Upcoming ATBL Events

Details, registration information, and any surcharges for the below events are forthcoming!

Please note: due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many of our in-person events have strict group number caps for the safety of all. Event venues may also require attendees to show both proof of complete vaccination and a valid photo ID.

Contact events@atbl.us with any questions.


POSTPONED: In-Person: NYPL Treasures Tour with NYPL CEO and President, Anthony Marx

NEW DATE FORTHCOMING

5:00 PM EST

New York Public Library

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York  10018

For more than 125 years, The New York Public Library has collected, preserved, and made accessible the world’s knowledge. Now, for the first time, the Polonsky Exhibition of The New York Public Library’s Treasures showcases some of their most extraordinary items. Spanning 4,000 years of history, these objects represent moments, movements, and stories that have helped shape the world. They continue to inspire curiosity, conversation, and a stronger understanding of the past to inform a better future. The exhibition draws exclusively from the Library’s research collections, which contain over 45 million objects including rare books, manuscripts, photographs, prints, maps, ephemera, audio, and moving images, and more, collected over the institution’s history and accessible at the Library’s research centers: the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, the Library for the Performing Arts, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

This event is open to ATBL Supporters at Benefactor Level and Above. Reach out to events@atbl.us to register.


In-Person: What the Heart Desires: Chocolate, Love, and Cardiology at the New York Academy of Medicine Library

February 14, 2022

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

New York Academy of Medicine

1216 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

Join Historical Collections Librarian Arlene Shaner in the Drs. Barry and Bobbi Rare Book Reading Room on February 14th for an introduction to the Library and a chance to see some unusual items.  Since it is Valentine’s Day, we’ll take a look at items related to chocolate, love, and some very unique Valentines.  We will also take a look at some special things related to American Presidential history in honor of Presidents’ Day, as well as books with a connection to the heart.

Registration Fees:

$40: non-ATBL Supporter

$30: Student/Young Professional and Associate Levels

$20: Library Fellow Level

Free: Benefactor Level and Above


Virtual: Tuning Into the Past: Treasures, Tales and Trials of Broadcast History

February 25, 2022

Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture at the University of Maryland Event

12:00 PM EST

For more than one hundred years, television and radio broadcasting have been integral components of American culture, both shaping and reflecting our shared national, cultural and social identities while documenting events that have had significant impacts on human history. Join curators Laura Schnitker and Mike Henry of the Mass Media & Culture archives at the University of Maryland for a virtual tour of one of the leading (and only!) fully dedicated broadcast archives in the U.S. Learn about some of the unique materials in our collections, the overlapping historical narratives they serve and our creative approaches to the challenges of preservation and access.  

Registration fees:

$10: non-ATBL Supporter

Free: ATBL Supporter


In-Person: The “Eyes” of March: the History of Vision and Ophthalmology at the New York Academy of Medicine Library

March 17, 2022

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

New York Academy of Medicine

1216 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

Thankfully, there will be no need to beware the “Ides of March” when you can soon thereafter enjoy the “Eyes” of March! Books about the history of ophthalmology are a visual treasure trove–join Historical Collections Librarian Arlene Shaner in the Drs. Barry and Bobbi Rare Book Reading Room as we take a close look at some of those wonderful resources, as well as texts that demonstrate a few of the many ways physicians and artists have visualized the body over time.

Registration Fees:

$40: non-ATBL Supporter

$30: Student/Young Professional and Associate Levels

$20: Library Fellow Level

Free: Benefactor Level and Above


In-Person: The 2022 ATBL Breslauer Lecture

March 30, 2022

Speaker announcement forthcoming.

6:00 PM EST

The Grolier Club

47 East 60th Street. New York, NY 10022

Lecture description and registration information forthcoming.


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