Our Events

Special Event

Gallery Talk: Fabulous Fashion (Thursdays at 2:00 PM)

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 2:00pm | Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | no registration required
Join a curator for an intimate look at photographs, books, and historical materials celebrating the beauty created by designers, photographers, illustrators and editors over centuries.
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Online Event

Digital Teatime

Friday, August 5, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 12, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 19, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 26, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 9, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 16, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 23, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm | for members | donations encouraged | drop in
Grab your favorite cup and your current read and spend a little time in social sipping and book-friendly chat with your fellow members.
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Special Event

Gallery Talk: Fabulous Fashion (Tuesdays at 11:00 AM)

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 11:00am | Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | no registration required
Join a curator for an intimate look at photographs, books, and historical materials celebrating the beauty created by designers, photographers, illustrators and editors over centuries.
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Online Event

Digital Teatime

Friday, August 5, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 12, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 19, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 26, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 9, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 16, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 23, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm | for members | donations encouraged | drop in
Grab your favorite cup and your current read and spend a little time in social sipping and book-friendly chat with your fellow members.
Read More >

Special Event

Gallery Talk: Fabulous Fashion (Thursdays at 2:00 PM)

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 2:00pm | Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | no registration required
Join a curator for an intimate look at photographs, books, and historical materials celebrating the beauty created by designers, photographers, illustrators and editors over centuries.
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Special Event

Closing: Labor Day

Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 11:00am Sunday, September 4, 2022 - 11:00am Monday, September 5, 2022 - 11:00am | holiday closing

The Library will be closed all day Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4, and Monday, September 5 for Labor Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Labor Day

Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 11:00am Sunday, September 4, 2022 - 11:00am Monday, September 5, 2022 - 11:00am | holiday closing

The Library will be closed all day Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4, and Monday, September 5 for Labor Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Labor Day

Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 11:00am Sunday, September 4, 2022 - 11:00am Monday, September 5, 2022 - 11:00am | holiday closing

The Library will be closed all day Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4, and Monday, September 5 for Labor Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Gallery Talk: Fabulous Fashion (Tuesdays at 11:00 AM)

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 11:00am | Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | no registration required
Join a curator for an intimate look at photographs, books, and historical materials celebrating the beauty created by designers, photographers, illustrators and editors over centuries.
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Lecture

Livestream: Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Writing the City: Essays on New York

Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 6:00pm | Livestream | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
The eminent preservationist, author, and landscape historian Elizabeth Barlow Rogers is also a committed New Yorker. Writing the City reveals the many facets of her passion as a citizen of the great metropolis and her lifelong efforts to protect and improve it.
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Lecture

Members' Room: Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Writing the City: Essays on New York

Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 6:00pm | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
The eminent preservationist, author, and landscape historian Elizabeth Barlow Rogers is also a committed New Yorker. Writing the City reveals the many facets of her passion as a citizen of the great metropolis and her lifelong efforts to protect and improve it.
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The Writing Life

Prompt! Online with Charlie Allenson

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, October 7, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, November 4, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, December 2, 2022 - 11:00am | on the Zoom Meetings platform | for members only | free of charge | registration required
Join your fellow member writers for a fun and stimulating hour+ of prompts, writing, and sharing.
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Online Event

Digital Teatime

Friday, August 5, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 12, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 19, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 26, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 9, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 16, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 23, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm | for members | donations encouraged | drop in
Grab your favorite cup and your current read and spend a little time in social sipping and book-friendly chat with your fellow members.
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Children

STEAMship Society

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 4:00pm | Whitridge Room | For Members | Kindergarten and up

Curious kids, climb aboard! Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math at the Library. At our first meeting, we’ll preview what’s to come in this year-long program.

  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for all attendees
  • Masks required for ages 2 and older
  • Capacity limited
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Performance

Members' Room: A Warning to the Curious: Two Ghost Stories by M.R. James, performed by Robert Lloyd Parry

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 6:00pm | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
M.R. James first wrote his ghost stories to perform to friends in Kings College Cambridge in the year leading up to World War One. Now, over a century after their first publication, Nunkie Theatre Company have brought two of the eeriest and most entertaining back to life in this gripping, candlelit one-man show. “Lloyd Parry’s mastery of the role is itself an act of possession.” - The New Yorker
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Children

Let's Celebrate with Cuentos

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 4:00pm | Whitridge Room | For Members | Ages 3 and Older

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with cuentos--stories--by Latinx authors and illustrators.

  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for all attendees
  • Masks required for ages 2 and older
  • Capacity limited
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Online Event

Digital Teatime

Friday, August 5, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 12, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 19, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 26, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 9, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 16, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 23, 2022 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm | for members | donations encouraged | drop in
Grab your favorite cup and your current read and spend a little time in social sipping and book-friendly chat with your fellow members.
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Children

Wiggles & Giggles

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 10:00am | Whitridge Room | For Members | Ages 24 Months and Younger

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

  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for all attendees
  • Masks required for ages 2 and older
  • Capacity limited
  • Pick up a ticket at the front desk
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Lecture

Members' Room: Francesca Stanfill with Sara Nelson, The Falcon's Eyes

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 6:00pm | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
Set in France and England at the end of the twelfth century, the moving story of a spirited, questing young woman, Isabelle, who defies convention to forge a remarkable life, one profoundly influenced by the fabled queen she idolizes and comes to know – Eleanor of Aquitaine.
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Lecture

Livestream: Francesca Stanfill with Sara Nelson, The Falcon's Eyes

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 6:00pm | Livestream | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
Set in France and England at the end of the twelfth century, the moving story of a spirited, questing young woman, Isabelle, who defies convention to forge a remarkable life, one profoundly influenced by the fabled queen she idolizes and comes to know – Eleanor of Aquitaine.
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Reading Group

Seminar: A Strangeness in My Mind: Modern Turkish Fiction, with Nicholas Birns

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 11:00am Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 11:00am Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 11:00am Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 11:00am | On the Zoom Meetings platform | for members only | $75 for the four sessions | registration required
Modern Turkish fiction faced the challenge of not just representing twentieth century life but in doing so in a new alphabet and a radically reformed language. These books offer an opportunity to see how a seemingly peripheral cultural area is in fact at the center of literary developments in the past hundred years.
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The Writing Life

Prompt! Online with Diane Richards

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 11:00am Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 11:00am Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 11:00am Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 11:00am | On the Zoom Meetings platform | for members only | free of charge | registration required

Join author and playwright Diane Richards and your fellow writers for a fun and stimulating hour and a half of prompts, writing, and sharing. Sessions are separate - attend any or all.

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Lecture

Livestream: Hugh Ryan, The Women's House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 6:00pm | Livestream | open to the public | free of charge | registration required
This singular history of a Greenwich Village prison, and the queer women and trans people held there, is a window into the policing of queerness and radical politics in the twentieth century.
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Members’ Room Event

Members' Room: Hugh Ryan, The Women's House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 6:00pm | Members' Room | open to the public | free of charge | registration required
This singular history of a Greenwich Village prison, and the queer women and trans people held there, is a window into the policing of queerness and radical politics in the twentieth century.
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Children

Mother Goose Magic

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 10:00am | Whitridge Room | For Members | Ages 2 and Older

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required for all attendees
  • Masks required for ages 2 and older
  • Capacity limited
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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.

Current Exhibition: