Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

The Library will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 31. So, go on, get out of here. Give yourself a break and start celebrating!

We will be closed Saturday, January 1 and Sunday, January 2.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

Do you make New Year's resolutions? I generally don't because I'm usually still disappointed about not achieving what I had intended to during the Fall. I always loved school (nerd) and Autumn was a breath of fresh air for me after my least favorite season, so I embraced a new school year as my new year's. I still do even though my school days are well over.

But this year, I shall make one true New Year's resolution: to turn this blog into a blog, and not simply a list of announcements with a random prose entry thrown in every couple of months*.

Oh, and hey, all you NYSL member writers: if you want to guest blog, email me. Cause you know I'll need help with this.

*I realize that I have promised this before. But this is a resolution. I'll try harder.

comic courtesy of Nature's Graffiti

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Locker Update

Please be advised that the six-month lockers and the day lockers will be ready for use as early as possible in the New Year. If you have been assigned a six-month locker, we will notify you with your locker number and combination. When the day lockers are available, we will post an update on Facebook, Twitter, and on this blog.

If you would like to add your name to the six-month locker waiting list, please ask at the Circulation Desk for an application

Thanks for your patience!

Coming Up in The Writing Life 2011

The Library's Events newsletter will be arriving in mailboxes very soon, but here's a sneak peak at The Writing Life events coming up January - March. You can register for all of them now online with your barcode. Just click the links below or visit the online calendar.

Tuesday, Jan 11, 10:00 a.m., Whitridge Room

Tuesday, Feb 8, 10:00 a.m., Whitridge Room

Tuesday, Mar 8, 10:00 a.m., Whitridge Room

Thursday, March 24, 6:00 p.m., Members' Room
To register to read, you must send an email to me at Readers must be NYSL members.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Finding a Literary Agent is hard.

We know. So we're trying to help. Register for Finding a Literary Agent, the next event in The Writing Life daytime talk series. Our panel of experts tells us how they find their clients and what writers should and shouldn't do to get their attention.
Sharon Bowers of The Miller Agency
Zoe Pagnamenta of The Zoe Pagnamenta Agency
Elisabeth Weed of Weed Literary

Tuesday, January 11, 10:00 am
Whitridge Room

Registration is required due to space constraints!
Register online NOW!

Monday, December 27, 2010

It's a Snow Day....the Library is CLOSED

Today is Monday, December 27.

We know that you've been waiting anxiously for us to reopen after the Christmas holiday....but the snow will keep us closed for one more day. Hope you stocked up on enough books (or received some as gifts!) to hunker down.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Week Library Schedule

Please note that the Library will be CLOSED on December 24, 25, and 26.

We will be open our usual hours 9 am - 7 pm on Thursday, December 23.


Friday, December 17, 2010

The Writing Life Week of December 20

It may be a holiday week, but there's still writing to be done here at the Library.

MONDAY, Dec 20 at 3pm: Memoir Writers Group
(Whitridge Room)

WEDNESDAY, Dec 22 at 11am: Fiction Group II
(Whitridge Room)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

What the Dickens?

What the Dickens? A Christmas Carol Marathon
Readers include Scott Adsit, Mike Albo, Jonathan Ames, Kurt Andersen, Thomas Beller, Max Blagg, Alexander Chee, Farai Chideya, Joshua Cohen, (NYSL member Janet Dierbeck's daughter) Lisa Dierbeck, Karen Essex, Mary Gaitskill, David Gates, Zachary German, Kathryn Harrison, Jill Hennessy, Heidi Julavits, Julie Klam, Ted Lee, Sam Lipsyte, (NYSL member) Colum McCann , Patrick McGrath, Honor Moore, Francine Prose, Laurie Sandell, Said Sayrafiezadeh, Amanda Stern, Justin Taylor, and Hannah Tinti.

Sunday, December 19, 1pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street


Friday, December 10, 2010

The Writing Life Week of December 13

MONDAY, Dec 13 at 3pm: Non-fiction Writers Group
(Whitridge Room)

TUESDAY, Dec 14 at 10am: Daytime Talk Series event:
Beyond the Book Tour: Marketing Your Book with Gilda Squire
(Whitridge Room)
If you are not already registered for this event, please contact me to see if there's still space available.

TUESDAY, Dec 14 at 5pm (please note this is a date change): Fiction Group I
(Whitridge Room)

These events are open to active Library members only.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

An Evening with Colum McCann

Member Colum McCann will part of the Selected Shorts series at Symphony Space tomorrow night. Actors Mary-Louise Parker, Amy Ryan and Michael Cerveris will also perform.
Wed, Dec 8 at 7 pm
Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
$27; Member $23; 30 & Under $15

purchase tickets

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jonathan Franzen at McNally Jackson

Member Jonathan Franzen will be at McNally Jackson Books tonight for a reading, discussion, and signing of Freedom.

Thursday, December 2, 7pm
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street