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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, June 24
@ 2:30 p.m.
Discussion: How censorship impacts freedom and democracy in Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
Ron Kavanaugh, Executive Director of the Literary Freedom Project will lead a discussion on "How censorship impacts freedom and democracy in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451." Free copies of the book will be given to the first 50 attendees. This event is presented by the Literary Freedom Project as part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read program coordinated by The Point CDC.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults
Mon, June 26
@ 4 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)
Mon, June 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Mosholu Book Discussion
June's selection: Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler The first science fiction written by a black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herse…
Mosholu LibraryAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 5:30 p.m.
Poetry reading with Susan Lewis and Sharon Mesmer
Susan Lewis and Sharon Mesmer will present their poetry at the Muhlenberg Library. Susan Lewis (susanlewis.net) is the publisher and editor of Posit (positjournal.com). Her most recent book, Heisenberg’s Salon, was just published by BlazeVOX Books. She is the author of eight other books and chapbooks, including This Visit, How to be Another, and State of the Union. Her poetry has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes and appeared in a great number of anthologies and journals, includin…
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Thu, June 29
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
The Making of Jane Austen, with Devoney Looser, a professor of English at Arizona State University.
This illustrated lecture tells new stories about how Jane Austen (1775-1817) was made into an international literary icon in the two centuries after her death. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Fri, June 30
@ 6 p.m.
Mid-Sentence: Writers in Conversation | Hala Alyan, Hannah Lillith Assadi, Jimin Han
FREE - Doors to the Corner Room open at 5:30 PM. Debut novelists Hala Alyan, Hannah Lillith Assadi, and Jimin Han discuss writing first novels and the interplay between art and identity. Hala Alyan was born in 1986. After living in various parts of the Middle East, she completed a doctorate in psychology and is now in practice at New York University. She has been published in Guernica and other literary journals, and is the award-winning author of three poetry collections. Alyan is also a seas…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Tue, July 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Evening Movies: The Prize
Mid-Manhattan Library, Sixth Floor Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Elevator access after 6 PM. First come, first served. The Prize DVD |Color | 1963 | 136 min | Warner Bros. | NR A group of Nobel laureates descend on Stockholm to accept their awards. Among them is American novelist Andrew Craig (Paul Newman), a former literary luminary now writing pulp detective stories to earn a living. Craig, who is infamous for his drinking and womanizing, formulates a wild theory that phy…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Thu, July 20
@ 6 p.m.
George Eliot's Middlemarch: A Five Session Course
Emily Dickinson said of Middlemarch, “What do I think of Middlemarch? What do I think of glory?” and Virginia Woolf declared “that magnificent book, with all its imperfections, is one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.” Middlemarch displays George Eliot’s understanding of how far-reaching movements of history and culture affect ordinary people, while simultaneously revealing the inherent richness in family dynamics and the small village. We will spend five weeks in the soci…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, July 27
@ 6 p.m.
George Eliot's Middlemarch: A Five Session Course
Emily Dickinson said of Middlemarch, “What do I think of Middlemarch? What do I think of glory?” and Virginia Woolf declared “that magnificent book, with all its imperfections, is one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.” Middlemarch displays George Eliot’s understanding of how far-reaching movements of history and culture affect ordinary people, while simultaneously revealing the inherent richness in family dynamics and the small village. We will spend five weeks in the soci…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, August 3
@ 6 p.m.
George Eliot's Middlemarch: A Five Session Course
Emily Dickinson said of Middlemarch, “What do I think of Middlemarch? What do I think of glory?” and Virginia Woolf declared “that magnificent book, with all its imperfections, is one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.” Middlemarch displays George Eliot’s understanding of how far-reaching movements of history and culture affect ordinary people, while simultaneously revealing the inherent richness in family dynamics and the small village. We will spend five weeks in the soci…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, August 10
@ 6 p.m.
George Eliot's Middlemarch: A Five Session Course
Emily Dickinson said of Middlemarch, “What do I think of Middlemarch? What do I think of glory?” and Virginia Woolf declared “that magnificent book, with all its imperfections, is one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.” Middlemarch displays George Eliot’s understanding of how far-reaching movements of history and culture affect ordinary people, while simultaneously revealing the inherent richness in family dynamics and the small village. We will spend five weeks in the soci…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, August 17
@ 6 p.m.
George Eliot's Middlemarch: A Five Session Course
Emily Dickinson said of Middlemarch, “What do I think of Middlemarch? What do I think of glory?” and Virginia Woolf declared “that magnificent book, with all its imperfections, is one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.” Middlemarch displays George Eliot’s understanding of how far-reaching movements of history and culture affect ordinary people, while simultaneously revealing the inherent richness in family dynamics and the small village. We will spend five weeks in the soci…
Jefferson Market 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