Events

The Library is here to help you learn and connect with your community through our wide array of free events, programs, classes, book clubs, and more. Please check listings to confirm if a program is in-person, online, or outdoors.

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17 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 11 AM
This event takes place at the Great Kills Library. Registration is NOT required. Join us for an in-person discussion of The Wren, the Wren by Anne Enright. Nell McDaragh never knew her grandfather, the famed Irish poet Phil McDaragh. But his love poems seem to speak directly to her. Restless, full of verve and wit, twenty-two-year-old Nell leaves her mother Carmel’s home to find her voice as a writer and live a life of her choosing. Carmel, too, knows the magic of her Daddo’s poetry—and the b…
Great Kills Library, Community RoomAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Thu, May 30
@ 10 AM
Online
Want to read more poetry, but don’t know where to start? Not sure you know how to really read poetry? Join Mulberry Street staff on the last Thursday of every month to discuss a few poems! Here are the poems we’ll discuss at our May meeting: ‘Song’ by Brigit Pegeen Kelly ‘The Oldest Living Thing in L.A.’ by Larry Levis ‘A Blessing’ by James Wright Poems are available online via the Poetry Foundation and Academic of American Poets websites. Registration is required to receive the Google…
Mulberry Street Library
Online via Google Meet
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students
Tue, June 4
@ 2:30 PM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Floor 1M. 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 during Pride Month to read poems reflecting a joyful variety of LGBTQ+ experiences and stories. This week's readings are: If a Girl Screams i…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Floor 1M
Adults
Wed, June 12
@ 4 PM
Banned Books
This event will take place in person at the Tremont Library. Join us as we discuss our favorite stories! Chat about the book you are currently reading (manga, GN, fic, non-fic, poetry) and receive a free book.
In personTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 12
@ 4:30 PM
Please join us for our monthly poetry discussion, held in the third floor Mae West room. This month, we are discussing poems from the "Time and Eternity" section of The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson, published by The Modern Library. We have printed copies of the poems for discussion at our second floor circulation desk -- stop by to pick one up! You can also find a PDF copy linked on this page, by clicking "download transcipt" above. Please bring your printed copy to the discussion; we w…
Jefferson Market Library
Third Floor
Adults
Thu, June 13
@ 5:30 PM
Author at the Library
This program will be presented in-person at the Tompkins Square Library. Help celebrate the publication of Nada Gordon's latest books of poetry, The Sound Princess: Selected Poems, 1985-2015 and Emotional Support Peacock. Nada Gordon is a poet and multimodal artist who was born in Oakland, CA and now lives in Brooklyn. She is the author of nine books of poetry and has had her work translated into multiple languages. Kimberly Lyons is a New York City-based poet. She has published numerou…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Tue, June 18
@ 2:30 PM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Floor 1M. 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 during Pride Month to read poems reflecting a joyful variety of LGBTQ+ experiences and stories. Readings are selected from Poetry Magazine, P…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Floor 1M
Adults
Mon, June 24
@ 2 PM
Come to the inaugural poetry discussion group at Webster Library! Read, listen to, and respond to the poems of insiders and rebels, outlaws and classicists, modernists and experimentalists! In this first meeting, we will read and respond to poems from the so-called “confessional” poets: Sexton, Plath, Berryman, and Lowell. All that is required of participants is an enthusiasm for poetry. This is not an English class! All views are welcome. We simply listen, react, and discuss.
Webster LibraryAdults
Mon, June 24
@ 6 PM
Pride Month
Happy Pride Month! Join me and help me figure out the delightfully bewildering poetry of the little known and little understood gay poet Jack Spicer. We’ll help each other through the labyrinth of his words; don’t worry we’ll all make it out safe but not the same. Come to the library to register and recieve a free packet of Spicer's poetry.
Roosevelt Island LibraryAdults
Thu, June 27
@ 10 AM
Online
Want to read more poetry, but don’t know where to start? Not sure you know how to really read poetry? Join Mulberry Street staff on the last Thursday of every month to discuss a few poems! This month we’ll explore poetry by LGBT+ authors for Pride month. Here are the poems we’ll discuss at our May meeting: ‘The 17-Year-Old & the Gay Bar’ by Danez Smith ‘Trans Study: Untitled 4 (Facial Expression)’ by Cameron Awkward-Rich ‘Yr Not Exotic, but Once Ya Wanted to Be’ by Tarfia Faizullah…
Mulberry Street Library
Online via Google Meet
Adults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students
Tue, July 9
@ 2:30 PM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Floor 1M. 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 Disability Pride Month we will explore poetry that celebrates the cultures, communities and unique experiences of people with disabilities living at…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Floor 1M
Adults
Tue, July 16
@ 4 PM
Banned Books
This event will take place in person at the Tremont Library. Join us as we discuss our favorite stories! Chat about the book you are currently reading (manga, GN, fic, non-fic, poetry) and receive a free book.
In personTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, July 23
@ 2:30 PM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Floor 1M. 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 Disability Pride Month we will explore poetry that celebrates the cultures, communities and unique experiences of people with disabilities living at…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Floor 1M
Adults
Tue, August 6
@ 2:30 PM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Floor 1M. 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. The relationship between humans and animals has been a feature of verse from epic poetry to haiku. This August, channel the outdoors an…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Floor 1M
Adults
Wed, August 7
@ 6:30 PM
7 Stories Up at SNFL
Join acclaimed poets Emily Lee Luan and Jimin Seo for a poetry reading and conversation. This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library on the 7th Floor. In 回 / Return, Luan "is engaged in the act of looking back... The poems ask: What is feeling? What is melancholy? Can language translate either?" In his forthcoming collection OSSIA, Seo crafts poems written "across English and Korean" that are "rich with grief and radiant with the vivid charisma of spec…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Event CenterAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers,

College & Graduate Students
Tue, August 20
@ 2:30 PM
Poetry Programming
This event will take place in person at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Floor 1M. 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. The relationship between humans and animals has been a feature of verse from epic poetry to haiku. This August, channel the outdoors and discuss rece…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Floor 1M
Adults
Wed, October 16
@ 11:15 AM
Book Discussion Group
This event will take place in-person at the South Beach Library. Join us for our bi-monthly book club dedicated to the classics! About the book: For those who still dream and remember, for those yet to experience the hypnotic power of its dark poetry, step inside. The show is about to begin. Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. The carnival rolls in sometime after midnight, usherin…
South Beach LibraryAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers