Our Events

Past Events

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 4:00 PM | Children | Online (Zoom) | Recommended for children in Kindergarten and Up

    Let's meet on Zoom at the time above for a face-to-face storytime.

  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 11:00 AM | Online Event | On the Zoom Meetings platform | for members only | $60 for the four sessions | registration required
    How does the 20th-century British novelist's combination of the visionary, the robust, and the outlandish have new relevance for the 21st century?
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Members’ Room Event | Members’ Room | for members and guests | free of charge | registration required
    Members and guests are cordially invited to a celebration of Library members who have published books in 2021.
  • Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 4:00 PM | Children | Online (Zoom) | For all ages

    Let's meet on Zoom at the time above for a face-to-face storytime.

  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 11:00 AM | Online Event | On the Zoom Meetings platform | for members only | $60 for the four sessions | registration required
    How does the 20th-century British novelist's combination of the visionary, the robust, and the outlandish have new relevance for the 21st century?
  • Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 2:00 PM | Members’ Room Event | Members’ Room | open to the public | $20 per person | registration required
    Clover is a new full-length play by Laura Rocklyn and Ty Hallmark exploring the life of Gilded Age Washington socialite and pioneer female photographer Clover Adams. Upon arriving in D.C., Clover dives into the political and social scene - but then the death of her beloved father and possible philandering of her husband subject her to the darker forces that run in her family line.
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Members’ Room Event | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
    Ronald Koury and writers from The Hudson Review celebrate a treasury of unique and wide-ranging contributions, all establishing a sense of place, its history and significance. Light refreshments will be served.
    Embedded thumbnail for Ronald Koury and special guests, Places Lost and Found: Travel Essays from the Hudson Review
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 4:00 PM | Children | Online | For All Ages

    Join us on YouTube at the time above for our virtual storytime for all ages!

  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:00 PM | Children | Online (Zoom) | Recommended for children in Kindergarten and up

    Let's meet on Zoom at the time above for a face-to-face storytime. Our 2021-22 elementary age program explores the rhymes, rhythms, and pizzazz of poetry.

  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Members’ Room Event | Members' Room and Livestreamed | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
    In this unique event, author and journalist Barbara Ascher and celebrated bandleader Peter Duchin share memoirs reflecting on love, family, grief, and what comes after the life one expected.
    Embedded thumbnail for Barbara Ascher, Ghosting: A Widow's Voyage Out and Peter Duchin, Face the Music: A Memoir, moderated by Linda Donn
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Members’ Room Event | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
    The untold story of how America’s beloved first president, George Washington, borrowed, leveraged, and coerced his way into masterminding the key land purchase of the American era, which led to the creation of the nation’s capital city.
    Embedded thumbnail for Susan Nagel, Patriotism and Profit: Washington, Hamilton, Schuyler & the Rivalry for America's Capital City
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 4:00 PM | Children | Online | For All Ages

    Join us on YouTube at the time above for our virtual storytime for all ages!

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 4:00 PM | Children | Online (Zoom) | Recommended for children in Kindergarten and Up

    Let's meet on Zoom at the time above for a face-to-face storytime.

  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Members’ Room Event | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
    In this one-of-a-kind event, two scholars passionate about Woolf discuss her life and her place in literature.
    Embedded thumbnail for Anne E. Fernald and Roxana Robinson, The World of Virginia Woolf
  • Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Members’ Room Event | Members' Room | open to the public | $20 per person | advance registration required
    Uptown at Night returns to the Members’ Room with a vibrant lineup of humorous storytellers and comedians including Joan Juliet Buck, Sloane Crosley, Patty Kiernan, Tom Perrotta, and James Harvey on keyboard. Sydney LeBlanc hosts.
    Embedded thumbnail for Uptown at Night: An Evening of Comedy and Humorous Storytelling
  • Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 4:00 PM | Children | Online | For All Ages

    Join us on YouTube at the time above for our virtual storytime for all ages!

  • Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 4:00 PM | Children | Online (Zoom) | For all ages

    Let's meet on Zoom at the time above for a face-to-face storytime.

  • Monday, October 25, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Members’ Room Event | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
    A captivating study of Napoleon’s plundering of Europe’s art for the Louvre, told through the story of a Renaissance masterpiece seized from Venice. Author Cynthia Saltzman talks about the history and the art with Xavier F. Salomon, The Frick Collection Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator. A noted Veronese scholar, Salomon curated the 2014 exhibition on the artist at London's National Gallery.
    Embedded thumbnail for Cynthia Saltzman, Plunder: Napoleon's Theft of Veronese's Feast, with Xavier F. Salomon
  • Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 4:00 PM | Children | Online | For All Ages

    Join us on YouTube at the time above for our virtual storytime for all ages!

  • Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 11:00 AM | Whitridge Room Event | Whitridge Room | for members only | $60 for the four sessions | registration required
    Six devilish figures in literature from the 14th century to the 1970s - will they strike us as scary? Hilarious? Intriguing? All of the above?
  • Monday, October 18, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Online Event | Livestreamed | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
    A culminating work on the American Founding by one of its leading historians, The Cause rethinks the American Revolution as we have known it.
    Embedded thumbnail for Joseph J. Ellis, The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Members’ Room Event | Members’ Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
    Library members read from their own short stories, novels, poetry, criticism, memoir, and plays.
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 4:00 PM | Children | Online (Zoom) | Recommended for children in Kindergarten and Up

    Let's meet on Zoom at the time above for a face-to-face storytime. Our 2021-22 elementary age program explores the rhymes, rhythms, and pizzazz of poetry.

  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 11:00 AM | Whitridge Room Event | Little Whitridge Room | open to the public | free of charge | registration required
    This 6-week workshop will explore new ways of connecting to storytelling and discovering how fulfilling writing one’s own story can be.
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Members’ Room Event | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
    New York’s terrifying, if liberating, state of nature in 1978 also made it the capital of American culture. Over the next thirty-plus years, though, it became a different place. Thomas Dyja’s critically acclaimed account shows how this metamorphosis was, in large part, the story of New Yorkers from the poorest outsiders to the Masters of the Universe.
    Embedded thumbnail for Thomas Dyja, New York, New York, New York: Four Decades of Success, Excess, and Transformation

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