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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, March 1
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Women Writers
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 March 2017 — Women Writers Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 7, 4:00 PM Who's Irish? by Gish Jen The narrator, a Chinese grandmother, struggles to understand her half-Irish granddaughter's upbringing through the lens of her Chinese culture. My Mother, the Crazy African by Chimamanda Ngozie Adi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, March 3
@ 6 p.m.
Mid-Sentence: Writers in Conversation | Melissa Febos, Leigh Stein
FREE - Doors to the Corner Room open at 5:30 PM. Melissa Febos, author of Abandon Me (Bloomsbury, 2017), discusses her new essay collection with writer Leigh Stein. Mid-Sentence features writers in conversation on the state of literature today. All events are free and open to the public. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Sat, March 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Moving the Waters, Catskill Dreams: New York City’s Liquid Assets | Margaret Cogswell, Diane Galusha | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. In conjunction with the exhibition Moving the Water(s): Croton Fugues and honoring the centennial anniversary of the initiation of the Catskill Aqueduct which in 1917 brought water from the Catskills more than 100 miles away, Margaret Cogswell and Diane Galusha di…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Mon, March 6
@ 6 p.m.
Biblio File
Contemporary Classics Book Discussion: Continental Drift by Russell Banks
Mid-Manhattan Library, Room 101 (First Floor) Monday, March 6, 2017 6 - 7 PM All are Welcome. Looking for a little something to liven up your Monday? Join us after work for our monthly Contemporary Classics Book Discussion at the Mid-Manhattan Library! This month we feature Continental Drift, a powerful literary classic from one of contemporary fiction's most acclaimed and important writers, Russell Banks. Reserve your copy here. About the Book: Continental Drift is a masterful novel…
Mid-Manhattan Library
53 124th Street New York, NY 10027
Book Lovers
Mon, March 6
@ 6:30 p.m.
Poetry in Paris: A Poetry Writing Workshop
Poetry in Paris: A Poetry Writing Workshop with Hermine Meinhard This four-week writing workshop will look to Paris in the first quarter of the 20th century as a center of artistic experimentation. The friendships of poets and painters, such as Guillaume Apollinaire and Pablo Picasso and the surrealists Andre Breton and Joan Miro, were crucial to the radical changes that would shape art and writing and the modern aesthetic. In this workshop we will explore their ideas, experiment with the poet…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, March 7
@ 4 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Women Writers
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 March 2017 — Women Writers Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 7, 4:00 PM Who's Irish? by Gish Jen The narrator, a Chinese grandmother, struggles to understand her half-Irish granddaughter's upbringing through the lens of her Chinese culture. My Mother, the Crazy African by Chimamanda Ngozie Adi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, March 10
@ 6 p.m.
Open Book Night: Books Go to the Movies
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Our theme this month is BOOKS GO TO THE M…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Wed, March 15
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
The Arcades Project in New York | Kenneth Goldsmith, David Kishik, Eric Jarosinski | Art and Literature Series Event
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Two writers, Kenneth Goldsmith and David Kishik, unbeknownst to each other, wrote books reimagining Walter Benjamin's unfinished masterpiece about Paris in the 19th century, The Arcades Project, as being completed in New York in the 20th. While Kishik wrote a hist…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, March 18
@ 2:30 p.m.
Writing for Wellness: Writing Our Stories
Writing for Wellness: Writing Our Stories A Writing Workshop In this class, we will discuss the importance of our "essential stories" and how they can undermine or empower us. We will do exercises to find and understand our own sets of stories and then draft a few of them to "write wrongs," to acknowledge our best selves, and to envision our goals and dreams. Writers and non-writers welcome. Saturday, March 18, 2017 2:30 - 4:00 PM Second Floor Classroom First come, first served
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, March 21
@ 4 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Women Writers
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 March 2017 — Women Writers Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 7, 4:00 PM Who's Irish? by Gish Jen The narrator, a Chinese grandmother, struggles to understand her half-Irish granddaughter's upbringing through the lens of her Chinese culture. My Mother, the Crazy African by Chimamanda Ngozie Adi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, March 24
@ 6 p.m.
Mid-Sentence: Writers in Conversation | Alexandra Kleeman, Patty Yumi Cottrell, Ariana Reines
FREE - Doors to the Corner Room open at 5:30 PM. As elements of feminism enter the cultural mainstream, traces of gender norms continue to shape our responses to women--both on and off the page. Enter the Feminine Grotesque: The woman who makes a spectacle of herself, who won't behave--the woman who is unregulated, always too much or not enough. Why do we still find it so frightening when women spill past their own boundaries, taking on shapes in excess of social norms and expectations? And h…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Wed, March 29
@ 1 p.m.
Story Time for Grown-Ups - Women Writers
Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two! All readings will take place on the First Floor - Room 101 March 2017 — Women Writers Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 PM Tuesday, March 7, 4:00 PM Who's Irish? by Gish Jen The narrator, a Chinese grandmother, struggles to understand her half-Irish granddaughter's upbringing through the lens of her Chinese culture. My Mother, the Crazy African by Chimamanda Ngozie Adi…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Adults
Fri, April 14
@ 6 p.m.
Open Book Night: Books That Make You Cry
We are having a book social! We hope you’ll come and share a book you loved reading! What to expect at Open Book Night: 1. Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.). One book per person. 2. Tell us what it’s about and why you loved it in 2 minutes or less. 3. We want to have fun, so no negative criticism please. 4. Learn about titles of books that you may enjoy and share with your friends. Our theme this month is BOOKS THAT MAKE Y…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers
Fri, April 21
@ 6 p.m.
Mid-Sentence: Writers in Conversation | Sarah Gerard, Amber Tamblyn
FREE - Doors to the Corner Room open at 5:30 PM. Join us as Sarah Gerard discusses her new essay collection SUNSHINE STATE with writer and actress Amber Tamblyn. With the personal insight of The Empathy Exams, the societal exposal of Nickel and Dimed, and the stylistic innovation and intensity of her own break-out debut novel Binary Star, Sarah Gerard’s Sunshine State uses the intimately personal to unearth the deep reservoirs of humanity buried in the corners of our world often hardest to f…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Wed, May 17
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees | Beth Moon, Renate Aller | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE—The Corner Room doors open at 6:00 PM Celebrating the publication of the new book Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees, the critically acclaimed photographer Beth Moon and photographer Renate Aller discuss Moon's encounters with the world’s most ancient collection of great arboreal specimens. Fornax, archival Pigment Print. Copyright ©2014 Beth Moon. Beth Moon delves into her artistic process and the experience of photographing the world’s oldest trees in the darkest places on earth. The…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students

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