Our Events

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

Gallery Talk: Fabulous Fashion (Tuesdays at 11:00 AM)

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 11:00am | Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | no registration required
Join a curator for an intimate look at photographs, books, and historical materials celebrating the beauty created by designers, photographers, illustrators and editors over centuries.
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The Writing Life

Prompt! Online with Charlie Allenson

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, October 7, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, November 4, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, December 2, 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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Children

Animal Antics with James Howe

Monday, December 5, 2022 - 5:00pm | Members’ Room | open to the public | for grades K and up | $10 per person | registration required
Meet James Howe, author of the perennially popular Bunnicula novels (recently transformed into a graphic novel) and the heartwarming series Houndsley and Catina! Share laughs with the witty writer and also – in the spirit of Houndsley, who loves to bake – enjoy homemade muffins.
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Special Event

Gallery Talk: Fabulous Fashion (Thursdays at 2:00 PM)

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, December 22, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 2:00pm | Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | no registration required
Join a curator for an intimate look at photographs, books, and historical materials celebrating the beauty created by designers, photographers, illustrators and editors over centuries.
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Special Event

Gallery Talk: Fabulous Fashion (Tuesdays at 11:00 AM)

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 11:00am Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 11:00am | Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | no registration required
Join a curator for an intimate look at photographs, books, and historical materials celebrating the beauty created by designers, photographers, illustrators and editors over centuries.
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Reading Group

Who Is Fernando Pessoa? Who Are His Heteronyms? with Indran Amirthanayagam

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 11:00am Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 11:00am Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 11:00am Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 11:00am | On the Zoom Meetings platform | open to the public | $75 for the four sessions | registration required
Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935), Portuguese poet, writer in English, French and Portuguese, is perhaps the most curious personality in all of literature. Explore his elusive poetic legacy and alter egos (or heteronyms) with multilingual poet and editor Indran Amirthanayagam.
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The Writing Life

Prompt! Online with Diane Richards

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 11:00am Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 11:00am Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 11:00am | On the Zoom Meetings platform | for members only | free of charge | registration required

Join author and playwright Diane Richards and your fellow writers for a fun and stimulating hour and a half of prompts, writing, and sharing. Sessions are separate - attend any or all.

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The Writing Life

Daytime Talk Series: The Routines and Rituals of a Writer’s Life, with Anna Pitoniak

Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 3:30pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | registration required
Why are writers such creatures of habit? Does it actually make a difference? During this conversation, novelist and former editor Anna Pitoniak will discuss how routines and rituals are a vital part of the creative process—and how to incorporate them into your own writing practice.
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The Writing Life

The Writing Life: Prompt! In Person with Carol Weston

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, November 18, 2022 - 11:00am Friday, December 16, 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

Gallery Talk: Fabulous Fashion (Thursdays at 2:00 PM)

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, December 22, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 2:00pm | Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | no registration required
Join a curator for an intimate look at photographs, books, and historical materials celebrating the beauty created by designers, photographers, illustrators and editors over centuries.
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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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Special Event

Gallery Talk: Fabulous Fashion (Thursdays at 2:00 PM)

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, November 24, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, December 22, 2022 - 2:00pm Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 2:00pm | Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | no registration required
Join a curator for an intimate look at photographs, books, and historical materials celebrating the beauty created by designers, photographers, illustrators and editors over centuries.
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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.

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