Category Archives: Events

Author Event: Owen Gleiberman at the SVA Library

Join us Thursday, April 21st at 6:30pm for a reading and discussion with Owen Gleiberman about his new book Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies.

Where: SVA Library, 380 2nd Ave, 2nd Floor
When: April 21, 2016, 6:30pm

Free and open to the public.

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The Will Eisner Influence, a talk with Mr. Eisner’s former students at SVA

SVA and the National Cartoonist Society present a Will Eisner Week event: The Will Eisner Influence, a talk with Mr. Eisner’s former students at SVA. Free and open to the public.
When: March 17, 2016, 7:30pm
Where: SVA Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd Floor, NY NY 10010
  • Ray Billingsley, Creator of the syndicated comic strip Curtis.
  • Joey Cavalieri, Writer, DC Comics Senior Editor.
  • John Holmstrom, Underground cartoonist and founder of Punk magazine.
  • Joe Quesada, Illustrator, Former Editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics
  • Special guest Paul Levitz, Writer, Former President of DC Comics and author of Will Eisner Champion of the Graphic Novel.
  • Moderated by Ed Steckley, Reuben Award winning illustrator President of the National Cartoonist Society Manhatten Chapter.

Book sales and signings will follow the event.

Will Eisner Week is a worldwide series of events celebrating comics and graphic novels and the legacy of comics visionary Will Eisner:

A Cinematic Celebration Black History Month

The SVA Library is celebrating Black History Month with a curated selection of films, including art, dance, docs, & features. Highlights include:

spike_lee_redhook_summer_2_page-bg_15384_800_500_81_sRed Hook Summer, Spike Lee, 2012

Another chapter in Lee’s continuing chronicle of various Brooklyn neighborhoods, Red Hook Summer was criminally under-seen upon release but stands as one of Lee’s more engaging recent releases.

still1The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975Goeran Olsson, 2011

Olsson’s powerful and captivating documentary compiles original 16mm found footage with archival interviews. Hear directly from many important civil rights activists, including Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey Newton, & Angela Davis.


Tupac: Resurrection, Lauren Lazin, 2003

Tupac Shakur narrates his own life story in a documentary that features music videos, home movies, and archival interviews. Get deep into Tupac’s mind as he details his love of poetry & hip-hop, as well as his turbulent legal issues. Produced in association with Tupac’s mother, former Black Panther Afeni Shakur.

Find these films and more on the DVD display case near the circulation desk.


Food for Fines – Fall 2015

Do you have library fines? You can reduce your library fines and do good at the same time! The SVA Library is offering a $2 fine forgiveness for every can of food brought in from Friday, December 18th – Wednesday, December 23rd. (Please, no ramen noodles, frozen food, or perishables.)

All food donations will be given to City Harvest.


Extended Hours & Free Coffee Next Week!

To get you through the end of the semester, the SVA Library will have extended hours and free coffee starting next Monday, December 14th, 2015.

Extended Hours
Monday, Dec. 14th – Monday, Dec. 21st:

Mon-Thurs: 8:30am – 11pm
Friday: 8:30am – 10pm
Saturday: 12pm – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 10pm

Extended Hrs Dec 2015

Free Coffee, 5-10pm:

Monday, Dec. 14th
Wednesday, Dec. 16th
Friday, Dec. 18th
Monday, Dec. 21st


#VASAstache contest winners announced

With the month of November drawing to a close, so does our No Shave November-inspired Instagram contest. The contest was held in partnership with VASA’s event, I Mustache You to Read a Book, held in the SVA Library on November 18th. Students and staff were invited into VASA’s photobooth to take photos with mustache hats and stickers, which were fed onto the library’s website with the hashtag #VASAstache. The top three most liked photos won gift cards to The Strand bookstore – the winners are below!

1st Prize – $25 gift card: Alexandra Graudins


2nd Prize – $20 gift card: Amber Ross


3rd Prize – $15 gift card: Morgan King



Congratulations to the winners!

Banned Books Week 2015 is here!


Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has released a list of 

How many of these have you read? Can you name all of the titles by SVA-affiliated artists? Proudly, all of these books can by found in our collection.

Banned Book Week poster by Raina Telgemeier (BFA 2002 Illustration).