Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
From Allen Ginsberg to John Sex. From Cover Mag to Live Mag! From the gardens to the poetry bars. From La Mama to Howl! Romance, lyricism, grafitti, tall tales… please join us for this intimate, informative, and amusing portrait of a quintessential East Village resident.
Filmmaker Luigi Cazzaniga rejoins Wright (Cazzaniga was Cover Mag's art director and fashion editor and photographer) to create a humorous and historic portrayal. Fast paced and cram-packed with EV lore, this is haute entertainment dressed up in rowdy downtown style.A panel discussion will follow the film, which starts at 3 p.m. at the branch, 331 E. 10th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B.
Monday, January 24, 2022
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Thursday, December 2, 2021
The library was instantly popular among the locals. Before the doors opened in the mornings lines would form down the block. Finding a chair in the reading rooms was often no easy task, and children and adults alike competed for popular books to read at home.On October 21, 1911, for instance, The Sun noted, "In the Tompkins Square branch of the public library...there are twenty-five copies each of 'Oliver Twist' and 'David Copperfield' on the shelves. No, not on the shelves. For even with these twenty-five copies apiece it is almost impossible to keep one on hand."
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Monday, July 26, 2021
"I'm calling upon all New York City employers, including our private hospitals, to move immediately to some form of mandate," the mayor said Friday while appearing on "The Brian Lehrer Show." "Whatever the maximum you feel you can do."The Democratic mayor said the vaccination system that was in place for over half a year has been effective enough to restore some sense of normalcy, but that New York City has "reached the limits of a purely voluntary system." Mandates, he argued, are the next step.
It was reported last week that just 43 percent of the NYPD's workforce has been vaccinated against COVID-19. (The FDNY said that about 55 percent of its employees have been vaccinated.) An NYPD spokesperson told the Post that the department is working to educate workers and combat misinformation about the vaccine.
Meanwhile, with the increase in positive COVID-19 cases among the unvaccinated population, some elected officials, like City Council member Mark Levine, are making a case for the return of indoor mask requirements — even for the fully vaccinated.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
We are very excited to host a performance of Penny Arcade, New York's undisputed queen of the underground, and the grande dame of downtown performance art.This bespoke segment created specifically for the Tompkins Square library will focus on a survey of Penny's 50-plus year residency in the East Village and her larger-than-life mentors.
Friday, March 19, 2021
Tomorrow, Saturday, March 20 at 2 p.m. we are having a second and final event dedicated to the 17th issue of the LiVE MAG! neighborhood journal of art and poetry. Join us to hear literary masters of revolutionary charm — Patricia Spears Jones, Paco Marquez, Larry Sawyer, Lydia Cortés, Bob Heman. Your hosts, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright (Uncle Fun) and Ilka Scobie, guarantee to make it an erudite, witty and refreshingly impromptu afternoon.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Let's share our used books to help us get through this pandemic together. Leave some and take others... Thanks for making these such a wonderful success! And you don't have to donate. Taking is sharing also.
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Per the organizers:
Let's share our used books to help us get through this pandemic together. Leave your donations, and take home some others. Reading is a safe survival tactic!
Monday, October 26, 2020
• Thursday Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.: Online discussion with Frederic Tuten