Our Events

Special Event

Holiday Closing: Easter Day

Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 11:00am to 5:00pm | Holiday Closing

The Library is closed all day Sunday, April 12, for Easter. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Happy Hour, April 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm | For members only | Whitridge Room | free of charge | drop in
Join your fellow members each third Wednesday of the month for an informal hour of wine and light refreshments.
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Reading Group

Tea & Trollope Reading Group with Blanche Siegal, Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Repeats every month on the 1 of March, April until Tue Apr 21 2020 except Sun Mar 01 2020, Wed Apr 01 2020. Also includes Sun Mar 15 2020, Sun Apr 19 2020.Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 2:30pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | by donation | advance 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 ninth season.
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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The Book Beautiful: Margaret Armstrong & Her Bindings

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 11:00am | Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | drop in

Gallery talks are for anyone interested in learning more about artist Margaret Armstrong and her family. Talks last roughly 30 minutes.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

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Special Event

Member Orientation (4/22/20 session)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 6:00pm | Little Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | drop in
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 45-60 minutes.
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Reading Group

Erwin Flaxman, The World of Philip Roth, Part II

Repeats every month until Wed May 27 2020 except Sun Mar 01 2020, Wed Apr 01 2020, Fri May 01 2020. Also includes Tue Mar 24 2020, Tue Apr 28 2020, Tue May 26 2020.Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required
Early and middle novels including Goodbye, Columbus and Portnoy’s Complaint show Roth at his entertaining best on himself, his world, and politics.
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Special Event

Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 4:00pm | Reference Room | by invitation only
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Special Event

Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 5:30pm | Members' Room | by invitation only
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Reading Group

Nicholas Birns, A Life in the Wide World: The Fiction of Joseph Conrad (11 AM section)

Repeats every month until Thu Apr 30 2020 except Sat Feb 01 2020, Sun Mar 01 2020, Wed Apr 01 2020. Also includes Wed Feb 26 2020, Wed Mar 25 2020, Wed Apr 29 2020.Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required
Praised by midcentury critics, questioned by opponents of colonialism, Joseph Conrad’s fiction has entered a third phase of reappraisal. Join favorite seminar leader Prof. Birns in discussion.
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Reading Group

Nicholas Birns, A Life in the Wide World: The Fiction of Joseph Conrad (2 PM section)

Repeats every month until Thu Apr 30 2020 except Sat Feb 01 2020, Sun Mar 01 2020, Wed Apr 01 2020. Also includes Wed Feb 26 2020, Wed Mar 25 2020, Wed Apr 29 2020.Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 2:00pm | Whitridge Room | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required
Praised by midcentury critics, questioned by opponents of colonialism, Joseph Conrad’s fiction has entered a third phase of reappraisal. Join favorite seminar leader Prof. Birns in discussion.
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Special Event

Member Orientation (5/4/20 session)

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 10:00am | Little Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | drop in
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 45-60 minutes.
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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The Book Beautiful: Margaret Armstrong & Her Bindings

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 2:00pm | Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | drop in

Gallery talks are for anyone interested in learning more about artist Margaret Armstrong and her family. Talks last roughly 30 minutes.

Learn more about the exhibition here.


More gallery talks take place
Tuesday, May 19, 11:00 AM
Thursday, June 4, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, June 16, 11:00 AM
Thursday, July 2, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 14, 11:00 AM
Thursday, July 30, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, August 11, 11:00 AM
Thursday, August 27, 2:00 PM

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The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston (5/8/20 session)

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | drop in
Come write with us on second Fridays based on prompts from novelist and advice columnist Carol Weston.
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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The Book Beautiful: Margaret Armstrong & Her Bindings

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:00am | Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | drop in

Gallery talks are for anyone interested in learning more about artist Margaret Armstrong and her family. Talks last roughly 30 minutes.

Learn more about the exhibition here.


More gallery talks take place
Thursday, June 4, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, June 16, 11:00 AM
Thursday, July 2, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 14, 11:00 AM
Thursday, July 30, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, August 11, 11:00 AM
Thursday, August 27, 2:00 PM

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Special Event

Happy Hour, May 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm | For members only | Whitridge Room | free of charge | drop in
Join your fellow members each third Wednesday of the month for an informal hour of wine and light refreshments.
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Special Event

Holiday Closing: Memorial Day

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 11:00am to Monday, May 25, 2020 - 5:00pm | Holiday Closing

The Library is closed all day Saturday, May 23, Sunday, May 24, and Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Reading Group

Erwin Flaxman, The World of Philip Roth, Part II

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | $60 for the set of four sessions | registration required
Early and middle novels including Goodbye, Columbus and Portnoy’s Complaint show Roth at his entertaining best on himself, his world, and politics.
Read More >

Special Event

Member Orientation (5/27/20 session)

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 6:00pm | Little Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | drop in
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 45-60 minutes.
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Special Event

Member Orientation (6/1/20 session)

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:00am | Little Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | drop in
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 45-60 minutes.
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Special Event

Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 4:00pm | Reference Room | by invitation only
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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The Book Beautiful: Margaret Armstrong & Her Bindings

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 2:00pm | Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | drop in

Gallery talks are for anyone interested in learning more about artist Margaret Armstrong and her family. Talks last roughly 30 minutes.

Learn more about the exhibition here.


More gallery talks take place
Tuesday, June 16, 11:00 AM
Thursday, July 2, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 14, 11:00 AM
Thursday, July 30, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, August 11, 11:00 AM
Thursday, August 27, 2:00 PM

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The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston (6/12/20 session)

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 11:00am | Whitridge Room | for members only | free of charge | drop in
Come write with us on second Fridays based on prompts from novelist and advice columnist Carol Weston.
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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The Book Beautiful: Margaret Armstrong & Her Bindings

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 11:00am | Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | drop in

Gallery talks are for anyone interested in learning more about artist Margaret Armstrong and her family. Talks last roughly 30 minutes.

Learn more about the exhibition here.


More gallery talks take place
Thursday, July 2, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 14, 11:00 AM
Thursday, July 30, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, August 11, 11:00 AM
Thursday, August 27, 2:00 PM

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Special Event

Happy Hour, June 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm | For members only | Whitridge Room | free of charge | drop in
Join your fellow members each third Wednesday of the month for an informal hour of wine and light refreshments.
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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The Book Beautiful: Margaret Armstrong & Her Bindings

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 2:00pm | Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | open to the public | free of charge | drop in

Gallery talks are for anyone interested in learning more about artist Margaret Armstrong and her family. Talks last roughly 30 minutes.

Learn more about the exhibition here.


More gallery talks take place
Tuesday, July 14, 11:00 AM
Thursday, July 30, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, August 11, 11:00 AM
Thursday, August 27, 2:00 PM

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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: