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This September, our guest will be esteemed author, Philip Pullman.

Pullman’s writing career began with the publication of the hilarious Count Karlstein in 1982. That was followed by The Ruby in the Smoke, the first in a quartet of mystery and intrigue novels that feature Victorian adventurer, Sally Lockhart. His best-known work, however, is the epic and genre-transcending book, The Golden Compass (called Northern Lights in the UK) and its sequels The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.

Pullman has won numerous awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children’s Book Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award (now known as the Costa Award), and the Astrid Lindgren Award. He also won the “Carnegie of Carnegies,” for The Golden Compass, which was chosen as the winning book of all the Carnegie winners from the past 70 years.

Saturday, September 20
Interview premieres online, click here


Readers! Writers! Join Cotsen Critix, a group of young individuals who enjoy reading, writing, and partaking in creative literary activities. In the past, we’ve met illustrators, queried authors, faced our worst literary fears, written works of historical fiction, learned characterization techniques from an actress, spoken Elvish, created letter art, and more!

Every other Friday
4:00pm – 5:30pm (October-May)
Enrollment required (click here to see application - deadline is September 29, 4:00pm)
Free of charge / Ages 9-12

Submission of application does not guarantee enrollment. Enrollment is for one year only, and then the program re-opens to another set of kids. 


Circle the strollers – we’re hosting a baby story time! Join the talented Peggy Salwen from the New York Public Library as she leads us through a cheerful progression of songs and books. We’ll also have a number of adorable baby toy giveaways from JaZams toy store (with a little something sweet included from the bent spoon for mom or dad).

Monday, November 3
10:30am – 11:15am
No registration required
Free of charge / Ages 2-24 months