Friday, September 16, 2011

Paul Werner Brooklyn Book Festival

Member Paul Werner will present and discuss his recent book, The Red Museum: Art, Economics and the Ends of Capital.

Brooklyn Book Festival
Sunday, September 18, 2011, 10am - 6pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Member C.S. Hanson's new play CHARLES WINN SPEAKS opens in previews tonight at the Cherry Lane Studio Theater.

Previews: Sept. 15 and 16.
Opening night: Sat., Sept. 17.
Closing night: Sat., Oct. 1.

By C.S. Hanson

Directed by Lynn M. Thomson
Starring Christopher Kipiniak and Lindsey Gates

September 17 – October 1, 2011

Cherry Lane Studio Theatre
38 Commerce Street
New York City -- in the West Village

Tickets: $18. Call Telecharge: 212-239-6200 or
buy tickets online

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Books at the Bar features Nina Burleigh

On Thursday, September 15, Nina Burleigh will be the first guest of the Books at the Bar's new season, discussing her just-published, The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda Knox.

American college student Amanda Knox thought she would spend a year abroad studying in picturesque Perugia. Instead, she may spend the rest of her life in an Italian prison for the gruesome murder of her roommate. But did she do it? See what Nina has to say as she explores the lurid case in her latest true-crime book and also delves into the realities and myths of Italian life, culture and the criminal justice system.

The program begins at 6pm with a wine and cheese reception for the author and is followed by a book discussion and question and answer session. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. The evening is free, fun and all are welcome.

Nina Burleigh, author of The Fatal Gift of Beauty

Books at the Bar
Thursday, Sept 15, 6pm
New York City Bar Association

42 West 44th Street (between 5th/6th Aves)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Writing Groups this Week

Interested Library members should contact me to inquire about space availability.

Monday, September 12
11am - 1pm Children's/Young Adult Writing Group

3pm - 4:45pm Non-Fiction Writing Group

Thursday, September 15
10am - 12pm Memoir Writing Group 2

All groups meet in the Whitridge Room.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Weekend Hours Begin Tomorrow

The Library weekend hours resume tomorrow. Come visit us and take our minds off the fact that our beach-going days are officially over.

Now Open:
Saturdays 9am - 5pm
Sundays 1pm - 5pm

Friday, September 2, 2011

Help a Small Town NY Library

Hurricane Irene may be just a memory to most New York City residents now - the hurricane that wasn't - but for many others not too far away, the storm was a tragedy.

The Wells Memorial Library, in the tiny Adirondacks town of Upper Jay, was devastated by Hurricane Irene. All but a few of their Children's Library collection has been lost to the extraordinary flooding they experienced.

For more information and ways to help rebuild their Children's collection, see here.

Closed for Labor Day

Just a reminder that The New York Society Library will be closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.

We're open till 5pm today (Friday, Sept 2) so come on in and stock up for your weekend reading!

Have a wonderful holiday!