The Forgotten Child

with author Anne Ford

Thursday, April 28 — 7:30 pm

After writing three books on learning disabilities, Anne Ford traveled the country and has been asked numerous times, “How can I balance my attention between my two children, one with LD and one without? The one with the disability requires so much attention.” This challenge is faced by many families. Parents need to be aware of this delicate situation (some do not believe there is a problem at all) because if it is not dealt with, it can lead to serious future difficulties, including lingering resentment and hostility.

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Sick Boy

with author Sean Waller

Sunday, May 1 — 4:00 pm

Sean Waller, a childhood cancer survivor, has created a moving tale about persevering through unforeseen obstacles. Sean was diagnosed at age 12 with rhabdomyosarcoma. Sick Boy is a fictionally autobiographical account of his year and a half journey from diagnosis to treatment to recovery.

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Imagine Me Gone

with author Adam Haslett

Book Launch Event
Tuesday, May 3 — 7:30 pm

When Margaret’s fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith.

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Mr. Particular

with author and illustrator Jason Kirschner

Saturday, May 7 — 11:00 am

Meet Mr. Particular—the world’s choosiest champion! This superhero’s super picky: he says NO to squishy mud, gross green things, tucked-in shirts, humming, and anything with coconut. But, when his friends in the “Super-Duper Group” finally get fed up with his fussiness, can Mr. Particular prove that even the super-squeamish can save the day?

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Love Her, Love Her Not

with editor Joanne Cronrath Bamberger
in conversation with Nancy Guiles of CBS Sunday Morning
and Amy Ferris, author of Marrying George Clooney

Tuesday, May 10 — 7:30 pm

Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox delves into the nuances of our complicated feelings about one of the most powerful women ever in American politics. In this timely collection, editor Joanne Bamberger gathers a unique and diverse group of writers of all ages, walks of life, and political affiliations, while also providing the narrative framework through which to view the history that’s led us to this moment in time.

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Why Can’t We Just Play?

with author Pam Lobley

Wednesday, May 11 — 7:30 pm

Facing summer with her two boys, ages ten and seven, Pam Lobley was sifting through signups for swim team, rec camp, night camp, scout camp, and enrichment classes. Overwhelmed at the choices, she asked her sons what they wanted to do during summer: “Soccer? Zoo School? Little Prodigy’s Art Club?”

“Why can’t we just play?” they asked.

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Neither Snow Nor Rain

with author Devin Leonard

Thursday, May 12 — 7:30 pm

Neither Snow Nor Rain is a rich, multifaceted history, full of remarkable characters, from the stamp-collecting FDR, to the revolutionaries who challenged USPS’s monopoly on mail, to the renegade union members who brought the system—and the country—to a halt in the 1970s. An exciting and engrossing read, Neither Snow Nor Rain is the first major history of the USPS in over fifty years.

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Please Make This Look Nice

with author Peter Ahlberg

Sunday, May 15 — 2:00 pm

Equal parts design inspiration and manual, Please Make This Look Nice combines interviews, writings, case studies, and personal ephemera from celebrated designers into a solid primer for designers and design enthusiasts alike. Please Make This Look Nice is a behind-the-scenes look at the graphic design process of more than fifty graphic designers, typographers, and studios from around the world.

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with author Robert Teitelman

Tuesday, May 17 — 7:30 pm

Bloodsport is the story of how the mania for corporate deals and mergers all began. The riveting tale of how power lawyers Joe Flom and Marty Lipton, major Wall Street players Felix Rohatyn and Bruce Wasserstein, prominent jurists, and shrewd ideologues in academic garb provided the intellectual firepower, creativity, and energy that drove the corporate elite into a less cozy, Hobbesian world.

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The Boys in the Bunkhouse

with author Dan Barry

Thursday, May 19 — 7:30 pm

With the Dickensian tale from America’s heartland, New York Times writer and columnist Dan Barry tells the harrowing yet uplifting story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual disability, and the heroic efforts of those who helped them to find justice and reclaim their lives.

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Fat Chance

with author Aviva Orenstein

Sunday, May 22 — 2:00 pm

Confident at work but clueless at love, Claire is 40 and overweight—not a recipe she imagines can solve the romance gap. Dealing with her father’s death and an angry teen doesn’t make it easier. When Claire meets Rob, a beguiling, slightly pudgy man at the gym, there is an instant connection. Just maybe she can haul the composure she finds at work into the gym with her. Or is it fat chance for that?

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