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Creation Station

Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Mon May 01 2017.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 2, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 9, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 16, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On April weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 2, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 9, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 16, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On April weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

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Reading Group

Tea and Trollope Reading Group with Blanche Siegal (April 2017 session) - Fully Registered

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:30 PM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | by donation

Educator Blanche Siegal leads informal discussions of the works of the beloved Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope and selected contemporaries. This popular group is now in its sixth season. Tea and light refreshments are served.

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Children

Wiggles and Giggles

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 10:00 AM | Whitridge Room | For Members Only | Newborn-24 Months | Free of Charge

Join us for songs, stories, and playtime for babies and toddlers.

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Special Event

Love Poetry: A Celebration with Wendy Power Spielmann and James Kraft

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:00 PM | For members and guests | Whitridge Room | $15 per person | Advance registration required
Lovers of poetry, join us to celebrate the poetry of love during National Poetry Month. Multilinguist Wendy Power Spielmann and beloved seminar leader James Kraft give dramatic and humorous readings of verses from ancient Egypt, Greece, and China through the Renaissance to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—from Horace to Emily Dickinson to Cole Porter. Read More >

Reading Group

Seminar: James Kraft, The Tales of Henry James (April 5 session) - Fully Registered

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 11:00 AM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | $75 for all five sessions (recommended); $15 per session | Advance registration required
Considered one of the finest American writers, Henry James is also considered a challenging writer. This five-session seminar will survey the best of his stories and reveal his exceptional qualities as a writer. Read More >

Lecture

Daphne Merkin, This Close to Happy: A Reckoning with Depression

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:30 PM | Open to the Public | Members' Room | $15 per person | Advance registration required
The former New Yorker staff writer brings us the rare, vividly personal account of what it feels like to suffer from clinical depression, written from a woman’s perspective and informed by an acute understanding of the implications of this disease over a lifetime. Read More >

Children

Blast Off!

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:00 PM | Whitridge Room | Ages 3 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Zoom out of this world with extraterrestrial stories and a craft.

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Children

Mother Goose Magic

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 10:30 AM | Whitridge Room | Ages 2 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 2, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 9, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 16, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On April weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Read More >

Children

Creation Station

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 2, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 9, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 16, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On April weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Read More >

Lecture

Frances FitzGerald, The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America - Fully Registered

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:30 PM | Open to the Public | Members' Room | $15 per person | advance registration required
This groundbreaking book from Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Frances FitzGerald is the first to tell the powerful, dramatic story of the evangelical movement in America—from the Puritan era to the 2016 presidential election. Read More >

Reading Group

John Milton's Paradise Regained with Donald McDonough (April 11 session)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 11:00 AM | For members only | Whitridge Room | $25 for both sessions (recommended); $15 per session
To “justify the ways of God to men,” John Milton wrote Paradise Lost, in which the serpent got Eve and Adam exiled from Paradise. His Paradise Regained interprets an Old Testament prophecy given to that successful serpent, now identified with Satan. Frequent seminar leader Donald McDonough introduces Milton's lesser-known epic. Read More >

The Writing Life

Literary Magazine Salon: Digging Through the Fat and Guernica

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:00 PM | Open to the Public | Members' Room | $15 per person | Advance registration required
Join us for a special evening of refreshments, conversations, readings, video, and more in our annual evening showcasing great literary magazines. Read More >

Children

Mother Goose Magic

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:30 AM | Whitridge Room | Ages 2 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 2, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 9, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 16, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On April weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Read More >

Easter - Library Closed

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 11:00 AM | The Library is closed Sunday, April 16 for Easter. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 2, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 9, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 16, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On April weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Read More >

Lecture

National Library Week: Christina Amato, The Monumental World of Miniature Books

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 6:30 PM | Open to the Public | Members' Room | $15 per person | Advance registration required
Library Conservator Christina Amato discusses the history, craft, and ongoing fascination of miniature books, from devotional items and titillation to children's tales and propaganda. Read More >

Children

Tween Scene: Center of Attention

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 -
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
| Children's Library | Ages 9 and older | For Members and Their Guests | Free of Charge

Calling all tweens! Decorate a centerpiece you can use to hold anything under the sun.

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Reading Group

Jonathan Swift: Master of Satire with Jane Mallison (April 19 session)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | $60 for all four sessions (recommended); $15 per session | Advance registration required
Educator Jane Mallison leads discussion of the English/Irish master of "indignatio," from short works through Gulliver's Travels. Read More >

Children

Mother Goose Magic

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:30 AM | Whitridge Room | Ages 2 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

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Children

Spring Has Sprung!

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 4:00 PM | Whitridge Room | Ages 3 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Celebrate the season with stories and a springtime craft.

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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 2, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 9, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 16, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On April weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Read More >

Children

Creation Station

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 2, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 9, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 16, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On April weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Read More >

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Exhibitions

The Library showcases our historic collections and the literary culture of the city with themed public exhibitions on the second floor. Exhibitions are offered for six to twelve months, and both members and nonmembers are welcome to drop by any time the Library is open.

Current Exhibition: