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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, March 2
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Favorite Women's Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! March 2016 — Favorite Women's Stories Wednesday, March 2, 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 9, 7:00 pm Why I Live at the P. O. by Eudora Welty Sister explains why she moved to the Post Office after her younger sister Stella Rondo came back home and caused the family to turn against Sister. The story takes place on the Fourth of July in a small town in rural Mississippi shortly before the United States entered WWII.…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wed, March 9
@ 7 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Favorite Women's Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! March 2016 — Favorite Women's Stories Wednesday, March 2, 1:00 pm Monday, March 9, 7:00 pm Why I Live at the P. O. by Eudora Welty Sister explains why she moved to the Post Office after her younger sister Stella Rondo came back home and caused the family to turn against Sister. The story takes place on the Fourth of July in a small town in rural Mississippi shortly before the United States entered WWII. Other…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wed, March 16
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Favorite Women's Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! March 2016 — Favorite Women's Stories Wednesday, March 16, 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 pm The Telephone Call by Dorothy Parker He said he would call at five, it’s already seven, and he still hasn’t called. What’s a girl to do, bargain with God, count to five hundred by fives, what? Just A Little One by Dorothy Parker The speakeasy serves real Scotch, but she only wants a little one, and then one mo…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wed, March 30
@ 7 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Favorite Women's Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! March 2016 — Favorite Women's Stories Wednesday, March 16, 1:00 pm Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 pm The Telephone Call by Dorothy Parker He said he would call at five, it’s already seven, and he still hasn’t called. What’s a girl to do, bargain with God, count to five hundred by fives, what? Just A Little One by Dorothy Parker The speakeasy serves real Scotch, but she only wants a little one, and then one more. W…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Mon, April 11
@ 7 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Favorite Library Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! April 2016 — Favorite Library Stories Wednesday, April 13, 1:00 pm Monday, April 11, 7:00 pm The Library by Nikki Giovanni A little girl in Chicago goes to the library to learn about being black. After swearing her to secrecy, the librarian shows her The Great Black Book in a secret library in the basement. Exchange by Ray Bradbury Miss Adams had already closed the library, but the young man in uniform…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wed, April 13
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Favorite Library Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! April 2016 — Favorite Library Stories Wednesday, April 13, 1:00 pm Monday, April 11, 7:00 pm The Library by Nikki Giovanni A little girl in Chicago goes to the library to learn about being black. After swearing her to secrecy, the librarian shows her The Great Black Book in a secret library in the basement. Exchange by Ray Bradbury Miss Adams had already closed the library, but the young man in uniform…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wed, April 20
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Favorite Library Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! April 2016 — Favorite Library Stories Wednesday, April 20, 1:00 pm Monday, April 25, 7:00 pm Excerpt from ‘ Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourt In ‘Tis, his second book of memoirs, Frank McCourt tells how he sailed from Ireland in 1949 at age 19 to fulfill his dream of living in New York. He had no job, didn’t know a soul and, having left school at age fourteen, had little formal education. Chapter three describes hi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Mon, April 25
@ 7 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups PM - Favorite Library Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! April 2016 — Favorite Library Stories Wednesday, April 20, 1:00 pm Monday, April 25, 7:00 pm Excerpt from ‘ Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourt In ‘Tis, his second book of memoirs, Frank McCourt tells how he sailed from Ireland in 1949 at age 19 to fulfill his dream of living in New York. He had no job, didn’t know a soul and, having left school at age fourteen, had little formal education. Chapter three describes hi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Adults
Wed, May 4
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Celebrating Mothers
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! May 2016 — Celebrating Mothers Wednesday, May 4 , 1:00 pm Monday, May 9, 7:00 pm Mother Tongue by Amy Tan Tan’s personal story recounts the power language can have on an individual's self-esteem, especially for mom, who did not speak fluent English. Ruth's Song (Because She Could Not Sing It) by Gloria Steinem Steinem’s essay tells the story of her mother, who suffered from mental illness. Other May St…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, May 9
@ 7 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Celebrating Mothers
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! May 2016 — Celebrating Mothers Wednesday, May 4 , 1:00 pm Monday, May 9, 7:00 pm Mother Tongue by Amy Tan Tan’s personal story recounts the power language can have on an individual's self-esteem, especially for mom, who did not speak fluent English. Ruth's Song (Because She Could Not Sing It) by Gloria Steinem Steinem’s essay tells the story of her mother, who suffered from mental illness. Other May St…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, May 18
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Celebrating Mothers
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! May 2016 — Celebrating Mothers Wednesday, May 4 , 1:00 pm Monday, May 9, 7:00 pm Mother Tongue by Amy Tan Tan’s personal story recounts the power language can have on an individual's self-esteem, especially for mom, who did not speak fluent English. Ruth's Song (Because She Could Not Sing It) by Gloria Steinem Steinem’s essay tells the story of her mother, who suffered from mental illness. Other May St…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, May 23
@ 7 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Celebrating Mothers
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! May 2016 — Celebrating Mothers Wednesday, May 4 , 1:00 pm Monday, May 9, 7:00 pm Mother Tongue by Amy Tan Tan’s personal story recounts the power language can have on an individual's self-esteem, especially for mom, who did not speak fluent English. Ruth's Song (Because She Could Not Sing It) by Gloria Steinem Steinem’s essay tells the story of her mother, who suffered from mental illness. Other May St…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, June 13
@ 7 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Fairy Tales & Mythology From Around the World
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! June 2016 — Fairy Tales & Mythology From Around the World Monday, June 13 , 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 15, 1:00 pm Cinderella Vasilisa the Beautiful translated by Irina Zheleznova The Maiden, the Frog, and the Chief's Son translated by Neil Skinner Sleeping Beauty Sun, Moon, and Talia by Giambattista Basile The Ninth Captain's Tale translated by Powys Mathers Monday, June 20, 7:00 pm Wednesday…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, June 15
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Fairy Tales & Mythology From Around the World
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! June 2016 — Fairy Tales & Mythology From Around the World Monday, June 13 , 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 15, 1:00 pm Cinderella Vasilisa the Beautiful translated by Irina Zheleznova The Maiden, the Frog, and the Chief's Son translated by Neil Skinner Sleeping Beauty Sun, Moon, and Talia by Giambattista Basile The Ninth Captain's Tale translated by Powys Mathers Monday, June 20, 7:00 pm Wednesday…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, June 20
@ 7 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Fairy Tales & Mythology From Around the World
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! June 2016 — Fairy Tales & Mythology From Around the World Monday, June 13 , 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 15, 1:00 pm Cinderella Vasilisa the Beautiful translated by Irina Zheleznova The Maiden, the Frog, and the Chief's Son translated by Neil Skinner Sleeping Beauty Sun, Moon, and Talia by Giambattista Basile The Ninth Captain's Tale translated by Powys Mathers Monday, June 20, 7:00 pm Wednesday…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, June 29
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Fairy Tales & Mythology From Around the World
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! June 2016 — Fairy Tales & Mythology From Around the World Monday, June 13 , 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 15, 1:00 pm Cinderella Vasilisa the Beautiful translated by Irina Zheleznova The Maiden, the Frog, and the Chief's Son translated by Neil Skinner Sleeping Beauty Sun, Moon, and Talia by Giambattista Basile The Ninth Captain's Tale translated by Powys Mathers Monday, June 20, 7:00 pm Wednesday…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, July 6
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - 21st Century Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! July 2016 — 21st Century Stories Wednesday, July 6 , 1:00 pm Monday, July 11, 7:00 pm The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu When Jack was a boy, his mother used to create beautiful origami animals and bring them to life with a breath of magic. They were his best friends, until he realized he wanted to be an All-American boy and not a biracial one. Now a young man, Jack must confront his relationship with his Chinese mot…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, July 11
@ 7 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - 21st Century Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! July 2016 — 21st Century Stories Wednesday, July 6 , 1:00 pm Monday, July 11, 7:00 pm The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu When Jack was a boy, his mother used to create beautiful origami animals and bring them to life with a breath of magic. They were his best friends, until he realized he wanted to be an All-American boy and not a biracial one. Now a young man, Jack must confront his relationship with his Chinese mot…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, July 20
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - 21st Century Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! July 2016 — 21st Century Stories Wednesday, July 6 , 1:00 pm Monday, July 11, 7:00 pm The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu When Jack was a boy, his mother used to create beautiful origami animals and bring them to life with a breath of magic. They were his best friends, until he realized he wanted to be an All-American boy and not a biracial one. Now a young man, Jack must confront his relationship with his Chinese mot…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, July 25
@ 7 p.m.
Canceled
Story Time for Grown-Ups - 21st Century Stories
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! July 2016 — 21st Century Stories Wednesday, July 6 , 1:00 pm Monday, July 11, 7:00 pm The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu When Jack was a boy, his mother used to create beautiful origami animals and bring them to life with a breath of magic. They were his best friends, until he realized he wanted to be an All-American boy and not a biracial one. Now a young man, Jack must confront his relationship with his Chinese mot…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Wed, August 10
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups- Homages: Sherlock Holmes and Alice in Wonderland
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! August 2016 — Homages: Sherlock Holmes and Alice in Wonderland Sherlock Holmes Wednesday, August 10 , 1:00 pm A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman In Albion, Sherlock Holmes, a consulting detective, and the unnamed battle-hardened narrator are called upon to solve the murder of a man in Shoreditch. Actors (Front L-R) Curt Dawson, Brian Reddy, Richard Woods, John Sei…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Mon, August 15
@ 7 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups- Homages: Sherlock Holmes and Alice in Wonderland
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! August 2016 — Homages: Sherlock Holmes and Alice in Wonderland Sherlock Holmes Wednesday, August 10 , 1:00 pm A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman In Albion, Sherlock Holmes, a consulting detective, and the unnamed battle-hardened narrator are called upon to solve the murder of a man in Shoreditch. Actors (Front L-R) Curt Dawson, Brian Reddy, Richard Woods, John Sei…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults

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