STONEWALL NATIONAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

Public Programming

Hours and Cancellations

Due to the continued issues with regard to the COVID-19 virus, the Museum and Library will be closed until further notice.
We will reopen as soon as we can.
Take care, everybody, and keep washing your hands!

SAGE Book Discussion Group


Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 11 am – 12 pm

Death In Venice, by Thomas Mann
Stonewall Library & Archives
1300 East Sunrise Blvd.

The SAGE Book Group has chosen an important classic for its April discussion – the 1912 novel  Death in Venice  by Thomas Mann.  On the one hand one can be awed by the complexity of the narrative, its haunting imagery, the richness of the symbolism and the layers of meaning which Mann was able to give such a short work.  On the other hand, a plot involving an older man becoming obsessed with a beautiful young boy even from afar is designed to make 21st century readers feel uncomfortable.  However, Mann didn’t write this novella to make readers comfortable. There is painful self-reflection, passion and truth in his writing. The themes he explores – artistic choices, the meaning of beauty, the struggle to accept the inevitability of decay and death – are confronting, challenging and ultimately deeply moving.   In each heart there are unrequited desires; desires that hibernate for years only to awaken after the last days of summer have passed into the time when “To love that well which thou must leave ere long” is the only option.  Please consider joining the SAGE Book Group in discussion. All are welcome.

Stonewall Literary Book Club


Monday, April 13, 2020 from 6:30 – 8 pm

Stonewall Library & Archives
1300 East Sunrise Blvd.

The Stonewall Literary Book Club meets the second Monday of each month and the book to be discussed is Larry Kramer’s 1978 novel, Faggots. It is a satirical portrayal of 1970s New York’s very visible gay community in a time before AIDS.

The Club is limited to 15 participants.  Admission is free, but you must be a Stonewall Library member to participate. To sign up, please contact Executive Director  Hunter O’Hanian.

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