A Window Opens

with the author, Elisabeth Egan

Wednesday, October 7 – 7:30 pm

A Window Opens, beloved books editor at Glamour magazine Elisabeth Egan brings us Alice Pearse, a compulsively honest, longing-to-have-it-all, sandwich generation heroine for our social-media-obsessed, lean in (or opt out) age.

“Egan’s delightful debut is a fresh, funny take on the age-old struggle to have it all.”

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The House of Twenty Thousand Books

with the author, Sasha Abramsky

Thursday, October 8 — 7:30 pm

The House of Twenty Thousand Books is the story of Chimen Abramsky, an extraordinary polymath and bibliophile who amassed a vast collection of socialist literature and Jewish history. For more than fifty years Chimen and his wife, Miriam, hosted epic gatherings in their house of books that brought together many of the age’s greatest thinkers.

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Mama Tried

with the author, Emily Flake

Saturday, October 10 – 4:00 pm

For most people, having a child doesn’t go exactly as planned. Not many are willing to admit that not only did they dislike the early days of parenting, they sometimes hated it. MAMA TRIED is a relatable collection of cartoons and essays pertaining to the good, bad, and (very) ugly parenting experiences we all face. 

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Not on Fire, Only Dying

with the author, Susan Rukeyser

Saturday, October 10 — 7:30 pm

It is the fiery pinnacle of autumn in New York’s Hudson Valley when Lola, a troubled recluse, reports her newborn kidnapped from outside a seedy bar. But no one’s seen Lola with a baby, or even heard of him before now. Everyone assumes the boy is one of her delusions.

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What is Punk?

with the author, Eric Morse

Sunday, October 11 – 2:00 pm

From London’s Clash and Sex Pistols to the Ramones’ NYC protopunk, from Iggy Pop to the Misfits, this volume depicts some of our culture’s seminal moments and iconic characters. A delightful read for kids and parents alike, illustrated in a truly unique visual style, What Is Punk?lays the groundwork for the next generation of little punks.

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Baby You’re a Rich Man

with the author, Stan Soocher

Tuesday, October 13 – 7:30 pm

How Allen Klein, Morris Levy, and Nixon’s Justice Department battled to bring down the world’s greatest band.

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Thinking Differently

with the author, David Flink

Wednesday, October 14 – 7:30 pm

In Thinking Differently, David Flink, the leader of Eye to Eye—a national mentoring program for students with learning and attention issues—enlarges our understanding of the learning process and offers powerful, innovative strategies for parenting, teaching, and supporting the 20 percent of students with learning disabilities.

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The New York Times Book of Science

with the editor, David Corcoran

Thursday, October 15 – 7:30 pm

For more than 150 years, The New York Times has been in the forefront of science news reporting. These 125 articles from its archives are the very best, covering more than a century of scientific breakthroughs, setbacks, and mysteries. The varied topics range from chemistry to the cosmos, biology to ecology, genetics to artificial intelligence, all curated by the former editor of Science Times.

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Monster Needs A Costume

with the author, Paul Czajak

Saturday, October 17 – 11:00 am

It’s almost Halloween, and Monster needs to decide what he’s going to be. With so many options — a fireman, a ballerina, a cowboy, a ninja—how will he ever decide? In this playful, rhyming story, Monster shows young readers that sometimes being creative and daring to try something new are the best solutions.

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Happy In Our Skin and Katie Woo, Super Scout

with the author, Fran Manushkin

Sunday, October 18 – 2:00 pm

Happy In Our Skin:  Manushkin offers a cheeky meditation on the everyday miraculousness of skin, with a biracial family at the center of her story. Following a light-skinned mother and her three children (who share their father’s brown skin), Tobia creates an expansive, multicultural cast of urbanites enjoying themselves at a park, at the public pool, and at a boisterous block party. It’s freewheeling fun.

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Katie Woo, Super Scout:  Katie has joined the Super Scouts, where every scout is like a sister. Katie’s ready for some outside fun on a treasure hunt, but she and her partner Janie are nothing alike!

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Y.A. Night

Tuesday, October 20 – 7:30 pm


Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between
with the author, Jennifer E. Smith


Another Day
with New York Times bestselling author David Levithan


Infinite In Between
with the bestselling author Carolyn Mackler

Between the Tides

with the author, Susannah Marren

Wednesday, October 21 – 7:30 pm

Lainie Smith Morris is perfectly content with her life in New York City: she has four children, a handsome surgeon husband, and good friends. This life she has built is shattered, however, when her husband Charles announces he has accepted a job in Elliot, New Jersey, and that the family must relocate. Lainie is forced to give up the things she knows and loves.

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Expect A Miracle

with co-author, Bob Der

Saturday, October 24 – 4:00 pm

Jenny Long’s second son, Cayden, was born with spastic cerebral palsy. Undaunted by the doctor’s recommendation to place her disabled son in an assisted living facility, she made the courageous decision to raise him at home. Cayden’s brother Conner, determined to share his love of athletics with Cayden, entered the Nashville Kids Triathalon, pushing and pulling Cayden every step of the course. The two brothers crossed the finish line together, earning the two boys Sports Illustrated Kids‘ SportsKid of the Year award.

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The Tides

with the author, Dale Russakoff

Tuesday, October 27 – 7:30 pm

As serialized in the New Yorker, a roiling, behind-the-scenes look at the high-pressure race to turn around Newark’s failing schools, with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Governor Chris Christie, and Senator Cory Booker in eyebrow-raising leading roles.

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with the author, Steve Silberman

Wednesday, October 28 – 7:30 pm

What is autism? A lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth, it is all of these things and more—and the future of our society depends on our understanding it. Wired reporter Steve Silberman unearths the secret history of autism, long suppressed by the same clinicians who became famous for discovering it, and finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared in recent years.

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Show Me A Hero

with the author, Lisa Belkin

Thursday, October 29 – 7:30 pm

Not in my backyard — that’s the refrain commonly invoked by property owners who oppose unwanted development. Such words assume a special ferocity when the development in question is public housing. Lisa Belkin penetrates the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the most recent trend in public housing as she re-creates a landmark case in riveting detail, showing how a proposal to build scattered-site public housing in middle-class neighborhoods nearly destroyed an entire city and forever changed the lives of many of its citizens.

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