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April 2017

Songkran Holiday

April 13 - April 16

The Library will be closed for the Songkran Holiday from April 13th-16th, Thursday through Sunday. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 18th, for normal business.

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NHL Book Club – The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Neilson Hays Library, 195 Surawong Road
Bangkok, 10500 Thailand
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For April, the book club will discuss The Sympathizer - the 2015 debut novel by Vietnamese American professor Viet Thanh Nguyen. The novel tells the story of the South Vietnamese Government in 1975 and subsequent events in American exile in Los Angeles, through the eyes of a half-Vietnamese, half-French undercover communist agent. The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The book club will meet at about 10 am on the last Thursday of each month, in the mini-library…

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May 2017

Visakha Bucha Day

May 10

The Library will be closed for Visakha Bucha Day on Wednesday, May 10th. We will reopen on Thursday, May 11th, for normal business at the mini-library.

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Book Sale

May 20 @ 9:30 am - May 21 @ 4:00 pm
Neilson Hays Library, 195 Surawong Road
Bangkok, 10500 Thailand
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The popular Neilson Hays Library Book Sale returns. Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21 from 9:30am to 4:00pm Select from thousands of fiction, non-fiction, and large-format books in English, plus a selection of other languages, donated by Neilson Hays Library supporters. Our popular fundraiser offers books in all genres, with prices starting at 20 baht. There will be a special table with old and rare books. Since our main building is closed due to restorations, this book sale will be held…

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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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