Our Events

Prof. Farah Jasmine Griffin presents her book READ UNTIL YOU UNDERSTAND, September 2021
Prof. Farah Jasmine Griffin presents her book READ UNTIL YOU UNDERSTAND, September 2021

Our Events Winter/Spring 2022

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

Coming soon: Our winter/spring event recordings to stream on demand.

Lectures, special events, and other formats return starting in September.

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All start times are U.S. Eastern.

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


Fabulous Fashion
Open to the public in The Assunta, Ignazio, Ada and Romano Peluso Exhibition Gallery
June 10, 2022-January 15, 2023

In the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery you will discover a world of transcending beauty created by designers, photographers, illustrators and editors during periods of war and peace. Here are ravishing images and books culled from the Library’s collection.

Fabulous Fashion Gallery Talks
alternating Tuesdays at 11:00 AM and Thursdays at 2:00 PM in The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | no registration required

Join a curator for an intimate look at the books and images. Follow the link for specific Tuesday or Thursday dates June 14-August 4.


Writing Life Poetry Workshop: Come Write Poems with Esther Cohen
Thursday, July 14, 2:00 PM
on the Zoom Meetings platform | open to the public; free for members | separate sessions | registration required

Join poet and teacher Esther Cohen to write the poems we've always intended to write.

The Writing Life

Writing Life Workshop: The Editor Is In: An Interactive Seminar with Walter Bode (6/30/22 session)
Thursdays, June 30 and July 28 (separate sessions), 6:00 PM
On the Zoom Meetings platform | for members only | free of charge | registration required

Books Walter Bode edited have won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this seminar, he’ll help writers find the most effective words and make the best use of them – based on participants’ own writing samples.

Children's and Young Adult Events

Storytime Live!
varying dates
Zoom | for all ages | no registration required

Join us on Zoom for a live face-to-face storytime.

Storytime Online
varying dates
YouTube | for all ages | no registration required


View our playlist of recorded children's events here.

Informal and Informational Gatherings

Digital Teatime
Fridays, 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
online | for members only | free of charge | 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.

Member Orientation Videos
Videos introducing the Library's collections, services, and online resources

Fabulous Fashion is generously supported by The Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Foundation, Bloomingdale’s, and The Felicia Fund.

The Writing Life events in 2022 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.

The Library will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day, and Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4, and Monday, September 5 for Labor Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.