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Introducing  The Library After Hours, a new, free monthly event at the iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

""Join us on select Fridays for the city’s most cerebral happy hour, featuring music, food and drinks, performances, and behind-the-scenes access to The Library’s collections.


Coming Up Next: March 31 | Women Marching Through History

6:30–9:00 PM

  • 6:30–7:00 PM: Priority Access (SOLD OUT)
  • 7:00–9:00 PM: first come, first served

March is Women’s History Month, and The Library After Hours is getting in on the celebration with an open house of activities, music, films, and performances all celebrating a history of feminist thought and action from the 18th century to the present.

Women Marching Through History will feature:

  • One-of-a-kind exhibition of Library holdings, curated just for this evening, featuring feminist manuscripts, rare books, photographs, ephemera, and artwork
  • A selection of 16mm films highlighting women’s issues picked from the Library’s archives
  • Interactive oral history stations where you can join other guests and record your story about living through this moment in women’s history
  • A conversation with leading activists who are on the forefront of the struggle for women’s rights today
  • Crafts and other activities
  • A quiet room with puzzles, coloring, and games
  • Food and beverage available for purchase

Whether dressed as your favorite suffragette, activist, or writer, costumes are encouraged! Take some inspiration from images in our Digital Collections.

Please note that you must be 21+ to attend and ID is required.

Be sure to check out our list of 365 books by women authors to keep the celebration going all year long.

Mark your calendars for the following Library After Hours: April 28. Sign up to be notified about future events here.

Library After Hours is made possible with the generous support of Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos.

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