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Memoirs OutLOUD – Creative Writing Workshop: 1st & 3d Saturdays

  • Memoirs OutLOUD – A creative writing workshop for adults: St George Library Center, 5 Central Ave, SINY 10301.  We meet on the 1st & 3d Saturday of the month. Next workshop at St George Library:  Saturday, Dec 2nd at 10am in the Auditorium.    (“Her lovely face” – “Life in the fast lane”)

Pencil tip on notepadThanks for arriving promptly as a courtesy to your fellow writers.  Staten Island OutLOUD welcomes Islanders to this stimulating writing studio, open to all adults.   If you are an experienced writer, or if you’re just beginning to explore your writing potential, this workshop offers a welcoming & nurturing environment.

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“True Grit” & Readings for Kidz @Richmondtown Library

Tuesday, Nov 21st, 4pm. Richmondtown Branch Library, 200 Clarke Ave, SINY 10306

Kids ages 5-10 (older siblings welcome) can build their reading skills & gain confidence by reading aloud to JJ, an adorable licensed therapy dog.  She’s gentle, child-friendly, and a very good listener.

Free bandanas for little cowpokes, while supplies last.  Children must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

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“True Grit” & True stories of Annie Oakley & Buffalo Bill on Staten Island

Tuesday, Dec 12th, 2:30pm at Todt Hill-Westerleigh Branch Library, 2550 Victory Blvd, SINY 10314

Librarian and local historian Andrew Wilson leads a lively book chat series, which will focus on Charles Portis’ novella True Grit.  Andrew will also share images and stories about Annie Oakley & Buffalo Bill Cody on Staten Island.  In the late 19th century, their Wild West Show was performed on the North Shore, in Mariner’s Harbor – in an area that was then called “Erastina”.  Here is a link to Andrew Wilson’s blog:


Free.  Book giveaway while supplies last.

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