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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, September 21
@ 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 21
@ 6 p.m.
NEW FICTION from RAIN MOUNTAIN PRESS: Book Launch!
Thursday, September 21 at 6 pm NEW FICTION BY RAIN MOUNTAIN PRESS GALA BOOK LAUNCH FOR: Nava Renek Deborah Clearman Rosalind Palermo Stevenson Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. Free. EVERYONE IS INVITED! 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 a…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
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
Sat, September 23
@ 2 p.m.
RUSSIAN POETRY
Russian Culture Club presents THREE POETS in the Tompkins Square Library Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 2 pm (Basement Community Room) The event is moderated by Alexander Dranov, founder of the Russian Culture Club. Poet Anna Halberstadt Anna grew up in Vilnius (former Vilno), Lithuania, in the family of a biologist, a professor at Vilnius University. At 18 she enrolled in Moscow State University, School of Psychology. After graduation she worked as a research psychologist and…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Mon, September 25
@ 1 p.m.
Creative Writing Class
Join John Nangle as he coaches you to unleash the hidden storyteller within! Weave your poetic tapestries and astound your friends. You have talent, you have time. Your literary life will never be the same!
Morris Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Immigrants,
Job Seekers,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
Adults
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
@ 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
Wed, October 11
@ 6 p.m.
Toward a Poetry of Place: A Reading with Alison Jarvis and Theresa Burns
Wednesday, October 11 at 6 pm. Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. Two poets read from recently published works that explore the idea of place and its role in our imaginations - across generations, communities, and landscapes: Alison JarvisWhere is North. Alison Jarvis was born in Canada and grew up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. She is a recipient of the Lyric Poetry Prize from the Poetry Society of America, the Mudfish Poetry Prize, the Guy Owen Prize from Souther…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Sat, October 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
Indie Author Day 2017
Please join us for the 2nd Annual Indie Author Day. Hear from the following authors: Annette Libeskind Berkovits was born in Kyrgyzstan and grew up in postwar Poland and the fledgling state of Israel before coming to America at age sixteen. In her three-decade career with the Wildlife Conservation Society in New York, she spearheaded the institution’s nationwide and worldwide science education programs. Annette will be presenting on her latest book - Confessions of An Accidental Zoo Keeper…
Bronx Library CenterAdults
Sat, October 21
@ 2 p.m.
Exclusive Screening: American Masters EDGAR ALLAN POE: BURIED ALIVE
THIRTEEN’s American Masters Presents the Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive Starring Denis O’Hare and narrated by Kathleen Turner with readings by Chris Sarandon and Ben Schnetzer. Edgar Allen Poe: Burried Alive will broadcast nationwide on October 30th, this is an exclusive pre-broadcast event! After his death, writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) became a global icon of modern literature and a pop culture brand. Best known for his Gothic horror tales and narr…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Tue, October 24
@ 6 p.m.
LAUNCH READING for 2 Horatio
LAUNCH READING for 2 HORATIO Over 20 poets will read from this annual Village-based literary journal! Tuesday, October 23, 6 to 8 pm Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All events are free and open to the public. Contributors include: Mary Ellen Pelzer, Jeanne Chinard, Kaye McDonough, Mary Catherine Bolster, Maja Lukic, Didi Jackson, Ron Slate, Sherry Stuart-Berman, Michele Karas, Joan Cappello, Therese Elron, Kathryn Llewellyn, Carmen Bardeguez-Brown, J. Gerard Ch…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, October 24
@ 6:30 p.m.
Novel Destinations
Journey through the literary travel landscape with Shannon McKenna Schmidt, co-author of Novel Destinations. This entertaining presentation features photographs of literary landmarks in the United States and Europe, stories about classic writers and the places that inspired them, and some of her own tales from the road.
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults
Thu, October 26
@ 2 p.m.
Exclusive Screening: American Masters EDGAR ALLAN POE: BURIED ALIVE
THIRTEEN’s American Masters Presents the Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive Starring Denis O’Hare and narrated by Kathleen Turner with readings by Chris Sarandon and Ben Schnetzer. Edgar Allen Poe: Burried Alive will broadcast nationwide on October 30th, this is an exclusive pre-broadcast event! After his death, writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) became a global icon of modern literature and a pop culture brand. Best known for his Gothic horror tales and narr…
Muhlenberg LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students,
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