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Reading Group

CANCELLED - Exhibition Seminar: James Kraft, Willa Cather in New York (June 2018 session)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:00am | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | $60 for the set of four sessions (recommended); $15 per session | Advance registration required
Popular seminar leader Dr. James Kraft discusses canonical and lesser-known works by a formidable figure in American literature whose many excellent novels explore complex, controversial places and ideas.
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Special Event

Member Happy Hour, June 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 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.


Happy Hour is supported by The Writing Life. The Writing Life events in 2018 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.

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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 2:00pm | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

Gallery talks take place most weeks on Tuesday or Thursday. See nysoclib/events for upcoming listings.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

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Children

Tween Scene: Totes Awesome

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm | Whitridge Room | Ages 9 and Older | For Members and Their Guests | Free of Charge

Calling all tweens! Pop by the Library to decorate a tote to take on summer travels.

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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The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston (June 2018 session)

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 11:00am | For members only | Whitridge Room | free of charge | no registration required
Rediscover the joy of writing in these fun and instructive drop-in sessions with Speed of Life author Carol Weston. Participants receive a prompt and write freely for ten minutes, after which they are encouraged to share their work with the group. Two prompts per class. Ideal for jumpstarting your writing, generating new ideas, or breaking out of blocks.
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Children

Creation Station

Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sat Jun 30 2018. Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On August 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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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On August 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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Children

Mother Goose Magic

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:30am | 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

Summertime Crafternoon

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 4:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

School's out! Come get crafty at the Library. 

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

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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm | Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On August 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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Holiday Closing: Independence Day

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 9:00am | Holiday Closing

The Library is closed all day on Wednesday, July 4, for Independence Day. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 2:00pm | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

Gallery talks take place most weeks on Tuesday or Thursday. See nysoclib/events for upcoming listings.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 11:00am | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

Gallery talks take place most weeks on Tuesday or Thursday. See nysoclib/events for upcoming listings.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

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Special Event

Member Happy Hour, July 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 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.


Happy Hour is supported by The Writing Life. The Writing Life events in 2018 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.

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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:00pm | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

Gallery talks take place most weeks on Tuesday or Thursday. See nysoclib/events for upcoming listings.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 11:00am | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

Gallery talks take place most weeks on Tuesday or Thursday. See nysoclib/events for upcoming listings.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:00pm | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

Gallery talks take place most weeks on Tuesday or Thursday. See nysoclib/events for upcoming listings.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 11:00am | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

Gallery talks take place most weeks on Tuesday or Thursday. See nysoclib/events for upcoming listings.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

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Special Event

Member Happy Hour, August 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 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.


Happy Hour is supported by The Writing Life. The Writing Life events in 2018 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.

Read More >

Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 2:00pm | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

Gallery talks take place most weeks on Tuesday or Thursday. See nysoclib/events for upcoming listings.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 11:00am | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

Gallery talks take place most weeks on Tuesday or Thursday. See nysoclib/events for upcoming listings.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

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Special Event

Gallery Talk: The New York World of Willa Cather

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:00pm | Open to the public | The Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery | free of charge | no registration required

LAST CHANCE! Join Head of Exhibitions/Curator Harriet Shapiro in the Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery for a chat about the New York world of Willa Cather. The talk lasts roughly thirty minutes.

This is the final gallery talk for this exhibition, which closes at the end of August.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Photo by Karen Smul.

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Holiday Closing: Labor Day

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 11:00am to Monday, September 3, 2018 - 5:00pm | Holiday Closing

The Library is closed Saturday, September 1, Sunday, September 2, and Monday, September 3, for Labor Day. Otherwise we observe normal hours.

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Special Event

Member Happy Hour, September 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm | For members only | Whitridge Room | free of charge | no registration required

Join your fellow members for an informal drop-in hour of wine and light refreshments. Happy Hour usually takes place each third Wednesday of the month; this month's is shifted due to Yom Kippur.


Happy Hour is supported by The Writing Life. The Writing Life events in 2018 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.

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Holiday Closing: Columbus Day

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 11:00am to Monday, October 8, 2018 - 5:00pm | Holiday Closing

The Library is closed Sunday, October 7 and Monday, October 8 for Columbus 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.

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