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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, January 27
@ 10:30 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…
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, January 27
@ 12 noon
Bronx Memoir Project with Author AJ Sidransky
Bronx Memoir Project is a literary program produced by the Bronx Council on the Arts. It cultivates and collects memoir fragments written by Bronx residents, which are published as a paperback book at the end of the program cycle. The first volume was published in 2014 and features the works of over 50 local writers who shared tales of homecoming, love, loss, & more. AJ Sidransky will host two workshops for the second edition of the Bronx Memoir Project here at the City Island Library. We ho…
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Sat, January 27
@ 2:30 p.m.
Book Chat with Writers from the Bronx
Please join us for a reading featuring three writers from the Bronx: Robert Farrell: Meditations on the Body Robert Farrell lives and works in the Bronx, New York. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Brooklyn Review, NOON: journal of the short poem, REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Santa Fe Literary Review, Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies and elsewhere. His chapbook, Meditations on the Body, was published in 2017 by Ghostbird Press. Originally from Houston, Texas, h…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Mon, January 29
@ 11 a.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, January 29
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Mid-Sentence | Dystopian Visions
Two debut novels make strange the world we live in: FEATURING Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks Simon Jacobs, author of Palaces in conversation with Eugene Lim, author of Dear Cyborgs In Leni Zumas's Red Clocks, five women navigate a world in which reproductive rights have been dramatically scaled back. Drawing comparisons to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, the book offers “an alarming peek into a dystopian future…Each of the interwoven story lines is complex and heartbreaking in i…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Room 78Adults
Wed, January 31
@ 6:30 p.m.
Community Conversations
Community Conversations: Literary Life in New York | New York (City) State of Mind
Housing, local and federal politics, the environment—New Yorkers have a lot on their minds. Mid-Manhattan Library is organizing a series of lectures and conversations around the life of the mind for the average New Yorker. ​Following each public lecture, librarians will facilitate a dialogue with the goal of connecting neighbors and building new relationships through meaningful dialogue about local issues. Session 2: Literary Life in New York: Then and Now | Lecture & Conversation with Ke…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults
Sat, February 3
@ 12 noon
Bronx Memoir Project with Author AJ Sidransky
Bronx Memoir Project is a literary program produced by the Bronx Council on the Arts. It cultivates and collects memoir fragments written by Bronx residents, which are published as a paperback book at the end of the program cycle. The first volume was published in 2014 and features the works of over 50 local writers who shared tales of homecoming, love, loss, & more. AJ Sidransky will host two workshops for the second edition of the Bronx Memoir Project here at the City Island Library. We ho…
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Sat, February 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
Studio Salon: Dark Space with Mario Gooden
Studio Museum in Harlem Presents: Studio Salon: Dark Space with Mario Gooden Architect and professor Mario Gooden will guide participants through images of commonplace forms and symbols in an engaging presentation of Dark Space: Architecture, Representation, Black Identity—a collection of essays that move between history, theory, and criticism to interrogate the construction and translation of African-American identity through the medium of architecture. Presented as part of inHarlem, and in p…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults
Mon, February 5
@ 6 p.m.
Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives
Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives 2018 Lincoln Kirstein Lecture featuring Alastair Macaulay Join The Center for Ballet and the Arts for the annual Lincoln Kirstein Lecture, co-presented by the New York Library for the Performing Arts. In “Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives," The New York Times's chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay will show ways in which Frederick Ashton and George Balanchine watched each other, took ideas from each other, differed from each other, and, between them,…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, February 6
@ 1 p.m.
Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing either professionally or personally. Regardless of your experience level, we’re here to help one another along in the journey of self-expression and creativity. All are welcome, so come join in on the literary fun!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Tue, February 13
@ 1 p.m.
Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing either professionally or personally. Regardless of your experience level, we’re here to help one another along in the journey of self-expression and creativity. All are welcome, so come join in on the literary fun!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Wed, February 14
@ 3:30 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
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, February 14
@ 5:30 p.m.
Book Club “Speed Dating”
We’ve all heard of “speed dating,” right? Well, your local library is borrowing that model and putting a literary twist on it—participants will bring a copy of their favorite book (or current read) and be paired up for rotating book discussion “lightning rounds.” By the end, you should go home having shared your love of books, received some great recommendations, and hopefully having made a new friend or two. If all goes well, who knows…perhaps love will be in the air!
Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library, Alvin Ailey Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
NYPL Supporters,
Persons with Disabilities,
Adults
Wed, February 14
@ 5:30 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…
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, February 16
@ 2 p.m.
Biblio File
Contemporary Classics Book Discussion: What Lies Between Us
Friday, February 16, 2018, 2 PM 2-3 PM Room 67 | Conference Room A What Lies Between Us From award-winning author, Nayomi Munaweera, comes What Lies Between Us, the confession of a woman, driven by the demons of her past to commit a single and possibly unforgivable crime. Ganga, a young girl, grows up carefree in the midst of her loving family in an old and beautiful house nestled in the idyllic hill country of Sri Lanka. Her childhood is like any other—until it isn’t. About the Author: N…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults,
Book Lovers
Tue, February 20
@ 1 p.m.
Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing either professionally or personally. Regardless of your experience level, we’re here to help one another along in the journey of self-expression and creativity. All are welcome, so come join in on the literary fun!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Wed, February 21
@ 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
South Beach LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, February 21
@ 6 p.m.
Bronx Memoir Project - Writing Workshop
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 Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, and elsewhere. She has received a Literary Fellowship and Residency from the Bronx Council on the Arts, and an Arts Fellowship from the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. Amy is a grad…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Tue, February 27
@ 1 p.m.
Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing either professionally or personally. Regardless of your experience level, we’re here to help one another along in the journey of self-expression and creativity. All are welcome, so come join in on the literary fun!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Wed, March 7
@ 6 p.m.
Bronx Memoir Project - Writing Workshop
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 Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, and elsewhere. She has received a Literary Fellowship and Residency from the Bronx Council on the Arts, and an Arts Fellowship from the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. Amy is a grad…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults