Our Events

Children

Wiggles and Giggles

Tuesday, July 17, 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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Special Event

Member Happy Hour, July 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 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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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:00pm | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

Gallery talks take place most weeks on Tuesday or Thursday. See nysoclib/events for upcoming listings.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

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Children

Pirates, Ahoy!

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 4:00pm | Whitridge Room | Ages 3 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Join us for swashbuckling tales of seafaring folk.

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

Creation Station

Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Mon Jul 30 2018. Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On July 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, July 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On July 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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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 11:00am | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

Gallery talks take place most weeks on Tuesday or Thursday. See nysoclib/events for upcoming listings.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

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Children

Mother Goose Magic

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:30am | 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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Children

Summertime Crafternoon

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 4:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Come get crafty at the Library during the dog days of summer.

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

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The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston (July 2018 session)

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:00am | For members only | Whitridge Room | free of charge | no registration required
Rediscover the joy of writing in these fun and instructive drop-in sessions with Speed of Life author Carol Weston. Participants receive a prompt and write freely for ten minutes, after which they are encouraged to share their work with the group. Two prompts per class. Ideal for jumpstarting your writing, generating new ideas, or breaking out of blocks.
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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On July 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, July 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On July 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 >

Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:00pm | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

Gallery talks take place most weeks on Tuesday or Thursday. See nysoclib/events for upcoming listings.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 11:00am | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

Gallery talks take place most weeks on Tuesday or Thursday. See nysoclib/events for upcoming listings.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

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Special Event

Willa Cather’s Red Cloud: A Trip Back in Time

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 5:30pm | Open to the public | Whitridge Room | free of charge | advance registration required
After a recent visit, Library staff members Harriet Shapiro and Cathy McGowan present a talk with images and music about Red Cloud, Nebraska, the prairie town where Willa Cather grew up.
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Special Event

Member Happy Hour, August 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 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.


Happy Hour is supported by The Writing Life. The Writing Life events in 2018 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.

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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 2:00pm | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

Gallery talks take place most weeks on Tuesday or Thursday. See nysoclib/events for upcoming listings.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 11:00am | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

Gallery talks take place most weeks on Tuesday or Thursday. See nysoclib/events for upcoming listings.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

Read More >

The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston (August 2018 session)

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | no registration required
Rediscover the joy of writing in these fun and instructive drop-in sessions with Speed of Life author Carol Weston. Participants receive a prompt and write freely for ten minutes, after which they are encouraged to share their work with the group. Two prompts per class. Ideal for jumpstarting your writing, generating new ideas, or breaking out of blocks.
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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:00pm | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

LAST CHANCE! Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

This is the final gallery talk for this exhibition, which closes at the end of August.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

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Holiday Closing: Labor Day

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 11:00am to Monday, September 3, 2018 - 5:00pm | Holiday Closing

The Library is closed Saturday, September 1, Sunday, September 2, and Monday, September 3, for Labor Day. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Member Happy Hour, September 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm | For members only | Whitridge Room | free of charge | no registration required

Join your fellow members for an informal drop-in hour of wine and light refreshments. Happy Hour usually takes place each third Wednesday of the month; this month's is shifted due to Yom Kippur.


Happy Hour is supported by The Writing Life. The Writing Life events in 2018 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.

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The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston (September 2018 session)

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | no registration required
Rediscover the joy of writing in these fun and instructive drop-in sessions with Speed of Life author Carol Weston. Participants receive a prompt and write freely for ten minutes, after which they are encouraged to share their work with the group. Two prompts per class. Ideal for jumpstarting your writing, generating new ideas, or breaking out of blocks.
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Holiday Closing: Columbus Day

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 11:00am to Monday, October 8, 2018 - 5:00pm | Holiday Closing

The Library is closed Sunday, October 7 and Monday, October 8 for Columbus Day. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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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.


Happy Hour is supported by The Writing Life. The Writing Life events in 2018 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.

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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: