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May 2017

NHL Book Club: Joyce Carol Oates

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Neilson Hays Library, 195 Surawong Road
Bangkok, 10500 Thailand
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The library is closed for renovation, but our book club continues this month with a discussion of works by Joyce Carol Oates.     An American writer, Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published over 40 novels, as well as plays, novellas, short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. Her novels Black Water (1992), What I Lived For (1994), Blonde (2000), and short story collection Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories (2014) were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.   The…

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June 2017

NHL Book Club: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Neilson Hays Library, 195 Surawong Road
Bangkok, 10500 Thailand
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The library is closed for renovation, but our book club continues this month with a discussion of works by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.     A Nigerian writer of novels, short stories, and nonfiction, Adichie in 2008 was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun; the story collection The Things Around Your Neck; and We Should All be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay, adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk…

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July 2017

Asahna Bucha Day

July 8

The Library will be closed for Asahna Bucha Day on Saturday, July 8th. We will reopen on Sunday, July 9th, for normal business at the mini-library.

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July Book Club: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Neilson Hays Library, 195 Surawong Road
Bangkok, 10500 Thailand
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The library is closed for renovation, but our book club continues this month with a discussion of All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.     The 2015 Pulitzer prize winner for fiction tells the story of a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. The Neilson Hays Library book club meets at about 10 am on the last Thursday of…

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His Majesty the King’s Birthday

July 28

The Library will be closed for His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn's Birthday on Friday, July 28th. We will reopen on Saturday, July 29th, for normal business in the mini-library.

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August 2017

Her Majesty the King’s Mother’s Birthday (Mother’s day)

August 12

The Library will be closed for His Majesty the King's Mother's Birthday (Mother's Day) on Saturday, August 12th. We will reopen on Sunday, August 13th, for normal business at the mini-library.

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August Book Club: The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Neilson Hays Library, 195 Surawong Road
Bangkok, 10500 Thailand
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The main library building is closed for renovation, but we are still operating a mini-library with some 5,000 books. And our book club continues this month with a discussion about Edmund de Waal's family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes. In The Hare with Amber Eyes, De Waal tells the story of his family, the Ephrussi, once a very wealthy European Jewish banking dynasty, centered in Odessa, Vienna and Paris, and peers of the Rothschild family. The Ephrussis lost almost…

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September 2017

Book Group: Cambodia Non-Fiction

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The main library building is closed for renovation, but we are still operating a mini-library with some 5,000 books. And our book club continues this month with a discussion about Cambodia.  You can choose from any of the library's non-fiction books on Cambodia.  Please ask the librarian to see our collection. The Neilson Hays Library book club meets at about 10 am on the last Thursday of each month, in the mini-library in the garden cafe, if there is enough space,…

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October 2017

Library Closure for Funeral Rehearsals

October 7

Dear Members. The Neilson Hays Library will be closed on Saturday 7 October, Sunday 15 October and Saturday 21 October due to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's royal funeral rehearsals.  Surawong Road will be closed those days, as well as twelve other roads including Charoenkrung, Sathon and Rama 4. Our Saturday story times will be cancelled on 7 October and 21 October. We apologise for any inconvenience.   For more information on road closures, follow Richard Barrow's Thai Travel News.

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Passing of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

October 13

The Library will be closed on Friday, October 13th for the anniversary of the passing of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.     We will reopen on Saturday, October 14th, for normal business.

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