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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, August 26
@ 1 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
Mon, August 28
@ 1:15 p.m.
It's a Draw
Do you love to color? Come to the teen room and take part in the coloring craze. Paper, colored pencils, markers and literary themed coloring pages will be provided.
High Bridge LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, August 29
@ 6:15 p.m.
Battery Park Book Club: Mary Gaitskill's The Mare
Join the Battery Park Book Club for a lively evening of literary discussion! Our pick for August is Mary Gaitskill's The Mare.
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, August 30
@ 6 p.m.
Book Discussion Group: "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante
Join us at the Mulberry Street Library for a discussion of My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. You can pick up a copy at the library or reserve your copy here. Keynote: Soon to be an HBO series (2018), My Brilliant Friend is the first book in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan Quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy. This is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted family epic by Italy’s most beloved and acclaimed writer, Elena Ferrante. “One of the great novelists of our…
Mulberry Street LibraryAdults
Wed, September 6
@ 7:15 p.m.
Over the Barrier: Reflections on Love...based on the poetry, prose, and novel Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Literary Theater Dialogue (based in NY since 2003) presents a staged reading and discussion of the new play Over the Barriers: Reflections on Love...based on the poetry, prose, and novel Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. The program will feature: Scenes from the new play Over the Barriers. Discussion with script writer/director Irina Volkovich and actors Rustem Galitch, Snezhana Chernova, Liza Kaymin, and Inna Yesilevskaya. Moderated by Marina Adamovich, editor-in-chief of The New Review, t…
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults
Thu, September 21
@ 6 p.m.
NEW FICTION BY RAIN MOUNTAIN PRESS: Gala book launch!
Thursday, September 21 at 6 pm! Join us for this special author reading! NEW FICTION BY RAIN MOUNTAIN PRESS! GALA BOOK LAUNCH FOR: Nava Renek Deborah Clearman Rosalind Palermo Stevenson Nava Renek is the author of two novels and a collection of short stories, Spiritland (2002), No Perfect Words (2009) and Mating In Captivity (2012) She also conceived of and edited Wreckage of Reason: An Anthology of XXperimental Prose By Contemporary…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, September 26
@ 6:15 p.m.
Battery Park Book Club
Join us for an evening of lively literary discussion! September's book is Grendel, by John Gardner.
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, September 28
@ 4 p.m.
September 2017 Book Discussion: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
Monsieur Perdu can prescribe the perfect book for a broken heart. But can he fix his own? Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can't seem to heal through literature is himself; he's still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with onl…
Port Richmond LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, September 28
@ 7 p.m.
Conversations from the Cullman Center
The Mountain: Paul Yoon and Katie Raissian
Click here to reserve your free seats! There is no charge for attendance, however, seating is not guaranteed without reservations. All unclaimed seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend arriving early. Doors open at 6:30. Paul Yoon and Katie Raissian discuss Yoon’s story collection, The Mountain. These six stories, following migrants and survivors across continents and eras, explore movement, history, and time in tenderly-observed individual lives. Paul Yoon,…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
NYPL Supporters,
Adults
Sat, September 30
@ 10:30 a.m.
Literary Trivia - A Game of Thrones Edition
Test your knowledge of A Game of Thrones (Book 1 in the wildly popular A Song of Fire and Ice series) against other GOT fans!
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults
Thu, October 5
@ 6 p.m.
Author @ the Library presents Margie Shaheed of Tongue Shakers: Interviews and Narratives on Speaking Mother Tongue in a Multicultural Society
Margie Shaheed is a community poet and writer. Her work has been published in Essence Magazine,The Mom Egg Review, Black Magnolias, Femficatio, Split This Rock, Blackberry: A Magazine, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, and Spector Magazine. She is the author of three chapbooks,MOSIC (NightBallet Press, 2013) and ONOMONOPOEIA (NightBallet Press, 2015) and (DREAM CATCHER (NightBallet Press, 2017. Her manuscript, The Playground (poems) is the winner of the 2014 Hidden Charm Press Chapbook Contest and…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, October 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Advance screening of American Masters – Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive starring Denis O’Hare.
Please join us for an advance screening of American Masters – Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive starring Denis O’Hare. The film premieres Monday, October 30 at 9p on THIRTEEN and nationwide on PBS. American Masters draws on the rich palette of Edgar Allan Poe's evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to tell the real story of the notorious author. Starring Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated actor Denis O'Hare (This Is Us, American Horror Story, Take Me Out) and narrated by Oscar- and Tony-nom…
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Sat, October 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Jane Austen’s Music Library
With Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and other works, Jane Austen charmed her era and ours, while boldly blazing a trail that women writers continue to follow today. At home, it was music that fueled her literary creativity. She personally sang, played piano, and hand copied her favorite pieces of music. Now, through an innovative digital archive project at the University of Southampton, Austen’s music library has been shared with the world. The period instrument ensemble Broad…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, October 31
@ 6:15 p.m.
Battery Park Book Club
Join us for an evening of lively literary discussion! October's book is Small Mercies, by Eddie Joyce.
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults