Our Events

Past Events

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Wednesday, May 20, 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 | 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, May 19, 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.
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:00 AM | Special Event | Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | drop in
    Talks in the gallery will return when regular Library events resume.
  • Monday, May 18, 2020 - 12:00 PM | Online Event | YouTube Live | open to the public | by donation | registration required
    An interactive chat with author and journalist Maggie Jackson on how to tame distractions, keep screens from taking over, and push back on the blur that work and home have become during the lockdown.
    Embedded thumbnail for The New Work-Home Equation: A Q&A with DISTRACTED Author Maggie Jackson on how to Flourish When Office and Life Are One
  • Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 2:00 PM | Performance | Members’ Room | open to the public | $20 per person | registration required
    This event will be re-announced with a new date for fall 2020.

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