Our Events

Online Event

Digital Teatime

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, February 26, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, March 5, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, March 12, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, March 19, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, March 26, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 2, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 9, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 16, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 30, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm | for members | by donation | drop in
Grab your favorite cup and your current read and spend a little time in social sipping and book-friendly chat with your fellow members.
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The Writing Life

The Writing Life Poetry Workshop: Write What Life Feels Like Now with Esther Cohen

Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 3:00pm Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 3:00pm Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 3:00pm Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 3:00pm Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 3:00pm Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 3:00pm Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 3:00pm Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 3:00pm | online | open to the public; free for members | separate sessions | registration required
It's an unusual season. There are so many words to say how we feel. Let's try together.
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Online Event

Digital Teatime

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, February 26, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, March 5, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, March 12, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, March 19, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, March 26, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 2, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 9, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 16, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 30, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm | for members | by donation | drop in
Grab your favorite cup and your current read and spend a little time in social sipping and book-friendly chat with your fellow members.
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Lecture

Laurence Bergreen, In Search of a Kingdom: Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the Perilous Birth of the British Empire

Monday, April 19, 2021 - 6:00pm | 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.
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Online Event

Digital Teatime

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, February 26, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, March 5, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, March 12, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, March 19, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, March 26, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 2, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 9, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 16, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 30, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm | for members | by donation | drop in
Grab your favorite cup and your current read and spend a little time in social sipping and book-friendly chat with your fellow members.
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Online Event

Digital Teatime

Friday, February 19, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, February 26, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, March 5, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, March 12, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, March 19, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, March 26, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 2, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 9, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 16, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm Friday, April 30, 2021 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm | for members | by donation | drop in
Grab your favorite cup and your current read and spend a little time in social sipping and book-friendly chat with your fellow members.
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The Writing Life

The Writing Life: Prompt! with Terena Elizabeth Bell, Winter/Spring 2021

Friday, January 8, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm Friday, February 12, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm Friday, March 12, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm Friday, April 9, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm Friday, June 11, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm | online | for members only | by donation | registration required
Join your fellow member writers for a fun and stimulating hour+ of prompts, writing, and sharing.
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Special Event

Closing: Memorial Day Weekend 2021

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 11:00am Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 11:00am Monday, May 31, 2021 - 11:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Saturday, May 29, Sunday, May 30, and Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Special Event

Closing: Memorial Day Weekend 2021

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 11:00am Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 11:00am Monday, May 31, 2021 - 11:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Saturday, May 29, Sunday, May 30, and Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Special Event

Closing: Memorial Day Weekend 2021

Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 11:00am Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 11:00am Monday, May 31, 2021 - 11:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Saturday, May 29, Sunday, May 30, and Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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The Writing Life

The Writing Life: Prompt! with Terena Elizabeth Bell, Winter/Spring 2021

Friday, January 8, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm Friday, February 12, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm Friday, March 12, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm Friday, April 9, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm Friday, May 14, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm Friday, June 11, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm | online | for members only | by donation | registration required
Join your fellow member writers for a fun and stimulating hour+ of prompts, writing, and sharing.
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Special Event

Closing: Juneteenth 2021

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 11:00am to 5:00pm | Closing
The Library is closed all day Saturday, June 19, for Juneteenth. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Special Event

Closing: Independence Day 2021

Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 11:00am Sunday, July 4, 2021 - 11:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4, for Independence Day. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Special Event

Closing: Independence Day 2021

Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 11:00am Sunday, July 4, 2021 - 11:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4, for Independence Day. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Special Event

Closing: Labor Day Weekend 2021

Saturday, September 4, 2021 - 11:00am Sunday, September 5, 2021 - 11:00am Monday, September 6, 2021 - 11:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Saturday, September 4, Sunday, September 5, and Monday, September 6, for Labor Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Special Event

Closing: Labor Day Weekend 2021

Saturday, September 4, 2021 - 11:00am Sunday, September 5, 2021 - 11:00am Monday, September 6, 2021 - 11:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Saturday, September 4, Sunday, September 5, and Monday, September 6, for Labor Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Special Event

Closing: Labor Day Weekend 2021

Saturday, September 4, 2021 - 11:00am Sunday, September 5, 2021 - 11:00am Monday, September 6, 2021 - 11:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Saturday, September 4, Sunday, September 5, and Monday, September 6, for Labor Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Special Event

Closing: Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 9:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Monday, October 11, for Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Special Event

Closing: Thanksgiving 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 9:00am Friday, November 26, 2021 - 9:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.
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Special Event

Closing: Thanksgiving 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 9:00am Friday, November 26, 2021 - 9:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.
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Special Event

Closing: Thanksgiving 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 9:00am Friday, November 26, 2021 - 9:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.
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Special Event

Closing: Thanksgiving 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 9:00am Friday, November 26, 2021 - 9:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26, for Thanksgiving.
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Special Event

Closing: Christmas/Boxing Day 2021

Friday, December 24, 2021 - 9:00am Saturday, December 25, 2021 - 9:00am Sunday, December 26, 2021 - 9:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Friday, December 24, Saturday, December 25, and Sunday, December 26, for Christmas and Boxing Day. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Special Event

Closing: Christmas/Boxing Day 2021

Friday, December 24, 2021 - 9:00am Saturday, December 25, 2021 - 9:00am Sunday, December 26, 2021 - 9:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Friday, December 24, Saturday, December 25, and Sunday, December 26, for Christmas and Boxing Day. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Special Event

Closing: Christmas/Boxing Day 2021

Friday, December 24, 2021 - 9:00am Saturday, December 25, 2021 - 9:00am Sunday, December 26, 2021 - 9:00am | Closing
The Library is closed all day Friday, December 24, Saturday, December 25, and Sunday, December 26, for Christmas and Boxing Day. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
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Exhibitions

The Library showcases our historic collections and the literary culture of the city with themed public exhibitions on the second floor. Exhibitions are offered for six to twelve months, and both members and nonmembers are welcome to drop by any time the Library is open.

Current Exhibition: