Ireland House Events, Thurs., Nov. 2 at 7pm: ERNIE O’MALLEY LECTURE SERIES, “From the Emerald Isle to the Copper Island” with William H. Mulligan Jr. $10. NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, room 914. Thurs., Nov. 9 at 7pm: JIM ROONEY, Lecture with the grandson of Pittsburgh Steelers founder, Art Rooney. $10. IRELAND HOUSE, One Washington Mews at 5th Ave. 212-998-3950.

Morphosis, Free lecture and book signing on one of the most influential American architecture firms of the last 2 decades. Tues., Nov. 14 at 6:30pm. COOPER UNION, Great Hall, 7 E. 7th St., bet 3rd & 4th Aves. www.cooper.edu.

New York Book Club, “Up is Up, But So is Down: New York’s Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992.” Wed., Nov. 15 from 6-8pm. LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM, Visitors Center and Museum Shop, 108 Orchard St., below Delancey. To take part, email asilberman@tenement.org.

Poetry Project Events, TIM DAVIS & STACY DORIS, The poets will read from their works. Wed., Nov. 8 at 8pm. $8, $7 students & seniors. THE POETRY PROJECT, 131 E. 10th St. 212-674-0910. Check the website for other events. www.poetryproject.com.

The Politics of the Forever War, Author Mark Danner will lecture on “Terror, Rights and George Bush’s State of Exception.” Tues., Nov. 14 at 6pm. NYU KIMMEL CENTER, 60 Washington Square South, 10th floor. Free. 212-998-3660. Photo ID required to enter.