Our Events

Past Events

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Lecture | online | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
    What would Willa Cather's widely read and cherished novels have looked like if she had never met magazine editor and copywriter Edith Lewis? A groundbreaking new look at the American novelist's creative process.
  • Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 11:00 AM | Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 11:00 AM | Children | Online (Zoom) | For all ages

    Join us on Zoom for a live, face-to-face storytime for all ages!

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Special Event | online | open to the public | free of charge | registration required
    Edward Hirsch's new book presents 100 of the most moving and inspiring poems of the last 200 years from around the world, a collection that will comfort and enthrall anyone trapped by grief or loneliness, selected by the award-winning, best-selling, and beloved author of HOW TO READ A POEM. In this special event, Dr. Hirsch introduces the poems and their creators, with moving readings by actors R.J. Foster and Sarah Rose Kearns.
  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:00 PM | Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 12:00 PM | Children | Online | For All Ages

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

  • Monday, April 19, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Lecture | online | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
    In this grand and thrilling narrative, the acclaimed biographer of Magellan, Columbus, and Marco Polo brings alive the singular life and adventures of Sir Francis Drake, the pirate/explorer/admiral whose mastery of the seas during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I changed the course of history.
  • Wednesday, April 14, 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.

  • Monday, April 12, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Lecture | online
    AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY illuminates the life and work of Romare Bearden, whose art celebrated the traditions and ceremonies of African American culture. In this special event, biographer Mary Schmidt Campbell discusses Bearden's life and art and talks with gallery owners Sherman Edmiston and June Kelly.
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  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 12:00 PM | Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 12:00 PM | Children | Online | For All Ages

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

  • Monday, April 5, 2021 - 6:00 PM | The Writing Life | online | open to the public | free of charge | registration required
    Library members read from their own short stories, novels, poetry, criticism, memoir, and plays.
  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Special Event | online | open to the public | free of charge | registration required
    A fun interactive evening celebrating everyday expressions from "under the weather" to "on top of the world," perfect for any lover of language.
  • Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 11:00 AM | Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 11:00 AM | Children | Online (Zoom) | For all ages

    Join us on Zoom for a live, face-to-face storytime for all ages!

  • Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Online Event | online | open to the public | free of charge | registration required
    In this original series of live online events, hear the voices of Black writers through history re-examined to inspire understanding of race in our country today. This third presentation brings to life the first half of the 20th century with dramatic readings, historical context, and images.
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  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 12:00 PM | Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 12:00 PM | Children | Online | For All Ages

    Join us on YouTube  for our virtual storytime for all ages! Can't join us for the premiere?

  • Monday, March 15, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Lecture | online | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
    From the author of MIDNIGHT, a poignant tale about one woman’s quest to recover her family’s history, and a story of loss and survival during the Holocaust.
  • Monday, March 15, 2021 - 10:00 AM | Technology | Zoom | for Library members and friends | free of charge | registration required
    Get acquainted with the Library's many electronic resources, including our new e-magazine platform! This session broadly introduces these resources.
  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Technology | Zoom | for Library members and friends | free of charge | registration required
    Get acquainted with the Library's many electronic resources! This session focuses on our new e-magazine platform.
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Lecture | online | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
    This richly researched new biography celebrates two complicated pioneers who exploded the limits of possibility for women in medicine. "Nimura casts a thoughtful and revelatory new light onto women’s and medical history." (Publishers Weekly)
  • Wednesday, March 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.

  • Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Lecture | online | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
    The final volume of the magisterial Pacific War Trilogy from acclaimed historian Ian W. Toll, “one of the great storytellers of War” (Evan Thomas). Drawing from a wealth of rich archival sources and new material, Twilight of the Gods casts a penetrating light on the battles, grand strategic decisions and naval logistics that enabled the Allied victory in the Pacific.
  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 12:00 PM | Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 12:00 PM | Children | Online | For All Ages

    Join us on YouTube  for our virtual storytime for all ages! Can't join us for the premiere?

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Lecture | online | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
    Mixing cultural criticism, literary history, biography, and memoir, scholar and New York Times writer Salamishah Tillet explores Alice Walker’s critically acclaimed and controversial novel THE COLOR PURPLE, in conversation with playwright Marsha Norman, who adapted it for Broadway.
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 4:00 PM | Children | Online (Zoom) | For all ages

    Join us on Zoom for a virtual, face-to-face storytime. Let us know you're attending!

  • Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 6:00 PM | Lecture | online | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
    Family secrets emerge as the bestselling author of The Island at the Center of the World dives into the history of the mob in small-town America.
  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 12:00 PM | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 12:00 PM | Children | Online | For All Ages

    Join us on YouTube for our virtual storytime for all ages! Can't join us for the premiere?

  • Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 1:00 PM | Reading Group | online | open to the public | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required
    Award-winning writer Claire Jimenez leads discussion of four great food memoirs and inspires participants to explore their own food stories and memories.

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