Our Events

Lecture

WATCH PARTY: Victoria Shorr, The Plum Trees

Friday, August 6, 2021 - 12:00pm | online | open to the public | free of charge | drop in
From the author of MIDNIGHT, a poignant tale about one woman’s quest to recover her family’s history, and a story of loss and survival during the Holocaust.
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Online Event

Digital Teatime

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, July 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, July 30, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 6, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 13, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 20, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 27, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 3, 2021 - 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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Lecture

WATCH PARTY: Laurence Bergreen, In Search of a Kingdom: Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the Perilous Birth of the British Empire

Monday, August 9, 2021 - 12:00pm | online | open to the public | free of charge | drop in
In this grand and thrilling narrative, the acclaimed biographer of Magellan, Columbus, and Marco Polo brings alive the singular life and adventures of Sir Francis Drake, the pirate/explorer/admiral whose mastery of the seas during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I changed the course of history.
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The Writing Life

Writing Life Poetry Workshop: Let's Write Our Summer Down with Esther Cohen

Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 2:00pm Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 2:00pm Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 2:00pm | online | open to the public; free for members | separate sessions | registration required
We will write about love and write about living and everything in between in this summer writing workshop.
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Special Event

WATCH PARTY: Edward Hirsch, 100 Poems to Break Your Heart, with dramatic readers

Friday, August 13, 2021 - 12:00pm | online | open to the public | free of charge | drop in
Edward Hirsch's new book presents 100 of the most moving and inspiring poems of the last 200 years from around the world, a collection that will comfort and enthrall anyone trapped by grief or loneliness, selected by the award-winning, best-selling, and beloved author of HOW TO READ A POEM. In this special event, Dr. Hirsch introduces the poems and their creators, with moving readings by actors R.J. Foster and Sarah Rose Kearns.
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Online Event

Digital Teatime

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, July 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, July 30, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 6, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 13, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 20, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 27, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 3, 2021 - 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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Lecture

WATCH PARTY: Melissa J. Homestead, The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather & Edith Lewis

Friday, August 20, 2021 - 12:00pm | online | open to the public | free of charge | drop in
What would Willa Cather's widely read and cherished novels have looked like if she had never met magazine editor and copywriter Edith Lewis? A groundbreaking new look at the American novelist's creative process.
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Online Event

Digital Teatime

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, July 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, July 30, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 6, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 13, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 20, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 27, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 3, 2021 - 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

WATCH PARTY: Kirstin Valdez Quade, The Five Wounds: A Novel, in conversation with Meg Wolitzer

Monday, August 23, 2021 - 12:00pm | online | open to the public | free of charge | drop in
From an award-winning storyteller comes a stunning debut novel about a New Mexican family’s extraordinary year of love and sacrifice. In this special event, Ms. Quade talks about THE FIVE WOUNDS and the art of fiction writing with award-winning novelist Meg Wolitzer.
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Lecture

WATCH PARTY: Hayden Herrera, Upper Bohemia: A Memoir

Friday, August 27, 2021 - 12:00pm | online | open to the public | free of charge | drop in
A poignant coming-of-age memoir by the daughter of artistic, bohemian parents—set against a backdrop of 1950s New York, Cape Cod, and Mexico.
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Online Event

Digital Teatime

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, July 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, July 30, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 6, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 13, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 20, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 27, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 3, 2021 - 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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Online Event

Digital Teatime

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, July 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, July 30, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 6, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 13, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 20, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, August 27, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, September 3, 2021 - 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

Closing: Labor Day Weekend 2021

Saturday, September 4, 2021 - 11:00am Sunday, September 5, 2021 - 11:00am Monday, September 6, 2021 - 11:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Saturday, September 4, Sunday, September 5, and Monday, September 6, for Labor Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Special Event

Closing: Labor Day Weekend 2021

Saturday, September 4, 2021 - 11:00am Sunday, September 5, 2021 - 11:00am Monday, September 6, 2021 - 11:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Saturday, September 4, Sunday, September 5, and Monday, September 6, for Labor Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Special Event

Closing: Labor Day Weekend 2021

Saturday, September 4, 2021 - 11:00am Sunday, September 5, 2021 - 11:00am Monday, September 6, 2021 - 11:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Saturday, September 4, Sunday, September 5, and Monday, September 6, for Labor Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Children

Alan Gratz on Ground Zero

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 2:00pm | Online | Free of Charge | Presented by the Center for Fiction - Kids Read | Registration Required

In his new novel Ground Zero, bestselling author Alan Gratz weaves together a tale of two devastating days in modern world history, separated by exactly 18 years.

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Special Event

Closing: Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 9:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Monday, October 11, for Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Special Event

Closing: Thanksgiving 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 9:00am Friday, November 26, 2021 - 9:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.
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Special Event

Closing: Thanksgiving 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 9:00am Friday, November 26, 2021 - 9:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.
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Special Event

Closing: Thanksgiving 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 9:00am Friday, November 26, 2021 - 9:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.
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Special Event

Closing: Thanksgiving 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 9:00am Friday, November 26, 2021 - 9:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.
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Special Event

Closing: Christmas 2021

Friday, December 24, 2021 - 9:00am to Saturday, December 25, 2021 - 5:00pm | Closing
The Library is closed all day Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25, for Christmas. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Today's Events

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: