NYPL News April 2013


Camouflaged Anti-Nazi Literature
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American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music
Saturday, April 20 through Saturday, July 13, 2013
Library for the Performing Arts

Explore the history of Latinos in popular music in the United States from the 1940s to the present in this exhibition celebrating the individual creativity of stars such as Tito Puente, Ritchie Valens, Celia Cruz, Carlos Santana, and Selena. A display of items about Latino music and dance before World War II from LPA’s collections expands the exhibition’s historical scope.

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Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service   Ford Motor Company Fund   EMP Museum   University of Washington

American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music was created by EMP Museum and the University of Washington. It was organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

The exhibition, its national tour, and related programs are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.

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Camouflaged Anti-Nazi Literature

In the early eighties, rare book librarian John Rathe pulled down a dusty box, wrapped in twine, from a remote corner of the Rare Book room. Attached to the box was a label that said: “Do not open until war is over.” Which war? The Civil War? The War of 1812? In this blog post, librarian Jack Sherefkin describes what Rathe discovered: a box filled with disguised anti-Nazi tracts hidden in packets of tea and shampoo and concealed in miniature books both popular and scholarly.

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Anti-Nazi pamphlet from 1939 in a Lyons’ tea packet containing articles by Hermann Budzislawski, Heinrich Mann, Thomas Mann, and others.
Photo: Jack Sherefkin
Back Tomorrow: A Poet in New York / Frederico García Lorca
Friday, April 5 through Saturday, July 20, 2013
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Discover Spanish poet Federico García Lorca’s inspirations for his masterpiece Poet in New York through drawings, photos, and letters from the Federico García Lorca Foundation in Madrid and the writings of Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, and T. S. Eliot from the Library’s collections. Poet in New York offers a vision of an alienated metropolis, characterized by its culture of consumption and indifference to suffering.

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This exhibition is organized jointly by the Fundación Federico García Lorca, The New York Public Library, and Acción Cultural Española with the support of la Caixa Foundation.

Support for The New York Public Library’s Exhibitions Program has been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, and Jonathan Altman.

LIVE from the NYPL
William Gibson
Friday, April 19, 2013
7 p.m.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

William Gibson is “one of science fiction’s most visionary and distinctive voices” (Wired), credited with coining the term “cyberspace” in his short story “Burning Chrome,” and with popularizing the concept of the Internet while it was still largely unknown. Gibson’s 1984 debut novel, Neuromancer, was the first debut to win science fiction’s top three prizes—the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award. His latest work is a collection of essays entitled Distrust That Particular Flavor, published last year.

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The Costs of Assimilation: André Aciman & Nicole Krauss
Monday, April 22, 2013
7 p.m.

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William Gibson
Photo: Michael O’Shea
LIVE from the NYPL is made possible with generous support from Celeste Bartos, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund.
Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life of Vibrant Color at the Schomburg
Friday, April 19 through Saturday, June 29, 2013
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

This Loïs Mailou Jones retrospective offers an expansive look at her pioneering 75-year artistic career, which stretched from late post-Impressionism to a contemporary mixture of African, Caribbean, American, and African-American iconography, design, and thematic elements. Jones, who began as a textile designer and faced early racial and gender discrimination, painted portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. An influential educator at Howard University for nearly 50 years, Jones continued to paint into her 90s.

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Jennie by Loïs Mailou Jones (1943)
Jennie, a portrait of one of Jones’s students, was painted in 1943.
Courtesy of the Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Photo: Jarvis Grant
Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Learn How to Leave Your Legacy

NYPL’s Estate and Gift Planning Seminars are back! Join us for an evening with John Bacon, Director of Planned Giving, to learn about estate planning concepts in easy-to-understand terms, a relaxed and interactive environment, and completely free of charge. Click on the event locations below to find out more, or email plannedgifts@nypl.org to reserve a seat.

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Wednesday, April 10
5:30 p.m.

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Tuesday, April 30
5:30 p.m.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Monday, May 13
6 p.m.

Learn How to Leave Your Legacy
Photo: Shayla Titley
The Institute for Teachers at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers — Summer Seminars 2013

The Summer Seminars program at the Cullman Center Institute for Teachers offers educators a chance to spend a week enriching their understanding of the humanities and conducting research in one of the world’s great libraries. Led by writers, literary scholars, artists, and historians who are former Fellows of the Cullman Center, these week-long seminars take place in NYPL’s landmark building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Participants have private offices and access to the vast resources of the Library. The application deadline is April 22, 2013.

Apply online and read more about each seminar

Teacher at chalkboard
Photo: cybrarian77 via Flickr
Special funding for the Cullman Center’s Institute for Teachers is generously provided by Helen and Roger Alcaly and the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History.

The Cullman Center is made possible by a generous endowment from Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman in honor of Brooke Russell Astor, with major support provided by Mrs. John L. Weinberg, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Estate of Charles J. Liebman, John and Constance Birkelund, The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, and additional gifts from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Helen and Roger Alcaly, Mel and Lois Tukman, The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, William W. Karatz, The Rona Jaffe Foundation, Mary Ellen von der Heyden, Merilee and Roy Bostock, Lybess Sweezy and Ken Miller, and Cullman Center Fellows.

Video of the Month: NYPL’s 2012 Annual Report

More people than ever before turned to The New York Public Library in 2012, seeking everything from books and e-books to computer classes, kids programs, job-search help, free English classes, and more.

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with NYPL

April is National Poetry Month. Follow us on Facebook,TwitterGoogle+Tumblr, or Pinterest for a daily poem from the winners of NYPL’s National Poetry Contest . Join the celebration by retweeting and sharing your favorite poems with your friends and family.

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Featured Programs at the Library

E-Reader Help @ Riverdale Library
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
11 a.m.
Riverdale Library

Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study
Shakespeare Week
Monday, April 15 through Saturday, April 20, 2013
1:15 p.m.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

After Hours (Book) Club: Selections from William Maxwell’s Later Novels and Stories
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
5:30 p.m.
Grand Central Library

Author @ the Library
Tweeting and Eating: How Social Media has Changed the Way We Eat
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Mid-Manhattan Library

Books & Bagels
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
12 noon
Great Kills Library

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