Our Events

David Santos Donaldson converses with Bill Goldstein in the Members' Room, June 2022.
David Santos Donaldson converses with Bill Goldstein in the Members' Room, June 2022.

Our Events Winter-Spring 2023

Our calendar combines in-person and livestreamed events. Click on any event title for more details and to register where required.

Stream events from the Winter/Spring 2023 season in our event recordings archive. More coming soon!

Events are added throughout the season. Join our mailing list to get the word first.

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. For Members' Room events, check-in begins 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.

All start times are U.S. Eastern.

Exhibitions | Special Events | Performances | Lectures, Conversations & Panels | Poetry | The Writing Life | Seminars & Reading Groups | Children's & Young Adult Events | Informal & Informational Gatherings


Quack! Quack! The Wonderful World of Robert Quackenbush

Open to the public in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery
March 2-December 31, 2023

Starring in the Library’s first children’s book exhibition are the famous "ducktective" Miss Mallard and other amazing creatures brought to life by writer and illustrator Robert Quackenbush. Books and archival material from the Quackenbush collection introduce visitors to Quackenbush’s delightful world of characters and clues, with insight into his creativity and artistic process.

Special Events

Grammar Table with Ellen Jovin

Friday, June 23, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM and 1:00-4:00 PM | open to the public | free of charge | drop in
Drop by to bring your questions and talk grammar with expert and Rebel with a Clause author Ellen Jovin!


More performances coming in fall 2023!

Lectures, Conversations & Panels

More events coming in fall 2023!

The Writing Life

New Daytime Talks, Prompt! sessions, and more coming in fall 2023!

Seminars & Reading Groups

New seminars coming in fall 2023!

Children's and Young Adult Events


View our playlist of recorded children's events here.

Informal and Informational Gatherings


most weekdays, 3:00 to 3:30 PM
Reference Room | open to the public | free of charge; donations welcome | drop in

Take a break for tea, coffee, and cookies in our first-floor public Reference Room.

Member Orientation

Monday, July 17, 11:00 AM
Little Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | drop in

It's your Library. Learn about all the ways to make use of our collections, building, and services in a friendly presentation/Q&A with a staff member. Sessions last 45-60 minutes.

The Library is closed Tuesday, July 4, for Independence Day.

Writing Life events in 2023 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.

Quack! Quack! is generously supported by a gift in memory of Susan Goodstein Lerner.