April is Algonquin Round Table Month at the New York Public Library

The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide

The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide

I am really pleased to announce the New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan Branch is going to be celebrating the Algonquin Round Table in April during its popular Story Time for Grown-Ups series. The location is 455 Fifth Avenue, corner of 40th Street.

I am going to be giving a free talk (and book signing) about the Vicious Circle on Thursday, April 16, at the same library, and these readings make the whole month more special. I encourage you to get over and hear these stories and poems read.

Love a good story?
Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two.
Stories from the Algonquin Round Table

All readings will take place on the First Floor — Room 101. There is no charge for admission and they are open to the public. The library is fully wheelchair accessible.

Wednesday, April 1, 1:00 PM
Monday, April 6, 7:00 PM

How to Get Things Done by Robert Benchley
The author shares his expertise on how to accomplish daily tasks effectively. An appropriate subtitle might be Making Procrastination Work for You.
Turning Thirty by Heywood Broun
The author is floored by a reference to thirty-two as a comparatively advanced age. Suddenly he is no longer young.
My Hometown by Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker provides a spirited defense of New York City, her hometown.

Wednesday, April 15, 1:00 PM
Monday, April 20, 7:00 PM

Manicure by Margaret Leech
The atmosphere in the salons of Leon and Jules (Specialists in the Artistry of Coiffure) changes on Saturday afternoons. The society ladies who lunch are replaced by women who work during the week. On this Saturday one customer recounts a cautionary tale to her manicurist, Miss Nina.
Selected Poems by Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker’s sarcastic wit is alive and well in her poetry as well as her prose.