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Jane and Anna Maria Porter: the Most Famous Novelists You’ve Never Read

Monday, March 27, 2023, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
They paved the way for Jane Austen and the Brontë Sisters. Why haven’t we ever heard of them?Read More ›
Tickets available for In-Person & Livestream
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Library After Hours: Icons of Women’s History

Friday, March 31, 2023, 7 - 10 PM
Celebrate Women’s History Month at the return of the city's most cerebral happy hour!Read More ›
Pay What You Wish Tickets Available
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Rethinking Alzheimer’s and Caregiving: Dasha Kiper and David Hyde Pierce

Thursday, April 13, 2023, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Kiper’s new book blends science and storytelling to illuminate the complex relationship between the mind of someone with dementia and the mind of the person caring for them.Read More ›
Tickets available for In-Person & Livestream
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Geoff Dyer and Chloé Cooper Jones: Transatlantic Conversations

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 1 - 2 PM
Dyer and Jones discuss sporting matches and everyday battles; failure and triumph; what it means and what it takes to live life to the full, and when and how to bow out. Read More ›
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Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah with Tochi Onyebuchi: Chain-Gang All Stars

Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
The bestselling author of "Friday Black" discusses his debut novel, an “alarmingly pertinent dystopian” inspection of private prisons and our addiction to violence. Read More ›
Tickets available for In-Person & Livestream