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Books at Noon logoMake the most of your lunch hour and come to The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Wednesdays this spring for Books at Noon, a series of free midday conversations hosted by Jessica Strand and featuring acclaimed authors. Books at Noon events are standing room only and take place under the center arch in historic Astor Hall, right upon entrance at 5th Ave. An audience Q&A and book-signing will follow each half-hour program. 

 

Buy a copy of the featured book at the Library's Shop right after the event, and get your book signed! No registration needed.


March 18 - Frank Bruni
March 25 - Colson Whitehead
April 1 - T.C. Boyle
April 8 - Tavis Smiley
April 15 - Akhil Sharma
April 22 - Chigozie Obioma
April 29 - Jorie Graham - CANCELLED
May 6 - Alan Cumming 
May 13 - Sally Mann
May 20 - Vivian Gornick

For more information about Books at Noon, please email booksatnoon@nypl.org.

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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4 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
12 noonCANCELLED: Jorie Graham
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Books at Noon event this Wednesday with Jorie Graham has been canceled. Jorie Graham comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest work, From the New World: Poems 1976-2014. Jorie Graham is the author of numerous award-winning and widely translated collections of poetry, including Hybrids of Plants and Ghosts (1980), Erosion (1983), The End of Beauty (1987), Region of Unlikeness (1991), The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1992 (1995) winner o…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
12 noonAlan Cumming
Alan Cumming comes to Books at Noon to discuss his latest work, Not My Father's Son: A Memoir. Alan Cumming is an actor and activist beyond eclectic. He plays Eli Gold on CBS’s The Good Wife, for which he received Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG and Satellite award nominations, and is currently reprising his Tony Award-winning role of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret. Cumming is also Host of PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery and appears opposite Lisa Kudrow in Showtime's Web Therapy. He has written fo…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
12 noonSally Mann
Sally Mann comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest work, Hold Still: A Memoir With Photographs. Sally Mann (born in Lexington, Virginia, 1951) is one of America’s most renowned photographers. She has received numerous awards, including NEA, NEH, and Guggenheim Foundation grants, and her work is held by major institutions internationally. Her many books include Second Sight (1983), At Twelve (1988), Immediate Family (1992), Still Time (1994), What Remains (2003), Deep South (2005), Proud Fl…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
12 noonVivian Gornick
Vivian Gornick comes to Books at Noon to discuss her latest work, The Odd Woman and the City. Vivian Gornick is the bestselling author of the acclaimed memoir Fierce Attachments, a biography of Emma Goldman, and three essay collections: The Men in My Life, Approaching Eye Level, and The End of the Novel of Love, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Make the most of your lunch hour and come to The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Wednesdays…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Astor HallAdults,
Book Lovers

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