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Past Events

  • Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 4:00 PM | Children | Online (Zoom) | For all ages

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

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 6:00 PM | Online Event | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
    Two acclaimed novelists discuss their research and writing about the experiences of women in the Second World War and its aftermath.
  • Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 4:00 PM | Online Event | open to the public | free of charge | drop in
    Staffer and love-story reader Marialuisa Monda chats about guilty pleasures and pet peeves in classic romances and contemporary love stories.
  • Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 3:00 PM | Online Event | open to the public | by donation | separate sessions | registration required
    It's an unusual year. There are so many words to say how we feel. Let's try together.
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 4:00 PM | Children | Online (Zoom) | Recommended for children in Kindergarten and Up

    Join us on online for Picture Perfect, a live, face-to-face storytime focusing on an award-winning picture book. At event time, sign in to Zoom (free Zoom meetings account required).

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 6:00 PM | Online Event | for members of the New York Society Library and membership library members | by donation | registration required
    In Dawson’s Fall, a novel based on the lives of Roxana Robinson’s great-grandparents, we see America at its most fragile, fraught, and malleable. Set in 1889, in Charleston, South Carolina, Robinson’s tale weaves her family’s journal entries and letters with a novelist’s narrative grace, and spans the life of her tragic hero, Frank Dawson, as he attempts to navigate the country’s new political, social, and moral landscape.
  • Monday, August 31, 2020 - 6:00 PM | Online Event | YouTube | free of charge | drop in
    The author of Free Food for Millionaires writes the sweeping saga of an exceptional Korean family through the generations.
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 12:00 PM | Children | Online | For All Ages

    Peanut butter and chocolate: what could be better?

  • Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Online Event | Online | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required
    Written at the request of the Roman Emperor Augustus, this 1st century BCE epic is much more than a piece of propaganda. We’ll read these six books (of twelve) in Robert Fagles’ fine translation.
  • Wednesday, August 12, 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 storytime.

  • Saturday, August 8, 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, July 9, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Online Event | Online | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required
    Written at the request of the Roman Emperor Augustus, this 1st century BCE epic is much more than a piece of propaganda. We’ll read these six books (of twelve) in Robert Fagles’ fine translation.
  • Saturday, August 1, 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, July 29, 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 storytime. At event time, sign in to Zoom (

  • Saturday, July 25, 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, July 9, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Online Event | Online | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required
    Written at the request of the Roman Emperor Augustus, this 1st century BCE epic is much more than a piece of propaganda. We’ll read these six books (of twelve) in Robert Fagles’ fine translation.
  • Wednesday, July 22, 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, July 20, 2020 - 6:00 PM | Online Event | online | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
    An African-American writer’s concise, heartfelt take on the state of his nation, exploring the war between the values he has always held and the reality with which he is confronted in twenty-first-century America.
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  • Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 6:00 PM | Online Event | online | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
    Jamaica Kincaid is a writer and professor whose works include the novels See Now Then, Annie John, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, and Mr. Potter; a classic history of Antigua, A Small Place; and a memoir, My Brother. In this special one-time-only event, Ms. Kincaid talks about her work and the past and present worlds in which it happens.
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  • 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 15, 2020 - 4:00 PM | Children | Online (Zoom)

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

  • 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, July 14, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM | Online Event | online | open to the public | by donation | registration required
    Liberte! Egalite! Put on your thinking cap and join Library staff and friends for an informal hour of book-based trivia with a Francophone flair.
  • Saturday, July 11, 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?

  • Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Online Event | Online | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required
    Written at the request of the Roman Emperor Augustus, this 1st century BCE epic is much more than a piece of propaganda. We’ll read these six books (of twelve) in Robert Fagles’ fine translation.

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