Notes from the Reading Life

Notes from the Reading Life is a discussion series featuring some of New York City’s most well-known and well-read residents discussing the books that excite and inspire them—the books they grew up with and the ones that guided them through their careers, helping to make them into who they are today. Presented in partnership with the New York Public Library, Notes from the Reading Life takes place branches throughout the city, with each event featuring a special guest from fields such as culture, art, entertainment, or public service in conversation with an acclaimed author—celebrating the formative role of books in both of their lives. Audience members receive free copies of a book selected in partnership with the speakers and local librarians, and each branch produces special future programming around that book.

June 1, 6:30pm
Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio, Museum in Harlem in conversation with Kaitlyn Greenidge
Harry Belafonte Library, 203 W 115th Street, Harlem, NYC


June 8, 6:30pm
Tim Gunn, Host and producer of Project Runway, in conversation with Min Jin Lee
Jefferson Market Library, 425 Sixth Avenue, Greenwich Village, NYC


June 15, 6:30pm
Desus Nice, comedian and co-host of Viceland’s Desus & Mero, in conversation with Rebecca Carroll
Bronx Library Center, 310 E Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY


June 29, 6:30pm
Alexandra Kleeman and Alex Gilvarry in conversation
Richmondtown Library, 200 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NY


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