Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jan Grossman Poetry Reading TODAY

Member Jan Grossman will be reading from her poetry at the

New York Public Library
96th Street Branch (between Park and Lexington)
Thursday, Sept 30
5:30 PM, FREE
more information here

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Brenda Wineapple at the Center for Fiction

Member Brenda Wineapple (author of White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson) will appear tonight at The Center for Fiction to discuss love and literature with Lore Segal, Gary Giddins, and Steven Koch.

Take the opportunity to visit one of our sister membership libraries
The Center for Fiction
17 E. 47th Street
Wed, Sept 22, 7 pm
to rsvp,click here

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tom Wolfe. Award Winner.

Congratulations to member Tom Wolfe who has been named the winner of the National Book Foundation’s 2010 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Past winners of the medal have included Eudora Welty, Saul Bellow, Gore Vidal, Toni Morrison, and our own NYSL member Joan Didion. Tom Wolfe will receive his award at the National Book Awards ceremony on November 17.

{from the news report in Publishers Weekly}

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New art exhibit features poems by Esther Cohen

Member Esther Cohen's poems grace a new art exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

PAINTING BROOKLYN STORIES of IMMIGRATION AND SURVIVAL, curated by painter Nina Talbot, features paintings, oral histories, poetry and personal effects that tell the stories of individuals who have immigrated to Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Sept 17, 2010 through Feb 27, 2011

Thursday, September 9, 2010

NYSL Closed FRIDAY, Sept 10

Just a reminder that the Library will be closed on Friday, September 10 for renovation work.

But! It's that time of year again, so we will be open
Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm and Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Simon Van Booy Reading TONIGHT

Member Simon Van Booy will be presenting his new Philosophy series and reading from his new book Why Our Decisions Don't Matter.

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
TONIGHT, 7pm, Free.

Simon's author website here

Jonathan Franzen Reading TONIGHT

Member Jonathan Franzen will be reading from his universally acclaimed new novel Freedom

Barnes & Noble
Union Square, 33 East 17th Street
7pm. Free

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Reference Books for Writers

Every writer can use a little help now and then. The Library has recently purchased the following new and updated reference books.

You know you've been waiting for it. The 16th (2010) edition of The Chicago Manual of Style is now available. {On the temporary reference shelf in the Whitridge Room while the Large Study Room is closed}

For those of you struggling with content for the web, there's
The Yahoo! Style Guide: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing, and Creating Content for the Digital World. {On the temporary reference shelf in the Whitridge Room while the Large Study Room is closed}

Track down the right agent in the 2011 edition of the Guide to Literary Agents. {Ask at the Circulation Desk}

Peruse the 2011 edition of The Writer's Market{Ask at the Circulation Desk}

Brush up on your grammar with Roy Peter Clark's humorous guide to good writing, The Glamour of Grammar.