Events

 
Date Event Details
04/30/2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET
Visiting Authors
“Imagine if your favorite uncle, a brutally honest, worldly, self-reflective gay raconteur, had been, as a twenty year-old, a lieutenant in an underground guerrilla army dedicated to the violent overthrow of the government of the United States. Jonathan Lerner is that favorite uncle you never had, telling unbelievable true stories—no bullshit—from the 'revolution' fifty years ago." (Mark Rudd) Presented with Yale's Postwar Culture Group.
05/07/2018 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM ET
The Institute Library's annual gala; dinner and discourse on the town. Dress up with a date to dine at your choice of 5 local restaurants, share a specially-curated, three-course meal with a featured guest and meet the rest at the afterparty, back at the Institute Library with coffee, cordials & desserts. Tickets available for: Will Baker (Basta), Amy Bloom (Pacifico), Joshua Foer (Union League), Jane Stern (Zafra), and Chion Wolf (Skappo).
05/09/2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET
Gallery
Yes even fonts can be feminist! The Feminist Letters is a typeface created to amplify. Each letter calls attention to issues like equal pay, reproductive rights, women’s health, women in politics, and campus assault laws. The font is free to download. Come work with us, bring your laptop. We'll commune, chat, draw, and use this typeface to let our voices be read. With Nasty Women Connecticut.
05/12/2018 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM ET
Community
Join us to help bring our 100+-year-old collection into the digital age! The Institute Library asks your assistance adding historic titles to the online, free searchable catalogue, LibraryThing. Please bring your own laptop and power cord, we will begin with a 20 minute tutorial to get started. Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
05/18/2018 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET
Community
Grab your stockings! Carl J. Frano is spinning some great music at his BIRTHDAY PARTY! Come as you are or dress up! There will be a cash bar and a place to dance and a place to just hang out. No gifts please, we'll have birthday cake! WPKN (89.5 FM) is a 100% non-commercial, listener supported radio station broadcasting at 89.5 FM in Bridgeport, Connecticut and formerly 88.7 FM (WPKM) in Montauk, New York. Its volunteer programmers present a wide variety of music and public affairs programming. WPKN can also be heard on the internet as a live audio stream at wpkn.org. Founded in 1963 as the college radio station of the University of Bridgeport, WPKN became independent in 1989. Fun fact: the call letters originally stood for "Purple Knights Network," named after a university sports team!