Events

Global Citizenship Education

with author William Gaudelli

Tuesday, May 30 — 7:30 pm

Global Citizenship Education addresses the intersection of globalization, education and programmatic efforts to prepare young people to live in a more interdependent, complex and fragile world. The book explores topics such as sustainability education, cultural diversity, and human rights education, offering critical insights into how these facets of GCE are interpreted around the world.

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Salad in a Jar

with author Anna Helm Baxter

Wednesday, May 31 — 7:30 pm

The solution to the lunchtime salad rut, Salad in a Jar provides healthy, easy alternatives to dissatisfying or overpriced grab-and-go meals. These nutritionally balanced recipes are perfect for making ahead. Anna Helm Baxter reveals the keys to layering ingredients to maximize freshness and texture for a hearty and satisfying dish or snack.

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On Turpentine Lane

with author Elinor Lipman

Thursday, June 1 — 7:30 pm

At thirty-two, Faith Frankel has returned to her claustro-suburban hometown, where she writes institutional thank-you notes for her alma mater. It’s a peaceful life, really, and surely with her recent purchase of a sweet bungalow on Turpentine Lane her life is finally on track. Never mind that her fiancé is off on a crowdfunded cross-country walk, too busy to return her texts (but not too busy to post photos of himself with a different woman in every state).

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The Scribe of Siena

with author Melodie Winawer

Sunday, June 4 — 4:00 pm

Equal parts transporting love story and gripping historical conspiracy, debut author Melodie Winawer takes readers deep into medieval Italy, where the past and present blur and a twenty-first century woman will discover a plot to destroy Siena. The Scribe of Siena is the captivating story of a brilliant woman’s passionate affair with a time and a place that captures her in an impossibly romantic and dangerous trap—testing the strength of fate and the bonds of love.

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Siracusa

with bestselling author Delia Ephron

Tuesday, June 6 — 7:30 pm

With her inimitable psychological astuteness and uncanny understanding of the human heart, Ephron delivers a powerful meditation on marriage, friendship, and the meaning of travel. Set on the sun-drenched coast of the Ionian Sea, Siracusa unfolds with the pacing of a psychological thriller and delivers an unexpected final act that none will see coming.

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Happy Dreamer

with author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds

Thursday, June 15 — 4:00 pm

While the world tells us to sit still, to follow the rules, and to color inside the lines, Happy Dreamer celebrates all those moments in between when the mind and spirit soar and we are free to become our own true dreamer maximus! This empowering picture book reminds children of how much their dreams matter, and while life will have ups and downs, he enlists readers to stay true to who they are, to tap into their most creative inner selves, and to never ever forget to dream big!

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Mother-In-Law’s Meal

with author Ahmondylla Best

Saturday, June 17 — 11:00 am

From the author:
Mother-In-Law’s Meal is based on a story about a delicious, hearty Caribbean style stew, that my mother-in-law told me about. Her father used to fix this meal all the time. Her description of the scrumptious stew was so vivid that my mouth began to water until…she mentioned the main ingredient. I knew I wanted to use my visual art and music skills to tell this story.”

Legendtopia: The Shadow Queen

with author Lee Bacon

Saturday, June 17 — 4:00 pm

Kara and her royal BFF, Prince Fred, are on the most important mission of their lives. Kara’s long-lost dad is trapped in the magical kingdom of Heldstone—and the two friends are on an epic quest to rescue him. It won’t be easy. The evil Sorceress has transformed into the Shadow Queen. She has poisoned the prince’s parents, and unless Kara and Fred find an antidote, the king and queen will be dead in three days.

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Another Brooklyn

with bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson

Tuesday, June 27 — 7:30 pm

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years.
Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood—the promise and peril of growing up—and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.

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