Events

I am George Washington / I am Jane Goodall

with NYT bestselling author Brad Meltzer
and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos

Tuesday, September 6 — 7:00 pm

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. Learn all about George Washington, America’s first president and Jane Goodall, the chimpanzee scientist.

**Back to School Event! The first 100 kids to attend the book event will receive a coupon for a free kids scoop ice cream cone at the Village Ice Cream Parlour

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T.V. (The Book)

with authors/TV critics Alan Sepinwall & Matt Zoller Seitz

Thursday, September 15 — 7:30 pm

What’s the greatest TV show ever?
That debate reaches an epic conclusion in TV (The Book). Sepinwall and Seitz have identified and ranked the 100 greatest scripted shows in American TV history. Using a complex, obsessively all-encompassing scoring system, they’ve created a Pantheon of top TV shows, each accompanied by essays delving into what made these shows great.

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The Courtship of Eva Eldridge

with author Diane Simmons
in conversation with Meredith Sue Willis

Friday, September 16 — 7:30 pm

Eva Eldridge, no longer so young and marginally employed, was the perfect target for handsome Vick, who promised everything: storybook romance, marital respectability, and the lively social life she loved. When he disappeared not long after their honeymoon, she was devastated. Drawing on a trove of some eight hundred letters and papers, Diane Simmons tells the story of Eva’s poignant struggle to get her dream husband back.

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Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery

with author David Gordon

Saturday, September 17 — 11:00 am

Just because you’re extremely cute, doesn’t mean you can’t operate a bulldozer! From author-illustrator David Gordon comes a fun, funny, and whimsical take on believing in yourself and telling bullies who’s boss!

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Watched

with author Marina Budhos
in conversation with Helen Wan

Saturday, September 17 — 5:00 pm

Naeem is far from the “model teen.” Moving fast in his immigrant neighborhood in Queens is the only way he can outrun the eyes of his hardworking Bangladeshi parents and their gossipy neighbors. Even worse, they’re not the only ones watching. Cameras on poles. Mosques infiltrated. Everyone knows: Be careful what you say and who you say it to. Anyone might be a watcher.

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Food and the City

with author Ina Yalof

Tuesday, September 20 — 7:30 pm

A behind-the-scenes tour of New York City’s dynamic food culture, as told through the voices of the chefs, line cooks, restaurateurs, waiters, and street vendors who have made this industry their lives. Food and the City is a fascinating oral history with an unforgettable gallery of New Yorkers who embody the heart and soul of a culinary metropolis.

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Gabe and Goon

with author Iza Trapani

Saturday, September 24 — 11:00 am

Gabe longs to encounter a real, live monster. And tonight’s his lucky night because hiding in Gabe’s closet is real-live monster and easily spooked, Goon, wishes to keep away from the outside world— especially those scary little beings called children. When the two meet, Goon can’t scare Gabe no matter how hard he tries. But an unsuccessful monster makes for a great friend when the boy is actually scared.

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The Bowery Boys: Adventures in Old New York

with authors Greg Young & Tom Meyers

Saturday, September 24 — 7:30 pm

The Bowery Boys podcast is a phenomenon, thrilling audiences each month with one amazing story after the next. Now, in their first-ever book, the duo gives you an exclusive personal tour through New York’s old cobblestone streets and gas-lit back alleyways.

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Catastrophic Happiness

with author Catherine Newman

Sunday, September 25 — 2:00 pm

Much is written about a child’s infancy and toddler years, which is good since children will never remember it themselves. It is ages 4-14 that make up the second act, as Catherine Newman puts it in this delightfully candid, outlandishly funny new memoir about the years that “your children will remember as childhood.”

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Bob Davies: A Basketball Legend

with Barry S. Martin

Sunday, September 25 — 4:00 pm

Bob Davies played a significant role in the development of modern basketball. Davies was one of the first three NBA superstars. Davies is credited with introducing the behind-the-back-dribble, developing the penetration and transition styles of play, and creating several innovative passes. Davies was a rarity in American sports history—a genuine sports hero and role model.

A.D.H.D. Nation

with author Alan Schwarz

Tuesday, September 27 — 7:30 pm

More than 1 in 7 American children are getting diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—three times what experts have said is appropriate—making it one of the most mishandled and debated conditions in medicine. The numbers are rising every year. Now doctors and Big Pharma are targeting adults and the rest of the world to get diagnosed with ADHD and take medications that will “transform their lives.”

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The Newark Frontier

with author Mark Krasovic

Wednesday, September 28 — 7:30 pm

To many, Newark seems a profound symbol of postwar liberalism’s failings: an impoverished, deeply divided city where commitments to integration and widespread economic security went up in flames during the 1967 riots. While it’s true that these failings shaped Newark’s postwar landscape and economy, as Mark Krasovic shows, that is far from the whole story.

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The Bitch is Back

with NYT bestselling editor Cathi Hanauer

Thursday, September 29 — 7:30 pm

More than a decade after the New York Times bestselling anthology The Bitch in the House spoke up loud and clear for a generation of young women, nine of the original contributors are back—along with sixteen captivating new voices—sharing their ruminations from an older, stronger, and wiser perspective about love, sex, work, family, independence, body-image, health, and aging: the critical flash points of women’s lives today.

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