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View Poll Results: Do you have a library card?
Yes, and I not only check out books, but more (research, author events, gift shop, etc.) 10 19.61%
Yes, I'm in the library quite a bit 12 23.53%
Yes, I have a card, but rarely use it 18 35.29%
No, no card 11 21.57%
Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-26-2019, 11:30 AM
 
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Just read that I can use my library card to get into the Morgan Library and the Guggenheim Museum. Gotta try it.
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:28 PM
 
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There are evening talks where authors are showcasing their books but then there were these seminars where the topic was more in depth and it was more like a classroom type of setting. You had to sign up and register online to reserve a spot for those & they passed out materials. There was also a q & a afterwards. I went to the trust fund/inheritance tax seminar, the real estate investment and the stocks/bonds/equities investment seminars & the long term health insurance/elder law seminar but that was a good 8 or 9 years ago. Don't know if they still offer those.

They were pretty good and well attended (you had to register really early on in order to reserve a spot). The only thing was they often ran out of time; there was so much material to cover but they did give these handouts that you could take home with you.
I guess those are the ones at SIBL on 34th?

I thought you meant more literary ones. Those are a good idea. I went to one once - I guess I just didn't think of it as a seminar.
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Old 07-27-2019, 05:34 AM
 
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Just read that I can use my library card to get into the Morgan Library and the Guggenheim Museum. Gotta try it.
Let's us know if that is actually possible!
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Old 07-27-2019, 06:47 AM
 
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Let's us know if that is actually possible!
It's technically possible but may not be that easy since the passes are in high demand and they are limited in number. https://www.culturepass.nyc/faq
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Let's us know if that is actually possible!

I will certainly let you know if it works. I am skeptical too. I am fond of "if it seems to be too good to be true it IS."
I saw an ad for a Mapplethorpe show at the Guggenheim andI find their admission fees too high, but I love Mapplethorpe...so I will try as hard as I can to get in with my library card.


Heck, I won Hamilton tickets, first row, so I have a little bit of luck on my side.
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:04 AM
 
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Yes (Brooklyn Public Library), but the card is ancient and is probably unusable due to system/card upgrades that are bound to have happened in the more than 10 years that have passed since I last used the card
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:09 AM
 
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Yes (Brooklyn Public Library), but the card is ancient and is probably unusable due to system/card upgrades that are bound to have happened in the more than 10 years that have passed since I last used the card
I had to verify my address for my NYPL card about a year ago. I wonder if Brooklyn has the same system, requiring people to verify they still live there after a certain number of years pass.
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:13 AM
 
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I had to verify my address for my NYPL card about a year ago. I wonder if Brooklyn has the same system, requiring people to verify they still live there after a certain number of years pass.
If they do, it sounds like something new (as in sometime in the last 10 years ). I never recalled having to do such as a child growing up in Brooklyn.
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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If they do, it sounds like something new (as in sometime in the last 10 years ). I never recalled having to do such as a child growing up in Brooklyn.
I think NYPL expire every 3 years and Queens Library every 5 years or it may be the other way around. In any event, they expire which is a royal pain and you can't renew online. You have to stop by the branch personally.
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:55 AM
 
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I guess those are the ones at SIBL on 34th?

I thought you meant more literary ones. Those are a good idea. I went to one once - I guess I just didn't think of it as a seminar.
No. They were offered by the Mid Manhattan Library.
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