Previous Special Events

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Debut author Anne Fortier discusses her novel Juliet, inspired in part by the Shakespearean tragedy.

Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safety-deposit box in Italy that holds an old family treasure. Soon she begins a perilous journey into the history of her ancestor Giulietta, whose legendary love for a young man named Romeo rocked the foundations of medieval Siena, where she discovers that she also inherited Mercutio’s curse—and that she is its next target.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Local children’s advocates SuEllen Fried and Blanche Sosland present a strategy to reduce the pain, rage, and revenge cycle of bullying on Tuesday, September 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Their techniques are developed from hands-on interaction with educators, parents, and students.


Monday, September 13, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

John Shors discusses his new novel, The Wishing Trees, which is about a former high-tech executive who honors his late wife’s final wish by taking their 10-year-old daughter on a trip across Asia.

Almost a year after the death of his wife Kate, Ian finds a letter containing her plea for him to take their daughter on the trip they had long planned. The Wishing Trees follows Ian and Maggie’s epic journey as they leave notes to Kate in “wishing trees” along the way and encounter miracles large and small.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Crosby Kemper III and Saralyn Reece Hardy lead a conversation with peripatetic Romanian artists Dan and Lia Perjovschi.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

What About Bob? (1991) on September 11. When his therapist leaves town for vacation, Bob Wiley (Murray) follows him to a peaceful lakeside retreat – which becomes much less therapeutic for Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss). Rated PG. (99 min.)


Thursday, September 9, 2010

To commemorate the launch of ShhGirl! Magazine, an online networking magazine geared toward empowering women with knowledge through life experiences, editor Serita Belton presents the panel discussion The Conversation: A Man’s Thoughts on Interacting with Women.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

The L.H. Bluford Branch hosts its ‘What’s Next?’ College and Trade Fair on Thursday, September 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Learn about different career opportunities for teens from local trade unions and colleges as well as employment and community organizations. Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win several door prizes.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson discuss their new book, The Great Typo Hunt, on Wednesday, September 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The two men form a group called TEAL (Typo Eradication Advancement League) and set out with markers and chalk to right the errors displayed across America.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010
8:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Ballet enthusiast and philanthropist Anne Bass hosts a screening of her new documentary Dancing Across Borders and answers audience questions on Tuesday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Quick Change (1990) on September 4. Co-director Murray also stars in a film about New York traffic. After stealing a cool million during a bank heist, Murray and his crew struggle to escape the five burroughs. With Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Jason Robards, Stanley Tucci, and Tony Shalhoub. Rated R. (88 min.)