There are 17 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.
107 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
606 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
882 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
2 Kingsland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
81 Devoe St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
540 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
218 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
103A N. 3rd. Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
100 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY
35 Meadow St Ste 307, Brooklyn, NY 11206
22-25 Jackson Ave (at 46th Ave), Long Island City, NY 11101
21 2141st Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11101
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 1101
25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
45-20 33 St., Long Island City, NY 11101
43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City, NY, NY 11104
240 Division Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
42-09 28th Street, 7th Floor CN 81, Long Island City, NY 11101
340 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206
1067 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237
987 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206
415 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002
Michael Woodsworth, Battle for Bed-Stuy: The Long War on Poverty in New York City
20/30-Somethings Book Chat/ Coloring Night
Join fellow 20 & 30-somethings for a book chat of this month’s book, while relaxing and coloring in some pictures!Copies of the books are available at the circulation desk.
Pictures and colored pencils are provided. Light refreshments will be served.This new program for adults in their 20s and 30s will meet monthly and explore a variety of genres. This month's book is "The Notebook" By Nicholas Sparks.
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Parkville Book Discussion
The Parkville Book Group will discuss Michael Cunningham's 2014 novel, The Snow Queen. Both heartwarming and heartrending, The Snow Queen is a haunting exploration of the longings that seem to define us and the love that ultimately sustains us. In The Snow Queen, a heartbroken man turns to religion after seeing a vision in the sky above Central Park. His musician brother takes drugs that he thinks will help him compose a ballad for his seriously ill wife. These three main characters must decide what in modern life is "really real," what drives us to do what we do, and what is truly necessary and important in our lives. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
S.A.T. Review Course
This series of six two-hour sessions will help prepare you to take the S.A.T. in the Spring of 2017. Checks should be made payable to Melissa Bielawski. You also must purchase the book "McGraw-Hill's S.A.T., 2016 edition", at a cost of about $18 available from book stores or online sellers such as Amazon.com or BN.com. Registration begins on Monday, September 12th. Please bring a calculator, pens, pencils & a notebook to each class. Limited number of spots available.
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Selection: The School of Essential Ingredients, by Erica Bauermeister
The School of Essential Ingredientsfollows the lives of eight students who gather in Lillian's Restaurant every Monday night for cooking class. It soon becomes clear, however, that each one seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen. Students include Claire, a young mother struggling with the demands of her family; Antonia, an Italian kitchen designer learning to adapt to life in America; and Tom, a widower mourning the loss of his wife to breast cancer. Chef Lillian, a woman whose connection with food is both soulful and exacting, helps them to create dishes whose flavor and techniques expand beyond the restaurant and into the secret corners of her students' lives. One by one the students are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of Lillian's food, including a white-on-white cake that prompts wistful reflections on the sweet fragility of love and a peppery heirloom tomato sauce that seems to spark one romance but end another. Brought together by the power of food and companionship, the lives of the characters mingle and intertwine, united by the revealing nature of what can be created in the kitchen.
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American Stanzas: A Reading
Levels: LEVELS BOOK-CON!
Come celebrate your favorite books with us! Our first-ever BookCon is scheduled to feature:
* Book Character Cosplay Contest!
* Guest Author Gordon Korman (author of the MacDonald Hall series, Swindle, Schooled and other YA classics!)
* Writer's Circle and Writing Workshops!
* Book Swap!
* And MUCH MORE!!!!
This is the second-to-last Levels Weekend Event that will take place at:
THE LIBRARY'S STATION BRANCH
26 Great Neck Rd., Great Neck, NY 11021
(in The Gardens of Great Neck Shopping Center, above Best Market)
No registration needed. Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
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Book Discussion: Armchair Historians
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimerby Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin (added from Eventkeeper)
Come in costume and enjoy spooky poetry mad libs, festive crafts, and more tricks and (poe)treats in the Children's Room
Ages 10 & under (rmharris)
Join Abda Khan as she discusses her novel Stained and talks candidly about the reasons why she decided to write such a hard hitting novel which deals with rape and honour issues within the context of the British South Asian communities. (abdakhan)
"The Eighth Wonder of the World" with Robert Trumpbour and Kenneth Womack
“This is a tough park for a hitter when the air conditioning is blowing in.” -Bob Boone
When it opened in 1965, the Houston Astrodome -- nicknamed the Eighth Wonder of the World -- captured the attention of a nation, bringing pride to the city and enhancing its reputation across the country.
It was a Texas-sized vision of the future, an unthinkable feat of engineering with premium luxury suites, theater-style seating, and the first animated scoreboard. Yet there were memorable problems such as outfielders’ inability to see fly balls and failed attempts to grow natural grass -- which ultimately led to the development of Astroturf. The Astrodome nonetheless changed the way people viewed sports, putting casual fans at the forefront of a user-experience approach that soon became the standard in all American sports.
Join Robert Trumpbour and Kenneth Womack for our intimate Clubhouse conversation on Thursday, November 3. They will tear back the facade while discussing the building’s pivotal fifty years in existence and the ongoing debate about its preservation.
RSVP required to attend. Autographed and personalized copies of “The Eighth Wonder of the World” will be available for purchase. The authors will sign only books purchased in the Clubhouse.
Robert Trumpbour, an associate professor of communications at Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, is the author of “The New Cathedrals: Politics and Media in the History of Stadium Construction.”
Kenneth Womack, dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences and a professor of English at Monmouth University, is the author of several books, including “Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles.” (Clubhouse)… (more)
Iowa International Writing Program Reading
Explore the various cultural landscapes that poetry occupies globally, introducing U.S. audiences to contemporary international poets from the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa on the final leg of their U.S. tour. Poets Akhil Katyal (India), Ko Ko Thett
(Myanmar), Chen Ko Hua (Taiwan), Henriikka Tavi
(Finland), and Alice S. Yousef (Palestinian Territories) will be introduced by Christopher Merrill, Director of the International Writing Program. Work will be translated into English by students in Tom Sleigh’s Hunter College MFA class. (rmharris)… (more)
Jack Hamilton, Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination
, Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination
Speaking and signing, Book Culture (Columbus Ave.) (added from Harvard University Press)
Black Love: A Reading and Craft Talk with Joshua Bennett
Weighing the work of Thylias Moss, Frank Ocean, Robin Coste Lewis, and George Moses Horton, among others, against Thomas Jefferson’s claim in Notes on The State of Virginia that, “among the blacks is misery enough, God knows, but no poetry,” poet and scholar Joshua Bennett
explores the politics of black love throughout the African diasporic literary tradition (rmharris)
Absolute Splendor: A Tribute to Cynthia Macdonald
Join us as we pay tribute to the life and work of acclaimed poet, psychoanalyst, and former opera singer Cynthia Macdonald (1928-2015), known for her humor and her ability to draw poetry from the strange and grotesque. Poets Rosellen Brown
, Mark Doty
, Edward Hirsch
, Phillip Lopate
, and Jennifer Macdonald, among others read her work (rmharris)
Love, H: The Letters of Hettie Jones & Helene Dorn
“We’d fled the norm for women then, because to live it would have been a kind of death,” writes Hettie Jones
in Love, H: The Letters of Hettie Jones & Helene Dorn, a selection from the forty-year correspondence between poet Jones and sculptor Helene Dorn. Revealing the intimacy of lifelong friends, these letters explore the battlegrounds of women’s rights, tenants’ rights, marriage, motherhood, and a shared past that kept the two irrevocably connected in the Beat bohemia of the 1960s. The evening features a presentation by Jones on their correspondence and the lost art of epistolary writing. (rmharris)… (more)
The Art of Awareness with Steve Zeitlin
Murder, Prison, Suicide, and Joy: A Craft Talk with Jericho Brown
Poet Jericho Brown
, author of The New Testament
, examines male beauty, immanent violence, and the necessity of sin versus the desire for redemption in a world marked and tormented by racial tensions and religious traditions. (rmharris)
A Celebration of Rigoberto González
Michael Woodsworth, Battle for Bed-Stuy: The Long War on Poverty in New York City
Bhakti: The Art of Devotion
, Rafiq Kathwari, and Ravi Shankar
engage in a discussion concerning the poetics of Bhakti, the Sanskrit word meaning “to participate in, to share in, and to have love and devotion for.” Together, they examine Indian art and spirituality, spanning the linguistic worlds of Tamil and Urdu literature, and how it manifests in their own work in translation. Join Poets House as we unpack the complex prosody, rich cultural history, and rhetorical nuance of Indian verse. (rmharris)… (more)
Beyond Bhakti: Contemporary Spiritual Poetics Across Europe and The Americas
Join us for a reading and discussion of devotional poetry gleaned across expanses of time and geography with Ravi Shankar
, Drunken Boat’s founding editor. Claire Cavanagh reads new work and discusses the articulation of spirit in the Eastern European tradition and the role translation plays. Ellen Doré Watson
reads and discusses her translations of the Brazilian poet Adélia Prado. Patty Crane discusses the mysticism at the edges of poet Tomas Tranströmer’s work. The translators explore ways that their distinctive traditions overlap, diverge, and interrelate. (rmharris)… (more)
Steven Fine, The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel
, The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel
Speaking and signing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (added from Harvard University Press)
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War
Viet Thanh Nguyen
, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War
In conversation with author Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot, 92nd Street Y (added from Harvard University Press)
Branko Milanovic, Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization
, Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization
In conversation with Paul Krugman and Janet Gornick, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (added from Harvard University Press)
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