This issue includes
Two trailblazing journalists | Two remarkable poets | One life-changing drama
One-Question Survey
You're assigned to read a whole shelf from one of our stacks. Where do you go? VOTE HERE .

Last month we asked you what sort of activities you'd like to join your fellow Library patrons for:
Other suggestions included "Armchair Travelers' Club," more poetry readings, and more Peter Carey! - here's his 2012 event on The Chemistry of Tears .
News and Links
The 17th Annual Young Writers Awards are accepting entries through April 2. Full details and entry form here.

Acquisitions and Children's staff highlight some excellent recent arrivals - just in case you missed them.

Children's and Young Adult Librarian Susan Vincent Molinaro reports on the ALA's Youth Media Awards and Award-Winning Options for Young Readers.

Find new magazines and new Oxford resources among our digital offerings.

It doesn't need to be Black History Month to learn about Black History - many amazing recent books here for all kinds of readers.
Upcoming Highlights
EXHIBITION LECTURE - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
CONVERSATION - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
March Events
SPECIAL PRESENTATION - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SEMINAR - FOR MEMBERS ONLY
THE WRITING LIFE - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
WRITING LIFE WORKSHOP - FOR MEMBERS ONLY
PERFORMANCE - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
POST-EVENT BOOK DISCUSSION - FOR MEMBERS ONLY
The March 7 lecture by Elaine Pagels on Why Religion? is fully registered. Watch this page for any change in availability.

Members are still welcome to attend:
GALLERY TALKS - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
INFORMATIONAL GATHERINGS - FOR MEMBERS ONLY
THE WRITING LIFE - FOR MEMBERS ONLY
INFORMAL GATHERING - FOR MEMBERS ONLY
And Upcoming in April
CONVERSATION - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
NEW! SPECIAL POETRY EVENT - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
SEMINAR - FOR MEMBERS ONLY
OUTSIDE EVENTS OF INTEREST
Metropolitan Playhouse presents
Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse's State of the Union

Grant Matthews could be the Republicans' savior. A Democrat has held the White House four terms running, but this dynamic industrial tycoon has the charisma and populist instincts to woo a broad swathe of the voting public. Party leaders convince him to take his estranged wife with him on a speaking tour of the country to test the waters, but as the couple’s love is rekindled, and her honesty awakens his principles, he commits the cardinal political sin of saying what he means. A witty and bracing tonic on which the Hepburn/Tracy film was based.

New York Society Library members may use the code NYSL for discounted $20 tickets on advance purchases. metropolitanplayhouse.org/stateoftheunion or 800.838.3006.
The Royal Oak Foundation Event:
Tessa Boase
'Murderous Millenery': Fashion and the Fight for Suffrage
Monday, May 13 | 6:15 p.m. | reception following lecture
The General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street

A decade before the suffragette movement began dominating headlines, a very different women’s campaign captured the public imagination in both England and America. Its aim was simple—to stamp out the cruel fashion for feathers in hats. Historian and author Tessa Boase (Mrs. Pankhurst's Purple Feather) will weave together the inspiring stories of two difficult, passionate Edwardian women, with opposite aims and convictions, both determined to start a revolution.

$40 for the general public; Library members may register at the $30 co-sponsor rate with code 19SNYSL. Find tickets at royal-oak.org/events or call 212.480.2889 x201.
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Women Get the Vote: A Historic Look at the 19th Amendment is generously underwritten by Ada Peluso and Romano I. Peluso.

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

Children's and Young Adult events are generously supported by the Richard Peck Fund. The Young Writers Awards are generously supported by Jeanette Wagner.

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.
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