Thursday, March 22, 2012

Louis Begley on Schmidt Steps Back

In Schmidt Steps Back , NYSL member Louis Begley continues the poignant, darkly funny, emotionally nuanced series that began with About Schmidt.

Begley will speak about the new novel here at The New York Society Library on May 10. Register online or call the Events office at 212-288-6900 x230. But if you can't make that....

He will also be appearing tonight at the Center for Fiction:
Thursday, March 22, 7pm
The Center for Fiction
17 East 47th Street


Friday, March 16, 2012

Paul Werner at the LeftForum Conference

NYSL member Paul Werner will be autographing and selling copies of his book The Red Museum at this weekend's LeftForum Conference at Pace University.

March 16 - 18
Pace University
City Hall campus
LeftForum Conference

Monday, March 12, 2012

Maggie Jackson on sustaining attention & reflection in children

NYSL member Maggie Jackson is the author of Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age (Prometheus, 2008) and is an award winning writer on the impact of technology on humanity. This coming Monday, she'll be in conversation with Richard Lewis of The Touchstone Center for Children discussing ways to sustain the innate nature of attention and reflection in children, as they play, imagine, and express themselves through the arts.

Monday, March 12, 7pm
The Performance Project University Settlement
184 Eldridge Street
Free admission but please register online

Monday, March 5, 2012

Joan Didion Nominated for Indies Choice Award

NYSL member Joan Didion has been nominated for an Indies Choice Award for her latest work, Blue Nights.

The winners will be announced April 5 by the American Bookseller Association.

What to do on Tuesdays...

If you haven't seen NYSL member Michael Bergmann's independent film Tied to a Chair, you're in for a treat. This delightful and funny movie about a London housewife in search of a last chance acting career will be running on Tuesdays at the Big Cinema all the way through May.

In a unique idea to deliver larger audiences to independent film, Big Cinemas and The Process Studio Theater have teamed up to offer FREE (yes, FREE!) screenings of the movie in the hopes that the audience grows by word of mouth. So check it out - each week Tied to a Chair will be screened along with a short film.

Big Cinemas
239 E. 59th Street
(between 2nd & 3rd Aves)
Reservations are requested. Please call 212-594-8800
Every Tuesday at 6pm presented with a different short:
3/6: In Bed With My Books

Watch the trailer for Tied to a Chair