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Children

Storytime Online: Globe Trekkers

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 4:00pm | Online | Recommended for children grades K and up

Join us on Zoom for Globe Trekkers, a live, face-to-face storytime. At event time, sign in to Zoom (free Zoom meetings account required).

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Virtual Tour: Margaret Armstrong's Botanical Watercolors at the Met Museum

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 6:00pm | online | open to the public | by donation | registration required
A special virtual tour of Margaret Armstrong's botanical watercolors from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Seminar: Jane Mallison, Meeting Virgil's Aeneid

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:00am Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00am Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 11:00am Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:00am | Online | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required
Written at the request of the Roman Emperor Augustus, this 1st century BCE epic is much more than a piece of propaganda. We’ll read these six books (of twelve) in Robert Fagles’ fine translation.
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The Writing Life: Prompt!

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, June 12, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, July 10, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, August 14, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, October 9, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, November 13, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, December 11, 2020 - 11:00am | On the Zoom Meetings platform | for members | by donation | registration required
Join your fellow member writers for a fun and stimulating hour+ of prompts, writing, and sharing.
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Children

Storytime Online

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 12:00pm | Online | For All Ages

Join us on YouTube at the time above for our virtual storytime for all ages! Can't join us then? The video will be posted on our Children's Events page shortly after the YouTube premiere!

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Trivia Tuesday: Bastille Day Edition!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm | online | open to the public | by donation | registration required
Liberte! Egalite! Put on your thinking cap and join Library staff and friends for an informal hour of book-based trivia with a Francophone flair.
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Seminar: Nicholas Birns, Knight of the Rueful Countenance: Reading Cervantes' Don Quixote

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:00am Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 11:00am Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 11:00am Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:00am | Online | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required
Considered the first great novel and the origin of European fictional representation, Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote is a book at once tragic, inspiring, thought-provoking and, above all, funny. Reading it in Edith Grossman's acclaimed recent translation, we will consider this timeless classic in its contexts old and new.
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Children

Storytime Online

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 4:00pm | Online (Zoom)
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The Writing Life Poetry Workshop: Write What Life Feels Like Now with Esther Cohen

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 3:00pm Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 3:00pm Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:00pm Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 3:00pm Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 3:00pm Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 3:00pm | Separate sessions | open to the public | online | by donation | no registration required
We're all inside. There are so many words to say how we feel. Let's try together.
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An Evening with Jamaica Kincaid

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 6:00pm | online | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
Jamaica Kincaid is a writer and professor whose works include the novels See Now Then, Annie John, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, and Mr. Potter; a classic history of Antigua, A Small Place; and a memoir, My Brother. In this special one-time-only event, Ms. Kincaid talks about her work and the past and present worlds in which it happens.
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Clifford Thompson, What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man's Blues

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 6:00pm | online | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
An African-American writer’s concise, heartfelt take on the state of his nation, exploring the war between the values he has always held and the reality with which he is confronted in twenty-first-century America.
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Children

Storytime Online

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:00pm | Online | For All Ages

Join us on YouTube at the time above for our virtual storytime for all ages! Can't join us then? The video will be posted on our Children's Events page shortly after the YouTube premiere!

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Online Event

Seminar: Jane Mallison, Meeting Virgil's Aeneid

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:00am Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00am Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 11:00am Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:00am | Online | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required
Written at the request of the Roman Emperor Augustus, this 1st century BCE epic is much more than a piece of propaganda. We’ll read these six books (of twelve) in Robert Fagles’ fine translation.
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Children

Storytime Online

Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 11:00am | Online | For All Ages

Join us on YouTube at the time above for our virtual storytime for all ages! Can't join us then? The video will be posted on our Children's Events page shortly after the YouTube premiere!

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Children

Storytime Online: Globe Trekkers

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 4:00pm | Online | Recommended for children grades K and up

Join us on Zoom for Globe Trekkers, a live, face-to-face storytime. At event time, sign in to Zoom (free Zoom meetings account required).

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S.A. Cosby, Blacktop Wasteland

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 6:00pm | online | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
A husband, a father, a son, a business owner...And the best getaway driver east of the Mississippi. Like Ocean's Eleven meets Drive with a Southern noir twist, S. A. Cosby's Blacktop Wasteland is a searing, operatic story of a man pushed to his limits by poverty, race, and his own former life of crime. Lee Child calls it "sensationally good - new, fresh, real, authentic, twisty, with characters and dilemmas that will break your heart. More than recommended."
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Children

Storytime Online

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 12:00pm | Online | For All Ages

Join us on YouTube at the time above for our virtual storytime for all ages! Can't join us then? The video will be posted on our Children's Events page shortly after the YouTube premiere!

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Online Event

Seminar: Jane Mallison, Meeting Virgil's Aeneid

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:00am Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00am Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 11:00am Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:00am | Online | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required
Written at the request of the Roman Emperor Augustus, this 1st century BCE epic is much more than a piece of propaganda. We’ll read these six books (of twelve) in Robert Fagles’ fine translation.
Read More >

Online Event

Seminar: Jane Mallison, Meeting Virgil's Aeneid

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:00am Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00am Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 11:00am Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:00am | Online | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required
Written at the request of the Roman Emperor Augustus, this 1st century BCE epic is much more than a piece of propaganda. We’ll read these six books (of twelve) in Robert Fagles’ fine translation.
Read More >

Online Event

The Writing Life: Prompt!

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, June 12, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, July 10, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, August 14, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, October 9, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, November 13, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, December 11, 2020 - 11:00am | On the Zoom Meetings platform | for members | by donation | registration required
Join your fellow member writers for a fun and stimulating hour+ of prompts, writing, and sharing.
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Special Event

Holiday Closing: Labor Day

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 9:00am to Monday, September 7, 2020 - 5:00pm | Holiday Closing
The Library is closed Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7 for Labor Day Weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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The Writing Life: Prompt!

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, June 12, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, July 10, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, August 14, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, October 9, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, November 13, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, December 11, 2020 - 11:00am | On the Zoom Meetings platform | for members | by donation | registration required
Join your fellow member writers for a fun and stimulating hour+ of prompts, writing, and sharing.
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Online Event

The Writing Life: Prompt!

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, June 12, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, July 10, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, August 14, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, October 9, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, November 13, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, December 11, 2020 - 11:00am | On the Zoom Meetings platform | for members | by donation | registration required
Join your fellow member writers for a fun and stimulating hour+ of prompts, writing, and sharing.
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Special Event

Holiday Closing: Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm | Holiday Closing
The Library is closed Monday, October 12 for Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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The Writing Life: Prompt!

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, June 12, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, July 10, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, August 14, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, October 9, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, November 13, 2020 - 11:00am Friday, December 11, 2020 - 11:00am | On the Zoom Meetings platform | for members | by donation | registration required
Join your fellow member writers for a fun and stimulating hour+ of prompts, writing, and sharing.
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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.

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