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Wed, December 13
@ 6 p.m.
Poetry Reading: NYU's Minetta Review
As part of our all-day East Village Arts Festival, Minetta Review, NYU’s oldest literary and arts publication, will celebrate the completion of their Fall 2017 issue with a selection of readings from students and local writers. This reading will take place on our second floor at 6pm.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
Wed, December 13
@ 6:30 p.m.
Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Celebration
2017 marks the centennial year of genius poet Gwendolyn Brooks, born on June 7, 1917. Brooks was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for any literary genre. She had published 75 poems by the age of 16 and recalled “very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words.” This evening we celebrate the wonder of language as influenced by Brooks’s life and compositions. Image source: Wikipedia @SchomburgCenter #GwendolynBrooks…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes AuditoriumAdults
Wed, December 13
@ 7 p.m.
Author Reading: Alan Kaufman
As part of our all-day East Village Arts Festival, East Village author ALAN KAUFMAN will read from JEW BOY, his riveting memoir of being raised by a Jewish mother who survived the Holocaust. Called “a classic” by the San Francisco Chronicle and “a remarkable document” by Publishers Weekly JEW BOY has just been reissued by Cornell University Press. Kaufman will also read from his other memoir, DRUNKEN ANGEL (“Kaufman's memoir will violently grab your attention”, Publishers Weekly) in which he…
Tompkins Square Library, First FloorAdults
Wed, December 20
@ 2 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
Thu, December 21
@ 3:30 p.m.
Drag Queen Story Hour
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…
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Sat, January 6
@ 3 p.m.
Myth, Magic, Archetypes: Received, Reinvented
An Afternoon with Larissa Shmailo and Dean Kostos Saturday, January 6 at 3 pm Since myths were chanted above the swirling fires of prehistory, contradictions arose in these received tales. Myth, in the classical tradition, also includes the irreverent frolicking of gods and goddesses. There was something comforting, as well as terrifying, in the deities' human flaws. We see this in Larissa Shmailo's eponymous collection Medusa's Country. In this book of experimental formalism, gods of all n…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Fri, January 12
@ 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon Gaming: Literary Trivia
Do you like to play games? Are you good at trivia or charades? If so, this program is for you. Join the New Amsterdam Library for a fun and interactive afternoon of Literary Trivia. Play head to head or in a group, in every case, everyone is a winner. Date: Friday January 12, 2018 Place: New Amsterdam Library Auditorium Time: 12:30pm-1:45pm Registration: Come one, Come all.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
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