018, Dante, Franciscan Poverty, and the Donation of Constantine

Lecture | Arts of Unconditioning: On Romantic Science and Poetry


Whereas Kant’s philosophical project is structured around the discursive operation of “conditioning” inasmuch as it claims to have discovered various conditions of possibility—of knowledge, morality, and judgment, for example—romantic poetry and science comprise two strategic discursive domains that uncover a counterforce to this project, namely the “unconditioning” of transcendentalizing gestures by attending to whatever is external to such conditions. The shift from philosophical projects that elaborated epistemological conditions to those that thematized material and semiotic forces of “unconditioning” culminates in the romantic notion of a new mythology. This talk will explore the contours of this “new mythology” (Schlegel, Novalis, Schelling) inasmuch as it weaves the scientific, material, and physical operations of an absolute of nature beyond the human into the folds of the destiny of the human. However, the poetry of this period does not merely celebrate the emancipatory potential of the new mythology, but also foregrounds its limitations, as will be demonstrated in the work of Karoline von Günderrode. Speaker: Gabriel Trop.
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Conference | Max Weber's Science as a Vocation at 100


Science as a Vocation is the text of a lecture given in 1917 at Munich University by German sociologist and political economist Max Weber. Weber weighed the benefits and detriments of choosing a career as an academic at a university who studies science or humanities. Weber probes the question "what is the value of science?" and focuses on the nature of ethics underpinning the scientific career. Science, to Weber, gives methods of explanation and means of justifying a position, but it cannot explain why that position is worth holding in the first place; this is the task of philosophy. No science is free from suppositions, and the value of a science is lost when its suppositions are rejected.
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Conference | French Natures


As Emmanuel Macron’s call to “Make the Planet Great Again” reminds us, there is a cultural aspect to climate change—each culture maps its understanding of the physical world (nature, physis) in different ways. This conference-festival thus asks: what do French and Francophone literature, film, visual art, theater, and philosophy make of our planet? How can they help us understand our world marked by environmental catastrophe?
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Lecture | Shakespeare, Spenser and du Bellay: Translation, Imitation, and the Sonnets


Line Cottegnies (Sorbonne Université) works on cultural exchange between England and France from the late 16th century to the Restoration. She is the editor of numerous Shakespeare plays, including 2 Henry IV for the Norton Shakespeare. She is currently editing three of Aphra Behn’s translations from French for Cambridge University Press.
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Lecture | Legion Versus Phalanx: The Six Battles that Decided the Fate of the Ancient World


Myke Cole weighs the two fighting forces against each other. Covering the period in which the legion and phalanx clashed (280-168 BC), he looks at each formation in detail--delving into their tactics, arms, and equipment, organization and the deployment. It then examines six key battles in which legion battled phalanx: Heraclea (280 BC), Asculum (279 BC), Beneventum (275 BC), Cynoscephalae (197 BC), Magnesia (190 BC), and Pydna (168 BC)--battles that determined the fate of the ancient world. Drawing on original primary sources, Cole presents a highly detailed but lively history of this defining clash of military formations.
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Conference | French Natures


As Emmanuel Macron’s call to “Make the Planet Great Again” reminds us, there is a cultural aspect to climate change—each culture maps its understanding of the physical world (nature, physis) in different ways. This conference-festival thus asks: what do French and Francophone literature, film, visual art, theater, and philosophy make of our planet? How can they help us understand our world marked by environmental catastrophe?
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Talk | Voice of My City Exhibition Tour


New Yorkers see the city as a character in their own personal novels. Choreographer Jerome Robbins was no different. Take a tour of the exhibition Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York with Library staff and special guests to discover how all of Robbins’ love, frustration, and identity as a New Yorker were infused into his works. Special guest Amanda Vaill.
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Talk | Meet Me in the Kitchen: Harvest Time Nutrition


Enjoy nutrition information, preparation demonstrations and tastings. Includes helpful research findings, healthy recipes, portion planning and shopping tips for the reason. Nutritionist Lauren C. Kelly offers creative twists on cuisines of many cultures, fermenting food for better health. Mondays, September 24-October 29, 2018.
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Discussion | Encountering Genocide: The Legacy of Civil Resistance Against the Nazis


In October of 1943, Danish citizens committed crucial acts of civil resistance against the Nazi persecution of Danish Jews. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary, join us for a rich discussion of what this resistance can teach us about Holocaust history, early warnings of genocide, and our contemporary moment. What factors enabled and contributed to civil resistance in the places where it did occur? How were people able to understand the potential enormity of the Nazi crime and work to stop it? And what prevented successful mobilization in countries such as Poland and Germany? The panel discussion — featuring scholars and critics from both sides of the Atlantic — will ultimately ask us to consider what history has to teach us about taking action in our own time.
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Talk | Resume Help


Need help with resume writing? Not sure how to edit it? Get one-on-one assistance with writing your resume. Please bring a hard copy of your resume or a USB flash drive to save and edit it.
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Discussion | Encountering Genocide: The Legacy of Civil Resistance Against the Nazis


In October of 1943, Danish citizens committed crucial acts of civil resistance against the Nazi persecution of Danish Jews. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary, join us for a rich discussion of what this resistance can teach us about Holocaust history, early warnings of genocide, and our contemporary moment. What factors enabled and contributed to civil resistance in the places where it did occur? How were people able to understand the potential enormity of the Nazi crime and work to stop it? And what prevented successful mobilization in countries such as Poland and Germany? The panel discussion — featuring scholars and critics from both sides of the Atlantic — will ultimately ask us to consider what history has to teach us about taking action in our own time.
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Discussion | Evaluating Chronic Pain in Neuroscience, Ethics, and Law


The sources of chronic pain are multifaceted. Whether induced through injury or aging, those who suffer from the persistence of chronic pain are often frustrated when their conditions cannot be captured through words or validated clinically. The last few years have seen a tremendous effort toward developing a brain-imaging–based model of pain. Advances in neuroimaging research hold the promise of increasing our understanding of the neural underpinnings of chronic pain, as well as measuring and quantifying more accurately pain representations in the brain. While brain imaging is widely considered to have the potential for diagnosis, prognostication, and prediction of treatment outcome in patients with chronic pain, as a tool, it comes with obvious limitations. What do we do with forms of chronic pain that simply do not “light up”? What are the limits of neuroimaging? How reliable is it? And how should we consider other forms of evidence? As neuroimaging develops, it is imperative to carefully consider the far-reaching ethical and legal implications of measuring and quantifying chronic pain. Speakers: Murat Aydede, Professor of Philosophy, University of British Columbia Amanda Pustilnik, Professor of Law, University of Maryland Tor Wager, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder Moderators: Federica Coppola, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience Lan Li, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience
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Lecture | Threatening Gender


Gender studies have long faced indifference. But today, they are confronted with two symmetrical problems: instrumentalization and rejection. On the one hand, the rhetoric of “sexual democracy” has been mobilized for xenophobic and racist purposes. On the other hand, reactionaries attack the so-called “ideology of gender.” Which is more threatening? Speaker Éric Fassin is Professor of Sociology in the Departments of Political Science and Gender Studies, Paris-8 University Vincennes – Saint-Denis.
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Discussion | A New Era for the ERA: Women of Color Lead the Way


With recent votes to ratify in Nevada and Illinois, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is back in the public consciousness. In this positive new era for the ERA, women of color are leading the momentum as elected officials and advocates. Hear about the on-the-ground experiences of black and Latina women who have brought the movement to its current threshold, including Pat Spearman, Nevada state senator; Jennifer McClellan, Virginia state senator; Carla Cunningham, North Carolina state representative; Hala Ayala, Virginia delegate; and others. Learn more from these women leaders about how they are shaping the future of politics and democracy in America.  
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Discussion | Transnational Feminist Practices Against War: Critiquing Endless Wars of Empire


In an era of endless war, transnational feminist analyses of authoritarian democracies and neoliberal societies help us to understand militarization and securitization as intrinsic to everyday life. Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan have been in collaborative discussion about imperial cultures of empire for over three decades. They will discuss their works in common and recent monographs with Neha Vora who researches illiberal societies, migration and histories of colonialism.  With: Inderpal Grewal, Yale University Caren Kaplan, University of California at Davis Neha Vora, Lafayette College
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Discussion | A Radical Vision: Roy DeCarava’s The Sweet Flypaper of Life


An evening of discussion and analysis of the place of Roy DeCarava’s oeuvre in American art with a special focus on the much-anticipated republication of The Sweet Flypaper of Life by First Print Press this fall. This volume, which DeCarava created with the poet Langston Hughes in 1955, has been out of print for over thirty years and will be distributed worldwide by David Zwirner Books, D.A.P., and Thames & Hudson. Leading up to the centennial anniversary in 2019 of the artist’s birth, the panel will be introduced by Sherry Turner DeCarava, moderated by Thelma Golden, and will include Radiclani Clytus, A. D. Coleman, Leslie Hewitt, John Stauffer, and Hope Wurmfeld.
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Slide Lecture | God and Nature in Hudson River School Landscapes


During the 19th century, religious impulses were often expressed indirectly through a search for God in the natural landscape. This lecture will explore the relationship between God, humankind and nature within the context of Protestant thought of the period. It will be shown that the American wilderness these artists painted was viewed by them romantically as a new Garden of Eden. With art historian Dennis Raverty. 
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Mon, Oct 29
7:00 pm

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Slide Lectures, October 29, 2018, 10/29/2018, God and Nature in Hudson River School Landscapes

Discussion | Social Engagement and Health: The Lethality of Loneliness


This seminar series focus on one of today's greatest public health challenges: the global epidemic of chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and the pandemic of obesity. Key questions include the role of prevention and health preservation, how to reduce disparities, determining which policies and interventions will be most impactful and at what points in the life-course, and how to set goals and measure progress.
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11:30 am

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Discussions, October 30, 2018, 10/30/2018, Social Engagement and Health: The Lethality of Loneliness

Talk | #WHYISTAYED: The Complexity of Domestic Violence


A talk by social activist Beverly Gooden, creator of the #WhyIStayed hashtag and global movement. Gooden will discuss the complex factors that may keep people in abusive relationships and challenges the question “Why did they stay?” Discussion will include her personal story, reveals the most important questions to ask victims and ways to help address this critical community issue.
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Lecture | Re-Embracing the Lachrymose Theory of Jewish History


In his multi-volume social and religious history of the Jews, Salo Baron, one of the most influential Jewish historians of the 20th century, decried how Jewish history had been told and retold as an endless tale of woe. Instead, Baron stressed that, in the diaspora, Jews did not necessarily suffer more than other members of the societies in which they resided, and often lived creatively within Christian and Islamic lands. This evening Benjamin Gampel will explain how Baron’s claims about the Jews grew out of the social and religious landscape of the early twentieth century Europe. Gampel will argue, based on his understanding of medieval Jewish history, that a newer understanding of the lachrymose history of the Jews could well be seen as an appropriate way to appreciate the saga of this minority people and be of importance, as well, to the social and religious challenges facing contemporary Jewry.
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Book Club | Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach


Chesil Beach, where Edward and Florence spend the first (and last) night of their marriage, is on the English Channel. The beach is distinctive for its “shingle,” or pebbles washed up along its eighteen miles, graded by the sea with larger ones to the east. Locals claim they can identify where a pebble was found by its size. Ian McEwan is an English novelist and screenwriter. In 2008, The Times featured him on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945" and The Daily Telegraph ranked him number 19 in their list of the "100 most powerful people in British culture". Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Discussion | Getting It Straight: How to Fight Fake News


With the rise of digital communication, social media has become a major source for the consumption of news and current events. Yet with click-bait headlines, anonymous sources, and the loose use of the term "fake news," trust in the news media is in decline. Hear from journalists at Elite Daily, Refinery29, and MSNBC discuss how their outlets are covering the news, how they decide what to cover, and their advice on how to wisely consume the news. Andrea Gonźález-Ramírez, News & Politics Editor, Refinery29 Kyle Griffin, Segment Producer, The Last Word, MSNBC Alexandra Svokos, News Editor, Bustle Moderator: Kyle Pope, Editor & Chief/Publisher, Columbia Journalism Review
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Tue, Oct 30
6:30 pm

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Talk | Artist Talk


Visiting artist Ellen Rothenberg will discuss her book Shadowed! with longtime friend and professional collaborator Katherine Carl.
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Discussion | Beyond States and Borders


As millions of refugees face increasing scrutiny and are turned away at borders across the world, we will ask basic questions about borders: What are they for? By what right are they created and policed? And how do we live now? With Sophia Azeb, Aleksandar Hemon, and Guillaume le Blanc. Moderated by Masha Gessen.
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Lecture | The Cabinet des médailles: Luxury and Power from Ancient Rome to Modern France


The lecture, by Clare Fitzgerald, is held in conjunction with the exhibition Devotion and Decadence: The Berthouville Treasure and Roman Luxury from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, on view at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.  
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Talk | An Invented Indigeneity: An Artist Talk


Cecilia Vicuña is a poet, artist, filmmaker and activist. Her work addresses pressing concerns of the modern world, including ecological destruction, human rights, and cultural homogenization. Born and raised in Santiago de Chile, she has been in exile since the early 1970s, after the military coup against elected president Salvador Allende. Vicuña began creating "precarious works" and quipus in the mid 1960s in Chile, as a way of "hearing an ancient silence waiting to be heard."
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Talk | Voice of My City Exhibition Tour


New Yorkers see the city as a character in their own personal novels. Choreographer Jerome Robbins was no different. Take a tour of the exhibition Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York with Library staff and special guests to discover how all of Robbins’ love, frustration, and identity as a New Yorker were infused into his works. Special guest Jerome Robbins Dance Division Curator Linda Murray.
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Book Club | Yukio Mishima's The Temple of the Golden Pavilion


The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, a story about Mizoguchi, a young man who, having suffered a childhood trauma, becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. This beautiful novel treats issues such as beauty, generation, and regeneration. Yukio Mishima (1925-1970) is considered one of the most important Japanese authors of the 20th century. He was considered for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, but the award went to his countryman Yasunari Kawabata. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Discussion | A Post-Work World -- Featuring Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz


Stiglitz, Yann LeCun, and Daniel Cohen will consider the future of work, or, rather, the world after work. Can we imagine a time when we value people not for what they produce but for who they are, and what will this future look like?
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Talk | Artist Talk


Katja Eydel is a Berlin-based artist and Professor of Photography at the University of the Arts Helsinki. Working primarily with the medium of photography, her subjects range from politics to aesthetics with an eye towards the realities of social visions rooted in political upheavals, utopian moments, or traditional systems.
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Gallery Talk | John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night: Curators' Perspective Tour


A tour of the exhibition with co-curators Diana Nawi and Nicole Smythe-Johnson.
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Lecture | America Classifies the Immigrants: From Ellis Island to 2010


A lecture by Joel Perlmann, Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and Research Professor at Bard College.
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Lecture | The Rise of Hindu Nationalism


Speaker Preeti Sampat represents the Sociology Program in the School of Liberal Studies at Ambedkar University Delhi.
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Book Club | Misty Copeland's Life In Motion


Determination meets dance in this memoir by the history-making ballerina. In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history, telling the story of her journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Misty Copeland is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States. In addition to her dance career, Copeland has become a public speaker, celebrity spokesperson and stage performer. She has written two autobiographical books and narrated a documentary about her career challenges, A Ballerina's Tale. In 2015, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Book Club | Alice Mcdermott's The Ninth Hour


A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early 20th-century Catholic Brooklyn.  Alice McDermott is an American writer and university professor. For her 1998 novel Charming Billy she won an American Book Award and the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. McDermott is Johns Hopkins University's Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Discussion | MedShadow: Raising Awareness About Side Effects


MedShadow Foundation is the independent nonprofit that informs people about the side effects, long term effects, risks and benefits of medicine, both over the counter and prescription drugs. MedShadow accepts no funding from pharmaceutical or medical device companies. Speakers include US Representative Carolyn Maloney and Dr. Lillie Rosenthal. Location: Xavier High School, 30 W 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
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Gallery Talk | My Unexpected Career in Rock Music Photography


An award-winning filmmaker and photographer, Amalie R. Rothschild is noted for her photographs of seminal rock events, venues and musicians from 1968 to 1974. She was considered the unofficial house photographer of the Joshua Light Show at the Fillmore East Theater in New York and was on staff at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. During that period she photographed most of the major east coast rock music events including the 1969 Newport Festival, Tanglewood, The Who's U.S. premiere of Tommy, the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden and Bob Dylan's 1974 tour. In this talk she will discuss how being in the right place at the right time led her to record the birth of rock theater creating a 20,000 picture archive. She'll show many photographs and will screen an excerpt of one of the very early 16mm music videos.
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Talk | Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Baritone Sherrill Milnes


The second Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features renowned American baritone Sherrill Milnes, whose commanding stage presence and majestic voice starred over 650 times at the Met placing him in the all-time operatic Hall of Fame.
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Talk | Pioneering Women's Heart Health


Dr. Nieca Goldberg is a pioneer in women's heart health. Author of the award-winning book The Women's Healthy Heart Program, Goldberg is the medical director of the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health at NYU Langone, a national spokeperson for the American Heart Association, and she started the "Go Red for Women" campaign.
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Discussion | Rethinking Gender


Some political movements around the world promise a return to an imaginary past in which clear and stable gender divisions maintained order and comfort for all. But what is the glorious gender future that is the opposite of the dark gender past? With Phia Ménard, Eric Fassin, and Sasha Velour.
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Lecture | Mysticism, Messianism and Ritual: The Secret Religion of the Sabbatian ma’aminim


The Ma’aminim – the faithful – are the decedents of Sabbatian Jews who converted to Islam in the late 17th century, following in the footsteps of their messiah Sabbatai Tsevi. They formed secret communities in Ottoman Salonica and created a hybrid Messianic religion which combined reinterpretations of Kabbalistic sources as well as elements of Mystical Islam. This lecture will focus on the esoteric inner writings of the Ma’aminim and offer an interdisciplinary examination of their content and performance.  Speaker Hadar Feldman Samet researches the lives and texts of the Sabbatean Ma’aminim, their syncretic religion, and the development of Sabbateanism, based on a corpus of approximately a thousand 18th- and 19th-century mystical and messianic liturgical poems, written in Ladino, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Ottoman-Turkish.
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Lecture | Frozen in the Glassy, Bluestreaked Air: John Dos Passos’s Photographic Metropolis


The experimental form of John Dos Passos’s first major novel, the episodic, multilinear Manhattan Transfer (1925), has long been understood in connection with the montage techniques of avant-garde cinema. However, Dos Passos’s notes and drafts for the book reveal the ahistoricity of this analogy even as they offer up other spectatorial contexts for understanding its experimental form. With: Alix Beeston, Cardiff University  
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Talk | Veterans and Electoral Politics


A lecture by Jeremy Teigen of Ramapo College.
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Discussion | The Mechanics of Democracy


We often talk as though free and fair elections were the definition of democracy. This assumption begs to be demolished. Cynthia Fleury, Ingrid LaFleur, James Fishkin, and Andreas Kalyvas dare to imagine a better way of doing politics with informed and motivated citizens. Moderated by Masha Gessen.
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Discussion | A Different Path to Education


Akilah S. Richards, Antoine Fromental, Julia Putnam, and Emmanuel Davidenkoff will talk about education, school as an institution, and how alternative learning environments could produce better educated students, and subsequently, a healthier society. Moderated by Kenneth Danford.
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3:00 pm

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Discussions, November 03, 2018, 11/03/2018, A Different Path to Education

Discussion | Redefining Normality and Disease


Writers Siri Hustvedt and Laure Murat, and artist Johanna Hedva will join two representatives of L’Oiseau Mouche Theater Company to discuss how the understanding of mental illness can move beyond a dichotomous perception of normality and disease. Moderated by Sara Hendren.
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4:30 pm

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Book Club | Matthew Rosenberg's 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank


4 Kids Walk Into a Bank is the darkly comedic story of four burgeoning child criminals and their elaborate plans. When a group of bumbling criminals show up in her father's life looking to pull one last job, young Paige has two choices - let her father get caught up in their criminal hijinks or enlist her three best friends to do the job first. Paige picks the bad one. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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6:00 pm

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Discussion | Critical Animal Studies: Engaging in Activism for Animals


On the occasion of their joint book releases from the University of Chicago Press, authors and scholars Lori Gruen and Kathryn Gillespie discuss the transformative power of scholarship to bear witness. Incorporating the intersections with feminist, postcolonial, disability, environmental, and anti-racist scholarship. The authors share their insight on topics central to animal studies.
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7:00 pm

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Slide Lecture | The AIDS Activist Project: Portraits from Around the Globe


The AIDS Activist Project is a collection of portraits of AIDS activists from around the globe, taken by veteran New York City photographer Bill Bytsura. When his partner died of AIDS complications in 1989, Bytsura became involved with the AIDS activist group ACT UP/New York. The intensity of their meetings inspired him to become involved in fighting the AIDS Crisis. The AIDS Activist Project includes powerful, visually striking photos of ACT UP members – and other AIDS activists—taken between 1989 and 1998 in San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Atlanta, Miami, Puerto Rico, Paris, the 1992 International Conference on AIDS in Amsterdam, and 1993 conference in Berlin.
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Slide Lectures, November 05, 2018, 11/05/2018, The AIDS Activist Project: Portraits from Around the Globe

Discussion | A moderated discussion on current events


Is the 24 hour news cycle driving you nuts? Need to vent about what’s going on in our country? A moderator will come prepared with two or more topics that have been in the news recently. Participants will vote on which topic they’d like to discuss the most, or bring their own topics for the group to vote on. The discussion will last about an hour.  Refreshments will be served.
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Tue, Nov 6
6:00 pm

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Gallery Talk | Artists Talk: Witnessing


Join George Peck and Hugo Perez, creators of Bookburn, to discuss what it means to witness and to be a witness. The multimedia artists will discuss the genesis of their art in their own experiences of witnessing, and the feelings and moral message they are hoping to impart to viewers.
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Book Club | John Wyndham's Chocky


David Gore becomes rather concerned that his son of twelve, Matthew, is a bit old to have an imaginary friend. His concerns deepen as his son becomes increasingly distressed and blames it on arguments with this unseen companion, which he calls "Chocky". As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that the friend is far from imaginary, but is an alien consciousness communicating with Matthew's mind—a fact that is of intense interest to shadowy government forces.. John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris (1903-1969) was an English science fiction writer best known for his works written using the pen name John Wyndham, although he also used other combinations of his names, such as John Beynon and Lucas Parkes. Some of his works were set in post-apocalyptic landscapes. His best known works include The Day of the Triffids (1951) and The Midwich Cuckoos (1957), the latter filmed twice as Village of the Damned. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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6:30 pm

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Discussion | What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music


Tonight: How a Tone Poem Means: Ottorino Respighi (1879 – 1936) What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music is a music listening and discussion group that is open to everyone. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who guides listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y, and who has been music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions.
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6:30 pm

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Talk | Stories Survive: An Eyewitness Account of Kristallnacht


On November 10, 1938, during Kristallnacht, 10-year-old Ruth Zimbler and her brother Walter watched the destruction of the largest synagogue in Vienna from their apartment. Hear Ruth’s first-person account.
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Wed, Nov 7
12:30 pm

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Talks, November 07, 2018, 11/07/2018, Stories Survive: An Eyewitness Account of Kristallnacht

Book Club | Anthony Marra's A Constellation of Vital Phenomena


Set in a rural village in December 2004 Chechnya, where failed doctor Akhmed harbors the traumatized 8-year-old daughter of a father abducted by Russian forces and treats a series of wounded rebels and refugees while exploring the shared past that binds him to the child. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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3:30 pm

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Lecture | How to introduce yourself Simply and Effectively


As professionals, we are often challenged to articulate the value we provide. Simply keeping on top of what we say is hard and especially hard when we are not sure where exactly we are heading. Join coach Win Sheffield to learn how to talk about yourself and make a stronger impression without bragging. Learn to develop a branding message, to keep what you want in front of audiences and to adapt your message to your audience. Also, develop a comfort level with asking about what you do not know. Topics covered will include: * Identify the messages you want to deliver * Learn techniques to deliver your message with clarity and purpose * Inspire confidence in your listener by conveying your value to them
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Lecture | Is Transnationalism Good for Democracy? Palestinian-American Youth on Rights, Citizenship, and Justice


Drawing on longitudinal ethnographic work with Palestinian-American youth, Professor Abu El-Haj explores the creative, flexible practices of transnational “citizenship” that develop from conditions of migration, mobility, and ambiguity. This portrait of flexibility, creativity, and change challenges public discourses that stubbornly cling to ideas of transnational affiliations as dangerous to democracy. Professor Abu El-Haj argues, instead, that youth develop a politics of justice and inclusion to fight inequality and oppression both within and across the artificial borders of nation-states.
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Talk | Promoting Dialogue and Understanding Through Editorial Cartoons


A conversation with Liza Donnelly, a visual journalist, cartoonist, and writer with The New Yorker and The New York Times. She is also a resident cartoonist at CBS News and a contributor to CNN. Donnelly is a Cultural Envoy for the U.S.State Department, traveling around the world speaking about freedom of speech, cartoons and women’s rights; and she is also a charter member of Cartooning for Peace, an international organization to promote dialogue and understanding through editorial cartoons.
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6:30 pm

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Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Nov 8
1:00 pm

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Lecture | Hurricanes and Other Stories: Inequality in Puerto Rico, Past and Present


Lyn Di Iorio examines psychic, social, and cultural aspects of Puerto Rico’s past and present through the lens of fiction and offer a brief comment on Puerto Rico's legal history as a U.S. territory.
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Thu, Nov 8
4:30 pm

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Lectures, November 08, 2018, 11/08/2018, Hurricanes and Other Stories: Inequality in Puerto Rico, Past and Present

Discussion | The Future of News Is Audio


From "Today Explained" to "The Gist" to "The News" to "Still Processing," distributing the news has become much more innovative and bite-sized. Hear from journalists at BuzzFeed News, Slate, Vox Media, and WNYC talk about the process of news gathering for different platforms and how they engage with their audience.
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6:30 pm

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Book Discussion | Ways of Re-Thinking Literature


Join Shelley Jackson, Vanessa Place, Tom Bishop, Rita Ackermann, Emily Apter, Boris Groys, and Laurent Dubreuil, for a conversation on Ways of Re-thinking Literature, a collection of essays by leading literary thinkers and practitioners that provides a multiplicity of views into what literature is today.
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Thu, Nov 8
6:30 pm

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Discussion | Democracy in Brazil: Path, Perils and Prospects


With: David Fleischer, chief editor of Brazil Focus, emeritus professor at the University of Brasilia Jorge Alves, Queens College
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Fri, Nov 9
4:00 pm

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Discussions, November 09, 2018, 11/09/2018, Democracy in Brazil: Path, Perils and Prospects

Lecture | World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War


American involvement in World War I started and ended in New York Harbor. In 1917, many troops departed from the city which would be an important hub throughout the war as recruiting and patriotic efforts continued. Following the Armistice in 1918, more memorials were erected to World War I veterans than for any other event. Now on the centennial, explore more than 50 locations in New York that have ties to The Great War and tell the stories behind each. With author Kevin C. Fitzpatrick.
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Fri, Nov 9
7:00 pm

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Lectures, November 09, 2018, 11/09/2018, World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War

Book Club | Lisa Ko's The Leavers


One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. Set in New York and China, the Leavers is the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he's loved has been taken away--and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past. Lisa Ko is an American writer. Her debut novel, The Leavers, won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Sat, Nov 10
10:30 am

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Book Club | Arne Dahl's Misterioso


Detective Paul Hjelm is placed into an elite team of officers and sent on a mission to track down a killer who has been systematically targeting business leaders, a case that pits them against the Russian Mafia and Sweden's secret wealthy societies. Jan Arnald is a Swedish novelist and literary critic, who uses the pen name Arne Dahl when writing crime fiction. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Sat, Nov 10
11:30 am

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Book Clubs, November 10, 2018, 11/10/2018, Arne Dahl's Misterioso

Book Club | Everybody's Son: Two Families -- One Black, One White


The bestselling, critically acclaimed author of The Space Between Us and The World We Found deftly explores issues of race, class, privilege, and power and asks us to consider uncomfortable moral questions in this probing, ambitious, emotionally wrenching novel of two families—one black, one white—now updated to include an essay detailing the story behind the book, an in-depth reader’s guide, and an excerpt from the author’s newest novel.
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Mon, Nov 12
7:00 pm

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Discussion | A moderated discussion on current events


Is the 24 hour news cycle driving you nuts? Need to vent about what’s going on in our country? A moderator will come prepared with two or more topics that have been in the news recently. Participants will vote on which topic they’d like to discuss the most, or bring their own topics for the group to vote on. The discussion will last about an hour.  Refreshments will be served.
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Tue, Nov 13
6:00 pm

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Talk | Photographer Talk


A talk by Meredith Jenks, a photographer who has shot for The Cut, Billboard, Verizon, Target, American Express, Lufthansa, J. Crew, Saks and Opening Ceremony.
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Lecture | African-American Genealogy


From 1565 to 1790, Africans surpassed Europeans among the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history.
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Wed, Nov 14
2:00 pm

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Book Club | August Wilson's Piano Lesson


Set in 1936 Pittsburgh during the aftermath of the Great Depression, The Piano Lesson follows the lives of the Charles family in the Doaker Charles household and an heirloom, the family piano. The play focuses on the arguments between a brother and a sister who have different ideas on what to do with the piano. The brother, Boy Willie, is a sharecropper who wants to sell the piano to buy the land (Sutter's land) where his ancestors toiled as slaves. The sister, Berniece, remains emphatic about keeping the piano, which shows the carved faces of their great-grandfather's wife and son during the days of their enslavement. August Wilson (1945-2005) was an American playwright whose work included a series of ten plays, The Pittsburgh Cycle, for which he received two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Each work in the series is set in a different decade, and depicts comic and tragic aspects of the African-American experience in the 20th century. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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5:30 pm

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Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Nov 15
1:00 pm

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Book Club | Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Gambler


The Gambler is a short novel about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian general. The novella reflects Dostoevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline to pay off gambling debts. Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. His literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmospheres of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of philosophical and religious themes. His books have been translated into more than 170 languages. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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2:00 pm

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Lecture | Women in Combat? The Ambivalent Discourse of Female Militancy in Renaissance Italy


The Italian sixteenth century offers the first sustained discussion of women’s militarism after antiquity. Women’s role in armed combat was debated and celebrated in didactic treatises, comportment manuals, poetry, and biographical prose. Based on research for the book Moral Combat: Women, Gender, and War in Italian Renaissance Literature, this talk by Gerry Milligan will provide a brief survey of the debate of women’s militancy in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
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Book Club | Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest


Set in an Oregon psychiatric hospital, the narrative serves as a study of the institutional processes and the human mind as well as a critique of behaviorism and a celebration of humanistic principles. It was adapted into the Broadway (and later off-Broadway) play One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman in 1963. Bo Goldman adapted the novel into a 1975 film directed by Miloš Forman, which won five Academy Awards. Time magazine included the novel in its "100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005" list. Ken Kesey (1935-2001) was an American novelist, essayist, and countercultural figure. He considered himself a link between the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the hippies of the 1960s. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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6:30 pm

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Discussion | Soul-fire: Artists Reflect on Jennifer Wynne Reeves


Artists Lisa Beck, Brainard Carey, Derek Fordjour, and Archie Rand for a panel discussion about Reeves’s life and work and the relevance of her fearless, idiosyncratic aesthetic to the contemporary moment. The panel will be moderated by Melissa Ragona, Associate Professor of Visual Culture and Critical Theory, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University.
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Lecture | Inkface: An Alternate Genealogy for Atlantic Racial Ideology


Histories of racial ideology in the early Atlantic world tend to be derived from the fields of legal history and the history of science and their archives of documents that elaborate and systematize. However, this archive does not capture the historical fact that racial difference had already been established in reading and performance cultures as a distinction between white persons capable of reading texts and bodies and blackened persons, covered in ink and, thus, meant to be read. In this talk, Miles Grier of Queens College will provide examples of this recurring trope in literary and performance culture.
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Fri, Nov 16
4:00 pm

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Lecture | Big Week: Smashing the Luftwaffe, February 1944


A lecture by author and BBC presenter James Holland.
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Fri, Nov 16
7:00 pm

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Book Club | Pulp magazines collectors club


If you collect, read, or interested in classic Pulp magazines, join the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club. The group members meet once a month to talk about their favorite subject: popular fiction magazines from the first half of the 20th century. They discuss what they've been reading along with new developments in the fields of reprints, movies, TV, auctions, conventions, "New Pulp" fiction, and more.
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Sat, Nov 17
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Sat, Nov 17
1:00 pm

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Lecture | Time Management: Practical Strategies that Can Change Your Life


Want to reduce stress, accomplish more in less time and enjoy greater freedom to do the things you love? Do you want a greater feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment in your daily life? You are not alone! Speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, will share practical strategies that have the power to change your life! You will learn: • How to focus your time on your priorities • When multi-tasking is helpful or harmful • Secrets to overcoming procrastination • Tips for managing distractions, interruptions and time wasters • Simple strategies and tools for gaining greater control over how you manage and use your time
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2:00 pm

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Lecture | Time Management: Practical Strategies that Can Change Your Life


Want to reduce stress, accomplish more in less time and enjoy greater freedom to do the things you love? Do you want a greater feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment in your daily life? You are not alone! Speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, will share practical strategies that have the power to change your life! You will learn: • How to focus your time on your priorities • When multi-tasking is helpful or harmful • Secrets to overcoming procrastination • Tips for managing distractions, interruptions and time wasters • Simple strategies and tools for gaining greater control over how you manage and use your time
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Mon, Nov 19
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Lecture | Identity and Integration Among Latino Immigrants in Canada


Immigrants from Latin American constitute a relatively recent but rapidly growing minority in Canada. This presentation discusses their patterns of identity formation and socioeconomic integration, comparing the cases of Anglophone Canada and Quebec to the Latino population in the U.S. Speaker Victor Armony is professor of sociology at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where he codirects an interdisciplinary lab on Latin American studies. He leads a collaborative research project on Latin American diasporas in several countries, and advises public agencies and civil society organizations on ethnic diversity issues.
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Lectures, November 19, 2018, 11/19/2018, Identity and Integration Among Latino Immigrants in Canada

Discussion | Transplaining Live


Since launching multimedia reporting project Walking While Trans in 2017, which explores the diverse and nuanced experiences of trans individuals navigating public spaces, Mic.com correspondent Serena Daniari received an outpouring of questions and comments from people across the gender spectrum inquiring about what it means to be a trans person in the 21st century. In response, she created Transplaining, a weekly advice column designed to open minds and amplify trans issues. In this exclusive special live edition of Transplaining, Daniari will be joined by special guests to dive into trans issues and present authentic trans stories. Cost inludes one beer.
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Gallery Talk | Paa Joe: Gates of No Return: Curator's Perspective Tour


A tour of the exhibition with Valérie Rousseau, curator.
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Tue, Nov 20
1:00 pm

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Lecture | Speed Networking


The single most important thing you can do to manage your career and for most, the biggest challenge is to develop a network. How do you meet people and how do you tell them what they need to hear so you can meet with them, find new contacts and move your career forward? Coach Win Sheffield will begin the evening with tips on how to present yourself comfortably in a few short sentences (an elevator pitch) to engage your listeners. You will then have the opportunity to meet with others and practice your pitch. It is useful to come prepared with business cards or index cards with your contact information.
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Book Club | Vince Flynn's American Assassin


Before he was considered a CIA-super agent, before he was thought of as a terrorist's worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a star college athlete with an untapped instinct for violence. Vincent Flynn (1966-2013) was an American author of political thriller novels surrounding the story of the fictional assassin Mitch Rapp. He also served as a story consultant for the fifth season of the television series 24. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Talk | Adventures in Italian Opera: A Conversation with Tenor Michael Fabiano


The third Adventure in Italian Opera with Fred Plotkin of this season features American tenor Michael Fabiano, currently starring at the Metropolitan Opera in Boito's Mefistofele and in Puccini's La Bohème.
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Book Club | A Brief History of Seven Killings: Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize


Marlon James combines masterful storytelling with his unrivaled skill at characterization and his meticulous eye for detail to forge a novel of dazzling ambition and scope.
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Wed, Nov 21
7:00 pm

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Book Clubs, November 21, 2018, 11/21/2018, A Brief History of Seven Killings: Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize

Book Club | Great Expectations: Literary Classic


A discussion of the Charles Dickens classic
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Sat, Nov 24
11:00 am

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Symposium | 50 Years to 1968: A Sit-In Seminar


In 1968, the student body emerged on the global scene as a cohesive revolutionary movement fighting alongside oppressed people in India, East and Western Europe, South and North America, and articulating a new political horizon. 50 years later, what remains of that emancipatory promise? This all-day event will stage a critical homage to the 1968 sit-ins and alternative modes of congregation, inviting students, activists, scholars, artists and workers to share the space, sit together, talk, perform, meet and listen. The sit-in will create an open forum for participants from different groups and areas to debate, experiment and re-imagine the political roles and potential of the student body and its collaborators today – both inside and outside the university.
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Mon, Nov 26
10:00 am

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Symposiums, November 26, 2018, 11/26/2018, 50 Years to 1968: A Sit-In Seminar

Lecture | Beyond the City and the Bridge: East Asian Immigration in a New Jersey Suburb


A lecture by Noriko Matsumoto, University of Vermont.
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Mon, Nov 26
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Lectures, November 26, 2018, 11/26/2018, Beyond the City and the Bridge: East Asian Immigration in a New Jersey Suburb

Talk | Voice of My City Exhibition Highlight Tour


New Yorkers see the city as a character in their own personal novels. Choreographer Jerome Robbins was no different. Take a tour of the exhibition Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York with Library staff and special guests to discover how all of Robbins’ love, frustration, and identity as a New Yorker were infused into his works. 30-Minute Highlight Tour led by Dance Education Coordinator Kathleen Leary.
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Mon, Nov 26
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Talks, November 26, 2018, 11/26/2018, Voice of My City Exhibition Highlight Tour

Talk | Voice of My City Exhibition Highlight Tour


New Yorkers see the city as a character in their own personal novels. Choreographer Jerome Robbins was no different. Take a tour of the exhibition Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York with Library staff and special guests to discover how all of Robbins’ love, frustration, and identity as a New Yorker were infused into his works. 30-Minute Highlight Tour led by Dance Education Coordinator Kathleen Leary.
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Mon, Nov 26
6:30 pm

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Talk | Voice of My City Exhibition Highlight Tour


New Yorkers see the city as a character in their own personal novels. Choreographer Jerome Robbins was no different. Take a tour of the exhibition Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York with Library staff and special guests to discover how all of Robbins’ love, frustration, and identity as a New Yorker were infused into his works. 30-Minute Highlight Tour led by Dance Education Coordinator Kathleen Leary.
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Mon, Nov 26
7:00 pm

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Talks, November 26, 2018, 11/26/2018, Voice of My City Exhibition Highlight Tour

Book Club | Barbara Kingslover's The Poisonwood Bible


The Poisonwood Bible is a bestselling novel about a missionary family, the Prices, who in 1959 move from the U.S. state of Georgia to the village of Kilanga in the Belgian Congo, close to the Kwilu River. Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet. Her work often focuses on topics such as social justice, biodiversity and the interaction between humans and their communities and environments. Each of her books published since 1993 has been on the New York Times Best Seller list. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Tue, Nov 27
6:15 pm

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Book Clubs, November 27, 2018, 11/27/2018, Barbara Kingslover's  The Poisonwood Bible

Discussion | What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music


Tonight: Learning to Love It: Italian Music Today What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music is a music listening and discussion group that is open to everyone. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who guides listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y, and who has been music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions.
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Tue, Nov 27
6:30 pm

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Discussions, November 27, 2018, 11/27/2018, What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music

Gallery Talk | Jennifer Wynne Reeves: All Right for Now: Exhibition Walkthrough


New York-based artist Inka Essenhigh will lead a walkthrough of this long overdue consideration of Reeves’s unique contribution to the dialogue between representation and abstraction that has preoccupied recent art. From the late 1990s until her too-early death from brain cancer in 2014, Jennifer Wynne Reeves (b. 1963, Royal Oak, MI) developed a reputation as an artist’s artist, garnering an intense and loyal following especially among fellow artists who appreciated her ability to load errant scribbles and globs of crusty paint with humor, narrativity, and poignant emotional affect.
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Tue, Nov 27
6:30 pm

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Gallery Talks, November 27, 2018, 11/27/2018, Jennifer Wynne Reeves: All Right for Now: Exhibition Walkthrough

Talk | Photographer Talk


A talk by Maciek Jasik, whose work focuses primarily on society’s relationship with nature and questions of identity, representation and the self. 
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Tue, Nov 27
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Lecture | The Importance of a Healthy Heart


Seminar on heart health and more. 
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Wed, Nov 28
5:30 pm

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Lectures, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, The Importance of a Healthy Heart

Book Club | Dave Eggers' The Monk of Mokha


This is an incredible true story of a young Yemeni American man, Mokhtar Alkhanshali, who works as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen's central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country's rugged mountains and meet beleaguered but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people. Dave Eggers is an American writer, editor, and publisher. He wrote the best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Eggers is also the founder of McSweeney's, a literary journal, a co-founder of the literacy project 826 Valencia and the human rights nonprofit Voice of Witness, and the founder of ScholarMatch, a program that matches donors with students needing funds for college tuition.  Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Wed, Nov 28
6:00 pm

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Book Clubs, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Dave Eggers' The Monk of Mokha

Talk | Voice of My City Exhibition Tour


New Yorkers see the city as a character in their own personal novels. Choreographer Jerome Robbins was no different. Take a tour of the exhibition Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York with Library staff and special guests to discover how all of Robbins’ love, frustration, and identity as a New Yorker were infused into his works. Tour Leader: Dance Education Coordinator Kathleen Leary.
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Wed, Nov 28
11:00 pm

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Talks, November 28, 2018, 11/28/2018, Voice of My City Exhibition Tour

Book Club | Simon Winchester's The Professor and the Madman


The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. Simon Winchester is a British-American author and journalist. In his career at The Guardian newspaper, he covered numerous significant events, including Bloody Sunday and the Watergate Scandal. Winchester has written or contributed to more than a dozen nonfiction books, has written one novel. He has also written for Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian Magazine, and National Geographic.
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Thu, Nov 29
4:30 pm

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Book Clubs, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Simon Winchester's The Professor and the Madman

Book Club | Ailing Zhang’s Love in a Fallen City


Love in a Fallen City is a collection of six short stories about love, longing, and the shifting and endlessly treacherous shoals of family life in Shanghai and Hong Kong in the 1940s. Eileen Chang (1920-1995), also known as Zhang Ailing or Chang Ai-ling, was one of the most influential modern Chinese writers. Her portrayal of life in 1940s Shanghai and Japanese-occupied Hong Kong is remarkable in its focus on everyday life and the absence of the political subtext which characterised many other writers of the period. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Thu, Nov 29
6:30 pm

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Book Clubs, November 29, 2018, 11/29/2018, Ailing Zhang’s Love in a Fallen City

Lecture | The Cold World They Made: The Strategic Legacy of Roberta and Albert Wohlstetter


In the heady days of the Cold War, when the Bomb loomed large in the ruminations of Washington’s wise men, policy intellectuals flocked to the home of Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter to discuss deterrence and doomsday. The Cold World They Made takes a fresh look at the original power couple of strategic studies. Seeking to unravel the complex tapestry of the Wohlstetters’ world and worldview, Ron Robin reveals fascinating insights into an unlikely husband-and-wife pair who, at the height of the most dangerous military standoff in history, gained access to the deepest corridors of American power.
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Fri, Nov 30
7:00 pm

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Lectures, November 30, 2018, 11/30/2018, The Cold World They Made: The Strategic Legacy of Roberta and Albert Wohlstetter

Book Club | Mimi Pond's The Customer is Always Wrong


The Customer is Always Wrong is the saga of a young naïve artist named Madge working in a restaurant of charming drunks, junkies, thieves, and creeps. Oakland in the late seventies is a cheap and quirky haven for eccentrics and Mimi Pond folds the tales of the fascinating sleaze-ball characters that surround young Madge into her workaday waitressing life. Outrageous and loving tributes and takedowns of her co-workers and satellites of the Imperial Cafe create a snapshot of a time in Madge’s life where she encounters who she is, and who she is not. Mimi Pond started her career as a cartoonist at the National Lampoon in the late 70s. In the years following, she wrote and illustrated five humor books and contributed regularly to dozens of national magazines and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Mon, Dec 3
6:00 pm

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Book Clubs, December 03, 2018, 12/03/2018, Mimi Pond's The Customer is Always Wrong

Discussion | Person Place Thing: Podcast Recording with Ex-New York Times Columnist Randy Cohen


Humorist Randy Cohen hosts a live recording of his broadcast/podcast, an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves, but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers. Guests are drawn from a range of New York life including politicians, artists, thinkers, and academics.
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Mon, Dec 3
7:30 pm

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Discussions, December 03, 2018, 12/03/2018, Person Place Thing: Podcast Recording with Ex-New York Times Columnist Randy Cohen

Book Club | William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson's Logan's Run


The novel depicts a dystopic ageist future society in which both population and the consumption of resources are maintained in equilibrium by requiring the death of everyone reaching the age of 21. The story follows the actions of Logan, a Sandman charged with enforcing the rule, as he tracks down and kills citizens who "run" from society's lethal demand—only to end up "running" himself. William Nolan has written hundreds of stories in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, and crime fiction genres. George Clayton Johnson (1929-2015) is best known for co-writing with William F. Nolan the novel Logan's Run, the basis for the MGM 1976 film. He was also known for his television scripts for The Twilight Zone (including "Nothing in the Dark", "Kick the Can", "A Game of Pool", and "A Penny for Your Thoughts"), and the first telecast episode of Star Trek, entitled "The Man Trap". He also wrote the story on which the 1960 and 2001 films Ocean's Eleven were based. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Tue, Dec 4
6:30 pm

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Book Clubs, December 04, 2018, 12/04/2018, William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson's Logan's Run

Book Club | Toni Morrison's God Help The Child


In the center of the story is a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride's mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget." Toni Morrison is an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor emeritus at Princeton University. She won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1988 for Beloved. The novel was adapted into a film of the same name (starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover) in 1998. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.  Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Wed, Dec 5
3:30 pm

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Book Clubs, December 05, 2018, 12/05/2018, Toni Morrison's God Help The Child

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Dec 6
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Book Club | Naomi Alderman's Disobedience


When a young photographer living in New York learns that her estranged father, a well-respected rabbi, has died, she can no longer run away from the truth, and soon sets out for the Orthodox Jewish community in London where she grew up. Back for the first time in years, Ronit can feel the disapproving eyes of the community. Especially those of her beloved cousin, Dovid, her father’s favorite student and now an admired rabbi himself, and Esti, who was once her only ally in youthful rebelliousness. Now Esti is married to Dovid, and Ronit is shocked by how different they both seem, and how much greater the gulf between them is... Naomi Alderman is an English novelist and game writer. Her novel, The Power, won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction in 2017. The film, "Disobedience" based on the novel, will also be discussed. Please read the book and watch the flm before arriving at the discussion. The book and film are available at the library. 
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Thu, Dec 6
5:30 pm

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Book Clubs, December 06, 2018, 12/06/2018, Naomi Alderman's Disobedience

Book Club | John Williams' Stoner


William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments: marriage into a “proper” family estranges him from his parents; his career is stymied; his wife and daughter turn coldly away from him; a transforming experience of new love ends under threat of scandal. Driven ever deeper within himself, Stoner rediscovers the stoic silence of his forebears and confronts an essential solitude. John Williams (1922-1994) was an American author, editor and professor. He was best known for his novels Stoner (1965) and Augustus (1972). The latter won a U.S. National Book Award. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Thu, Dec 6
6:00 pm

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Book Club | John Steinbeck's Cannery Row


Unburdened by the material necessities of the more fortunate, the denizens of Cannery Row discover rewards unknown in more traditional society. Henry the painter sorts through junk lots for pieces of wood to incorporate into the boat he is building, while the girls from Dora Flood's bordello venture out now and then to enjoy a bit of sunshine. Lee Chong stocks his grocery with almost anything a man could want, and Doc, a young marine biologist who ministers to sick puppies and unhappy souls, unexpectedly finds true love. Cannery Row is just a few blocks long, but the story it harbors is suffused with warmth, understanding, and a great fund of human values. John Steinbeck Jr. (1902-1968) was an American author. He won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." He has been called "a giant of American letters," and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature.
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Sat, Dec 8
10:30 am

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Book Clubs, December 08, 2018, 12/08/2018, John Steinbeck's Cannery Row

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Sat, Dec 8
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, December 08, 2018, 12/08/2018, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Dec 13
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Book Club | Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy


Just Mercy is a memoir that describes the author's early days growing up in a poor and racially segregated settlement in Delaware — and how he came to be a lawyer who represents those who have been abandoned. His clients are people on death row — abused and neglected children who were prosecuted as adults and placed in adult prisons where they were beaten and sexually abused, and mentally disabled people whose illnesses helped land them in prison where their special needs were unmet. Bryan Stevenson is an American lawyer, social justice activist, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and a clinical professor at New York University School of Law. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Thu, Dec 13
5:30 pm

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Book Clubs, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy

Book Club | Nikolai Gogol's Diary of a Madman and Other Stories


This collection offers an excellent introduction to the author's works. Opening a door to his bizarre world of broad comedy, fantasy, and social commentary, the title story portrays a petty official's mental disintegration as he struggles for the attention of the woman he loves. Set during the repressive rule of Nicholas I, it satirizes the bureaucratic excesses of the era. Additional tales include "The Nevski Prospect," a portrayal of the feverish pace of St. Petersburg street life, and "The Portrait," a gripping depiction of a soul's perdition. Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) left his mark as a playwright, novelist, and writer of short stories. Gogol's works remain popular with both writers and readers, who prize his originality, imaginative gifts, and sheer exuberance. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Fri, Dec 14
2:00 pm

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Book Clubs, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Nikolai Gogol's  Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

Book Club | Share A Book You Loved: It's Cold Outside


Come and share a book you loved reading or a book you plan to read. What to expect at an Open Book Hour book social: - Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.).  - Tell what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. - No negative criticism please. - Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Our theme this month is It's Cold Outside. What brightens your days during the dreary winter weather? Participating in outdoor sports? Decluttering? Crafting and decorating? Reading a great book? Share your inspirational recommendations. Sign up for booktalking slots begins at 1:45 PM.
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Fri, Dec 14
2:00 pm

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Book Clubs, December 14, 2018, 12/14/2018, Share A Book You Loved: It's Cold Outside

Book Club | Walter Mosley's John Woman


John Woman recounts the transformation of an unassuming boy named Cornelius Jones into John Woman, an unconventional history professor―while the legacy of a hideous crime lurks in the shadows. Walter Mosley is an American novelist, most widely recognized for his crime fiction. He has written a series of best-selling historical mysteries featuring the hard-boiled detective Easy Rawlins, a black private investigator and World War II veteran living in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.  Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion. First come, first seated. Please arrive early.
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Sat, Dec 15
12:00 pm

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Book Clubs, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Walter Mosley's John Woman

Book Club | Pulp magazines collectors club


If you collect, read, or interested in classic Pulp magazines, join the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club. The group members meet once a month to talk about their favorite subject: popular fiction magazines from the first half of the 20th century. They discuss what they've been reading along with new developments in the fields of reprints, movies, TV, auctions, conventions, "New Pulp" fiction, and more.
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Sat, Dec 15
1:00 pm

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Book Clubs, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Pulp magazines collectors club

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Sat, Dec 15
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Lecture | How to Get Employers Interested in You


In this seminar you will learn: * How to present yourself powerfully to create demand for what you have to offer * How to redefine your direction so people can appreciate your value * Low key ways to keep in touch and make people want to meet with you again as needed * Plan your job efforts to make the time you spend productive and m
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Wed, Dec 19
6:00 pm

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Lectures, December 19, 2018, 12/19/2018, How to Get Employers Interested in You

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Dec 20
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, December 20, 2018, 12/20/2018, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Dec 27
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, December 27, 2018, 12/27/2018, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Sat, Dec 29
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, December 29, 2018, 12/29/2018, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Jan 11
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 10, 2019, 01/10/2019, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Sat, Jan 13
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 12, 2019, 01/12/2019, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Jan 18
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 17, 2019, 01/17/2019, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Jan 25
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 24, 2019, 01/24/2019, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Sat, Jan 27
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 26, 2019, 01/26/2019, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs

Gallery Talk | 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs


A tour of John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night and Paa Joe: Gates of No Return, led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Feb 1
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, January 31, 2019, 01/31/2019, 2 Folk Art Shows: Exhibition Walkthroughs
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