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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, April 24
@ 1 p.m.
The Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing professionally or personally. All are welcome, so come join in on the literary fun!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Wed, April 25
@ 1 p.m.
Literary Bingo
Come get Lit at the New Amsterdam Library Branch. Lit-Bingo is a combination of Literature and Bingo. It is an interactive game designed to enhance your literary knowledge while having fun. So, if you think that you’re Lit, come join in. Please call or stop in to sign up. Seats are limited.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, April 25
@ 1 p.m.
Англозычная литература в русских переводах: Уильям Сароян
Цель серии «Английская литература в русских переводах» - знакомить русскоязычных иммигрантов с американской культурой на примерах многообразия англоязычной литературы. Уильям Сароян ‎‎(1908-1981) стал одним из любимых представителей американской культуры двадцатого века, познакомив читателей со своим героями - выходцами, как и он, из среды армянских иммигрантов. Приходите к нам на следующую встречу «Англоязычная литература в русских переводах», чтобы узнать о Уильяме Сарояне и его огромном лите…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
Immigrants
Thu, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
Political Economy of Fascism: a Six Session Course
Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10 6 pm to 8 pm The legacy of fascism is convoluted and elusive. Without a solid historical understanding, fascist theory appears to be garbled and self-contradictory rhetoric. However, with careful investigation, fascist theory is as cogent and complete a theory of production as either capitalism or communism. This class traces the development of fascism from its historical origins in socialism after the Enlightenment. It then develops a political…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, April 30
@ 1 p.m.
Adult Story Time
Story time isn't just for kids! Sit back, relax, and listen to a librarian read a short story or an excerpt from a literary work for your enjoyment and intellectual stimulation. Reading suggestions or guest readers are welcome.
Sedgwick LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Mon, April 30
@ 3 p.m.
Schomburg ED: Day of the Child, Day of the Book with the Library of Congress
EDUCATORS & LIBRARIANS ARE INVITED TO A FREE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM:“El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros” / “Day of the Child, Day of the Book” Program Schedule: 3:00pm – 4:10pm: interactive broadcast 4:15pm – 5:00pm: educator discussion *Late arrivals are welcome. Snacks and materials for educators will be provided.* Program Detail: Monday, April 30th has been traditionally celebrated as “Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros!”, as championed by the America…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, May 1
@ 1 p.m.
Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing professionally or personally. All are welcome, so come join in on the literary fun!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Thu, May 3
@ 6 p.m.
Political Economy of Fascism: a Six Session Course
Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10 6 pm to 8 pm The legacy of fascism is convoluted and elusive. Without a solid historical understanding, fascist theory appears to be garbled and self-contradictory rhetoric. However, with careful investigation, fascist theory is as cogent and complete a theory of production as either capitalism or communism. This class traces the development of fascism from its historical origins in socialism after the Enlightenment. It then develops a political…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Fri, May 4
@ 11 a.m.
Drag Queen Story Time
A program for children aged 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience. In this 45-minute program, a drag queen trained by children’s librarians reads picture books, sings songs, and leads children in a simple craft activity. Children love the bright colors, glamorous outfits, and larger-than-life personalities of the drag queen performers, but more importantly, DQSH teaches children to accept and celebrate…
Harlem LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, May 5
@ 11 a.m.
The Bronx Book Fair 2018
2018 Schedule AUDITORIUM 11:15 – 11:25 AM Welcome – Jean Harripersaud, Bronx Library Center & Lorraine Currelley, Bronx Book Fair 11:25 – 12:10 PM Bilingual Reading & Book Launch of My Yellow Balloon by Tiffany Papageorge. 12:20 – 1:00 PM How to Get Your Work Published Carolyn Butts, Editor/Publisher, African Voices Magazine, Steve Bloom, writer. and Jennifer Baker, creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, and contributing editor for Electric Literat…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Tue, May 8
@ 1 p.m.
Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing professionally or personally. All are welcome, so come join in on the literary fun!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Wed, May 9
@ 4 p.m.
Fox Fables
What makes you - YOU? When the fox and his precious tail are separated, he decides to try out being other animals in order to discover a new identity. A literary mashup of Aesop's Fables! Best for ages 2-7 with parent/caregiver. Presented by WonderSpark Puppets
Tottenville LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 10
@ 1 p.m.
Dracula Book Discussion
Join us for a discussion of the 1897 classic horror novel that started the vampire genre. Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Dracula has been assigned to many…
Huguenot Park LibraryAdults
Thu, May 10
@ 6 p.m.
Political Economy of Fascism: a Six Session Course
Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10 6 pm to 8 pm The legacy of fascism is convoluted and elusive. Without a solid historical understanding, fascist theory appears to be garbled and self-contradictory rhetoric. However, with careful investigation, fascist theory is as cogent and complete a theory of production as either capitalism or communism. This class traces the development of fascism from its historical origins in socialism after the Enlightenment. It then develops a political…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, May 12
@ 12 noon
Exploring Literary Devices: Point-of-view
Exploring Literary Devices: Point –of –View This two -part workshop geared for the novice writer will explore the two primary point-of-view in creative literature: first person and third person. The first workshop will review definition and examples through the use of visual aid charts and writing samples from participants and the instructor. Participants should bring a sample of one of the devises used in their writings to the first workshop session. At the end of the class participants wil…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Mon, May 14
@ 1 p.m.
Adult Story Time
Story time isn't just for kids! Sit back, relax, and listen to a librarian read a short story or an excerpt from a literary work for your enjoyment and intellectual stimultion. Reading suggestions or guest readers are welcome.
Sedgwick LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Mon, May 14
@ 6:30 p.m.
Conservators Exclusive Showcase of Treasures: Celebrating 200 Years of Frankenstein
For Conservators level members ($1,500) or higher Mary Shelley changed science fiction forever with her famous novel, Frankenstein. Join us for a reception in the McGraw Rotunda as Elizabeth Denlinger, curator of Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, gives tours of collection items including a first edition of Frankenstein; autograph letters from Mary Shelley, her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, her parents, the writers William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft; rare literary manuscr…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, McGraw RotundaNYPL Supporters
Tue, May 15
@ 1 p.m.
Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing professionally or personally. All are welcome, so come join in on the literary fun!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Wed, May 16
@ 6 p.m.
Creative Approaches to Revision
Revision is not only an essential aspect of the writing process, it is an art form onto itself. In this workshop, we'll explore creative revision techniques that are effective, flexible, and inspirational. RSVP at bronxarts.org Amy Gottlieb’s debut novel The Beautiful Possible was a finalist for a 2016 National Jewish Book Award and Edward Lewis Wallant Award. Her fiction and poetry have been published in Other Voices, Lilith, Puerto del Sol, On Being, Zeek, Storyscape, The Bloomsbury Antholog…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, May 19
@ 2 p.m.
Author Talks
"Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown" Author Talk with Lauren Hilgers
Join us on Saturday, May 19 at 2 PM for an author talk with Lauren Hilgers, based on her new non-fiction title Patriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown. Place a hold on the title today! About the book: The deeply reported story of one indelible family transplanted from rural China to New York City, forging a life between two worlds In 2014, in a snow-covered house in Flushing, Queens, a village revolutionary from Southern China considered his options. Zhuang Liehong was the son o…
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults
Wed, May 23
@ 1 p.m.
Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing professionally or personally. All are welcome, so come join in on the literary fun!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Wed, May 23
@ 4 p.m.
Fox Fables
What makes you - YOU? When the fox and his precious tail are separated, he decides to try out being other animals in order to discover a new identity. A literary mashup of Aesop's Fables! Best for ages 2-7 with parent/caregiver. Presented by WonderSpark Puppets
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 29
@ 4 p.m.
Rad Iliad Reading Group
Learn about the foundational text in the Western literary tradition in this five part discussion group on Homer's Iliad.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Wed, May 30
@ 10 a.m.
Where Are My People?: A YA Panel on Diversity in Literature
Featuring: Jenn Baker Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional, creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, contributing editor to Electric Literature, and works with the nonprofit I, Too Arts Collective. She is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow and Queens Council of the Arts New Work Grant winner. Her writing has appeared in Newtown Literary where her story was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Poets & Writers magazine, The Other Stories podcast, The Offing, and The Female Com…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomBook Lovers,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Teachers
Thu, May 31
@ 1 p.m.
Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing professionally or personally. All are welcome, so come join in on the literary fun!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Sat, June 2
@ 2 p.m.
Drag Queen Story Time
A program for children aged 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience. In this 45-minute program, a drag queen trained by children’s librarians reads picture books, sings songs, and leads children in a simple craft activity. Children love the bright colors, glamorous outfits, and larger-than-life personalities of the drag queen performers, but more importantly, DQSH teaches children to accept and celebrate…
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, June 8
@ 2 p.m.
Open Book Hour: Long Reads
We're having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading or a book you plan to read ! What to expect at an Open Book Hour book social. 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends.…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 67AAdults,
Book Lovers
Tue, June 12
@ 4 p.m.
Rad Iliad Reading Group
Learn about the foundational text in the Western literary tradition in this five part discussion group on Homer's Iliad.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Wed, June 13
@ 6 p.m.
3 Poets * 3 Books
3 Poets * 3 Books Book Release Party and Reading Wednesday, June 13 at 6 pm A trio of New York City-based poets goes offline to read from their new books—Amy Barone, with We Became Summer, from New York Quarterly Books; Francine Witte, with Café Crazy, from Kelsay Books; and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, with Blue Lyre, from Dos Madres Press. The poets belong to brevitas, an online poetry community that celebrates the short poem. Twice a month, affiliated poets share one or two poems and invite fee…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, June 19
@ 4 p.m.
Rad Iliad Reading Group
Learn about the foundational text in the Western literary tradition in this five part discussion group on Homer's Iliad.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Tue, June 26
@ 4 p.m.
Rad Iliad Reading Group
Learn about the foundational text in the Western literary tradition in this five part discussion group on Homer's Iliad.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, July 5
@ 5:30 p.m.
Chelsea Talks Book Discussion: The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
This classic masterpiece from 1902 dramatizes the conflict between nineteenth-century values and twentieth- century passions. Of the three late masterpieces that crown the extraordinary literary achievement of Henry James, The Wings of the Dove is the most personal and the most elemental. A 1997 film based on the novel starred Helen Bonham Carter.
Muhlenberg Library, Conference RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Tue, July 10
@ 4 p.m.
Rad Iliad Reading Group
Learn about the foundational text in the Western literary tradition in this five part discussion group on Homer's Iliad.
Roosevelt Island Library
SASB
Adults
Wed, July 11
@ 6 p.m.
The Proust Center~New York
The Proust Center~New York The Boni Salon: Open House: Celebrating Marcel Proust’s 147th Birthday Please join us in celebrating the opening of The Proust Center~New York and Marcel Proust's 147th birthday. Beginning in July 2018, 'The Boni Salon' will meet the second Wednesday of every month, from 6:00-7:30pm, offering a variety of Proustian events: lectures, book talks, concerts, films, trivia nights, and readings. Who was Albert Boni? Due to England's obscenity laws, the Engl…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, September 12
@ 6 p.m.
The Proust Center~New York
The Proust Center~New York Dedication of The Boni Salon, with Proustian Anka Mulhstein “People don’t read any more,” declared Proust to his editor. This was not his case: he had read everything and forgotten nothing. In the fitting venue of the Jefferson Market Library, Anka Muhlstein will talk about the importance of books for the characters of In search of Lost Time. Proust is unable to create a character without putting a book in his hands and thus gives literature an actual role…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, December 12
@ 6 p.m.
The Proust Center~New York
The Proust Center~New York The Boni Salon: Music Regained: A Belle Époque concert Marcel Proust was a 'mélomane'. Music was so important to him, that he wove it through his great novel Á la Recherche du Temps Perdu. Music Regained recaptures music Proust heard in the Parisian salons and concert halls. The program will include works by composers Proust knew personally, such as Reynaldo Hahn, Debussy, and Fauré. Soprano Kate Hurney, an enthusiastic student of Proust and all things F…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults