Free Virtual Library Programs: February

Are you looking for online programs to attend? Here are some interesting library programs I’m co-hosting and programs that are being put together by my fellow co-workers. All of them are free to attend! You don’t need to be a member of the library to attend. All you have to do is register at the corresponding link and the meeting information will be sent to you the day before the event.

Hope to see you all there!

Book Discussion: African American Authors

Let’s talk about books! Explore your critical thinking and share it with others! Here’s your opportunity to connect with other avid readers to share what you are currently reading to pass the slow ebb of time. Whether it’s literary fiction, fantasy, true crime, romance, history, a bestseller or whatever, we will be dishing it all.

During the Virtual Open Book Hour we will:⁠ 

  • Discover or Rediscover Book writing by Black Authors. 
  • Discuss recent Releases 
  • Discover Upcoming Books 
  • Recommend titles for others to read. 

Register here.

The Woodson Project: Black and Queer – Tuesday, February 16 at 2 PM

Join NYPL Staff and #TheWoodsonProject in a community literary series to discuss what it means to move in the world as Black and Queer/LGBTQ.  Attendees will read article snippets about the Queer, Black experience and have an open dialog.  The goal is to leave with a better understanding of the intersectionality of Black and Queer identities and resources for further education.

Register: bit.ly/twpblackqueer

Dueling Detectives: Precious Ramotswe vs. Isabel Dalhousie – Tuesday, February 16 at 2 PM

It’s an Alexander McCall Smith showdown! For this month’s “Dueling Detectives” program, we’re debating which of his leading lady detectives would solve the case first. Register for this exciting debate!

Register here.

Black & Woman – Tuesday, February 17 at 2 PM

Join NYPL Staff and #TheWoodsonProject in a community literary series to discuss what it means to move in the world as Black and a Woman  Attendees will read article snippets about the Black Woman experience and have an open dialog.  The goal is to leave with a better understanding of the intersectionality of Black and Woman identities and resources for further education.

Register: bit.ly/twpblackwoman

Virtual Comics Chat – Thursday, February 18 at 3:30 PM

Join us as three librarians talk about some of our personal favorite comics that we hope you’ll check out! This month, we will offer suggestions on titles to start reading for Black History Month and love stories.

Register here.

Positively K-Pop: All About Love- Thursday, February 18 at 3:30 PM

Back by overwhelmingly popular demand! K-Pop isn’t just sweet beats, swooning voices, and sick dance moves.  K-Pop is a phenomenon that has brought millions of fans together from across the globe.  Join Wakefield’s Young Adult  Staff as we discuss and disect our favorite K-Pop love songs and teen love stories from NYPL’s collection. This is a program for ages 13 and up, especially those who love and see the value in K-Pop music.

Register: bit.ly/wkpoplovenypl

Black History/Black Futures Book Tasting – Monday, February 22 at 4 PM

Black History Month is a time to celebrate and learn about Black life and experience in America. But looking forward and imagining the future is just as important as honoring the past! In this Black History/Black Futures book tasting the YA Librarians from Hunts Point, Pelham Parkway-Van Nest, and Bronx Library Center will be showcasing some of their favorite reads about Black History, contemporary Black stories, and stories that bend the imagination of what the future will be.  This book tasting will cover all genres and formats including eBooks and graphic novels!

Register here.

Graphic Novel Book Club: Best Black Comic Heroes – Tuesday, February 23 at 4 PM

TEENS! Join the Wakefield and Eastchester Branches to discuss all your favorite graphic novels. Be prepared to share and discuss what you’re currently reading and debate who the greatest superhero of all time is and why? Join the community, receive recommendations, socialize, and make new friends! Join us for a special Black History Month edition where participants will discuss their favorite black comic book and manga characters.

Register: bit.ly/wkeablackcomics

Virtual Book Tasting – Friday, February 26 at 3 PM

Need a new book for the month? Then come to our Virtual Book Tasting! Get a “taste” of a variety of new and popular books. Come and hear about the great books from our librarians that are in our collection!

Register here.



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