Events

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16 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Thu, September 29
@ 6 PM
Thursday, September 29 at 6pm Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Meeting Room Broadstone Women in the City: Broadstone Books is a Kentucky-based imprint, which started out as a regional press, but then became national and even international today. Six Broadstone poets from the New York area read from recent books spanning topics as diverse as the experience of women to the sixth extinction. Amy Barone’s new poetry collection, Defying Extinction, was published by Broadstone Books in…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tue, October 11
@ 6 PM
Conversations from the Cullman Center
The distinguished poet discusses his new poetry collection inspired by the epic poem, the Ramayana. GET THE BOOK | COVID PROTOCOL | ACCESSIBILITY ABOUT THE SPEAKERS | CONNECT WITH US In After, Vivek Narayanan offers a collection of poems inspired by Valmiki’s Ramayana, one of Asia’s foundational epic poems. But After does not just come after the Ramayana. In this new book, Narayanan brings the resources of contemporary English poetry to bear on the Sanskrit epic. In…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Tue, October 11
@ 7 PM
Book Discussion Group
This is an ONLINE event The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster Book can be borrowed at: NYPL - Jones Library Started in 2017, Reading the Classics with Ilan Stavans is a book series open to…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Online
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

NYPL Supporters
Wed, October 12
@ 4:30 PM
Poetry Programming
Please join us for our in-person discussion of Mary Oliver's Pulitzer Prize winning collection of poetry, American Primitive (1983). We will have some copies available at the Jefferson Market Library circulation desk, or you can place it on hold. No registration necessary. We will meet in the third floor Mae West room, Wednesday, October 12 at 4:30pm.
Jefferson Market Library
In Person
Adults
Tue, October 18
@ 2:30 PM
This event is in person. Join fellow poetry enthusiasts in unpacking the layered meanings of poetry through an informal group discussion. Each session focuses around a theme that celebrates the diversity and range of the poetic form and contemporary poetry culture. Our October 2022 meeting will ponder what do poets think about their craft and medium? Join us in exploring the relationship between poet and poem, artist and art in this discussion of poems about poetry. We will be meeting in th…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults
Thu, October 20
@ 2 PM
Three Room Press and Tompkins Square Library present: International ¡DADA! Virtual Salon 2022 To join this online event please register with your email address, and we'll send you the link before program begins. Related program: Thursday, October 27th at 6 pm - Americas ¡DADA! Virtual Salon 2022. HOSTS PETER CARLAFTES is a New York-based playwright, author, and poet. He is author of six books, and most recently edited the critically-acclaimed anthology The Faking Of The President…
Tompkins Square Library
Online
Adults
Tue, October 25
@ 6 PM
Tuesday, October 25 at 6 pm Contributors to an early-pandemic issue of the journal 2 Horatio will read poetry from then & now. Poems in the journal include what poets were writing in the early months of covid, and serve as a documentary of that time. A wide range of established and emerging poets including Jessica Greenbaum, Patricia Spears Jones, David Groff, Fran Richey, Jennifer Stewart Miller, Joan Cappello, Maja Lukic, and Bonnie Jill Emanuel contributed to this issue, to name…
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Thu, October 27
@ 6 PM
Three Room Press and Tompkins Square Library present: Americas ¡DADA! Virtual Salon 2022 To join this online event please register with your email address, and we'll send you the link before program begins. Related program: Thursday, October 20th at 2 pm - International ¡DADA! Virtual Salon 2022. HOSTS: PETER CARLAFTES is a New York-based playwright, author, and poet. He is author of six books, and most recently edited the critically-acclaimed anthology The Faking Of The Presiden…
Tompkins Square Library
Online
Adults
Sat, November 5
@ 3 PM
Jefferson Market LibraryAdults
Tue, November 15
@ 2:30 PM
This event is in person. Join fellow poetry enthusiasts in unpacking the layered meanings of poetry through an informal group discussion. Each session focuses around a theme that celebrates the diversity and range of the poetic form and contemporary poetry culture. Join us for our November 2022 meeting to journey across culture and language through discussing works of poetry in translation. We will be meeting in the corner seating area on floor 1M, one mezzanine level up from the entrance.…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults
Tue, November 15
@ 7 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event will take place online Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt Book can be borrowed at: NYPL - Jones Library Started in 2017, Reading the Classics with Ilan…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Online
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

NYPL Supporters
Wed, November 16
@ 1 PM
Book Discussion Group
This program will be held in the community room of the Grand Concourse Library. Join us to discuss Alice Walker's 1973 short story, "Everyday Use." The story explores how education affects the lives of people from uneducated communities. Click the title to read the story. After you register, come to the library on the day of the program to participate. Alice Malsenior Tallulah-Kate Walker (1944-present) is an American novelist, short story writer, poet and social activist. Born to sh…
Grand Concourse LibraryAdults,

Book Lovers
Tue, December 13
@ 7 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event will take place online The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Book can be borrowed at: NYPL - Jones Library Started in 2017, Reading the Classics with Ilan Stavans is a book series ope…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Online
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students,

NYPL Supporters
Wed, December 14
@ 11:15 AM
Book Discussion Group
This event will take place in-person at the South Beach Library. Join us for the latest edition of our popular monthly book club! About the book: The Magical Language of Others is a powerful and aching love story in letters, from mother to daughter. After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji Koh’s parents return to South Korea for work, leaving fifteen-year-old Eun Ji and her brother behind in California. Overnight, Eun Ji finds herself abandoned and adrift in a world made strang…
South Beach LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Wed, December 14
@ 5:30 PM
Book Discussion Group
This event is online only. Join us for the latest edition of our popular monthly book club! About the book: The Magical Language of Others is a powerful and aching love story in letters, from mother to daughter. After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji Koh’s parents return to South Korea for work, leaving fifteen-year-old Eun Ji and her brother behind in California. Overnight, Eun Ji finds herself abandoned and adrift in a world made strange by her mother’s absence. Her mothe…
South Beach Library
Online
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, December 20
@ 2:30 PM
This event is in person. Join fellow poetry enthusiasts in unpacking the layered meanings of poetry through an informal group discussion. Each session focuses around a theme that celebrates the diversity and range of the poetic form and contemporary poetry culture. For our December 2022 meeting, refresh your reading list with a discussion of brand-new poetry published in the last year. We will be meeting in the corner seating area on floor 1M, one mezzanine level up from the entrance. Readi…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Adults