Online programs are free and open to all. Registration is required; you will receive an invitation with instructions on how to log in to the program.
A Bridge of Books (The Great Yiddish Book Rescue)
Short documentary film screening and discussion. Join us for an online screening of "Bridge of Books" (15 mins). This short film shares the story of how Yiddish Book Center founder and MacArthur “genius grant” recipient Aaron Lansky rallied an international network of volunteers to perform “the greatest cultural rescue effort in Jewish history” — the collection and preservation of more than one million books in Yiddish. After the screening, Aaron joins us for an online chat and answers audience questions.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 3 PM • REGISTER
Discussion: Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Emigrating with her mother from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, Kimberly Chang begins a secret double life as an exceptional schoolgirl during the day and sweatshop worker at night, an existence also marked by a first crush and the pressure to save her family from poverty.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 7 PM • REGISTER
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1 PM • REGISTER
First Day in America: Our Community’s Stories
Preserve your memories of your arrival in the United States. Library staff assist you in making a recording in the Media Lab. Your recollections will be included on the library’s Coming to America website, capturing the diverse stories of our community.