Pope Francis

with the author, Fr. Michael Collins

Thursday, September 10 – 7:30 pm

With more than 250 previously unpublished photographs, Pope Francis: A Photographic Portrait of the People’s Pope follows the pontiff through a year in his life, from daily prayers to international pastoral visits, offering a rare look at life behind the scenes with His Holiness Pope Francis. Created in full cooperation with the Vatican, it is a beautiful tribute to the first Jesuit and Latin American pope and a true pope of the people.

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The Face That Changed It All

with the author, Beverly Johnson

Friday, September 11 – 7:30 pm

A revelatory and redemptive memoir from Beverly Johnson, the first black supermodel to grace the cover of Vogue, and who, over five hundred magazine covers later, remains one of the most successful glamour girls ever.

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Natural Meditation

with the author, Dean Sluyter

Friday, September 18 – 7:30 pm

Just as water runs naturally downhill … just as leaves float naturally to the ground … we can all settle naturally into meditation. Not trying, just allowing—not doing, just being. The key is effortlessness. Guided by veteran teacher Dean Sluyter’s easy-going, down-to-earth approach, you’ll test-drive a variety of meditative “vehicles,” such as breath, sound, the senses, the sky, and the simple sense of “I,” and discover which ones fit you best.

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with the author, Kara Richardson Whitely

Saturday, September 19 – 7:30 pm

Kara knew she could reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She had done it once before. As she struggled with food addiction and looked for ways to cope with feelings of failure and shame, Kara’s weight shot to more than 300 pounds. Deep in her personal gorge, Kara realized the only way out was up. She resolved to climb the mountain again—and this time, she would reach the summit without waiting for her plus-sized status to disappear.

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Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Soccer Mania

with the author, Jane O’Connor

Sunday, September 27 — 2:00 pm

Nancy Clancy takes the field in New York Times bestselling team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser’s sixth Nancy Clancy chapter book. Normally Nancy doesn’t like dressing like everyone else. But wearing a soccer team uniform—well, that’s different. Nancy adores being on the Green Goblins—she loves cheering for her teammates, sharing refreshments, and painting her fingernails bright green before every game. 

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The House of Twenty Thousand Books

with the author, Sasha Abramsky

Thursday, October 8 — 7:30 pm

The House of Twenty Thousand Books is the story of Chimen Abramsky, an extraordinary polymath and bibliophile who amassed a vast collection of socialist literature and Jewish history. For more than fifty years Chimen and his wife, Miriam, hosted epic gatherings in their house of books that brought together many of the age’s greatest thinkers.

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Mama Tried

with the author, Emily Flake

Saturday, October 10 – 4:00 pm

For most people, having a child doesn’t go exactly as planned. Not many are willing to admit that not only did they dislike the early days of parenting, they sometimes hated it. MAMA TRIED is a relatable collection of cartoons and essays pertaining to the good, bad, and (very) ugly parenting experiences we all face. 

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Not on Fire, Only Dying

with the author, Susan Rukeyser

Saturday, October 10 — 7:30 pm

It is the fiery pinnacle of autumn in New York’s Hudson Valley when Lola, a troubled recluse, reports her newborn kidnapped from outside a seedy bar. But no one’s seen Lola with a baby, or even heard of him before now. Everyone assumes the boy is one of her delusions.

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What is Punk?

with the author, Eric Morse

Sunday, October 11 – 2:00 pm

From London’s Clash and Sex Pistols to the Ramones’ NYC protopunk, from Iggy Pop to the Misfits, this volume depicts some of our culture’s seminal moments and iconic characters. A delightful read for kids and parents alike, illustrated in a truly unique visual style, What Is Punk?lays the groundwork for the next generation of little punks.

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Baby You’re a Rich Man

with the author, Stan Soocher

Tuesday, October 13 – 7:30 pm

How Allen Klein, Morris Levy, and Nixon’s Justice Department battled to bring down the world’s greatest band.

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