Events

Starting with Goodbye

with author Lisa Romeo

Wednesday, May 30 — 7:30 pm

Starting with Goodbye begins with loss and ends with love, as a midlife daughter rediscovers her enigmatic father after his death. By forging a new father-daughter “relationship,” grief is transformed to hopeful life-affirming redemption. In poignant, often lyrical prose, this powerful, honest book proves that when we dare to love the parent who challenged us most, it’s never too late.

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Annie’s Life in Lists

BOOK LAUNCH
with author Kristin Mahoney

Saturday, June 2 — 11:00 am

Annie’s a shy fifth grader with an incredible memory and a love of making lists. It helps her keep track of things when they can seem a little out of control, like her family, her friends, and her life in a new place.
Annie’s Life in Lists introduces a sweet new voice that finds that even amid the chaos of everyday life, it’s important to put things in order.

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How Not to Be a Boy

with bestselling author Robert Webb

Tuesday, June 5 — 7:30 pm

Robert Webb tried to follow the rules for being a man:
-Don’t cry
-Drink beer
-Play rough
-Don’t talk about feelings
Looking back over his life he asks whether these rules are actually any use. To anyone.

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This is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order

with author John Schwartz

Wednesday, June 13 — 7:30 pm

A New York Times correspondent shares his financial successes and mishaps, offering an everyman’s guide to straightening out your money once and for all. This Is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order is the book that everyone who has never wanted to read a preachy financial guide has been waiting for.

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Lucky Jim

with author James Hart

Thursday, June 14 — 7:30 pm

Jim is a master at building relationships. Charming, funny, and a great listener with a guru’s insight, his success in life and business was based on his ability to connect with others. But after 20+ years sober, one slip-up triggered an active addiction that threatened his relationships with his then-wife, singer-songwriter Carly Simon, his recovery friends, his severely disabled son, and even with himself as he began to confront his sexuality.

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High Ground Coward

with author Alicia Mountain

Friday, June 15 — 7:30 pm

Winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, Alicia Mountain’s urgent and astonishing debut collection maps a new queer landscape through terrain alive and sensual, defiant and inviting. With a voice that beckons while it howls, Mountain nimbly traverses lyric, confessional, and narrative modes, leaving groundbreaking tracks for us to follow.

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The Hugely-Wugely Spider

with author Ethan T. Berlin

Saturday, June 16 — 11:00 am

The Itsy-Bitsy Spider and his friends get into a bind when down comes the rain and threatens to wash them out, and only the Hugely-Wugely Spider can save them. With his quick thinking and huge thorax, Hugely-Wugely clogs the drain and saves the day.

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Accidentally Like a Martyr

with author James Campion

Saturday, June 16 — 5:00 pm

Music journalist James Campion presents 13 essays on seminal Warren Zevon songs and albums that provide context to the themes, inspirations, and influence of one of America’s most literate songwriters. In-depth interviews with Zevon’s friends and colleagues provide first-person accounts of how the music was lived, composed, recorded, and performed.

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All The Answers

with author Michael Kupperman

Saturday, June 16 — 7:30 pm

In this moving graphic memoir, Eisner Award-winning writer and artist Michael Kupperman traces the life of his reclusive father — the once-world-famous Joel Kupperman, Quiz Kid. That his father is slipping into dementia — seems to embrace it, really — means that the past he would never talk about might be erased forever.

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Common Financial Sense

with authors Harris Nydick and Greg Makowski

Tuesday, June 19 — 7:30 pm

The decisions you make about your 401(k) or 403(b) plan today will have a huge impact on your life tomorrow. Your future isn’t going to pay for itself. Common Financial Sense will give you the knowledge you need to fund the retirement you deserve. Common Financial Sense helps you to better understand your 401(k) or 403(b) plan and how to save smarter for your retirement.

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Don’t Eat That!

with author and illustrator Drew Sheneman

Saturday, June 23 — 11:00 am

Bear is hungry. Gertie wants to help. But finding the perfect snack is harder than it looks. Will Gertie and Bear silence Bear’s tummy grumbles before hunger gets the best of them?
Expressive characters and funny dialogue lead the way in this pitch-perfect story about patience and teamwork, by nationally syndicated cartoonist Drew Sheneman.

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The Family Gene

with author Joselin Linder
in conversation with local author Abby Sher

Tuesday, June 26 — 7:30 pm

A riveting medical mystery about a young woman’s quest to uncover the truth about her likely fatal genetic disorder that opens a window onto the exploding field of genomic medicine.

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Differently Wired

with author Deborah Reber

Wednesday, June 27 — 7:30 pm

Written by Deborah Reber, a bestselling author and mother in the midst of an eye-opening journey with her son who is twice exceptional (he has ADHD, Asperger’s, and is highly gifted), Differently Wired is a how-to, a manifesto, a book of wise advice, and the best kind of been-there, done-that companion.

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