This issue includes

New! Illuminated Manuscripts | Celebration of Member Writers | Puppet Show
News and Links

Are you new? This party's for you! Members who joined since May 31 of this year are invited to a New Members party tonight (December 2), 6:00-8:00 PM in the Members' Room. Contact Diane Srebnick for more information or to RSVP.

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December Events
SOLD OUT!
SPECIAL EVENT

Tuesday, December 3, 6:00 PM
Whitridge Room | $20 per person | advance registration required

This event takes place as listed but is fully registered, and no further space is available.
WORKSHOP - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Women's Leadership in the Creation of Off-Broadway
Wednesday, December 4, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Whitridge Room | free of charge | registration required

In the post-World War II Off-Broadway movement, women have played a major leading role, not only as founders of many new companies but also as playwrights, actors, designers, press agents, and producers. The Primary Stages Off-Broadway Oral History Project’s mission is to document the most important artists of this movement. Join us as we focus on the extraordinary leadership of women in the creation of today’s vibrant Off-Broadway through video clips of our interviews with these visionaries and a panel of guest artists.


THIS EVENT IS CO-SPONSORED WITH PRIMARY STAGES.
CHILDREN'S EVENT - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Interrupting Chicken: A Puppet Show by David Ezra Stein

Saturday, December 7, 3:00 PM
Members’ Room | for ages 5 and older | $10 per person | registration required

Will Chicken and Papa ever make it to the end of a story?! Find out when award-winning author/illustrator David Ezra Stein visits with his marionette show Interrupting Chicken, featuring puppetry secrets and more.


THIS EVENT IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE RICHARD PECK FUND.
WRITING LIFE WORKSHOP - FOR MEMBERS ONLY
Miral Sattar
Why Every Author Needs to Know About Voice Search

Tuesday, December 10, 11:00 AM
Whitridge Room | free of charge | advance registration required

It’s predicted that by 2022 over 50% of all searches will be done through voice search. If your website, blog, Amazon listing, social media, and landing pages aren’t optimized for voice search, you are going to be on Google’s chopping block. This workshop will teach you how to use voice search to your advantage as an author. 


THE WRITING LIFE EVENTS IN 2019 ARE GENEROUSLY UNDERWRITTEN BY JENNY LAWRENCE.
SOLD OUT!
SPECIAL EVENT

Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 PM
The Liederkranz Foundation | $15 per person | advance registration required

This event takes place as listed but is fully registered, and no further space is available.
WRITING LIFE WORKSHOP - FOR MEMBERS ONLY
The Editor Is In: An Interactive Seminar with Walter Bode

Thursday, December 12, 6:00 PM
Whitridge Room | free of charge | advance registration required

Books Walter Bode edited have won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. In this workshop, he’ll help writers find the most effective words and make the best use of them – based on participants’ own writing samples.


THE WRITING LIFE EVENTS IN 2019 ARE GENEROUSLY UNDERWRITTEN BY JENNY LAWRENCE.
THE WRITING LIFE - FOR MEMBERS ONLY
THE WRITING LIFE
Prompt!
with Carol Weston

Friday, December 13, 11:00 AM
Whitridge Room | free of charge | drop in

Come write with us on second Fridays based on prompts from writer and educator Carol Weston.


THE WRITING LIFE EVENTS IN 2019 ARE GENEROUSLY UNDERWRITTEN BY JENNY LAWRENCE.
NEW! WORKSHOP - FOR MEMBERS ONLY
Illuminated Manuscripts with Christina Amato
Friday, December 13, 2:00 PM
Whitridge Room | for adults and teens in grade 9 and older | free of charge | registration required

Illuminated manuscripts are handwritten manuscripts decorated with brilliant colors and gold. In this workshop, participants will decorate an initial or simple illustration with gouache paint and real gold leaf. We will use traditional medieval techniques with some help from modern materials.

FOR MEMBERS ONLY
Member Orientation

Monday, December 16, 10:00 AM
Whitridge Room | free of charge | drop in

It's your Library. Learn about all the ways to make use of our collections, building, and services in a friendly presentation/Q&A with a staff member. Sessions last 45-60 minutes.
SPECIAL WRITING LIFE EVENT - FOR MEMBERS AND GUESTS
Celebration of Member Writers

Monday, December 16, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Members’ Room | for members and guests | free of charge | registration required

Members and guests are cordially invited to a celebration of Library members who have published books July-December 2019. The Corner Bookstore will have copies for sale. Enjoy wine and light refreshments with writers of many backgrounds and genres.


THE WRITING LIFE EVENTS IN 2019 ARE GENEROUSLY UNDERWRITTEN BY JENNY LAWRENCE.
FOR MEMBERS ONLY
Holiday Happy Hour

Wednesday, December 18, 5:30-6:30 PM
Whitridge Room | free of charge | drop in

Join fellow members for a seasonally festive hour of wine, light refreshments, and conversation.
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Registration is required for all events unless individual listings state otherwise, and space is limited. Please see individual listings for details on time, format, and location. Many events are open to the public, with some for members only; check individual listings for details.

The house opens for each event thirty minutes prior to the stated start time. Registrants are asked not to arrive for check-in prior to that time. A seat cannot be guaranteed after an event has begun.

New events are added throughout the season. To receive the latest updates,   sign up for our electronic newsletters     .

The Writing Life events in 2019 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.

Children's events are generously supported by the Richard Peck Fund.
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This holiday season, the Library will close at 5:00 PM on December 24 and December 31 and will be closed December 25, December 26, and January 1. Otherwise we observe normal hours.
 
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