May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
12:00 pm
Join the Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery for a free reading of “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus (1883) – on display at the Statue of Liberty and an Anonymous Poem on immigration, followed by a discussion about the readings. This is a community conversation sponsored by Humanities NY and moderated by Jo-Anne Raskin, lecturer,
Victorian Admin Building at Maple Grove Cemetery
Jun 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
5:30 pm
It is Ms. Joanne M. Cherisma’s Book Signing and Launch Party at Keiko Studios. In I Never Thought I Would Be A Statistic, the author shares her testimony of how she overcame an abusive relationship. She would also like to use the occasion to bring more awareness on the subject. They are hoping to have some
Keiko Studio
12:00 am
Join in to celebrate the launch of Fred Van Lente’s new book The Con Artist! As the #1 New York Times best-selling writer of comics like The Amazing Spider-Man, Deadpool vs. the Punisher, and Archer & Armstrong, Fred Van Lente has been called “a popular culture maven” (Vice). His work has been praised as “some
The Astoria Bookshop
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Join Glynnis MacNicol on her memoir No One Tells You This. If you’re over the age of 40 and you’re not a wife or a mother, then what are you? What defines your life and your womanhood? A revelatory memoir that pulls back the curtain on the lives of “all the single ladies” through the
The Astoria Bookshop
7:00 pm
Join Kleaver Cruz and Darnell L. Moore on his memoir ‘No Ashes In The Fire.’ From a leading organizer with the Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ movements comes a brave, beautifully wrought memoir of radical black love. When Darnell L. Moore was fourteen years old, three boys from his Camden, NJ neighborhood tried to set
The Astoria Bookshop
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Come celebrate with Astoria Bookshop for the launch of THE SHORTEST WAY HOME with debut author Miriam Parker. Miriam will be joined by Beth Parker, as well as a few adorable pups (yes, this is a dog-friendly event)! Many of us, no matter how happy or lucky we may be, have two lives: the life
The Astoria Bookshop
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
At this event, Kevin Allison, host of the RISK! podcast and editor of the new RISK! book, will be joined by RISK! book storytellers Walter Zimmerman, Ames Beckerman, and Tracey Segarra to read incredible true stories from the book and talk about how the book came together. This is a free event, and no tickets
The Astoria Bookshop
12:00 am
Astoria Bookshop is turning FIVE YEARS OLD! To celebrate, the bookshop is having an all-day carnival-themed party. Come join this special birthday storytime in the morning, balloon twisting in the afternoon, snacks and happy hour in the evening, plus games, prizes, and activities throughout the day.
The Astoria Bookshop
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Join us on Thursday, August 23rd with New York Times bestselling author Naomi Novik as she discusses her new book, Spinning Silver! A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale from the bestselling author of Uprooted, which was hailed as “a very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern classic” by The
The Astoria Bookshop
7:00 pm
Join Heidi Mastrogiovanni for Lala Pettinbone: Standing Room Only, the sequel to Lala Pettinbone’s Act Two! When life gives you lemons, run away to Paris. Heidi will be joined by August McLaughlin, host and creator of Girl Boner® and Girl Boner Radio. HEIDI MASTROGIOVANNI is a graduate of Wesleyan University and was chosen as one
The Astoria Bookshop
1:00 pm
Join in a workshop on Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution, lead by author, assistant advocacy director of the ACLU of New York and Autostraddle Staff Writer, KaeLyn Rich. An empowering and accessible resource for teen girls and young women looking for smart, actionable advice and guidance, Girls Resist! is
The Astoria Bookshop
12:00 am
Join in on Monday, September 10th, for an evening with Jennifer Baker, editor of Everyday People: The Color of Life. Jennifer will be joined by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond and Glendaliz Camacho who are both contributors to the anthology. In the tradition of Best American Short Stories comes Everyday People: The Color of Life, a dazzling
The Astoria Bookshop
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Join Queens local Suzi Siegel for Tiny New York: The Smallest Things in the Biggest City. While New York may be famous for its towering skyscrapers and colossal neon billboards, it turns out it’s actually the little things that tell the real New York story. Suzi Siegel, who is little, grew up in a little
The Astoria Bookshop
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Join Dr. Crystal M. Fleming and Dr. Leah Perry as they discuss How To Be Less Stupid about Race, a unique and irreverent take on everything that’s wrong with our “national conversation about race”—and what to do about it. How to Be Less Stupid About Race is your essential guide to breaking through the half-truths
The Astoria Bookshop
6:00 pm
Author Talk and Book Signing with Author Joanne M. Cherisma. You will be able to get your signed copy of I Never Thought I Would Be A Statistic for $20.
South Hollis Library
12:00 am
An event with Gabrielle Moss on Paperback Crush! Perfect for fans of YA novels and pop culture history, as well as anyone nostalgic for the ’80s and ’90s, Paperback Crush is a funny, in-depth trip through the history of the paperback preteen lit that shaped a generation of readers. Bustle describes it as “Part history,
The Astoria Bookshop
6:00 pm
Author Talk and Book Signing with Author Joanne M. Cherisma N.B. You will be able to get your signed copy of I Never Thought I Would Be A StatistIc for $20
Queens Library at St-Albans
6:30 pm
Author Talk and Book Signing with Author Joanne M. Cherisma. You will be able to get your signed copy of I Never Thought I Would Be A StatistIc for $20.  
Queens Library at St-Albans
Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
Join for a very special storytime with Caldecott Honor-winning children’s book author and artist Molly Idle as she reads and celebrates her new book Pearl. Molly Idle dazzles with an original mermaid tale about how small, persistent actions can achieve great things. With stunning colored pencil illustrations and an inspiring message for children about self-worth,
The Astoria Bookshop
12:00 am
Join Manzoor Ahtesham as he discusses The Tale of the Missing Man (Dastan-e Lapata), winner of the Global Humanities Translation Prize. Manzoor will be joined by co-translators Jason Grunebaum and Ulrike Stark. The Tale of the Missing Man (Dastan-e Lapata) is a milestone in Indo-Muslim literature. A refreshingly playful novel, it explores modern Muslim life
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