New Events! Past Events!
Due to the wonders of technology, we can look forward to upcoming events and also back at prior ones. Here are just a few of the dozens of presentations you can stream from our website. (The complete list is here, or you can head straight to our YouTube channel.)
The New York City Book Awards, founded in 1996, honor each year’s best books about the city. This annual ceremony honors the winning authors and publishers. Speakers include Library trustee Ellen M. Iseman, award presenters Bianca Calabresi, Alex Gilvarry, Karl E. Meyer, Janice P. Nimura, Geeta Tewari, Warren Wechsler, and awardees Ezra Bookman, Leah Carter, Philip Ashforth Coppola, Karina Yan Glaser, Victoria Johnson, Albert Samaha, and Jeremy Workman.
Circe, daughter of the mightiest Titan and possessor of the power of witchcraft, crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all mythology. When she finds herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians, she must summon all her strength to protect what she loves most.
A spirited biography of the prophetic and sympathetic philosopher who helped build the foundations of the modern world, by the William Armstrong Professor of the Humanities at Wesleyan University.
In connection to the Library’s exhibition Women Get the Vote, the founding director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation tells the stories of those who made women’s suffrage happen, based on her new anthology.
In honor of Einstein's 140th birthday, a lightheartedly scientific look at his life, legacy, and ongoing popularity with physicist and playwright Stephen Rosen.
Running from her father’s brutal legacy, Joseph Stalin’s daughter defects to the United States during the turbulence of the 1960s. This sweeping historical novel and unexpected love story is inspired by the remarkable life of Svetlana Alliluyeva.
Uptown at Night returns to the Members’ Room with a vibrant new lineup of humorous storytellers and comedians including Jim Shepard, Emmy Blotnick, James Harvey, Jocelyn Chia, and Dr. George Lombardi.
The author, playwright, and Yale Drama professor shares a shimmering exploration of love, art, mortality, and the afterlife. Letters from Max is co-authored with Max Ritvo.
Why is religion still around in the twenty-first century? Why do so many still believe? And how do various traditions still shape the way people experience everything from sexuality to politics, whether they are religious or not? In Why Religion? one of today’s most compelling thinkers on the subject looks to her own life to help address these questions.
Meet the award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of the children's books Ella Enchanted and Ogre Enchanted! Gail Carson Levine offers a glimpse into the magic behind her numerous books and her writing process.
Bestselling author Lessard takes a deep dive into our surroundings—cities, countryside, and sprawl—to explore change in the meaning of place and reimagine our American landscape. Ms. Lessard discusses The Absent Hand with the president of the Foundation for Landscape Studies, author Elizabeth Barlow Rogers.
In this occasional series, writers and patrons interested in the publishing world are invited to insightful discussion with its stars. Brenda Bowen represents books for young readers and for adults at Greenburger Associates. John Silbersack of The Bent Agency is a publishing professional with a deep experience as editor, publisher, and agent. Emma Sweeney is president and owner of Emma Sweeney Agency LLC.