Game 7, 1986

with former Mets pitcher Ron Darling
in conversation with Budd Mishkin of NY1

Thursday, July 21 — 7:30 pm

Every little kid who’s ever taken the mound in Little League dreams of someday getting the ball for Game Seven of the World Series. Ron Darling got to live that dream – only it didn’t go exactly as planned. In New York Times bestselling Game 7, 1986, the award-winning baseball analyst looks back at what might have been a signature moment in his career, and reflects on the ways professional athletes must sometimes shoulder a personal disappointment as their teams find a way to win.

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All profits will be donated to Spectrum 360 and LifeTown.

All Summer Long

with Dorothea Benton Frank

Monday, July 25 — 7:30 pm

This is a story of how plans evolve and lives change in unexpected ways, how even those who have everything are still looking for something more. Even the most successful people can often struggle to keep things together. All Summer Long asks the ultimate question: can money buy happiness? We’ll come to recognize the many faces of true love, love that deepens and endures but only because one woman makes a tremendous leap of faith. And that leap changes everything.

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Life as Sport

with Jonathan Fader, PhD

Wednesday, July 27 — 7:30 pm

Why do sports captivate people? They allow us to watch human beings achieve peak performance, but, beyond physical strength and skill, what’s really impressive is an athlete’s mental prowess—their will to succeed, engagement with their environment, and self-confidence. In Life as Sport, sport psychologist Dr. Jonathan Fader shares the skills that he teaches professional athletes and applies them to real-world situations.

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Where’s Waldo? Local Grand Prize Drawing


Thursday, July 28 — 4:00 pm

Find Waldo throughout July in stores around Maplewood!  Come to [words] for details and to get your official Where’s Waldo Local? Maplewood passport.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Launch Party


Saturday, July 30 — 10:00 pm – Midnight

Be the first to buy the script book for the brand new Harry Potter play. Celebration begins at 10 pm, the book will be available for purchase at midnight.


with NYT bestselling author Penn Jillette

Wednesday, August 3 — 7:30 pm

An unconventional weight loss tale from an unconventional personality—Penn Jillette tells how he lost 100 pounds with his trademark outrageous sense of humor and biting social commentary that makes this success story anything but ordinary. Outspoken, frank, and bitingly clever, Presto! is an incisive, rollicking read.

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