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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, November 27
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Mid-Sentence | Astro Poets: Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov
Twitter's favorite poet-astrologers discuss the connections between poetry, pop culture, and stargazing. Scorpio season, moon signs, Drake—for the Astro Poets, it's all fair game. With humor and pop culture savvy, Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky share a unique mix of poetry and astrological advice with followers around the world. The social media stars join us for an evening of verse and conversation. Reading from recent work, Dimitrov and Lasky will discuss poetry and their personal connect…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Tue, November 28
@ 4 p.m.
Documentary Tuesday
Let’s have a discussion! Join us for a Harlem based documentary, and a short and a short Discussion. Chester Himes: A Rage In Harlem “An Internationally Acclaimed African-American Writer” November 14, 2017 4pm Chester Himes was born in 1909 in Jefferson, Missouri into a middle class academic black family. An internationally acclaimed African American writer who created a violent and cynical picture of the black experience in America by writing about his encounters with racism. This p…
Countee Cullen Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, November 28
@ 5:45 p.m.
Historical Novel Society Present: Authors - Know Your Rights
F. Robert Stein, Esq. will speak with attendees about legal matters for authors, including contracts and copyright protections. This event is open to the public, free of charge. F. Robert Stein is counsel to the law firm of Pryor Cashman LLC. He represents authors, literary agents, book publishers and others in publishing negotiations and disputes, as well as film producers and insurers in the review of documentary films for libel, copyright, and other problems.
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Thu, November 30
@ 4 p.m.
World Cultures
Explore famed literary heroes throughout the world with CMOM! From Anansi the Spider, a West African Hero, to Zeus – ruler of Mount Olympus, CMOM educators take children around the world to explore different cultures and traditions and learn just what makes a hero and how we all have a hero inside of us. In each class children relive a traditional folktale or myth and create artwork based on each story. Best for ages 6 and older. Limited to 30 participants only. Presented by Children's Museum o…
Francis Martin LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, December 9
@ 3 p.m.
Literary Trivia - A Game of Thrones Edition
Test your knowledge of the Game of Thrones book series against other GOT fans!
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults
Mon, December 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
Mid-Sentence | Fantastic Fictions
Upcoming authors and established masters of speculative fiction share new books. Featuring: N. K. Jemisin, Hugo Award–winning author of the Broken Earth trilogy S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling, The Ballad of Black Tom, The Devil in Silver, and Big Machine Now that the once-outsider genres under the umbrella of speculative fiction are firmly ensconced in the mainstream, how are recent sci-fi and fantasy books enriching and reinventing…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd StreetAdults
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
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),
Children