Events

A Not-So-Nice Jewish Boy Faces World War II

with author Norman Beim

NOV 2 / SUN / 2:00 PM

Born into the colorful world of Polish Jewish immigrants during the Great Depression, a young man rejects his religious upbringing and embraces dreams of becoming a Dostoyevsky. Torn from his studies he is thrust into the war in Europe where he encounters firsthand the horrors of battle.

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Bleeding Orange

with Syracuse basketball head coach Jim Boeheim

NOV 4 / TUE / 6:00 PM

Combining a real time, inside-the-program account of the 2013–14 season—Syracuse’s first in the ACC—with a narrative of his most cherished memories of coming-of-age on the Syracuse campus and of coaching two Olympic gold medal–winning teams, Bleeding Orange is a must-read both for Syracuse fans and anyone who calls himself or herself an aficionado of college basketball history.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

with #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeff Kinney

NOV 6 / THU / STARTING AT 5:30 PM

A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you’re the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig—not exactly Greg Heffley’s idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure—and this is one the Heffleys won’t soon forget.

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Edible Colors

with author Jennifer Vogel Bass

NOV 8 / SAT / 11:00 AM

Parents and their kids will delight in Edible Colors, a book that introduces early learners to color through pictures of unusual and everyday fruits and vegetables. The book’s striking imagery helps children appreciate the inherent beauty of good food.

 

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Singapore Noir

with editor Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

NOV 8 / SAT / 7:30 PM
Joint event: Aunty Lee’s Deadly Specials with Ovidia Yu

For much of the West, the narrative of Singapore–a modern Southeast Asian city-state perched on an island on the tip of the Malay Peninsula–has been marked largely by its government’s strict laws and unwavering enforcement of them. Beneath its sparkling veneer is a country teeming with shadows… And its stories remain.

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Aunty Lee’s Deadly Specials

with author Ovidia Yu

NOV 8 / SAT / 7:30 PM
Joint event: Singapore Noir with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tam

For much of the West, the narrative of Singapore–a modern Southeast Asian city-state perched on an island on the tip of the Malay Peninsula–has been marked largely by its government’s strict laws and unwavering enforcement of them. Beneath its sparkling veneer is a country teeming with shadows…And its stories remain.

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This Version of Earth

with author Soraya Shalforoosh

NOV 14 / FRI / 7:30 PM

“These ‘big themes’ rest quietly within Soraya Shalforoosh’s uniquely charming poems, where office friendships, births, marriages, and deaths take place in the still-thrilling city and in this poet’s always clear, always loving, constantly surprised and surprising imagination. Bracing as any New York novel, these poems sing the right-here, right-now.”
—Kathleen Ossip

The Big Book of Sides

with author Rick Rodgers

NOV 15 / SAT / 5:00 PM

What’s a burger without fries, turkey without stuffing, or barbecue without coleslaw, baked beans, or macaroni and cheese—or all three? The Big Book of Sides contains more than 450 delicious recipes to complement any dish. With helpful tips on how to stock your pantry, easy-to-follow cooking techniques, gorgeous color photos, and main dish pairing suggestions, The Big Book of Sides is sure to become a trusted staple in your kitchen.

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The Price of Paradise

with author David Dante Troutt

NOV 19 / WED / 7:30 PM

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT:
The Woodland
60 Woodland Rd, Maplewood

How does “mutuality” apply to South Orange/Maplewood, Newark and other towns? Let’s explore this question and others using David Troutt’s provocative new book, The Price of Paradise: The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America and talk about it as a community.

This event is co-sponsored by Maplewood Memorial Library, South Orange Public Library and [words] Bookstore.

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120 Ways to Annoy Your Mother (and Influence People)

with author Ana Benaroya

NOV 22 / SAT / 4:00 PM

Even before they reach their teens, young girls are bombarded with imagery and expectations of what a teenage girl is: how they should dress, what they should be interested in, and how they should conduct themselves. But what is there for pre-teen girls who don’t want to conform? This is the book for them.

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Women & the Vote

with author Jad Adams

NOV 24 / MON / 7:30 PM

Women & the Vote is the first history looking at women and the vote throughout the world. Adams has been able to study startling new connections across time and national boundaries with biographical pictures of the dramatic lives of suffrage leaders in history including little-known activists from China, Latin America and Africa.

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