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TimeEventLocationAudience
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Summer Vacation: Stories from Afar
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! August 2014 — Summer Vacation: Stories from Afar Wednesday, August 6, 1:00 pm Monday, August 11, 7:00 pm The Magic Chalk by Kobo Abe (Japan, 1950) Translated by Alison Kibrick, 1982 Argon is a starving artist, literally starving. The only things in his apartment are a chair and a piece of red chalk. So Argon does what he knows how to do; he draws pictures of food on the walls. Then he discovers the chalk is magic.…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Monday, August 11, 2014
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Summer Vacation: Stories from Afar
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! August 2014 — Summer Vacation: Stories from Afar Wednesday, August 6, 1:00 pm Monday, August 11, 7:00 pm The Magic Chalk by Kobo Abe (Japan, 1950) Translated by Alison Kibrick, 1982 Argon is a starving artist, literally starving. The only things in his apartment are a chair and a piece of red chalk. So Argon does what he knows how to do; he draws pictures of food on the walls. Then he discovers the chalk is magic.…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Summer Vacation: Stories from Afar
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! August 2014 — Summer Vacation: Stories from Afar Wednesday, August 20, 1:00 pm Monday, August 25, 7:00 pm Pigeons at Daybreak by Anita Desai (India, 1978) Mr. Basu is annoyed that his busy wife keeps putting off reading the newspaper aloud to him. Yet when she does, the news makes him angry and afraid. Civil Peace by Chinua Achebe (Nigeria, 1972) Jonathan Iwegbu greets every bump and bend in life’s journey with…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Monday, August 25, 2014
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Summer Vacation: Stories from Afar
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! August 2014 — Summer Vacation: Stories from Afar Wednesday, August 20, 1:00 pm Monday, August 25, 7:00 pm Pigeons at Daybreak by Anita Desai (India, 1978) Mr. Basu is annoyed that his busy wife keeps putting off reading the newspaper aloud to him. Yet when she does, the news makes him angry and afraid. Civil Peace by Chinua Achebe (Nigeria, 1972) Jonathan Iwegbu greets every bump and bend in life’s journey with…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Featured Author Gabriel García Márquez
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! September 2014 — Featured Author Gabriel García Márquez Wednesday, September 10, 1:00 pm Monday, September 15, 7:00 pm A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings Translated by Gregory Rabassa On the third day of heavy rain Pelayo and Elisenda were frightened when they found an old man lying face-down in the mud in their rear courtyard. He was dressed in rags and nearly bald, and he couldn't get up because his two…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Monday, September 15, 2014
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Featured Author Gabriel García Márquez
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! September 2014 — Featured Author Gabriel García Márquez Wednesday, September 10, 1:00 pm Monday, September 15, 7:00 pm A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings Translated by Gregory Rabassa On the third day of heavy rain Pelayo and Elisenda were frightened when they found an old man lying face-down in the mud in their rear courtyard. He was dressed in rags and nearly bald, and he couldn't get up because his…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
1 p.m.Canceled
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Featured Author Gabriel García Márquez
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! September 2014 — Featured Author Gabriel García Márquez Wednesday, September 24, 1:00 pm Monday, September 29, 7:00 pm I Sell My Dreams Translated by Edith Grossman I first met her in Vienna after World War II. We never knew her real name; we called her Frau Frieda. She made her living selling her dreams about other people, which always seemed to com…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Monday, September 29, 2014
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Featured Author Gabriel García Márquez
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! September 2014 — Featured Author Gabriel García Márquez Wednesday, September 24, 1:00 pm Monday, September 29, 7:00 pm I Sell My Dreams Translated by Edith Grossman I first met her in Vienna after World War II. We never knew her real name; we called her Frau Frieda. She made her living selling her dreams about other people, which always seemed to…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Monday, October 6, 2014
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Scary Stories for Halloween
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! October 2014 — Scary Stories for Halloween Wednesday, October 8, 1:00 pm Monday, October 6, 7:00 pm Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley reminds all of us children to beware of goblins. One Summer Night by Ambrose Bierce In this story, both the living and the dead walk the cemetery one summer night. The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe The narrator s…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Scary Stories for Halloween
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! October 2014 — Scary Stories for Halloween Wednesday, October 8, 1:00 pm Monday, October 6, 7:00 pm Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley reminds all of us children to beware of goblins. One Summer Night by Ambrose Bierce In this story, both the living and the dead walk the cemetery one summer night. The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe The narrator s…
Mid-Manhattan Library
Array
Adults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Monday, October 20, 2014
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Scary Stories for Halloween
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! October 2014 — Scary Stories for Halloween Wednesday, October 22, 1:00 pm Monday, October 20, 7:00 pm Three and Three Are One by Ambrose Bierce Barr Lassiter became a soldier in the Union Army against the wishes of his family in Tennessee. When his regiment was assigned to duty near the old homestead, he paid a visit to his family, hoping for reconciliation. Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl Det. Patric…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Scary Stories for Halloween
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! October 2014 — Scary Stories for Halloween Wednesday, October 22, 1:00 pm Monday, October 20, 7:00 pm Three and Three Are One by Ambrose Bierce Barr Lassiter became a soldier in the Union Army against the wishes of his family in Tennessee. When his regiment was assigned to duty near the old homestead, he paid a visit to his family, hoping for reconciliation. Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl Det. Patric…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - American Classics
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! November 2014 — American Classics Wednesday, November 5, 1:00 pm Monday, November 10, 7:00 pm When the Frost is on the Punkin by James Whitcomb Riley Indiana poet James Whitcomb Riley’s ode to autumn celebrates the joys of fall in the country using Hoosier dialect. Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The poem commemorates the actions of American patriot Paul Revere, who warned the citizens be…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Monday, November 10, 2014
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - American Classics
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! November 2014 — American Classics Wednesday, November 5, 1:00 pm Monday, November 10, 7:00 pm When the Frost is on the Punkin by James Whitcomb Riley Indiana poet James Whitcomb Riley’s ode to autumn celebrates the joys of fall in the country using Hoosier dialect. Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The poem commemorates the actions of American patriot Paul Revere, who warned the citizens be…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - American Classics
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! November 2014 — American Classics Wednesday, November 19, 1:00 pm Monday, November 24, 7:00 pm The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote Buddy doesn’t want to invite Odd Henderson, his worst enemy and the school bully, to their family Thanksgiving dinner even though his cousin and best friend Miss Sook insists it’s the right thing to do. The bully won’t really show up, will he? Other November Story Time Date…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Monday, November 24, 2014
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - American Classics
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! November 2014 — American Classics Wednesday, November 19, 1:00 pm Monday, November 24, 7:00 pm The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote Buddy doesn’t want to invite Odd Henderson, his worst enemy and the school bully, to their family Thanksgiving dinner even though his cousin and best friend Miss Sook insists it’s the right thing to do. The bully won’t really show up, will he? Other November Story Time Date…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Holiday Traditions
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! December 2014 — Holiday Traditions Wednesday, December 3, 1:00 pm Monday, December 8, 7:00 pm A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote Buddy shares his memories of a long-ago Christmas in Alabama when he was seven years old, spent with his extended family and his best friend, Cousin Sook. Other December Story Time Dates - Wednesday, December 17, 1:00 pm Monday, December 22, 7:00 pm The Picture in the…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Monday, December 8, 2014
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Holiday Traditions
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! December 2014 — Holiday Traditions Wednesday, December 3, 1:00 pm Monday, December 8, 7:00 pm A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote Buddy shares his memories of a long-ago Christmas in Alabama when he was seven years old, spent with his extended family and his best friend, Cousin Sook. Other December Story Time Dates - Wednesday, December 17, 1:00 pm Monday, December 22, 7:00 pm The Picture in the…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Holiday Traditions
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! December 2014 — Holiday Traditions Wednesday, December 17, 1:00 pm Monday, December 22, 7:00 pm The Picture in the Flame by Peninnah Schram and Steven M. Rosman A grandmother shares her memory of a Hanukkah night in a shtetl in Eastern Europe many years ago. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry A young married couple searches for the perfect Christmas gifts to surprise each other and show their love. In the e…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Monday, December 22, 2014
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Holiday Traditions
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! December 2014 — Holiday Traditions Wednesday, December 17, 1:00 pm Monday, December 22, 7:00 pm The Picture in the Flame by Peninnah Schram and Steven M. Rosman A grandmother shares her memory of a Hanukkah night in a shtetl in Eastern Europe many years ago. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry A young married couple searches for the perfect Christmas gifts to surprise each other and show their love. In the e…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Short But Not Sweet
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! January 2015 — Short But Not Sweet Wednesday, January 7, 1:00 pm Monday, January 12, 7:00 pm The School by Donald Barthelme It had already been a difficult school year, and then all the children's orange trees died. This was after the snakes and the gerbils and the tropical fish died. Anyway, the children were depressed and began asking hard questions about life and death and what happens after death. (1981)…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Monday, January 12, 2015
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Short But Not Sweet
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! January 2015 — Short But Not Sweet Wednesday, January 7, 1:00 pm Monday, January 12, 7:00 pm The School by Donald Barthelme It had already been a difficult school year, and then all the children's orange trees died. This was after the snakes and the gerbils and the tropical fish died. Anyway, the children were depressed and began asking hard questions about life and death and what happens after death. (1981)…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
1 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Short But Not Sweet
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! January 2015 — Short But Not Sweet Wednesday, January 21, 1:00 pm Monday, January 26, 7:00 pm The Girls in Their Summer Dresses by Irwin Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Mike Loomis are out for a Sunday morning stroll on Fifth Avenue in The Village. Then Frances notices that Mike is enjoying the view more avidly than a happily married man should. A discussion ensues. (1939) Here We Are by Dorothy Parker When the newlyweds go…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Monday, January 26, 2015
7 p.m.Story Time for Grown-Ups - Short But Not Sweet
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! January 2015 — Short But Not Sweet Wednesday, January 21, 1:00 pm Monday, January 26, 7:00 pm The Girls in Their Summer Dresses by Irwin Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Mike Loomis are out for a Sunday morning stroll on Fifth Avenue in The Village. Then Frances notices that Mike is enjoying the view more avidly than a happily married man should. A discussion ensues. (1939) Here We Are by Dorothy Parker When the newlyweds go…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults

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