Events

Endurance

with astronaut and author Scott Kelly

Tuesday, October 17 — 7:30 pm
at West Orange High School

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station—a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. Here, in his personal story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.

Preorders are no longer available, all ticket purchases will be after the doors open at 6:30 pm at West Orange High School
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to autism families impacted by the hurricanes

Thinking in Icons

with author Felix Sockwell

Friday, October 20 — 7:30 pm

From the most refined corporate visual systems to the ubiquitous emoji, icons have become an international language of symbols as well as a way to make a wholly unique statement. In Thinking in Icons, artist and designer Felix Sockwell takes readers through the process of creating an icon, covering many styles and visual approaches.

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What is Hip-Hop?

with author Eric Morse

Saturday, October 21 — 11:00 am

In the follow-up to their acclaimed and beloved hit What Is Punk? author Eric Morse and artist Anny Yi reunite to celebrate the music that changed their lives and the voices that achieved iconic status along the way. See Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Salt-N-Pepa, Biggie and Tupac, Eminem, and even Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar, as you’ve never seen them.

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The Home That Was Our Country

with author Alia Malek

Wednesday, October 25 — 7:30 pm

At the Arab Spring’s hopeful start, Alia Malek returned to Damascus to reclaim her grandmother’s apartment, which had been lost to her family since Hafez al-Assad came to power in 1970.
The Home That Was Our Country is a deeply researched, personal journey that shines a delicate but piercing light on Syrian history, society, and politics

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I Survived The American Revolution, 1776

with bestselling author Lauren Tarshis

Thursday, October 26 — 4:00 pm

The battlefield was soaked in blood. Screams of injured soldiers rang through the air. Eleven-year-old Nathaniel Knox knelt behind a rock, his gun clutched in his shaking hands. Nate had been heading to New York City to find his father. But now he was trapped in a terrible gunfight between American and British troops.

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The Accidental President

with A.J. Baime

Thursday, October 26 — 7:30 pm

The dramatic, pulse-pounding story of Harry Truman’s first four months in office, when this unlikely president had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and the atomic bomb, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. No other president had ever faced so much in such a short period of time.

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