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VIRTUAL - Donald Antrim | One Friday in April: A Story of Suicide and Survival

Thu, October 21, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $29.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER In conversation with Jonathan Franzen, bestselling author of Crossroads , Freedom , Purity , and The Corrections among other works of fiction and non-fiction. “A fiercely intelligent writer” ( The New York Times ), Donald Antrim is the author of three critically acclaimed…

VIRTUAL - Joshua Ferris | A Calling for Charlie Barnes with Dana Spiotta | Wayward

Tue, October 26, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $31.00/$32.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER Joshua Ferris’s “brash, extravagant, and chillingly beautiful” ( The New Yorker ) novels include  Then We Came to the End , winner of the 2008 PEN/Hemingway Award for best first novel and a finalist for the National Book Award;  To Rise Again at a…

VIRTUAL - Wil Haygood | Colorization: One Hundred Years of Black Films in a White World

Wed, October 27, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $34.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER In conversation with Cheryl Boone Isaacs, former head of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Writing “with perspective, understanding and compassion to burn” ( Chicago Sun-Times ), Pulitzer Prize–-nominated journalist Wil Haygood has, over…

VIRTUAL - Woody Holton | Liberty Is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution

Thu, October 28, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $42.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER In conversation with Adam McNeil, host of the New Books in African American Studies podcast The McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, Woody Holton teaches early U.S. history, specializing in economics, African American history, Indigenous history, and…

IN-PERSON | George F. Will | American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008–-2020

Mon, November 1, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $7 In-house simulcast, $15 Auditorium

TICKETS Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture Renowned for his “ability to combine high thinking with a shrewd capacity to understand day-to-day American politics,” ( The Economist ) Pulitzer Prize winner George Will has written a nationally syndicated column at The Washington Post for the…

IN-PERSON | Glory Edim | On Girlhood: 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl Library

Wed, November 3, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: Free

REGISTER REQUIRED IN ADVANCE In conversation with Christine Kendall, author of Riding Chance , nominated for a NAACP Image Award, and The True Definition of Neva Beane Glory Edim is the creator of Well-Read Black Girl, a book club, book, and online community that showcases the universality of…

Auction Finds: A New Twist on Art Collecting, an author talk with Sherry L. Howard

Thu, November 4, 2021 5:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Sherry L. Howard will present an Arts Talk and Book Signing for her new book ART WITH HEART: How I Built a Sweet Collection by Buying Cheap at Auction .  Sherry has been collecting art at auctions for years and writing about the artists and their works in her blog Auction Finds . She built…

VIRTUAL - Antonio Damasio | Feeling & Knowing: Making Minds Conscious

Thu, November 4, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $30.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Endowed Lecture One of the world’s leading neuroscientists, Dr. Antonio Damasio has made watershed contributions to the understanding of how our brains process emotions, decisions, and conscious. He is the David Dornsife Professor of…

VIRTUAL - Huma Abedin | Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds

Fri, November 5, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $34.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER Currently Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff, Huma Abedin began as an intern for the former first lady in 1996. In the interim she has served in the U.S. Senate as senior advisor to Senator Clinton, worked as traveling chief of staff for Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign,…

VIRTUAL - Robby Krieger: | Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar With the Doors

Mon, November 8, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: $33.00-Book with Ticket and signed book plate

TICKETS In conversation with David Fricke, senior editor for Rolling Stone and SiriusXM host One of Rolling Stone ’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”, Robby Krieger is best known as a member of the legendary rock band The Doors. He wrote or co-wrote some of the…

VIRTUAL | Linda Greenhouse | Justice on the Brink: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Rise of Amy Coney Barrett, and Twelve Months That Transformed the Supreme Court

Tue, November 9, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $32.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Pine Tree Foundation Endowed Lecture The New York Times ’s Supreme Court correspondent for nearly three decades, Linda Greenhouse won the Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the United States’s…

VIRTUAL - Uwem Akpan | New York, My Village with Kirstin Valdez Quade | Five Wounds

Wed, November 10, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $30.95/31.95-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER Uwem Akpan ’s  Say You’re One of Them , “a startling debut collection” ( The New York Times ) of short stories was a Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller, the 2009 Oprah Book Club Selection, and is was translated in to 12 languages. It was named to several…

IN-PERSON | Robert Costa | Peril

Fri, November 12, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $7 In-house simulcast, $15 Auditorium

TICKETS Ellis Wachs Endowed Lecture In conversation with Michael Smerconish A national political reporter at The Washington Post , Bucks County's own Robert Costa has earned a wide readership and praise from fellow journalists for his deeply sourced and well-founded reporting. He previously…

VIRTUAL - Kristin Henning | The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth

Mon, November 15, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $34.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER In conversation with Marsha Levick, cofounder, deputy director, and chief counsel of the Juvenile Law Center The Blume Professor of Law and director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at the Georgetown University Law Center, Kristin Henning represents young people in…

VIRTUAL - Tracy K. Smith | Lucille Clifton’s Generations: A Memoir

Tue, November 16, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $18.95-Book with ticket

REGISTER In conversation with Trapeta B. Mayson Chronicling African American family life and women through 14 celebrated poetry collections, Lucille Clifton won the National Book Award and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and is the only author ever to have two books of poetry nominated in the same…

IN-PERSON | Nikole Hannah-Jones | The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

Wed, November 17, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $40.00 Auditorium ticket w/book*; 38.00 In-house simulcast w/book*

TICKETS   Nikole Hannah-Jones won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for her work on The 1619 Project, a continuing initiative started by the The New York Times Magazine to reexamine United States history through the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans. The…

VIRTUAL - Jorge L. Contreras | The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA

Thu, November 18, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $31.95-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER In conversation with Orly Lobel, author of You Don't Own Me: The Court Battles that Exposed Barbie's Dark Side Specializing in intellectual property and science policy, Jorge L. Contreras is a professor of law and ethics of human genetics at the University of Utah. His more than…

Amor Towles | The Lincoln Highway

Mon, April 4, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15 ticket or $30 book with ticket

DETAILS TO COME The bestselling author of  A Gentleman in Moscow  and  Rules of Civility  and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska…