Upcoming Events

01.04.2019 -


Cat Person is on the website of The New Yorker the most read (4,8 million times), shared and talked-about online published short story of 2018. Roupenian wrote this story about bad sex after an excruciating bad-date after she had a small but unpleasant encounter with someone she met online. How do you decide you can trust someone? How do you form your opinion about someone you hardly know?

‘You know you want this’ (Je weet dat je dit wil, published by Nieuw Amsterdam) is her highly anticipated debut, a collection of short stories that explore the complex, and often darkly funny, connections between gender, sex, and power across genres. HBO is developing these stories into a drama series, and Roupenian is now working on her first novel.

Persis Bekkering will interview Kristen Roupenian in English. After the interview, Roupenian will be available to sign books, our favourite bookseller De Vries Van Stockum Den Haag is also present with the Dutch and English version of the book.

Members of the Library receive a 50% discount, use the code CBBKROUP in the ticket shop.

Date: Monday 01 April 2019
Start: 20:00
Location: Centrale Bibliotheek Den Haag, Spui 68, 2511 BT Den Haag
Entrance fee: € 7,50 (ex. service fee)

14.04.2019 -


Anuna de Wever and Kyra Gantois, with their organized school strikes in Belgium, have become the faces of an anxious climate generation. In their book We are the climate (Wij zijn het klimaat), they reach out to all of us. On Sunday afternoon, April 14th, they will join us at BorderKitchen in Theater aan het Spui in The Hague.

It started out with just the two of them. At the kitchen table, Belgian teens Anuna and Kyra voiced their worries about the climate and decided: enough is enough. On the 10th of January, they organized a school strike against the current climate policy in a designated square. It turned out to be too small for the 3000 students who showed up. A week later, that number had grown to 12,500, and the next week 35,000.

Anuna and Kyra soon became the faces of a new political generation of millennials who refuse to be appeased by politicians’ empty promises. In We are the climate, these two young activists reach out to politicians and policymakers, to parents, grandparents and their peers alike. Time is running out!

At BorderKitchen, Anuna and Kyra will engage in a conversation with moderator Oscar Kocken and the audience. This event will be Dutch spoken. 

Date: Sunday 14 April 2019
Start: 13.00
Location: Theater aan het Spui, Spui 187, Den Haag
Entrance fee: € 0 (ex. service fee)

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