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Mother Goose Magic

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:30 AM | Whitridge Room | Ages 2 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

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Children

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 4:00 PM | Whitridge Room | Ages 3 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with stories and a craft.

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Children

Creation Station

Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Mon Mar 27 2017.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 12, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 18, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 19, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 25, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 26, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On March weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 12, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 18, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 19, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 25, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 26, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On March weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

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Reading Group

Tea and Trollope Reading Group with Blanche Siegal (March 2017 session) - Fully Registered

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:30 PM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | by donation

Educator Blanche Siegal leads informal discussions of the works of the beloved Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope and selected contemporaries. This popular group is now in its sixth season. Tea and light refreshments are served.

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Children

Wiggles and Giggles

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:00 AM | Whitridge Room | For Members Only | Newborn-24 Months | Free of Charge

Join us for songs, stories, and playtime for babies and toddlers.

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The Writing Life

Workshop: The Art (and Craft) of the Ten-Minute Play (March 7 session)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 6:00 PM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | $60 for the series | Advance registration required
Award-winning playwright C.S. Hanson focuses on problem, climax, and resolution in the magical ten-minute play. Participants will write, rewrite, and hear drafts read by actors, as well as learn how to market ten-minute plays for competitions and festivals. Read More >

Reading Group

Seminar: James Kraft, The Tales of Henry James (March 8 session) - Fully Registered

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 11:00 AM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | $75 for all five sessions (recommended); $15 per session | Advance registration required
Considered one of the finest American writers, Henry James is also considered a challenging writer. This five-session seminar will survey the best of his stories and reveal his exceptional qualities as a writer. Read More >

The Writing Life

Live from the Library March 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:00 PM | Open to the Public | Members' Room | $15 per person | Advance registration required
Library members read from their own short stories, novels, poetry, criticism, memoir, and plays. Refreshments and wine will be served. Read More >

The Writing Life

Prompt! with Carol Weston (3/10/2017 session) - Fully Registered

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:00 AM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | Register for one or all sessions | Free of charge | Advance registration required
Get the creative juices flowing in these fun and instructive sessions. Participants will receive a prompt and will have twenty minutes to write freely, after which they are encouraged to share their writing with the group. Use the prompts to jumpstart your writing, generate new ideas, and break out of writing blocks. Read More >

Children

Creation Station

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 12, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 18, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 19, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 25, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 26, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On March weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Read More >

Children

Creation Station

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 12, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 18, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 19, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 25, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 26, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On March weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Read More >

The Writing Life

CANCELLED: Daytime Talk Series: New Sectors in Diverse Books with Ann E. Burg and Christine Kendall

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 10:00 AM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | Free of charge | Advance registration required
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES - AND THE POSSIBILITY OF INCLEMENT WEATHER - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We’ve all been told to write what you know. Children’s Lit authors Ann E. Burg and Christine Kendall will discuss how inspiration, perspiration, and no small amount of magic have led them to places and experiences they never would have imagined. They’ll share their thoughts on historical fiction, novels in verse, and, most importantly, writing across and deeper than our differences. Read More >

The Writing Life

Workshop: The Art (and Craft) of the Ten-Minute Play (March 14 session)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 6:00 PM | For Members Only | Whitridge Room | $60 for the series | Advance registration required
Award-winning playwright C.S. Hanson focuses on problem, climax, and resolution in the magical ten-minute play. Participants will write, rewrite, and hear drafts read by actors, as well as learn how to market ten-minute plays for competitions and festivals. Read More >

Lecture

Brad Gooch, Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love - Fully Registered

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30 PM | Open to the Public | Members' Room | $15 per person | Advance registration required
Ecstatic love poems of Rumi, a poet and Sufi mystic born over eight centuries ago, are beloved by millions of readers around the world. In this breakthrough biography, Brad Gooch brilliantly brings to life the man and puts a face to the name Rumi, vividly coloring in his time and place. Read More >

Children

Mother Goose Magic

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:30 AM | Whitridge Room | Ages 2 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

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Children

Making Books by Hand: A Workshop

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 5:30 PM | For members and their guests in grades 3 and older | Whitridge Room | $15 per child, payable at the door; advance registration required

Explore the art of bookmaking with Library Conservator Christina Amato. Participants will make their own unique blank books using traditional materials and techniques. Adult assistance is recommended.

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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 12, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 18, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 19, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 25, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 26, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On March weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Read More >

Children

Creation Station

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 12, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 18, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 19, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 25, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 26, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On March weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Read More >

Children

Wiggles and Giggles

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM | Whitridge Room | For Members Only | Newborn-24 Months | Free of Charge

Join us for songs, stories, and playtime for babies and toddlers.

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Children

Wacky Weather

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:00 PM | Whitridge Room | Ages 3 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

As the season changes, explore wild weather with stories and a craft.

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Lecture

Susan Quinn, Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady - Fully Registered

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:30 PM | Open to the Public | Members' Room | $15 per person | Advance registration required
The first major book about the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, Eleanor and Hick offers a vivid portrait of love and a revealing look at how an unlikely romance influenced some of the consequential years in American history. Read More >

Children

Mother Goose Magic

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:30 AM | Whitridge Room | Ages 2 and Older | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

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Children

Crafternoon

Friday, March 24, 2017 -
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
| Whitridge Room | Grades K-3 | For Members Only | Free of Charge

Get inspired by an imaginative story and express your own creativity through crafts.

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Children

Creation Station

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 12, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 18, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 19, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Saturday, March 25, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
, Sunday, March 26, 2017 -
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
| Children's Library | All Ages | For Members Only | Free of Charge

On March weekends drop by the library to color, create or craft.

For Library members only.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Read More >

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Exhibitions

The Library showcases our historic collections and the literary culture of the city with themed public exhibitions on the second floor. Exhibitions are offered for six to twelve months, and both members and nonmembers are welcome to drop by any time the Library is open.

Current Exhibition: