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June Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan
The rise and fall of the atomic era… achieving financial independence... legendary actor Stella Adler… millennia of Egyptomania… an exile’s return to Bosnia… Tammany Hall, a birthplace of progressive urban politics… the discovery of logic ... the art of quitting… tracking the New York art world… the history of the world’s most influential spice… blood libel in Tsarist Russia… imagining a socialist USA … bad English… the approaching death of money… dueling neurosurgeons...
Intrigued by some of these topics? If so, then we hope you'll join us for an Author @ the Library talk this June at Mid-Manhattan to hear these distinguished non-fiction authors discuss their work and answer your questions. You can request the authors' books using the links to the catalog included below. Author talks take place at 6:30 p.m. on the 6th floor unless otherwise noted.
- Monday, June 2: Craig Nelson discusses The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era.
- Tuesday, June 3: John T. Vento discusses Financial Independence (Getting to Point X): An Advisor's Guide to Comprehensive Wealth Management.
- Wednesday, June 4: Sheana Ochoa discusses Stella! A Life in Art: Mother of Modern Day Acting.
- Thursday, June 5: Bob Brier discusses Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs.
- Saturday, June 7 at 2:30 p.m.: Kenan Trebincevic and Susan Shapiro discuss The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return.
- Monday, June 9: Terry Golway discusses Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics.
- Tuesday, June 10: Michael Shenefelt and Heidi Weiss, authors of If A, Then B: How the World Discovered Logic, answer the question,"Why Does Formal Logic Start With the Classical Greeks?"
- Wednesday, June 11: Alan B. Bernstein discusses Mastering the Art of Quitting: Why It Matters in Life, Love, and Work.
- Monday, June 16: Ann Fensterstock discusses Art on the Block: Tracking the New York Art World from SoHo to the Bowery, Bushwick and Beyond.
- Tuesday, June 17: Marjorie Shaffer discusses Pepper: A History of the World's Most Influential Spice.
- Thursday, June 19: Edmund Levin discusses A Child of Christian Blood: Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia.
- Monday, June 23: Editors Frances Goldin, Michael Steven Smith, and Debby Smith discuss Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA.
- Tuesday, June 24: Ammon Shea discusses Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation.
- Wednesday, June 25: James Rickards discusses The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System.
- Monday, June 30: Sam Kean discusses The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery.
If you'd like to find any of the books presented at our past author talks, you can find book lists from our January 2013 - June 2014 Author @ the Library programs in the BiblioCommons catalog.
The Author @ the Library posts include authors discussing their recent non-fiction works at the Mid-Manhattan Library. Don't miss the many other interesting classes, films, readings and talks on our program calendar. Enjoy art lectures and artist conversations, monthly panel discussions featuring authors from the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, and short story readings at Story Time for Grown-ups. And don't forget that all of our programs are free!