Our Events

Reading Group

Tea & Trollope Reading Group with Blanche Siegal, Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 2:30pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | by donation | advance registration required
Educator Blanche Siegal leads informal discussions of the beloved Victorian author Anthony Trollope and other master writers of the same century. This popular group is now in its ninth season.
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Special Event

Member Orientation (12/16/19 session)

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 10:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | no registration required
It's your Library. Learn about all the ways to make use of our collections, building, and services in a friendly presentation/Q&A with a staff member. Sessions last 45-60 minutes.
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Reception

Celebration of Member Writers, December 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm | Members’ Room | for members and guests | free of charge | registration required
Members and guests are cordially invited to a celebration of Library members who have published books July-December 2019.
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Children

Wiggles and Giggles

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:00am | Whitridge Room | Newborn-24 Months | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Join us for songs, stories, and playtime for babies and toddlers.
Advance registration is not accepted. Pick up a ticket at the front desk.

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Reading Group

Jane Mallison, Walt Whitman at 200

Repeats every month until Thu Dec 19 2019 except Fri Nov 01 2019, Sun Dec 01 2019. Also includes Wed Oct 30 2019, Wed Nov 20 2019, Wed Dec 18 2019.Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | advance registration required
This seminar looks at Whitman (born in May 1819) as poet, American, man.
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Special Event

Happy Hour, Fall 2019

Repeats every month on October, November, December on the third Wednesday until Thu Dec 19 2019. Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 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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Children

Films and Fun

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 4:00pm | Whitridge Room | Ages 3 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Bring along your favorite teddy to enjoy this short film about Corduroy, a little lost bear.

Registration is required and space is limited. Please make sure children meet the proper age requirements.

To register please call the Children's Library at 212-288-6900 x234 or email children@nysoclib.org.

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Children

Mother Goose Magic

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 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. Please make sure children meet the proper age requirements.

To register please call the Children's Library at 212-288-6900 x234 or email children@nysoclib.org.

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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

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

Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

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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Special Event

Holiday Closing: Christmas/Boxing Day

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 5:00pm to Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 8:00pm | Holiday Closing
The Library closes at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 24 and remains closed Wednesday, December 25 and Thursday, December 26.
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Special Event

Holiday Closing: New Year's Day

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 8:00pm | Holiday Closing
The Library closes at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31 and remains closed Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Reading Group

Tea & Trollope Reading Group with Blanche Siegal, Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Repeats every month on the 1 of March, April until Tue Apr 21 2020 except Sun Mar 01 2020, Wed Apr 01 2020. Also includes Sun Mar 15 2020, Sun Apr 19 2020.Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 2:30pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | by donation | advance registration required
Educator Blanche Siegal leads informal discussions of the beloved Victorian author Anthony Trollope and other master writers of the same century. This popular group is now in its ninth season.
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Reading Group

Tea & Trollope Reading Group with Blanche Siegal, Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 2:30pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | by donation | advance registration required
Educator Blanche Siegal leads informal discussions of the beloved Victorian author Anthony Trollope and other master writers of the same century. This popular group is now in its ninth season.
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Lecture

Pamela Newkirk, Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 6:30pm | Members’ Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
An award-winning journalist shows how workplace diversity initiatives have turned into a profoundly misguided industry - and have done little to bring equality to America's major industries and institutions.
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Reading Group

Tea & Trollope Reading Group with Blanche Siegal, Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 2:30pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | by donation | advance registration required
Educator Blanche Siegal leads informal discussions of the beloved Victorian author Anthony Trollope and other master writers of the same century. This popular group is now in its ninth season.
Read More >

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: