Our Events

Past Events

  • Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Online Event | Separate sessions | open to the public | online | by donation | no registration required
    We're all inside. There are so many words to say how we feel. Let's try together.
  • Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:00 PM | Children | Online | For All Ages

    Heat got you craving something cold and creamy?

  • Monday, June 29, 2020 - 6:00 PM | Online Event | online | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
    A genteel summer visit to 1815 with writer/actress Laura Rocklyn as Jane Austen.
    Embedded thumbnail for Performance: Laura Rocklyn as Jane Austen: Who Dares to Be an Authoress?
  • Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Children | Online | For All Ages

    Join us on YouTube at the time above for our virtual storytime for all ages! Can't join us then?

  • Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 6:00 PM | Online Event | YouTube Premiere | open to the public | by donation | no registration required
    Our New York City Book Award-winning poet reads from and discusses his recent work - a new collection that chronicles a weekend in the life of a group of friends coming of age in East Harlem at the dawn of the hip-hop era.
    Embedded thumbnail for Poetry: Willie Perdomo, The Crazy Bunch
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 12:00 PM | Children | Online | For All Ages

    Join us on YouTube at the time above for our virtual storytime for all ages! Can't join us then?

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Online Event | Online | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required
    Considered the first great novel and the origin of European fictional representation, Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote is a book at once tragic, inspiring, thought-provoking and, above all, funny. Reading it in Edith Grossman's acclaimed recent translation, we will consider this timeless classic in its contexts old and new.
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM | Online Event | online | open to the public | by donation | registration required
    Put on your thinking cap, grab your favorite beverage, and join Library staff and friends for an informal evening of trivia based in books and the writing world.
  • Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Children | Online (Zoom)

    Join us on Zoom for a virtual, face-to-face storytime.

  • Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Online Event | Separate sessions | open to the public | online | by donation | no registration required
    We're all inside. There are so many words to say how we feel. Let's try together.
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 6:00 PM | Online Event | online
    Two remarkable writers join Chicago Review of Books Editor-in-Chief Amy Brady for an interactive discussion about the worlds of their novels and our current nonfiction world of climate change.
    Embedded thumbnail for Conversation: Michael Zapata and Lydia Millet with Amy Brady
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 12:00 PM | Children | Online | For All Ages

    Join us on YouTube at the time above for our virtual storytime for all ages! Can't join us then?

  • Monday, June 15, 2020 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM | Children | Online | Zoom | Recommended for children grades 3 and up | Registration required

    Calling all mystery-lovers, party-goers, budding young writers, and people who just love games! Join us on Zoom as we play a live, character-driven, adventure-filled writing game that's one-part Clue, another part Mad Libs.

  • Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Children | Online | For All Ages

    Join us on YouTube at the time above for our virtual storytime for all ages! Can't join us then?

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 4:00 PM | Children | Online | Recommended for children grades K and up

    Join us on Zoom for Globe Trekkers, a live, face-to-face storytimeAt event time, sign in to Zoom (

  • Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Children | Online (Zoom)

    Join us on Zoom for a virtual, face-to-face storytime.

  • Friday, June 5, 2020 - 12:00 PM | Online Event | online | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
    An interactive chat with author Gretchen Rubin on living a happier, healthier, more productive life even during and while emerging from the season of quarantine.
    Embedded thumbnail for Happier at (Quarantine) Home: A Q&A with HAPPINESS PROJECT Author Gretchen Rubin
  • Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Online Event | Separate sessions | open to the public | online | by donation | no registration required
    We're all inside. There are so many words to say how we feel. Let's try together.
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 12:00 PM | Children | Online | For All Ages

    Join us on YouTube at the time above for our virtual storytime for all ages! Can't join us then?

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Online Event | Online | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required
    Considered the first great novel and the origin of European fictional representation, Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote is a book at once tragic, inspiring, thought-provoking and, above all, funny. Reading it in Edith Grossman's acclaimed recent translation, we will consider this timeless classic in its contexts old and new.
  • Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 4:00 PM | Online Event | Instagram Live | open to the public | free of charge | drop in
    An interactive discussion on what we've done and what we've read over the past few months to maintain our mental well-being while confined to our homes.
  • Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Children | Online (Zoom)

    Join us on Zoom for a virtual, face-to-face storytime.

  • Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 6:00 PM | Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 6:00 PM | Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 6:00 PM | Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 6:00 PM | The Writing Life | Online | for members only | $60 for the four sessions | registration required
    This course will explore the growing popularity of flash fiction and examine how the elements of traditional storytelling like character, conflict, and plot play out in a condensed form with the editor-in-chief of the journal DIGGING THROUGH THE FAT.
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 12:00 PM | Children | Online | For All Ages

    Join us on YouTube at the time above for our virtual storytime for all ages! Can't join us then?

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 6:30 PM | Lecture | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
    This event will be re-announced with a new date for fall 2020.

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