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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, February 26
@ 3:30 p.m.
Teen Writers' Workshop
Join our teen-taught writers' group and learn the ins and outs of different literary genres! We will be exploring college essays, poetry, prose, non-fiction, and more. No registration required. Open to Teens 13+. Mondays at 3:30PM
Riverdale LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, February 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author Talks
Mid-Sentence | Freshwater: Akwaeke Emezi with Glory Edim
A woman's quest to understand the forces—spiritual, cultural, and neurological—that shape the self. In her debut novel, Freshwater, Akwaeke Emezi tells the story of Ada, a Nigerian woman whose life changes dramatically upon arriving in America for college. As a child, Ada's family describes her as being born "with one foot on the other side," and she begins to develop multiple, distinctive selves. These identities converge into a powerful presence when Ada experiences a shocking event on camp…
Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, Program RoomAdults
Tue, February 27
@ 1 p.m.
Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing either professionally or personally. Regardless of your experience level, we’re here to help one another along in the journey of self-expression and creativity. All are welcome, so come join in on the literary fun!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Tue, February 27
@ 6 p.m.
A Late Arrival: Isaac Bashevis Singer in New York City, 1935
Fordham-NYPL Lecture Series presents David Stromberg, Hebrew University in Jerusalem “A Late Arrival: Isaac Bashevis Singer in New York City, 1935” Isaac Bashevis Singer. Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library. Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer arrived penniless in New York in 1935, having left his common-law wife and five-year-old son in Warsaw. He entered the United States on a six-month visa, his older brother having arrang…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Dorot Jewish DivisionAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, February 28
@ 1 p.m.
Literary Bingo
Come get Lit at the New Amsterdam Library Branch. Lit-Bingo is a combination of Literature and Bingo. It is an interactive game designed to enhance your literary knowledge while having fun. So, if you think that you’re Lit, come join in. Please call or stop in to sign up. Seats are limited.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults
Tue, March 6
@ 10:30 a.m.
Drag Queen Story Time
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…
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, March 6
@ 1 p.m.
The Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing either professionally or personally. Regardless of your experience level, we’re here to help one another along in the journey of self-expression and creativity. All are welcome, so come join in on the literary fun!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Wed, March 7
@ 10:30 a.m.
Fox Fables
What makes you - YOU? When the fox and his precious tail are separated, he decides to try out being other animals in order to discover a new identity. A literary mashup of Aesop's Fables! Best for ages 2-7 with parent/caregiver. Presented by WonderSpark Puppets
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, March 7
@ 6 p.m.
Bronx Memoir Project - Writing Workshop
Amy Gottlieb’s debut novel The Beautiful Possible was a finalist for a 2016 National Jewish Book Award and Edward Lewis Wallant Award. Her fiction and poetry have been published in Other Voices, Lilith, Puerto del Sol, On Being, Zeek, Storyscape, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, and elsewhere. She has received a Literary Fellowship and Residency from the Bronx Council on the Arts, and an Arts Fellowship from the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. Amy is a grad…
Kingsbridge LibraryAdults
Mon, March 12
@ 11 a.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
Tue, March 13
@ 10:30 a.m.
Drag Queen Story Time
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…
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, March 13
@ 1 p.m.
The Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing either professionally or personally. Regardless of your experience level, we’re here to help one another along in the journey of self-expression and creativity. All are welcome, so come join in on the literary fun!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Wed, March 14
@ 1 p.m.
Literary Bingo
Come get Lit at the New Amsterdam Library Branch. Lit-Bingo is a combination of Literature and Bingo. It is an interactive game designed to enhance your literary knowledge while having fun. So, if you think that you’re Lit, come join in. Please call or stop in to sign up. Seats are limited.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers
Fri, March 16
@ 11 a.m.
Drag Queen Story Time
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…
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, March 20
@ 10:30 a.m.
Drag Queen Story Time
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…
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, March 20
@ 1 p.m.
The Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing either professionally or personally. Regardless of your experience level, we’re here to help one another along in the journey of self-expression and creativity. All are welcome, so come join in on the literary fun!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Thu, March 22
@ 6:30 p.m.
Talks at the Schomburg
Lorraine Hansberry and Reimagining the Biography
As an activist and Playwright, much has been gleaned from Lorraine Hansberry’s creative output, but less about the confluence of her political thoughts and principles that undergird her process. 2018 the world will learn more about Hansberry through new biographies in the form of print and film. Biographers Margaret Wilkerson, Imani Perry, Soyica Colbert, and Tracy Heather Strain will discuss the importance of Lorraine Hansberry and presenting a biography. Co-presented by the Lorraine Hansberry…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Tue, March 27
@ 1 p.m.
The Island Writers
This is a group for all who are interested in writing either professionally or personally. Regardless of your experience level, we’re here to help one another along in the journey of self-expression and creativity. All are welcome, so come join in on the literary fun!
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults
Wed, March 28
@ 1 p.m.
Literary Bingo
Come get Lit at the New Amsterdam Library Branch. Lit-Bingo is a combination of Literature and Bingo. It is an interactive game designed to enhance your literary knowledge while having fun. So, if you think that you’re Lit, come join in. Please call or stop in to sign up. Seats are limited.
New Amsterdam Library, AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers
Tue, April 3
@ 2 p.m.
Fox Fables
What makes you - YOU? When the fox and his precious tail are separated, he decides to try out being other animals in order to discover a new identity. A literary mashup of Aesop's Fables! Best for ages 2-7 with parent/caregiver. Presented by WonderSpark Puppets
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, April 10
@ 4 p.m.
Fox Fables
What makes you - YOU? When the fox and his precious tail are separated, he decides to try out being other animals in order to discover a new identity. A literary mashup of Aesop's Fables! Best for ages 2-7 with parent/caregiver. Presented by WonderSpark Puppets
67th Street LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, April 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
Drag Queen Story Time
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…
Sedgwick LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, July 5
@ 5:30 p.m.
Chelsea Talks Book Discussion: The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
This classic masterpiece from 1902 dramatizes the conflict between nineteenth-century values and twentieth- century passions. Of the three late masterpieces that crown the extraordinary literary achievement of Henry James, The Wings of the Dove is the most personal and the most elemental. A 1997 film based on the novel starred Helen Bonham Carter.
Muhlenberg Library, Conference RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults