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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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This course provides a basic overview of the steps you'll need to take to start a business and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way. You will learn about: How to determine your legal structure How to set up your bookkeeping How to get permits and licenses How to obtain financing.
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Thu, Aug 16
1:00 pm

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Lectures, August 16, 2018, 08/16/2018, 10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business

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The exhibition explores the confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the extraordinary art of Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. White exhibited a prodigious scientific mind and abundant artistic talent at an early age. The exhibition traces her development from schoolgirl projects to highly accomplished renderings of the natural scenery of the Connecticut River Valley used in her husband’s many geology publications. Less well known are colorful paintings on cotton—some more than twelve feet long—that were used to illustrate her husband’s many college lectures on geology, botany, zoology, and anatomy. A tour of led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Aug 16
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, August 16, 2018, 08/16/2018, Gallery Tour: Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

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Set in South Carolina during 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of a fourteen year old white girl, Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. Sue Monk Kidd is known for her bestselling novel The Secret Life of Bees. It has been adapted as a play in New York by The American Place Theater. The novel was also adapted as a movie of the same name by Fox Searchlight, starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Sophie Okonedo.
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Thu, Aug 16
2:00 pm

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Book Clubs, August 16, 2018, 08/16/2018, Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees

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Creating a LinkedIn profile is a "must" -- particularly for job-seekers. It's also a "must" that your profile includes a Summary -- 2,000 characters of prime real estate located below the Headline. Unlike a resume, a LinkedIn Summary is often written in the 1st person. It's a place to tell your story, show some humor, chat about interests, explain a career change, flaunt a testimonial, etc. Join us as we examine a selection of LinkedIn profiles with lively Summaries that POP! Presented by Sherry Natkow.
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Thu, Aug 16
6:00 pm

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Lectures, August 16, 2018, 08/16/2018, Writing a LinkedIn Summary

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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.
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Fri, Aug 17
12:00 pm

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Lectures, August 17, 2018, 08/17/2018, Writing Your Family History

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The now-classic memoir that shocked, outraged, and ultimately changed the way America looked at the civil rights movement and the black experience. By turns shocking and lyrical, unblinking and raw, the searingly honest memoirs of Eldridge Cleaver are a testament to his unique place in American history. Cleaver writes in Soul on Ice, "I'm perfectly aware that I'm in prison, that I'm a Negro, that I've been a rapist, and that I have a Higher Uneducation." What Cleaver shows the readers, on the pages of this now classic autobiography, is how much he was a man. Eldridge Cleaver wrote Soul on Ice, a best-selling collection of essays about his time in prison, and was the minister of information for the Black Panthers. Please read the book before attending the book discussion.
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Fri, Aug 17
2:00 pm

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Book Clubs, August 17, 2018, 08/17/2018, Eldridge Cleaver's Soul on Ice

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All her life, Ariel Levy, a writer for the New Yorker, was told that she was too fervent, too forceful, too much. As a young woman, she decided that becoming a writer would perfectly channel her strength and desire. Levy moved to Manhattan to pursue her dream, but when she experiences unthinkable heartbreak, Levy is forced to surrender her illusion of control. The New York Bestselling memoir The Rules Do Not Apply was named one of the Best Books of The Year by Vogue, Time, Esquire,  Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar, NPR. Please read the book before arriving for the book discussion.
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Sat, Aug 18
10:30 am

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Book Clubs, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, Ariel Levy's The Rules Do Not Apply

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It’s not what you earn, it’s what you keep that really matters. Rick Konrad CFP®, CFA discusses how to minimize your tax liability in your investment decisions. Topics covered include: selecting tax efficient investments, where to locate assets, and tax loss harvesting.
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Sat, Aug 18
12:00 pm

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Discussions, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, Tax Efficient Investing Strategies

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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, Aug 18
1:00 pm

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Book Clubs, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, Pulp magazines collectors club

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Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victims—a bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the story—and survive this homecoming. Gillian Flynn has published three novels, Sharp Objects, Dark Places, and Gone Girl, all three of which have been adapted for film or television. She was formerly a television critic for Entertainment Weekly
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Sat, Aug 18
1:00 pm

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Book Clubs, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects

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A series of talks about Mae West: 12:00 pm:  Mae’s Early Life, Career, and Vaudeville by Trav S.D., writer and performer; best known for critically-acclaimed “No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous” and the blog “Travalanche.” 1:00 pm:  Mae and Broadway by John Calhoun, librarian, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.  2:00 pm:  Mae and Race by Chicava Honeychild, scholar, actress, proprietress of Brown Girls Burlesque, and artist in residence at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater.  3:00 pm:  Mae and Spiritualism by Kathy Biehl, scholar, actress, freelance writer, and certified, award-winning psychic and astrologer. 4:00 pm:  Rebel Mae West, a panel discussion moderated by Grady Turner, curator of “Bare! True Stories of Sex Desire and Romance;” featuring Dirty Martini, the international burlesque sensation; Elyse Singer, CUNY teaching fellow, artistic director of Hourglass Group, and director of the critically-acclaimed 1999 revival of West’s “Sex;” as well as speakers Trav S.D., John Calhoun, Chicava Honeychild, and Kathy Biehl.
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Sat, Aug 18
2:00 pm

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Talks, August 18, 2018, 08/18/2018, The 125th Anniversary of Mae West

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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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Mon, Aug 20
2:30 pm

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Talks, August 20, 2018, 08/20/2018, Resume Help

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Writer-performer Ben West offers a live-demo and discussion of the research process behind his upcoming documentary musical, Show Time! The First 100 Years Of The American Musical which premieres Sept. 13. Show Time! charts the evolution of the American musical from the mid-1800s thru 1999, and features more than two dozen songs that shaped the canon. West visited more than 20 archives over four years to create the piece. 
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Discussions, August 20, 2018, 08/20/2018, The Research Behind Show Time! The First 100 Years Of The American Musical

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Truman Capote once said that Holly Golightly, the heroine of his novella Breakfast at Tiffany's, was his favorite character. She shares not only Capote's philosophy of freedom and acceptance of human irregularities, but also his fears and anxieties.  Truman Capote (1924-1984) was an American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Many of his short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966). Please read the book before attending the discussion.
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Mon, Aug 20
6:30 pm

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Book Clubs, August 20, 2018, 08/20/2018, Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's

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Karl Jacoby, author of The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire and Marie Myung-Ok Lee, author of Somebody’s Daughter, discuss the famous muckraking novel by Upton Sinclair.
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Tue, Aug 21
12:30 pm

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Book Clubs, August 21, 2018, 08/21/2018, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

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The exhibition explores the confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the extraordinary art of Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. White exhibited a prodigious scientific mind and abundant artistic talent at an early age. The exhibition traces her development from schoolgirl projects to highly accomplished renderings of the natural scenery of the Connecticut River Valley used in her husband’s many geology publications. Less well known are colorful paintings on cotton—some more than twelve feet long—that were used to illustrate her husband’s many college lectures on geology, botany, zoology, and anatomy. A tour of led by museum gallery guides.
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Tue, Aug 21
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, August 21, 2018, 08/21/2018, Gallery Tour: Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

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Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice... Born into a world of wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all. A loving daughter to her father, a US senator, with her own ambitious career as a lawyer and a handsome fianc waiting for her in Baltimore, she has lived a charmed life. But when Avery returns to Aiken to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with May Crandall, an elderly woman she's never met before, leaves Avery deeply shaken. Avery's decision to learn more about May's life will take her on a journey through a hidden history of stolen children and illegal adoption. A journey that will reveal a secret that could lead to devastation... or redemption. “One of the year’s best books.. It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel.” —The Huffington Post Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and New York Times Bestselling Author of thirty novels. Please read the book before coming for the discussion.
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Tue, Aug 21
6:00 pm

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Book Clubs, August 21, 2018, 08/21/2018, Lisa Wingate's  Before We Were Yours

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Hosts of the podcast Two Beers In, Cody Lindquist and Charlie Todd chug two beers on stage and discuss the politics of the week with special guests.   They will be joined by Nell Scovell, the veteran TV writer, producer and director who has worked on shows ranging from The Simpsons to Late Night with David Letterman to Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, which she created and produced. Her new memoir, Just the Funny Parts, offers an insider’s look at how pop culture gets made. 
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Tue, Aug 21
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Talks, August 21, 2018, 08/21/2018, TV writer from The Simpsons and comedic podcast hosts drink and talk politics

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Vital records (birth, death, and marriage) are fundamental to genealogical research, but often difficult to track down. This class will explore the history of state record-keeping practices, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
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Wed, Aug 22
2:00 pm

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Lectures, August 22, 2018, 08/22/2018, Researching Vital Records: birth, death, and marriage

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The workshop will answer all important question such as, how can we develop a daily writing practice that allows us to live our lives while writing, all at the same time? No experience with writing is necessary, just a desire and commitment to make a writing practice part of your life.
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Wed, Aug 22
5:15 pm

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Talks, August 22, 2018, 08/22/2018, Writer's Circle

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The exhibition explores the confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the extraordinary art of Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. White exhibited a prodigious scientific mind and abundant artistic talent at an early age. The exhibition traces her development from schoolgirl projects to highly accomplished renderings of the natural scenery of the Connecticut River Valley used in her husband’s many geology publications. Less well known are colorful paintings on cotton—some more than twelve feet long—that were used to illustrate her husband’s many college lectures on geology, botany, zoology, and anatomy. A tour of led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Aug 23
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, August 23, 2018, 08/23/2018, Gallery Tour: Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

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King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in approximately 1595. It is based on the life of King Richard II of England (ruled 1377–1399) and is the first part of a tetralogy, referred to by some scholars as the Henriad, followed by three plays concerning Richard's successors: Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; and Henry V.
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Thu, Aug 23
1:00 pm

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Book Clubs, August 23, 2018, 08/23/2018, Shakespeare's Richard II

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In this fun and highly interactive workshop, speaker, trainer, and certified professional coach, Barbara Phillips, will share practical strategies that will help you more effectively navigate change in your life. You will learn: The difference between change and transition Where you are in the "change curve" Basic change management skills and tools How to strengthen your ability to effectively navigate change Better manage the stress and anxiety of change Increase your focus on productivity and results How to develop resilience and become a "change master"!
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Thu, Aug 23
5:00 pm

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Talks, August 23, 2018, 08/23/2018, How to Build Resilience During Times of Change and Transition

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In this article, Touré Reed argues that Obama’s “post-racialism” moment and Coates’ attribution of racial disparities to an inexorable white prejudice have an eerie companionship as each of these frameworks divorces racial inequality from political economy, promoting a politics that is responsible for the widening gulf between the nation’s haves and have-nots. Does Reed’s charge ring true? 
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Thu, Aug 23
6:30 pm

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Discussions, August 23, 2018, 08/23/2018, Article Discussion: Between Obama and Coates

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In this article, first published in 1990, art critic and historian Anna Chave analyzes the “boys club” that was the mid-century minimalist moment in art. Rather than a movement of pure, irreferential simplicity, Chave evaluates minimalism through attempting to grapple with the historical undercurrents of the movement. What conclusions about Art may we draw from Chave’s own about minimalism?
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Thu, Aug 23
6:30 pm

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Discussions, August 23, 2018, 08/23/2018, On Article: Minimalism and the Rhetoric of Power

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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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Mon, Aug 27
2:30 pm

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Talks, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, Resume Help

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In Light in August, Faulkner explores themes of race, sex, class and religion in the American South. By focusing on characters that are misfits, outcasts, or are otherwise marginalized in their community, he portrays the clash of alienated individuals against a Puritanical, prejudiced rural society. The novel has come to be considered one of the most important literary works by Faulkner and one of the best English-language novels of the 20th century. William Faulkner (1897-1962) is one of the most celebrated writers in American literature generally and Southern literature specifically. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was not widely known until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature, for which he became the only Mississippi-born Nobel winner. Two of his works, A Fable (1954) and his last novel The Reivers (1962), won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Mon, Aug 27
4:30 pm

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Book Clubs, August 27, 2018, 08/27/2018, William Faulkner's Light in August

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An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. One of the most influential writers of our time, Paulo Coehlo's books have sold more than 225 million copies in more than 170 countries. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and has received the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur. In 2007, he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Tue, Aug 28
3:00 pm

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Book Clubs, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Paulo Coehlo's The Alchemist

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The book tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, an African American youth living in utter poverty in a poor area on Chicago's South Side in the 1930s. While not apologizing for Bigger's crimes, Wright portrays a systemic inevitability behind them. Bigger's lawyer, Boris Max, makes the case that there is no escape from this destiny for his client or any other black American since they are the necessary product of the society that formed them and told them since birth who exactly they were supposed to be. Richard Wright (1908-1960) wrote novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially related to the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries, who suffered discrimination and violence in the South and the North. Literary critics believe his work helped change race relations in the United States in the mid-20th century. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Tue, Aug 28
6:15 pm

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Book Clubs, August 28, 2018, 08/28/2018, Richard Wright's Native Son

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On three mornings this summer, multidisciplinary artist McKendree Key brings her project The Breakfast Den to engage artists and members of the public in meaningful conversation. By carving out this time and space for the everyday acts of eating and gathering, the artist means to generate a new kind of social interaction. All conversations will be recorded and photographed, transcribed, and published—both online and as a booklet that will be available later in the year. This program is open for the public to become a first-hand participant and join the discussion.
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Wed, Aug 29
8:00 am

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Forums, August 29, 2018, 08/29/2018, The Breakfast Den: Morning Conversations

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Manhattan Beach tells the haunting World War II-era story of Anna Kerrigan, who becomes the Brooklyn Navy Yard's first female diver, and her search for her missing father. Jennifer Egan is an American novelist and short story writer. Her novel A Visit from the Goon Squad won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. As of February 28, 2018, she is the President of the PEN America Center. Please read the book before coming for the discussion.
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Wed, Aug 29
5:30 pm

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Book Clubs, August 29, 2018, 08/29/2018, Jennifer Egan's Manhattan Beach

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JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house -- a huge mansion overlooking the town -- and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, his actions will not only unsettle his family, but stir up the entire town. The incredible wealth that JJ has attained will force everyone to consider the cards they’ve been dealt, what more they want and deserve, and how they might go about getting it. With echoes of The Great Gatsby this is an arresting and powerful novel about an extended African American family and their colliding visions of the American Dream. Stephanie Powell Watts is an American author. She won a Whiting Award in 2013 and an Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence in 2012 for her book We are Taking Only what We Need a collection of 11 stories which chronicles the lives of African-Americans in North Carolina. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Wed, Aug 29
6:00 pm

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Book Clubs, August 29, 2018, 08/29/2018, Stephanie Powell Watts' No One is Coming to Save Us

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The exhibition explores the confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the extraordinary art of Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. White exhibited a prodigious scientific mind and abundant artistic talent at an early age. The exhibition traces her development from schoolgirl projects to highly accomplished renderings of the natural scenery of the Connecticut River Valley used in her husband’s many geology publications. Less well known are colorful paintings on cotton—some more than twelve feet long—that were used to illustrate her husband’s many college lectures on geology, botany, zoology, and anatomy. A tour of led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Aug 30
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, Gallery Tour: Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

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Inspector Tyador Borlú, of the Extreme Crime Squad in the fictional European city-state of Besźel, investigates the murder of Mahalia Geary, a foreign student found dead with her face disfigured, in a Besźel street. He soon learns that Geary had been involved in the political and cultural turmoil involving Besźel and its "twin city" of Ul Qoma. His investigations start in his home city of Besźel, lead him to Ul Qoma to assist the Ul Qoman police in their work, and eventually result in an examination of the legend of Orciny, a rumoured third city existing in the spaces between Besźel and Ul Qoma. China Tom Miéville is an English fantasy fiction author, comic writer, political activist and academic. He often describes his work as weird fiction and allied to the loosely associated movement of writers sometimes called New Weird. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2015.
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Thu, Aug 30
4:30 pm

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Book Clubs, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, China Mieville's The City and The City

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Johnson’s 1912 The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is a reflective tale of a biracial man who passes for “white.” As he narrates the story he is torn between the racist horrors he bears witness to and his yearning for advancement and safety through being taken for “white.” James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist. He was appointed under President Theodore Roosevelt as US consul in Venezuela and Nicaragua for most of the period from 1906 to 1913. In 1934 he was the first African-American professor to be hired at New York University. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Thu, Aug 30
6:30 pm

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Book Clubs, August 30, 2018, 08/30/2018, James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

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Narciso Rodriguez, 2018 recipient of the Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion, and Dr. Valerie Steele participate in a lively discussion of his extraordinary, more than 20 years long, design career. As Steele has observed, Rodriguez’s “sublime artistry in cut and draping are placed in the service of a pure and seductive vision of the human body.”
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Tue, Sep 4
12:00 pm

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Talks, September 04, 2018, 09/04/2018, A Conversation on Fashion Design

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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, Sep 4
6:00 pm

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Discussions, September 04, 2018, 09/04/2018, A moderated discussion on current events

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1977 semi-autobiographical story is set in a dystopian Orange County, California, in the then-future of June 1994, and includes an extensive portrayal of drug culture and drug use (both recreational and abusive). The novel is one of Dick's best-known works and served as the basis for a 2006 film of the same name, directed by Richard Linklater. Philip Dick (1928-1982) was known for his work in science fiction. His writing explored philosophical, social, and political themes, with stories dominated by monopolistic corporations, alternative universes, authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness. His work also reflected his interest in metaphysics and theology, and often drew upon his life experiences in addressing the nature of reality, identity, drug abuse, schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Tue, Sep 4
6:30 pm

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Book Clubs, September 04, 2018, 09/04/2018, Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly

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Discuss German author Walter Kempowski's book.  "Kempowski's idiosyncratic genius lies in his ability to weave this accumulation of human fallibility into something greater. His perspective on a grim slice of history steadily broadens out to become visionary, lending his novel the irresistible pull of great tragedy." -- The Economist 
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Tue, Sep 4
7:00 pm

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Book Clubs, September 04, 2018, 09/04/2018, All for Nothing: A Novel of Idiosyncratic Genius

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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, Sep 5
2:00 pm

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Lectures, September 05, 2018, 09/05/2018, African-American Genealogy

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A look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction. Margaret Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher and environmental activist. Her works encompass a variety of themes including the power of language, gender and identity, religion and myth, climate change, and "power politics". Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Wed, Sep 5
3:30 pm

Free
Book Clubs, September 05, 2018, 09/05/2018, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale

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1 in 8 woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, the second leading cause of cancer death in women. 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes. Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 460 will die each year. Join to learn the signs, symptoms, treatment, and prevention options available.  
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Wed, Sep 5
5:30 pm

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Lectures, September 05, 2018, 09/05/2018, Medicine Wellness Series: Breast Cancer

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Sure, ghosts, demons, and haunted dolls are scary, but you know what else is? Racism, injustice, and economic inequality. Looming nuclear war, fascism, and exploitation. Abandonment, fear of being alone, and isolation through technology. The horrors of everyday experiences and worries are infinitely more relatable and, consequently, scarier, than undead killers or unexplained happenings, and the most effective horror uses these normalized terrors in creative ways to incite fear.  Talking about the terrifying aspects of modern life are award-winning author Victor LaValle (The Devil in Silver, The Ballad of Black Tom, The Changeling), Brendan Deneen (The Chrysalis, Night Night Groot), and more TBA. Moderated by Lauren Jackson, Senior Publicist at Tor Books.
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Wed, Sep 5
7:00 pm

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Discussions, September 05, 2018, 09/05/2018, Everyday Horror: The Terrors of Modern Life

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Almost as soon as it was published in 1990, Ahmed Bouanani’s great novel, L’Hôpital, disappeared. Not until two decades later, in 2012, was it re-released in both Morocco and France to international acclaim. Bouanani (1938–2011) was a Moroccan writer, poet, filmmaker, and illustrator, and a leading figure of the Moroccan intelligentsia of his time. Now Bouanani’s works The Shutters and The Hospital are appearing for the first time in English at last.  With:   Omar Berrada is a writer, translator, and curator, and the director of Dar al-Ma’mûn, a library and residency center for artists, scholars, and writers located on the outskirts of Marrakech.  He currently lives in New York, and teaches at The Cooper Union. Emma Ramadan is a literary translator based in Providence, Rhode Island, and the co-owner of Riffraff Bookstore. She is the recipient of a PEN/Heim grant, an NEA Translation Fellowship, and a Fulbright for her work on Ahmed Bouanani. Anna Della Subin writes about sleepwalkers, grave worship, imperial Ethiopian court etiquette, visions of the flood. Her book Accidental Gods is forthcoming from Metropolitan Books in the US and Granta in the UK.
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Wed, Sep 5
7:00 pm

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Discussions, September 05, 2018, 09/05/2018, Rescued from the Fire: Two Works by Moroccan Writer Ahmed Bouanani

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The exhibition explores the confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the extraordinary art of Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. White exhibited a prodigious scientific mind and abundant artistic talent at an early age. The exhibition traces her development from schoolgirl projects to highly accomplished renderings of the natural scenery of the Connecticut River Valley used in her husband’s many geology publications. Less well known are colorful paintings on cotton—some more than twelve feet long—that were used to illustrate her husband’s many college lectures on geology, botany, zoology, and anatomy. A tour of led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Sep 6
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, September 06, 2018, 09/06/2018, Gallery Tour: Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

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The bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century. Paula McLain brings Gellhorn’s story richly to life and captures her as a heroine for the ages: a woman who will risk absolutely everything to find her own voice. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Thu, Sep 6
5:30 pm

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Book Clubs, September 06, 2018, 09/06/2018, Paula McLain's Love and Ruin

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Two people meet as their country is on the brink of a civil war. When the conflict explodes, the couple learn of doors that can whisk people away from the violence to a faraway place. They find a door and step through… Mohsin Hamid is a Pakistani novelist, writer. His novels are Moth Smoke (2000), How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2013), and Exit West (2017). His The Reluctant Fundamentalist was published in 2007 and became a million-copy international best seller, reaching No.4 on the New York Times Best Seller list. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Thu, Sep 6
6:00 pm

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Book Clubs, September 06, 2018, 09/06/2018, Mohsin Hamid's Exit West

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"Not since Paul Zindel’s classic The Pigman have we seen such a unique bond between people who might not look twice at each other in real life. This small, mighty novel offers proof that they should.”—People, Book of the Week Arthur, a widower, meets Maddy, an angry and friendless teenage girl, while visiting his late wife at the cemetary, where he goes every day for lunch. Against all odds, the two strike up a friendship that pulls them out of a serious rut. They band together with Arthur's nosy neighbor Lucille, to create lives that are truly worth living. Proving that life's most precious moments are sweeter when shared, they go from strangers, to friends, to an untraditional but loving family. Elizabeth Berg is an American novelist. Since her debut novel in 1993, her novels have sold in large numbers and have received several awards and nominations.  Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Thu, Sep 6
6:00 pm

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Book Clubs, September 06, 2018, 09/06/2018, Elizabeth Berg's The Story of Arthur Truluv

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Virginie Despentes's Pretty Things is the newest English-language book by French feminist Virginie Despentes, translated by Emma Ramadan. In this pulpy, psychological tale of two mismatched twins, the "perfect" sister Claudine commits suicide and wallflower Pauline hatches a scheme of her own. She pulls on her dead sister's identity, lives in her apartment, and reads her mail. But as the impersonation continues, Pauline slowly realizes that the cost of femininity is to dazzle on the outside while rotting away on the inside—and that womanhood is ultimately what killed her sister.  With: Emma Ramadan is a literary translator. She translates from Providence, Rhode Island, where she is also co-owner of Riffraff bookstore and bar. Alexandra Kleeman is the author of the story collection Intimations and the novel You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, which won the 2016 Bard Fiction Prize.
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Thu, Sep 6
7:00 pm

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Book Discussions, September 06, 2018, 09/06/2018, Pretty Things: Stealing Her Twin's Identity

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"One of America’s most important novelists" (New York Times), the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The History of Love, conjures an achingly beautiful and breathtakingly original novel about personal transformation that interweaves the stories of two disparate individuals—an older lawyer and a young novelist—whose transcendental search leads them to the same Israeli desert.   Nicole Krauss is an American author best known for her four novels Man Walks Into a Room (2002), The History of Love (2005), Great House (2010) and Forest Dark (2017). Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and Granta's Best American Novelists Under 40, and has been collected in Best American Short Stories 2003 and Best American Short Stories 2008. Her novels have been translated into 35 languages. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
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Thu, Sep 6
7:00 pm

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Book Clubs, September 06, 2018, 09/06/2018, Nicole Krauss' Forest Dark

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Artist and photographer John Edmonds and writer and editor Marjon Carlos will discuss Edmonds's most recent series Tribe (2018). Their conversation will focus on race, representation, art history and pop culture.    
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Fri, Sep 7
7:00 pm

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Talks, September 07, 2018, 09/07/2018, Artist and Photographer Talk

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A symposium to celebrate the exhibition Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean. Experts representing Indigenous studies, genetic science, anthropology, linguistics, and other academic disciplines will explore exhibition themes in dialogue with Taíno/Indigenous Caribbean community leaders and cultural workers. The symposium will explore the history of the Taíno movement, particularly through the experiences and perspectives of its participants.
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Sat, Sep 8
10:45 am

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Symposiums, September 08, 2018, 09/08/2018, Taíno: A Symposium in Conversation with the Movement

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The Feminist Book Club reads and discusses feminism. They make no claims to any particular feminist platform. They read theoretical texts, literature and primary works. All are welcome inclusive of gender, political persuasion, and familiarity. This month’s book is: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit.
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Sun, Sep 9
3:00 pm

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Book Clubs, September 09, 2018, 09/09/2018, Feminist Book Club

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A delightful gem of a novel by Phaedra Patrick about family, forgiveness and finding your way.  Discuss the book.
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Mon, Sep 10
7:00 pm

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Book Clubs, September 10, 2018, 09/10/2018, Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone: Family and Forgiveness

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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, Sep 11
6:00 pm

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Discussions, September 11, 2018, 09/11/2018, A moderated discussion on current events

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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, Sep 12
2:00 pm

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Lectures, September 12, 2018, 09/12/2018, African-American Genealogy Research

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Proustian Anka Mulhstein will talk about the importance of books for the characters of In search of Lost Time. Proust is unable to create a character without putting a book in his hands and thus gives literature an actual role to play in his work.
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Wed, Sep 12
6:00 pm

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Discussions, September 12, 2018, 09/12/2018, Proust and literature

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The exhibition explores the confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the extraordinary art of Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. White exhibited a prodigious scientific mind and abundant artistic talent at an early age. The exhibition traces her development from schoolgirl projects to highly accomplished renderings of the natural scenery of the Connecticut River Valley used in her husband’s many geology publications. Less well known are colorful paintings on cotton—some more than twelve feet long—that were used to illustrate her husband’s many college lectures on geology, botany, zoology, and anatomy. A tour of led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Sep 13
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, September 13, 2018, 09/13/2018, Gallery Tour: Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

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Acclaimed playwright and director Moisés Kaufman discusses Tectonic Theater Project's new book co-written by Moisés Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams with Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Kelli Simpkins, Jimmy Maize and Scott Barrow. Moment Work is Tectonic Theater Project's method of devising new theater works, and of analyzing and re-imagining existing works. Used to create classic works such as The Laramie Project, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Moment Work is a groundbreaking process that utilizes all the elements of the stage on equal footing. The book describes Mr. Kaufman's influences, the history of Tectonic Theater Project, and takes the reader through a step by step guide to using Moment Work in creating their own work.
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Thu, Sep 13
6:00 pm

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Discussions, September 13, 2018, 09/13/2018, Moment Work: acclaimed playwright discusses new theater works

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This workshop is a crash course for people who want to revise their resumes. Sherry Natkow will discuss how companies hire new staff, the 3 sections of a job posting, and address each resume section separately. She'll critique a variety of resumes and leave time for lots of questions.
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Fri, Sep 14
3:30 pm

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Lectures, September 14, 2018, 09/14/2018, Strengthen Your Resume

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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.
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Sat, Sep 15
9:30 am

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Lectures, September 15, 2018, 09/15/2018, Mental Health First Aid Training

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Talented chefs from Battery Park City sharing culinary and cultural traditions from their homelands. Today: Tuscan Italian Cuisine – Luigi Celentano from Gigino at Wagner Park and Gigino Trattoria.
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Mon, Sep 17
2:00 pm

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Talks, September 17, 2018, 09/17/2018, Meet Me In The Kitchen: Tuscan Italian Cuisine

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Artist Dennis Redmoon Darkeem and curators Rosario Güiraldes and Lisa Sigal gather a panel discussion of contemporary artists, whose work reflects on the place of heritage in contemporary art and culture at large. Moderated by Johanna Burton of the New Museum in New York, the talk will likely touch on drawing, heritage, indigenous art, and radical mark-making.
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Mon, Sep 17
6:30 pm

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Discussions, September 17, 2018, 09/17/2018, The Place of Heritage in Contemporary Art

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Laura Barisonzi is a sports and fitness photographer whose images combine high-energy visuals with natural beauty and genuine emotion. Barisonzi explains, "I'm a nerd for lighting and cameras and am constantly testing and coming up with new approaches." Her commercial clients include Adidas, Bud Light, Canon, Cartier, Dove, Gap, Google and Heineken; her editorial clients include The Guardian, Health, Hemispheres, Muscle & Fitness, The Nature Conservancy, Newsweek, Outside, Popular Photography, Rolling Stone, Runner's World, Sierra, Surfer, Technology Review, Women's Health, Worth and Yoga Journal.
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Tue, Sep 18
7:00 pm

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Talks, September 18, 2018, 09/18/2018, Sports and Fitness Photographer Talk

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You can impress interviewers or anyone in the job market by talking about what you do. Every employer is on the lookout for people who can solve their problems. By telling how you have solved problems in the past, you will put yourself in the best position to be taken seriously. Join career coach, Win Sheffield to learn how to deliver stories that convey your value in a compelling way, so your contacts will pass your name on and interviewers will invite you back. Topics covered will include: * Identify good stories to tell * Learn to tell your story with clarity * Inspire confidence in your listener your value to them and to their organization.
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Wed, Sep 19
6:00 pm

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Lectures, September 19, 2018, 09/19/2018, How to Tell Stories of Your Accomplishments and Why it is Key to Your Career

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Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are lovesick doctors, students, ex-boyfriends, actors, bartenders, and even Kafka’s Gregor Samsa, brought together to tell stories that speak to us all.
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Wed, Sep 19
7:00 pm

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Book Clubs, September 19, 2018, 09/19/2018, Men Without Women: Seven Stories from a Master

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We This program will review basic criteria, products, and options for small business owners looking to obtain financing. You will learn about: Debt financing, equity financing, crowd funding Key considerations and terms Additional resources.
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Thu, Sep 20
1:00 pm

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Lectures, September 20, 2018, 09/20/2018, Accessing Financing for Your Business

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The exhibition explores the confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the extraordinary art of Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. White exhibited a prodigious scientific mind and abundant artistic talent at an early age. The exhibition traces her development from schoolgirl projects to highly accomplished renderings of the natural scenery of the Connecticut River Valley used in her husband’s many geology publications. Less well known are colorful paintings on cotton—some more than twelve feet long—that were used to illustrate her husband’s many college lectures on geology, botany, zoology, and anatomy. A tour of led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Sep 20
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, September 20, 2018, 09/20/2018, Gallery Tour: Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

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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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Thu, Sep 20
5:30 pm

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Discussions, September 20, 2018, 09/20/2018, Let's Talk Democracy

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Author of the The Death of a Once Great City Kevin Baker laments what he sees to be the decline of New York City—from an unpredictable, dynamic cultural hub to a rather boring collection of cupcake shops. Baker blames money, unfettered development, or, as Baker puts it, an urban crisis of affluence.
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Thu, Sep 20
6:30 pm

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Discussions, September 20, 2018, 09/20/2018, On Article: The Death of a Once Great City

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This workshop is most appropriate for adults who have had several different employers or at least 10 years of work experience. These days, workers are apt to change jobs frequently and many are taking the leap of switching careers or industries. Turn what could be a daunting ordeal into an invigorating inner journey of self-reflection. Sherry Natkow takes you on a scenic journey of your own work history. You'll assess your interests, values, and skills from your past jobs. By looking backward, you'll move forward more thoughtfully and uncover new insights for a rewarding new career direction.
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Fri, Sep 21
3:30 pm

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Discussions, September 21, 2018, 09/21/2018, Career Change

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Whether you are a beginning investor or have been managing your accounts for decades, this presentation will provide you with valuable guidelines for investing success. Tracey Eve Johnson explains how to create an investment plan geared towards your particular needs and how to stick with it through the inevitable ups and downs of the market. Topics covered include: understanding different types of investment goals; selecting investments that fit with your objectives and stage of life; being savvy about expenses, fees and taxes; and managing your investments for the long-term.
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Sat, Sep 22
12:00 pm

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Lectures, September 22, 2018, 09/22/2018, Understanding Different Types of Investment Goals

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Meet, greet, and potluck picnic with artist Sarah E. Brook to learn about our newest sculpture on display, "Viewfinding." Short works by 26 queer-identified poets on the themes of transformation and self-actualization will be incorporated directly onto the sculpture. Poets will be reading from their longer works at the opening picnic. Attendees are welcome to bring a snack and beverage that they would like to enjoy and share. You are welome to bring a blanket to sit on.    
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Sat, Sep 22
2:00 pm

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Talks, September 22, 2018, 09/22/2018, Potluck Artist Talk in the Park

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Learn how to use your mobile device or computer to get directions, discover local businesses along with their products and menus, find out which museums and other cultural attractions have accessible programs, and more. See how your mobile phone or tablet can help you figure out which direction you’re traveling in, what intersections and streets are near you, and what’s printed on signs and information in your environment. Make the most of your city!
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Sat, Sep 22
2:00 pm

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Lectures, September 22, 2018, 09/22/2018, Apps for Getting Around and getting involved

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Composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek thrilled audiences and critics alike in 2016 with the premiere of their opera Breaking the Waves. On the eve of the New York premiere of Proving Up, the creative duo joins Karen Russell—author of the short story which they adapted for their new opera—for a conversation about the project with Associate Dean and Executive Director Melissa Smey. 
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Tue, Sep 25
6:30 pm

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Discussions, September 25, 2018, 09/25/2018, Proving Up: A Comversation on the New Opera

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What makes a book review compelling? Is there still a strong correlation between good reviews and book sales? A lively panel discussion brings together some of New York’s most influential reviewers and editors, including Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, and Jonathan Segura, executive editor at Publishers Weekly. Panelists discuss the work they do, and the responsibilities they feel to their readers, and to writers. 
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Tue, Sep 25
8:00 pm

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Discussions, September 25, 2018, 09/25/2018, The Book Review Section: An Insider's View

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Can DNA testing help you trace your family history? If you are adopted, can DNA testing identify your biological parents? This class will help you determine whether DNA testing is right for you. The class will explore what DNA tests can reveal, explain the different types of DNA tests, and dispel common misconceptions about DNA testing.
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Wed, Sep 26
6:00 pm

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Lectures, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, What DNA testing can and can’t tell you

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In this workshop, Robert Hellmann, author of  Advanced LinkedIn and a LinkedIn-designated "Forum Expert," shows you: • Advanced people-search techniques: find and connect with the those who can help you • How to be “found” on LinkedIn by people looking to hire for your skills • When to copy your resume into your LinkedIn profile, and when not to • Verbiage to include in LinkedIn messages that will boost your response rate • How LinkedIn makes it easy to keep in touch ...and more!
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Wed, Sep 26
6:00 pm

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Lectures, September 26, 2018, 09/26/2018, Advanced LinkedIn: Jump-start Your Job-search, Business, and Career

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The exhibition explores the confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the extraordinary art of Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. White exhibited a prodigious scientific mind and abundant artistic talent at an early age. The exhibition traces her development from schoolgirl projects to highly accomplished renderings of the natural scenery of the Connecticut River Valley used in her husband’s many geology publications. Less well known are colorful paintings on cotton—some more than twelve feet long—that were used to illustrate her husband’s many college lectures on geology, botany, zoology, and anatomy. A tour of led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Sep 27
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, September 27, 2018, 09/27/2018, Gallery Tour: Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

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Glory Van Scott grew up in privilege, the daughter of a Chicago physician and his socialite wife. And then, in 1955, when she was just a girl, her cousin, Emmett Till, was murdered. Even through her anger, Glory knew that if she lay down in the mire and horror of her family tragedy, she would sink. Following this realization, Van Scott grew up to be principal dancer with the Katherine Dunham, Agnes De Mille, and Talley Beatty Companies, joined American Ballet Theater, performed on Broadway, movies, and television, and educated and inspired new generations of empowered young men and women. Help us celebrate Dr. Glory Van Scott and the release of her memoir Glory: A Life Among Legends. New York Times Critic, Jennifer Dunning writes about Dr. Glory, excerpted from the new book: Glory A Life Among Legends by Dr. Glory Van Scott.
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Thu, Sep 27
6:00 pm

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Discussions, September 27, 2018, 09/27/2018, A Life Among Legends : Broadway performer in a conversation with NY Times critic

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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, Oct 2
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 02, 2018, 10/02/2018, A moderated discussion on current events

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Columbia University lecturer Marilyn McCoy, author of "Gustav Mahler's Path to the New Music: Musical Time and Modernism," and Thomas Schäfer, the director of the Darmstadt Festival for Contemporary Music and author of "The model case of Mahler: compositional reception in contemporary music", join festival composers Elisabeth Harnik, Patricia Alessandrini, Oliver Schneller, Taylor Brook, Meaghan Burke and Bernd Klug in discussion.
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Wed, Oct 3
7:00 pm

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Discussions, October 03, 2018, 10/03/2018, Gustav Mahler's Path to the New Music

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The exhibition explores the confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the extraordinary art of Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. White exhibited a prodigious scientific mind and abundant artistic talent at an early age. The exhibition traces her development from schoolgirl projects to highly accomplished renderings of the natural scenery of the Connecticut River Valley used in her husband’s many geology publications. Less well known are colorful paintings on cotton—some more than twelve feet long—that were used to illustrate her husband’s many college lectures on geology, botany, zoology, and anatomy. A tour of led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Oct 4
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, October 04, 2018, 10/04/2018, Gallery Tour: Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

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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 Robert Greskovic.
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Sat, Oct 6
11:00 am

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Talks, October 06, 2018, 10/06/2018, Voice of My City Exhibition Tour

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Did you know that video is the most effective of all marketing strategies? The rate of engagement and recall is much larger than other content forms such as audio, photos or mere text. Marketing automation is one of the fastest growing areas of digital marketing. It's an important channel to optimize to help grow your business.   In this program, Jimmy Newson will teach you how to use video and automation effectively with your marketing goals.   Jimmy Newson is an expert in utilizing video for marketing. His purpose is to help entrepreneurs and small business owners effectively share their message with the world. He has over 25 years of experience in the marketing, digital media, and entertainment industries.
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Tue, Oct 9
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 09, 2018, 10/09/2018, Video & Marketing Automation

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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, Oct 9
6:00 pm

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Discussions, October 09, 2018, 10/09/2018, A moderated discussion on current events

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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.
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Wed, Oct 10
12:00 pm

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

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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 Grover Dale.
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Wed, Oct 10
4:00 pm

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Talks, October 10, 2018, 10/10/2018, Voice of My City Exhibition Tour

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The exhibition explores the confluence of art, love, science, and religion in the extraordinary art of Orra White Hitchcock, one of America’s first female scientific illustrators. White exhibited a prodigious scientific mind and abundant artistic talent at an early age. The exhibition traces her development from schoolgirl projects to highly accomplished renderings of the natural scenery of the Connecticut River Valley used in her husband’s many geology publications. Less well known are colorful paintings on cotton—some more than twelve feet long—that were used to illustrate her husband’s many college lectures on geology, botany, zoology, and anatomy. A tour of led by museum gallery guides.
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Thu, Oct 11
1:00 pm

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Gallery Talks, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Gallery Tour: Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock (1796–1863)

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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 Deborah Jowitt.
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Thu, Oct 11
4:00 pm

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Talks, October 11, 2018, 10/11/2018, Voice of My City Exhibition Tour

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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 Robert LaFosse.
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Fri, Oct 12
4:00 pm

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Talks, October 12, 2018, 10/12/2018, Voice of My City Exhibition Tour

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American sports have been at the center of some of the major cultural struggles of our time. In a fascinating tour of the good, the bad, and the ugly of American sports culture, Zirin first traces how American sports have glamorized racism, sexism, homophobia, and militarism, then excavates a largely forgotten history of rebel athletes who stood up to power and fought for social justice beyond the field of play.     
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Tue, Oct 16
12:00 pm

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Discussions, October 16, 2018, 10/16/2018, Not Just a Game: Power, Politics & American Sports

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The workshop will answer all important question such as, how can we develop a daily writing practice that allows us to live our lives while writing, all at the same time? No experience with writing is necessary, just a desire and commitment to make a writing practice part of your life.
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Wed, Oct 17
5:15 pm

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Talks, October 17, 2018, 10/17/2018, Writer's Circle

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This symposium will explore the significance of the color pink in fashion, art, and culture. Pink provokes exceptionally strong feelings of both attraction and repulsion, yet it is increasingly being regarded as cool and androgynous, powerful and political. Topics will include the significance of pink clothing in western and non-western cultures (including India, Africa, Mexico, and Japan), the role of pink in eighteenthcentury portraiture, associations of pink with politics, gender, and sexuality, and the use of pink in cinema.
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Fri, Oct 19
10:00 am

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Symposiums, October 19, 2018, 10/19/2018, Pink: A Fashion Symposium

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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.
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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

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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.
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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

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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!
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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

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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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Sat, Oct 27
11:00 am

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Talks, October 27, 2018, 10/27/2018, Voice of My City Exhibition Tour

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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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Wed, Oct 31
11:00 am

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Talks, October 31, 2018, 10/31/2018, Voice of My City Exhibition Tour

Discussion |


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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Discussions, November 06, 2018, 11/06/2018, A moderated discussion on current events

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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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Discussions, November 13, 2018, 11/13/2018, A moderated discussion on current events

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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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Lectures, November 14, 2018, 11/14/2018, African-American Genealogy

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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
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