The French Chef in America

with Alex Prud’homme

Wednesday,December 6 — 12:00 – 2:00 pm
at Restaurant Lorena’s

In this enchanting follow-up to My Life in France—Julia Child’s beloved and best-selling memoir—her co-author and grandnephew, Alex Prud’homme, chronicles Julia’s rise from home cook to the first celebrity chef.

This special event includes a three course luncheon and copy of the book, plus a book talk and signing with the author.

$40 admission.
Call Lorena’s for reservation: 973-763-4460

Periods Gone Public

with author Jennifer Weiss-Wolf

Thursday, December 7 — 7:30 pm

After centuries of being shrouded in taboo and superstition, periods have gone mainstream. Seemingly overnight, a new, high-profile movement has emerged–one dedicated to bold activism, creative product innovation, and smart policy advocacy–to address the centrality of menstruation in relation to core issues of gender equality and equity.

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Teenie Queenie Lights Up the Holidays

with co-author Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf

Saturday, December 9 — 2:00 pm

Can a puppy’s love draw a multicultural community closer together? In Teenie Queenie Lights Up the Holidays, read how a unique yearly family tradition, one of rescuing a shelter puppy, opens the hearts and minds of a neighborhood over the holiday season. Thoughtful, empowering and beautifully written by Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf and her first cousin, Pamela R. Bloom, Ed.M.

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Being Hindu

with author Hindol Sengupta

Saturday, December 9 — 5:00 pm

There are more than one billion Hindus in the world, but for those who don’t practice the faith, very little seems to be understood about it. Followers have not only built and sustained the world’s largest democracy but have also sustained one of the greatest philosophical streams in the world for more than three thousand years. So, what makes a Hindu?

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Clean Cocktails

with authors Beth Ritter Nydick
and Tara Roscioli

Tuesday, December 12 — 7:30 pm

Much more than a compendium of cocktails, this book provides recipes for “clean” syrups and bitters so readers can easily build their own delicious drinks. Nydick and Roscioli also highlight ingredients with health benefits, such as ginger (better digestion), cilantro (good for detox), and even vodka (metabolism booster, thanks very much).

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The Dinner Plan

with co-author Caroline Campion

Wednesday, December 13 — 7:30 pm

Between juggling work, family activities, mismatched schedules, and often bare refrigerators, there are all sorts of situations that make weeknight cooking a universally challenging—and frustrating–experience.
The Dinner Plan offers five meal strategies—Make-Ahead, Staggered, One-Dish, Extra-Fast, and Pantry—that will help get dinner on the table no matter what the workweek throws at you.

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Smitten Kitchen Every Day

with bestselling author Deb Perelman

Saturday, December 16 — 5:00 pm

Deb Perelman, award-winning blogger and New York Times best-selling author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, understands that a happy discovery in the kitchen has the ability to completely change the course of your day.

Join us for a special informal meet and greet event with this extraordinary author and cook.


with Newbery-award winning author Matt De La Peña
and New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long

Wednesday, January 10 — time TBA

In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Pena and bestselling illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that’s soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.

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