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The Writing Life

Writing Life Group: Nonfiction 1

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 2:45pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | by special admission
The Library hosts monthly writing groups for fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and children’s/young adult writers.
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Children

Wiggles and Giggles

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 10:00am | Whitridge Room | For Members Only | Newborn-24 Months | Free of Charge

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

Registration is not accepted.
Pick up a ticket at the front desk beginning at 9:30 AM.

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The Writing Life

Writing Life Group: Fiction 1

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 5:00pm | Marshall Room | for members only | free of charge | by special admission
The Library hosts monthly writing groups for fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and children’s/young adult writers.
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Lecture

Jane Sherron De Hart, Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:30pm | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
Jane Sherron de Hart brings us the first full life—private, public, legal, philosophical—of the 107th Supreme Court justice, one of the most profoundly transformative minds of our time; a book fifteen years in the making, written with the cooperation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself and based on many interviews with the justice, her husband, her children, her friends, and her associates.
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The Writing Life

Writing Life Group: Memoir 1

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 2:30pm | Marshall Room | for members only | free of charge | by special admission
The Library hosts monthly writing groups for fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and children’s/young adult writers.
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Children

Tween Scene: Autumnal Art

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm | Whitridge Room | Ages 9 and Older | For Members and Their Guests | Free of Charge

Calling all tweens! Fall into the Library with your favorite leaves for a colorful craft.

Registration is required and space is limited. Guests welcome with advance registration.
To register, please e-mail children@nysoclib.org or call 212.288-6900 x234.
Please make sure children meet the minimum age requirement listed.

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Special Event

Member Happy Hour, October 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm | For members only | Whitridge Room | free of charge | no registration required
Join your fellow members every third Wednesday of the month for an informal drop-in hour of wine and light refreshments.
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Reading Group

Euripides: Four Plays for an Athenian Audience with Donald McDonough (10/18 session)

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:30am | Whitridge Room | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions
From his lifetime until ours, Euripides caused controversy. He does not give his audience, in his own time or ours, the expected, and the result can shock. This representative set of four plays echoes the structure (three tragedies and a comedy) of an Athenian competition. This session covers Euripides’ Medea.
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Children

Fall is Fun!

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 4:00pm | Whitridge Room | Ages 3 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Celebrate the change in season with autumnal stories.

Registration is required and space is limited.
To register, please e-mail children@nysoclib.org or call 212.288-6900 x234.
Please make sure children meet the minimum age requirement listed.

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The Writing Life

Live from the Library, Fall 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:00pm | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
Library members read from their own short stories, novels, poetry, criticism, memoir, and plays. Refreshments and wine will be served.
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Children

Creation Station

Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Wed Oct 31 2018 except Sun Oct 07 2018. Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On October 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, October 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On October 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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Technology

One-on-One Technology Sessions (10/23/18 sessions)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm | for members only | free of charge | by appointment
Library members are invited to stop by and chat, or to bring in their portable electronic devices (laptops, tablets, cell phones, e-book readers, cameras, etc.) for a question-and-answer session with a member of the Library’s Systems staff.
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The Writing Life

Writing Life Group: Poetry I

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 4:30pm | Marshall Room | for members only | free of charge | by special admission
The Library hosts monthly writing groups for fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and children’s/young adult writers.
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Lecture

Tina Chen, Heroes of History: Legacy of My Chinese Family

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:30pm | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
Actor/director/composer Tina Chen recounts the fascinating story of three generations of her mother’s family and their roles in the history of China.
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The Writing Life

Writing Life Group: Fiction 2

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | by special admission
The Library hosts monthly writing groups for fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and children’s/young adult writers.
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The Writing Life

Writing Life Group: Poetry 2

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 2:00pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | by special admission
The Library hosts monthly writing groups for fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and children’s/young adult writers.
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Children

Young Writers' Workshop: Sara Varon, Visual Storytelling

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 5:00pm | Whitridge Room | for members and guests | grades 3-8 | $15 per person, payable at the door | registration required
Cartoonist Sara Varon leads a discussion and works with young writers and artists to explore the possibilities of cartooning.
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Children

Slightly Spooky Stories

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:00pm | Whitridge Room | Ages 3 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Don your costume and get in the Halloween sprirt with these haunted tales.

Registration is required and space is limited.
To register, please e-mail children@nysoclib.org or call 212.288-6900 x234.
Please make sure children meet the minimum age requirement listed.

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Children

Mother Goose Magic

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:00am | Whitridge Room | Ages 2 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

Registration is required and space is limited.
To register, please e-mail children@nysoclib.org or call 212.288-6900 x234.
Please make sure children meet the minimum age requirement listed.

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The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston (October 2018 session)

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | no registration required
Come write with us on Fourth Fridays based on prompts from novelist and educator Carol Weston.
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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On October 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, October 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On October 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 >

Technology

One-on-One Technology Sessions (10/30/18 sessions)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm | for members only | free of charge | by appointment
Library members are invited to stop by and chat, or to bring in their portable electronic devices (laptops, tablets, cell phones, e-book readers, cameras, etc.) for a question-and-answer session with a member of the Library’s Systems staff.
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Lecture

Gregory Pardlo, Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America, with Lisa Lucas

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 6:30pm | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: an extraordinary memoir and blistering meditation on fatherhood, race, addiction, and ambition.
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Pages

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.

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