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
The Astoria Bookshop
7:00 pm
Join in Donna Gaines and Tom Smucker as they discuss their two books Why The Ramones Matter and Why the Beach Boys Matter. “Donna speaks for me and every one of us who found our salvation in the only band that really mattered to the outsider in us all.” —CJ RAMONE “Smucker’s mix of unabashed
The Astoria Bookshop
12:00 am
Come and celebrate the launch of tour guide and author Marie Carter’s new book, HOLLY’S HURRICANE. Discounted books will be available for sale. There will be a short talk, reading, trivia prizes such as walking tour passes, books, and other surprises! What others are saying about HOLLY’S HURRICANE: “HOLLY’S HURRICANE, smartly set in the near
Q.E.D.
7:00 pm
Join us on Wednesday, January 9th, for a talk by local author Sara Holliday for her new book A Thousand Dances: A Novel of the British Blues Boom. The novel is set in 1963 London, amid the British blues boom, and many of the songs, musicians and venues of that era figure in the story.
The Astoria Bookshop
12:00 am
Observe animals in action! Pet 3 different animals and try moving like them. Toddlers and caregivers enjoy some special time together as they socialize with other youngsters and learn about nature. Each class focuses on a different science theme and includes live animal guests, art projects, trail walks, and children’s literature. Limited to 8 participants
Alley Pond Recreational Center
7:00 pm
Join us on Thursday, January 24th at 7pm to celebrate the launch of Lyndsay Faye’s newest novel, The Paragon Hotel. In Lyndsay Faye’s intricate new book, a gutsy gun moll flees Prohibition-era Harlem for Oregon’s elegant Paragon Hotel, where the exclusively black residents and a chilling missing child crisis unlock new worlds she couldn’t have
The Astoria Bookshop
7:00 pm
Join in on Feb 1st at 7 pm at the Astoria Bookshop to celebrate WORLD READ ALONG DAY! Local authors Jennifer Baker (EVERYDAY PEOPLE), Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond (POWDER NECKLACE), Tori Telfer (LADY KILLERS) and our illustrious leader of our monthly writing workshop and founder of the NO, YOU TELL IT series, Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons will
The Astoria Bookshop
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
1:00 pm
Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes available again at Queens Library! Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the writing of prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens. The next class is Saturday, February 2nd at
Queens Library at Briarwood
2:30 pm
Attention Queens writers—both experienced and new-to-writing: free creative writing classes taught by the best in Queens! Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes. The next class will be led by Radha Vatsal on Saturday, February 2nd from
Queens Library at Jackson Heights
7:00 pm
Join in on Tuesday, February 5th at 7pm to celebrate the launch of Mary Adkins’s lively epistolary debut novel, When You Read This! A Romantic Comedy for the digital age and the ties that behind us. “I loved every word of this sweet little gem of a book. It was a quick, humorous—but ultimately touching—read
The Astoria Bookshop
7:00 pm
Join in on Friday, February 8th for a discussion on Willa & Hesper with local debut author Amy Feltman. For fans of What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell and The Futures by Anna Pitoniak, a soul-piercing story that explores the intertwining of past and present, queerness, and coming of age in uncertain times. Told
The Astoria Bookshop
3:00 pm
Writer and spoken word artist Bob McNeil will perform a musical and poetical tribute to Lewis Howard Latimer as part of our celebration of Black History Month. Bob McNeil is the author of Verses of Realness. Furthermore, after years of being a professional illustrator, spoken word artist and writer, he still wants his work to express
Lewis Howard Latimer House Museum
7:00 pm
Join in on Tuesday, February 18th for the launch of local author Blake J. Harris’s new book The History of the Future! Harris is the author of the bestseller Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation, which both NPR and Slate named a Best Book of the Year (2014). Blake J.
The Astoria Bookshop
2:30 pm
Attention Queens writers—both experienced and new-to-writing: free creative writing classes taught by the best in Queens! Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes. The next class will be led by Joey De Jesus “You Found a Poem
Queens Library at Woodside
1:00 pm
Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes available again at Queens Library! Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the writing of prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids. For kids ages 8-12 “Epic Poems: Our Heroes, Ourselves” We
Queens Library at Jackson Heights
2:30 pm
We have a full day of events on Saturday, March 16th honoring Maple Grove’s own James McCarroll. He was an early 20th century Canadian Irish American writer, poet, composer and journalist. Mary Lannon of Literary Sunday will be doing a Q & A with author Prof. Michael Peterman, the biographer of the recently published “Delicious
Victorian Admin Building at Maple Grove Cemetery
7:00 pm
Join Briallen Hopper, author of Hard to Love: Essays and Confessions, in conversation with Joanna Scutts, author of The Extra Woman: How Marjorie Hillis Led a Generation of Women to Live Alone and Like It. Hard to Love has been described by Literary Hub as a “compelling, smart collection of essays on relationships of many
The Astoria Bookshop
7:00 pm
Join us for the launch of Jenn Marie Thorne’s latest young adult novel, Night Music. Ruby has always been Ruby Chertok: future classical pianist and daughter of renowned composer Martin Chertok. But after her horrendous audition for the prestigious music school where her father is on faculty, it’s clear that music has publicly dumped her.
The Astoria Bookshop
11:30 am
Join Alexandra Davis for a rousing discussion of her new children’s book, Lumber Jills, and an engaging, interactive activity. In World War II, Great Britain needed lumber to make planes, ships, and even newspapers—but there weren’t enough men to cut down the trees. Enter the fearless Lumber Jills! These young women may not have had
The Astoria Bookshop
2:30 pm
Attention Queens writers—both experienced and new-to-writing: free creative writing classes taught by the best in Queens! Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes. The next class will be led by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond on Saturday, April 6th
Queens Library at Flushing
Apr 7 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
12:30 pm
Join us to hear Queens writers, Sangu Iyer and Malcolm Chang, read from their latest work! There will also be an open mic and light refreshments. Free admission with RSVP. Free parking inside the gate at Lefferts Blvd & Kew Gardens Rd.
Victorian Admin Building at Maple Grove
1:00 pm
Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes available again at Queens Library! Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the writing of prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens. The next class is Saturday, April 13th at
Queens Library at Jackson Heights
3:00 pm
Join researcher and translators Eleanor Goodman and Chloe Garcia Roberts in discussing translated Chinese traditional and contemporary poems in connection to the themes of Home and Migration. Eleanor Goodman is a Research Associate at the Harvard University Fairbank Center, and spent a year at Peking University on a Fulbright Fellowship. She has been an artist
Lewis Latimer House Museum