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Creation Station

Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Mon Jan 28 2019. Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On January weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

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Reading Group

Tea & Trollope Reading Group with Blanche Siegel, Winter/Spring 2019

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May on the second Sunday until Mon May 06 2019 except Sun Apr 14 2019. Also includes Sun Apr 07 2019, Sun May 05 2019.Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 2:30pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | by donation; registration required
Educator Blanche Siegal leads informal discussions of the beloved Victorian author Anthony Trollope and other master writers of the same century. This popular group is now in its eighth season.
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The Writing Life

Writing Life Group: Children's/Young Adult

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | by special admission
The Library hosts monthly writing groups for fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and children’s/young adult writers.
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The Writing Life

Writing Life Group: Nonfiction 1

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 2:45pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | by special admission
The Library hosts monthly writing groups for fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and children’s/young adult writers.
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Children

Wiggles and Giggles

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 10:00am | Whitridge Room | For Members Only | Newborn-24 Months | Free of Charge

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

Advance registration is not accepted. Pick up a ticket at the front desk.

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The Writing Life

Writing Life Group: Fiction 1

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 5:00pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | by special admission
The Library hosts monthly writing groups for fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and children’s/young adult writers.
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Lecture

Andrew S. Curran, Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 6:30pm | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | advance registration required
A spirited biography of the prophetic and sympathetic philosopher who helped build the foundations of the modern world.
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The Writing Life

Writing Life Group: Memoir 1

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 2:30pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | by special admission
The Library hosts monthly writing groups for fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and children’s/young adult writers.
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Special Event

Happy Hour, Winter/Spring 2019

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, July on the third Wednesday until Thu Jul 18 2019. Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm | For members only | Whitridge Room | free of charge | no registration required
Join your fellow members every third Wednesday of the month for an informal drop-in hour of wine and light refreshments.
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Children

Gail Carson Levine, Writing Magic

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:00pm | Members' Room | open to the public | for grades 3-8 | $10 per person | registration required
Meet the award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Ella Enchanted and Ogre Enchanted! Gail Carson Levine offers a glimpse into the magic behind her numerous books and her writing process.
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Children

Mother Goose Magic

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:00am | Whitridge Room | Ages 2 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

Registration is required and space is limited.
To register, please e-mail children@nysoclib.org or call 212.288-6900 x234.
Please make sure children meet the minimum age requirement listed.

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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On January weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Read More >

Children

Creation Station

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On January weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Read More >

Special Event

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Library Closed

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm | Holiday Closing

The Library is closed all day on Monday, January 21, in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Children

Wiggles and Giggles

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:00am | Whitridge Room | For Members Only | Newborn-24 Months | Free of Charge

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

Advance registration is not accepted. Pick up a ticket at the front desk.

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The Writing Life

Writing Life Group: Poetry I

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 4:30pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | by special admission
The Library hosts monthly writing groups for fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and children’s/young adult writers.
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The Writing Life

Writing Life Group: Fiction 2

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | by special admission
The Library hosts monthly writing groups for fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and children’s/young adult writers.
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The Writing Life

Writing Life Group: Poetry 2

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 2:00pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | by special admission
The Library hosts monthly writing groups for fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and children’s/young adult writers.
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Children

Tween Scene: Friends Forever

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 4:00pm | Whitridge Room | Ages 9 and Older | For Members and Their Guests | Free of Charge

Calling all tweens! Give your bestie or the new kid a bracelet to welcome the new year.

Registration is required and space is limited. Guests welcome with advance registration.
To register, please e-mail children@nysoclib.org or call 212.288-6900 x234.
Please make sure children meet the minimum age requirement listed.

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The Writing Life

Sarah Ruhl, Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:30pm | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required
The author, playwright, and Yale Drama professor shares a shimmering exploration of love, art, mortality, and the afterlife, in the context of her distinguished career.
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Children

Mother Goose Magic

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:00am | Whitridge Room | Ages 2 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

Registration is required and space is limited.
To register, please e-mail children@nysoclib.org or call 212.288-6900 x234.
Please make sure children meet the minimum age requirement listed.

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Children

Miss Spider's Tea Party

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 4:00pm | Whitridge Room | Ages 3 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Enjoy a tea party with Miss Spider and friends!

Registration is required and space is limited.
To register, please e-mail children@nysoclib.org or call 212.288-6900 x234.
Please make sure children meet the minimum age requirement listed.

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Special Event

Member Orientation (1/24/19 session)

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:00pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | no registration required
It's your Library. Learn about all the ways to make use of our collections, building, and services in a friendly presentation/Q&A with a staff member. Sessions last 30-45 minutes.
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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On January weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Read More >

Children

Creation Station

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On January weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Read More >

Pages

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.

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