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Time Travelers: Egyptology

Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 11:30am | Whitridge Room | Ages 5 and Older | For Members Only

Take a trip in our time machine. This month, we'll learn to talk and walk like Egyptians.

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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 30, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only

Drop by the Library to color, create, or craft.

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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 30, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only

Drop by the Library to color, create, or craft.

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Special Event

270th Anniversary Building Tours, June 2024

Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm | Reference Room | open to the public | free of charge | drop in
Celebrate our Library’s 270th anniversary! Join us for a special journey through history with our newly appointed docents. Explore the gallery and the architectural marvels of our building.
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Children

Wiggles & Giggles

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 10:00am | Whitridge Room | Ages 24 Months and Younger | For Members Only

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

Pick up a ticket in the lobby.

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Lecture

Livestream: Roxana Robinson, Leaving, with Amanda Vaill

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 6:00pm | Livestream | open to the public | free of charge | registration required
What risks would you be willing to take to fall in love again? In this one-of-a-kind event, Roxana Robinson discusses her novel Leaving with Amanda Vaill.
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Lecture

Members' Room: Roxana Robinson, Leaving, with Amanda Vaill

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 6:00pm | Members' Room | open to the public | free of charge | registration required
What risks would you be willing to take to fall in love again? In this one-of-a-kind event, Roxana Robinson discusses her novel Leaving with Amanda Vaill.
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Special Event

Closing: Juneteenth 2024

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - 9:00am | holiday closing

The Library is closed all day Wednesday, June 19, for Juneteenth. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Children

Mother Goose Magic

Friday, June 21, 2024 - 10:00am | Whitridge Room | Ages 2 and Older | For Members Only

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 30, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only

Drop by the Library to color, create, or craft.

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Performance

NURSE! A Solo Show by Ayun Halliday

Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 7:00pm | Members' Room | open to the public | $20 per person | registration required
Juliet’s Nurse hits the road to leverage her eyewitness observations and correct the record on "the greatest love story ever told." Inspired by actress / Brooklyn Theater fire survivor Kate Claxton's historic lecture tour, NURSE is a comic meditation on love, death, aging, and teenagers.
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Creation Station

Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 30, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only

Drop by the Library to color, create, or craft.

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Reading Group

Springtime with Henry James: One Novel, One Novella, and Seven Tales, taught by Jane Mallison

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 11:00am Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 11:00am Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 11:00am Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | $100 for the four sessions/$25 per session | registration required
“We work in the dark – we do what we can – we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.” Henry James put these highly quotable lines into the mouth of the main character of “The Middle Years.” In this four-session seminar, we’ll read that tale and three others that James wrote about authors.
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Children

Crafternoon

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 3:30pm | Whitridge Room | All Ages | For Members Only

Come get crafty at the Library.

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Lecture

Livestream: Elizabeth Birkelund, A Northern Light in Provence and Lorenzo Carcaterra, Nonna Maria and the Case of the Lost Treasure

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 6:00pm | Livestream | open to the public | free of charge | registration required
A woman leaves her coastal Greenland village to translate the works of a renowned Provençal poet and finds her life irrevocably changed. “One of the most charming amateur sleuths ever created” (Tess Gerritsen) dodges assassins and hunts for hidden treasure. In this one-of-a-kind event, bestselling authors Elizabeth Birkelund and Lorenzo Carcaterra discuss their latest fiction and the charms and challenges of their European settings.
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Lecture

Members' Room: Elizabeth Birkelund, A Northern Light in Provence and Lorenzo Carcaterra, Nonna Maria and the Case of the Lost Treasure

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 6:00pm | Members' Room | open to the public | free of charge | registration required
A woman leaves her coastal Greenland village to translate the works of a renowned Provençal poet and finds her life irrevocably changed. “One of the most charming amateur sleuths ever created” (Tess Gerritsen) dodges assassins and hunts for hidden treasure. In this one-of-a-kind event, bestselling authors Elizabeth Birkelund and Lorenzo Carcaterra discuss their latest fiction and the charms and challenges of their European settings.
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Children

Red, White, Blue, and... You!

Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 4:00pm | Whitridge Room | Ages 3 and Older | For Members Only

Enjoy stories about the Fourth of July and fireworks.

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Lecture

Morgan Talty, Fire Exit: A Novel

Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 6:00pm | Livestream (online only) | open to the public | free of charge | registration required
From the award-winning author of Night of the Living Rez, Morgan Talty’s debut novel, Fire Exit, is a masterful and unforgettable story of family, legacy, bloodlines, culture and inheritance, and what, if anything, we owe one another.
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Children

Mother Goose Magic

Friday, June 28, 2024 - 10:00am | Whitridge Room | Ages 2 and Older | For Members Only

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 30, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only

Drop by the Library to color, create, or craft.

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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 9, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm Sunday, June 30, 2024 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only

Drop by the Library to color, create, or craft.

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Special Event

Closing: Independence Day 2024

Thursday, July 4, 2024 - 9:00am | holiday closing

The Library is closed all day Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Labor Day 2024

Saturday, August 31, 2024 - 9:00am Sunday, September 1, 2024 - 9:00am Monday, September 2, 2024 - 9:00am | holiday closing

The Library is closed all day Saturday, August 31, Sunday, September 1, and Monday, September 2, for Labor Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Labor Day 2024

Saturday, August 31, 2024 - 9:00am Sunday, September 1, 2024 - 9:00am Monday, September 2, 2024 - 9:00am | holiday closing

The Library is closed all day Saturday, August 31, Sunday, September 1, and Monday, September 2, for Labor Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Labor Day 2024

Saturday, August 31, 2024 - 9:00am Sunday, September 1, 2024 - 9:00am Monday, September 2, 2024 - 9:00am | holiday closing

The Library is closed all day Saturday, August 31, Sunday, September 1, and Monday, September 2, for Labor Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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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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