Our Events Winter-Spring 2019
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Exhibition | Special Events | Poetry | Lectures | Seminars & Reading Groups | The Writing Life | Children's & Young Adult Events | Informal and Informational Gatherings
- Exhibition: Women Get the Vote: A Historic Look at the 19th Amendment (January 30-August 30)
- Seminar: Reading Together: The Many Voices of Women's Suffrage with Heidi K. Weber (three Tuesdays beginning February 26)
- Gallery Talks (alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 31)
- Lecture: Sally Roesch Wagner, Women's Suffrage Anthology (March 11)
- Project Cicero (book collection at the Library February 28 - March 7)
- Albert Einstein: Rock Star with Stephen Rosen (March 13)
- Performance: Chantal Bilodeau's Homo Sapiens, with science discussion (March 27)
- Special Writing Life Presentation: Uptown at Night: An Evening of Humorous Storytelling and Comedy with Emmy Blotnick, Jocelyn Chia, James Harvey, and Jim Shepard (April 16)
- Reception: The New York City Book Awards (May 1)
- Reception: The Young Writers Awards (May 20)
- Special Writing Life Presentation: Marcia Butler’s The Creative Imperative, with Caroline Leavitt, Leland Cheuk, Mark Wisniewski, and Tim Page (June 9)
- Poetry: Gregory Pardlo and Jenny Xie (April 8)
- Elaine Pagels, Why Religion? A Personal Story (March 7)
Book club-style discussion of Why Religion? (March 28)
- Conversation: Dorothy Butler Gilliam with Pamela Newkirk, Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America (March 14)
- Conversation: Suzannah Lessard, The Absent Hand: Reimagining Our American Landscape, with Elizabeth Barlow Rogers (April 2)
- John Burnham Schwartz, The Red Daughter: A Novel (May 16)
Seminars and Reading Groups
- Tea & Trollope Reading Group with Blanche Siegel (January 13, February 10, March 10, April 7, May 5)
- The Dystopian Novel: Good Reads from Bad Places with Jane Mallison (February 6, March 13, April 10, May 8)
- The World of Philip Roth with Erwin Flaxman (February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21)
- Reading Together: The Many Voices of Women's Suffrage with Heidi K. Weber (February 26, March 26, April 30)
- Poetry Through the Lens of Art with Bhisham Bherwani (March 18, April 15, May 13)
- Seasons of Light and Darkness: Charles Dickens’s Historical Novels with Nicholas Birns (April 2, May 1, June 12)
The Writing Life
- Prompt! with Carol Weston (separate sessions January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12)
- The Editor Is In: An Interactive Seminar with Walter Bode (separate sessions February 28, March 21, April 24, May 23, June 13)
- Live from the Library (March 19)
Children's and Young Adult Events
- Listen to the Magic: Storytelling with Getchie Argetsinger (March 2)
- Young Adult Authors: Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan, Watch Us Rise (April 13)
Informal and Informational Gatherings
- Happy Hour (third Wednesday of the month: January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19)
- Member Orientations (twice a month beginning January 24)
- Teatime (most weekday afternoons)
Women Get the Vote: A Historic Look at the 19th Amendment is generously underwritten by Ada Peluso and Romano I. Peluso.
The Writing Life events in 2019 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.
Children's and Young Adult events are generously supported by the Richard Peck Fund. The Young Writers Awards are generously supported by Jeanette Wagner.
Registration is required for all events unless individual listings state otherwise, and space is limited. Please see individual listings for details on time, format, and location. Many events are open to the public, with some for members only; check individual listings for details.
The house opens for each event thirty minutes prior to the stated start time. Registrants are asked not to arrive for check-in prior to that time. A seat cannot be guaranteed after an event has begun.
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