Spring event: Albertine Books talk, tour and dinner

Please join the New York Library Club for our Spring Event at Albertine.

Monday April 29, 2019, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Albertine,  972 5th Ave, (bet. East 78th and 79th Streets) New York, NY 10075


A guided tour (free) of the two-floor Albertine with an opportunity to browse the shop. The event will be followed by an informal gathering at a nearby café (at cost).


Albertine is part of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and is located inside the historic landmarked Payne Whitney mansion designed by Stanford White. As indicated on their website, it is “the only bookshop in New York devoted solely to books in French and English with more than 14,000 contemporary and classic titles from 30 French-speaking countries.”  The store regularly hosts authors, debates and discussions open to the public at no charge. Since 2017 the Cultural Services has awarded the Albertine Prize for American readers’ favorite work of contemporary Francophone fiction that has been translated into English.

We will be greeted by the Assistant Director who will explain the history, design and decor of the shop and answer any questions.

None for the tour. Please RSVP no later than April 26th by replying to this email or at the following link:

All are welcome. Please distribute this invitation widely.

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SLA-NY Event: Author Book Chat with Glenn Stein, Discovering The North-West Passage

Please join SLA New York for wine & cheese and listen to Glenn Stein discuss his new exciting book, Discovering The North-West Passage: The Four Year Arctic Odyssey of H. M. S. Investigator and the Mclure Expedition. As well as the book’s fascinating subject matter, Glenn will also talk about the libraries and archives he used to conduct his research.
Date: Thursday April 7th, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Venue: Troutman Sanders, 875 3rd Avenue at 52nd Street, 17th Floor.

Cost: Tickets are a bargain at just $5 each!


Discovering The North-West Passage has been praised by reviewers as: 

  • “a monument to scholarly devotion and documentary research.” (The Arctic Book Review),
  • “new insights into how geographical discovery received the recognition of a grateful nation. Recommended.” (Choice)
  • “a stirring account of the perilous journey of Robert McClure and his men, the first ever to pass through the Arctic from the Pacific to the Atlantic. In Stein’s words, McClure and his men are fully brought to life in a way no previous account of nineteenth-century exploration has managed.” (Russell Potter, author of Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture)

Glenn Stein has researched maritime and polar history since 1975 and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), Life Member of the American Polar Society (APS), member of the Orders and Medals Research Society (OMRS/UK), and of the Life Saving Awards Research Society (LSARS/UK).


Please register by Wednesday April 6th at http://newyork.sla.org/events-2/event-registration/?ee=234

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New York State Writers Hall of Fame Announcement

The New York State Writers Hall of Fame will announce the 2016 inductees at The Lambs on February 1 at 6:00 p.m. The Hall of Fame is part of the Empire State Center For the Book, affiliated with the U.S. Library of Congress. The event is free and open to all members of The Lambs.

The Lambs will host a small media event in the 5th Floor Clubhouse as the Class of 2016 writer’s names are revealed; the induction ceremony will be held in the summer. The Hall of Fame was launched in 2009; its mission is “to highlight the rich literary heritage of New York State and to recognize the legacy of individual New York State writers.”

More than sixty writers, both living and deceased, have been inducted annually since 2010. Among the writers are Mary Higgins Clark, Dorothy Parker, Francine Prose, Maurice Sendak, James Thurber, and E.B. White. For a full list of Hall of Fame members, click here.

Following the announcements we will move to The Pub to toast the Class of 2016.

Monday, February 1, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

The Lambs – 3 West 51st Street New York, NY 10019 – View Map

via Eventbrite

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NYLC Event – Annual Holiday Dinner and Scholarship Presentation at the Knickerbocker Hotel

Please join the New York Library Club for our Annual Holiday Dinner and Gloria Dinerman Scholarship Presentation at the Charlie Plamer Restaurant within the newly renovated Knickerbocker Hotel. Known as the “42nd Street Country Club”, The Knickerbocker was built in 1906 by John Jacob Astor IV, scion of one of America’s wealthiest families. It played host to the world’s biggest names in entertainment, politics, culture and high society in the earliest years of the 20th century.

Charlie Palmer at The Knick
The Knickerbocker Hotel
6 Times Square (42nd Street & Broadway)
New York, NY 10036

Tuesday December 1, 2015
6:00 – 8:00pm

Kevin Fitzpatrick will give a brief talk about the hotel and it’s place in literary history followed by our dinner and scholarship presentation.

COST (See menu below):
Club Members – $55.00
Non-Members – $65.00

Please RSVP to membership@nylibraryclub.org

SHISHITO PEPPERS: Blistered, Brown Butter
HALIBUT CROQUETTES: Chili Lime Aioli, Cherry Radish
BRUSSELS SPROUTS: Double-Smoked Bacon, Dijon

CHICKEN PAILLARD: Peppers, Onions, Eggplant, Basil Oil
ESSENTIAL BURGER: Bacon, Caramelized Onion, Irish Cheddar
GNOCCHI: Spinach, Hen of the Woods

CINNAMON CAKE: Apples, Brandied-Caramel, Walnut Ice Cream
CHOCOLATE TART: Fleur de Sel, Caramel, Espresso Ice Cream
SEASONAL FRUIT PLATE: Choice of Greek Yogurt Sorbet or Peach Sorbet

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The NYLC visits the French Institute Alliance Française, June 22, 2015

By NYLC member Rebecca Custis:

The library at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is truly representative of a on-profit organization devoted to French culture in the New York metropolitan area. The Alliance was formed in 1971 from a combination of the French Institute and the Alliance Française de New York. To put this into perspective, an abundance of films from the French New Wave had scaled down and a new wave period of film and culture was starting to take off throughout the United States. A New Yorker or Frenchman living in New York back then would tell you that this American new wave began in New York City but only the library from The New Yorker could truly confirm that.

People become members of FIAF for many reasons. Americans may join because they want to experience French culture and Frenchmen may join because they want to feel like they are at home in France. Regardless, there is a library that serves these needs and desires at FIAF, the John & Francine Haskell Library. It has historical editions by the likes of Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway that can be viewed on premise. Most of all, it has a well curated collection of books, periodicals and DVDs in which members can digest the French language and its culture.

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SLA-NY Event: How many hats can you juggle at once?

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Is work/life balance simply a myth, or can a busy professional create a healthy balance between home and work? Join us on February 5th to find out.

As well as earning your living, are you a pet owner; raising your family; attending to the care needs of another person; taking a class; committed to a freelance opportunity; trying to fulfill your dreams? Many of us will be attempting to juggle several of these simultaneously, but sometimes even one extra thing can feel like too much.

In this panel, you will hear from professionals who have successfully balanced one or more of these life experiences with their info pro career. They will be sharing stories and tips on what you need to help you on your journey.

Join us at 5:30pm on February 5th at Skadden Arps, 4 Times Square.

Tickets cost just $15 ($20 for non-members) and are available online at http://newyork.sla.org/events-2/event-registration/?ee=151

Our speakers are drawn from a wide variety of info roles:

Anthony Amabile – Electronic Manager, Skadden Arps;

Cynthia Tober – Assistant Professor/Archivist, Bronx Community College;

Steven A. Lastres – Director of Knowledge Management Services, Debevoise;

Sadys Espitia – Research Librarian, Weil, Gotshal & Manges;

Moderator: Kristen Perez – Reference Supervisor, Hughes Hubbard and Reed;

And we are delighted to welcome a very special guest: Laughter Yogi Francine Shore


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Upcoming Event: Annual Holiday Dinner and Scholarship Award at The Algonquin Hotel Round Table 12/1

The New York Library Club invites you to its Annual Holiday Dinner. Details are below:


The Algonquin Round Table
59 West 44th Street (Bet. Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
New York, NY 10036

Monday December 1, 2014, 6:00pm

Kevin Fitzpatrick, President of the Dorothy Parker Society

$50.00 – Members (payable at the door)
$60.00 – Non-Members (payable at the door)

Green Tossed Salad
– OR –
Mom’s Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese

Island Influenced Salmon
– OR –
Simple Roasted Chicken Breast
– OR –
Vermont Roast Pork
– OR –
Vegetarian Option Available (please indicate upon reservation)

Chocolate Cake
Tea or Coffee

Please distribute widely.

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