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Past Events

  • Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 4:00 PM | Children | Whitridge Room | For Members | Ages 3 and Older
    Let's celebrate the snowy season with a flurry of stories.
  • Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, May 25, 2023 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 11:00 AM | The Writing Life | On the Zoom Meetings platform | for members only | free of charge | registration required

    Join author and playwright Diane Richards and your fellow writers for a fun and stimulating hour and a half of prompts, writing, and sharing. Sessions are separate - attend any or all.

  • Monday, January 23, 2023 - 6:00 PM | Lecture | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
    A revelatory biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winner about the most essential Founding Father—the one who stood behind the change in thinking that produced the American Revolution.
  • Monday, January 23, 2023 - 6:00 PM | Lecture | Livestream | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
    A revelatory biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winner about the most essential Founding Father—the one who stood behind the change in thinking that produced the American Revolution.
  • Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 3:00 PM | Children | Members’ Room | open to the public | for all ages | free of charge | registration required
    Come sing along while making music and discovering fun folk tales with musician and storyteller Bobaloo.
  • Friday, January 20, 2023 - 10:00 AM | Children | Whitridge Room | Ages 2 and Up | For Members Only

    Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM | Reception | Members' Room | for members and guests | free of charge | drop in

    Members and guests are cordially invited to join us for an informal opening reception for Grace Notes. Drop in for light refreshments and a first glance at our new short-term exhibition.

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 3:30 PM | The Writing Life | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | registration required
    Writers in narrative forms - novelists, short story writers, playwrights, screenwriters, epic poets - find their art requires an element other arts don’t: a plot. We choose to work in these forms, yet many of us find plot a difficult element to wrangle. This talk will explore why that is and what a writer can do about it.
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 11:00 AM | Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 11:00 AM | Reading Group | Whitridge Room | for members only | $100 for the six sessions | registration required
    “Never say you know the last word about any human heart.” That’s one of the great sentences of this great writer, Henry James (1843-1916). In this seminar – which welcomes both experienced readers of James and novices – we’ll discover many more.
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 6:00 PM | Lecture | Livestream | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
    The Jays of New York were a preeminent founding family, and users of our Library. In Liberty's Chain, David N. Gellman shows how the family, abolitionists and slaveholders alike, embodied the contradictions of the revolutionary age. 
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 6:00 PM | Lecture | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
    The Jays of New York were a preeminent founding family, and users of our Library. In Liberty's Chain, David N. Gellman shows how the family, abolitionists and slaveholders alike, embodied the contradictions of the revolutionary age. 
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 10:00 AM | Children | Whitridge Room | For Members | Ages 24 Months and Younger

    Join us for songs, stories, and movement for babies and toddlers.

  • Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 4:00 PM | Children | Whitridge Room | For Members | Ages 3 and Older
    Raise a howl for these stories about happy hounds.
  • Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 11:00 AM | Reading Group | Whitridge Room | for members only | $75 for the four sessions | registration required
    Homer's Iliad is being read and reread. This seminar reads Homer's Iliad to discover why today's writers and artists are fascinated with an epic composed about 2800 years ago.
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 4:00 PM | Children | Whitridge Room | For Members | Kindergarten and up
    Let's make lava lamps for these longer nights.
  • Friday, January 6, 2023 - 10:00 AM | Children | Whitridge Room | For Members | Ages 2 and Older
    Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.
  • Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 10:00 AM | Children | Whitridge Room | For Members | Ages 24 Months & Younger
    Join us for songs, stories, and movement for babies and toddlers.
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 10:00 AM | Children | Whitridge Room | For Members | Ages 24 Months & Younger
    Join us for songs, stories, and movement for babies and toddlers.
  • Friday, December 16, 2022 - 10:00 AM | Children | Whitridge Room | For Members | Ages 2 and Older
    Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 6:00 PM | The Writing Life | 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 2022.
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 3:30 PM | The Writing Life | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | registration required
    Why are writers such creatures of habit? Does it actually make a difference? During this conversation, novelist and former editor Anna Pitoniak will discuss how routines and rituals are a vital part of the creative process—and how to incorporate them into your own writing practice.
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 11:00 AM | Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 11:00 AM | The Writing Life | On the Zoom Meetings platform | for members only | free of charge | registration required

    Join author and playwright Diane Richards and your fellow writers for a fun and stimulating hour and a half of prompts, writing, and sharing. Sessions are separate - attend any or all.

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 4:00 PM | Children | Whitridge Room | For Members | Kindergarten and up
    Let's construct contraptions to help storm the castle!
  • Monday, December 12, 2022 - 6:00 PM | Lecture | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
    In connection with our Fabulous Fashion exhibition (open through January 15, 2023), an evening with the author of the definitive classic Couture: The Great Designers.
  • Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 4:00 PM | Children | Whitridge Room | For Members | Ages 3 and Older
    Let's cozy up with tales to welcome the coming of winter.

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