Our Events

Whitridge Room Event

The Writing Life: Prompt! Spring 2022 (Whitridge Room)

Friday, February 4, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, March 11, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, April 15, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, May 6, 2022 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | registration required
Join your fellow member writers for a fun and stimulating hour+ of prompts, writing, and sharing.
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Members’ Room Event

The Writing Life Special Event: Live from the Library, Spring 2022

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 6:00pm | 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.
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Online Event

The Writing Life: Prompt! Spring 2022 (Online)

Friday, February 18, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, March 18, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, April 22, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, May 20, 2022 - 11:00am | on the Zoom Meetings platform | for members only | free of charge | registration required
Join your fellow member writers for a fun and stimulating hour+ of prompts, writing, and sharing.
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Online Event

Angus Fletcher, Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature, with James Pawelski

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 6:00pm | Livestream | open to the public | $10 per person | registration required
This “fascinating” (Malcolm Gladwell) examination of literary inventions through the ages, from ancient Mesopotamia to Elena Ferrante, shows how writers have created technical breakthroughs—rivaling scientific inventions and engineering enhancements to the human heart and mind.
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Whitridge Room Event

The Writing Life: Prompt! Spring 2022 (Whitridge Room)

Friday, February 4, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, March 11, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, April 15, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, May 6, 2022 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | 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: Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 17, 2022 - 11:00am | holiday closing

The Library will be closed all day Sunday, April 17, for Easter. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Online Event

The Writing Life: Prompt! Spring 2022 (Online)

Friday, February 18, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, March 18, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, April 22, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, May 20, 2022 - 11:00am | on the Zoom Meetings platform | for members only | free of charge | registration required
Join your fellow member writers for a fun and stimulating hour+ of prompts, writing, and sharing.
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Whitridge Room Event

The Writing Life: Prompt! Spring 2022 (Whitridge Room)

Friday, February 4, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, March 11, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, April 15, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, May 6, 2022 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | registration required
Join your fellow member writers for a fun and stimulating hour+ of prompts, writing, and sharing.
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Online Event

The Writing Life: Prompt! Spring 2022 (Online)

Friday, February 18, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, March 18, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, April 22, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, May 20, 2022 - 11:00am | on the Zoom Meetings platform | for members only | free of charge | 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

Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 11:00am Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 11:00am Monday, May 30, 2022 - 11:00am | holiday closing

The Library will be closed all day Saturday, May 28, Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Memorial Day

Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 11:00am Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 11:00am Monday, May 30, 2022 - 11:00am | holiday closing

The Library will be closed all day Saturday, May 28, Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Memorial Day

Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 11:00am Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 11:00am Monday, May 30, 2022 - 11:00am | holiday closing

The Library will be closed all day Saturday, May 28, Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Juneteenth

Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 11:00am | holiday closing

The Library will be closed all day Sunday, June 19, for Juneteenth. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Independence Day

Monday, July 4, 2022 - 9:00am | holiday closing

The Library will be closed all day Monday, July 4, for Independence Day. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Labor Day

Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 11:00am Sunday, September 4, 2022 - 11:00am Monday, September 5, 2022 - 11:00am | holiday closing

The Library will be closed all day Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4, and Monday, September 5 for Labor Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Labor Day

Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 11:00am Sunday, September 4, 2022 - 11:00am Monday, September 5, 2022 - 11:00am | holiday closing

The Library will be closed all day Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4, and Monday, September 5 for Labor Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Labor Day

Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 11:00am Sunday, September 4, 2022 - 11:00am Monday, September 5, 2022 - 11:00am | holiday closing

The Library will be closed all day Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4, and Monday, September 5 for Labor Day weekend. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 9:00am Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 9:00am Friday, November 25, 2022 - 9:00am | holiday closing

This Thanksgiving, the Library will be open 9:00 AM-5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23 and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 9:00am Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 9:00am Friday, November 25, 2022 - 9:00am | holiday closing

This Thanksgiving, the Library will be open 9:00 AM-5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23 and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 9:00am Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 9:00am Friday, November 25, 2022 - 9:00am | holiday closing

This Thanksgiving, the Library will be open 9:00 AM-5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23 and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Christmas

Sunday, December 25, 2022 - 11:00am Monday, December 26, 2022 - 11:00am | holiday closing

The Library will be closed all day Sunday, December 25 and Monday, December 26, for Christmas. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Closing: Christmas

Sunday, December 25, 2022 - 11:00am Monday, December 26, 2022 - 11:00am | holiday closing

The Library will be closed all day Sunday, December 25 and Monday, December 26, for Christmas. 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: