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Monday, June 2, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era, with Craig Nelson, the author of the New York Times bestseller, "Rocket Men," "The First Heroes," and "Thomas Paine," (winner of the Henry Adams Prize).Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
6:30 p.m.Financial Independence (Getting to Point X): An Advisor's Guide to Comprehensive Wealth Management, with John J. Vento, the president of a certified public accounting firm and the Certified Financial Planning(R) firm of Comprehensive Wealth Management LtdMid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
6:30 p.m.Stella Adler: Mother of Modern Acting, with Sheana Ochoa, a playwright, screenwriter, film/theatre journalist, and a freelance editor from Los Angeles, California. Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, June 5, 2014
6:30 p.m.Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs, with Bob Brier, an Egyptologist known as Mr. Mummy and a Senior Research Fellow at Long Island University/LIU Post.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, June 7, 2014
2:30 p.m.The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return," with Kenan Trebincevic, who was exiled in the Balkan War and Susan Shapiro, an award-winning journalism professor.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, June 9, 2014
6:30 p.m.Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics, with Terry Golway, the director of the Kean University Center for History, Politics, and Policy in New Jersey and journalist, historian and author.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
6:30 p.m. Mastering the Art of Quitting: Why It Matters in Life, Love, and Work, with Alan B. Bernstein, LCSW, PC., who has written about careers and transitions.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, June 16, 2014
6:30 p.m.Art on the Block: Tracking the New York Art World from SoHo to the Bowery, Bushwick and Beyond, with Ann Fensterstock, an art historian and a collector.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
6:30 p.m.Pepper: A History of the World's Most Influential Spice, with Marjorie Shaffer, a science writer and editor at New York University School of Medicine.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, June 19, 2014
6:30 p.m.A Child of Christian Blood: Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel," with Edmund Levin, a Writers Guild and Emmy award–winning writer/producer for Good Morning America.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, June 23, 2014
6:30 p.m.Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA, with Frances Goldin, founder of a literary agency, Michael Steven Smith, a New York City attorney and author, and Debby Smith, a longtime supporter of the Brecht Forum/New York Marxist School.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
6:30 p.m.Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation, with Ammon Shea, the author of "Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages," "Depraved English, Insulting English," and "The Phone Book."Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System, with James Rickards, economist and the acclaimed author of the bestselling "Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis." Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, June 30, 2014
6:30 p.m."The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery." with Sam Kean, the author of the New York Times bestsellers "The Disappearing Spoon" and "The Violinist's Thumb."Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
6:30 p.m."Supreme Commander MacArthur's Triumph in Japan," with Seymour Morris Jr., an historian, an international business entrepreneur, and the author of "American History Revised: 200 Startling Facts that Never Made It into the Textbooks."Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
6:30 p.m.Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids from Brooklyn Predicted The Great Recession And The Pain Ahead, with Ralph W. Baker, Jr., the Executive Director of the New York Shock Exchange, a financial literacy program based in Brooklyn, New York.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, July 7, 2014
6:30 p.m.Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well," with Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen, Harvard Law School specialists in negotiation and two of the authors of the international bestseller, "Difficult Conversations."Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind, with Nina L. Khrushcheva, Associate Professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at The New School and senior fellow of the World Policy Institute. Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
6:30 p.m.Prohibition Gangsters: The Rise and Fall of a Bad Generation, with Marc Mappen, PhD., a history professor at Rutgers University.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, July 10, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder that Shook the Nation, with Harold Schecter, an American true crime writer and a professor of American literature and popular culture at Queens College of the City University of New York.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
6:30 p.m."50 Main Street: The Face of America," with Piero Ribelli, a professional photographer based in New York.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
6:30 p.m.Balochistan at a Crossroads, with Willem Marx, a British reporter and an Emmy-winning video and print journalist, based in New York for Bloomberg TV. Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, July 21, 2014
6:30 p.m.FDR and the Jews, with Allan J. Lichtman, Distinguished Professor in the Department of History at American University.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
6:30 p.m.Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed - and What It Means for Our Future, with Dale W. Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, and Director of the Animal Studies Initiative.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
6:30 p.m.Summer in the City: John Lindsay, New York, and the American Dream, with Joseph P. Viteritti, the Thomas Hunter Professor of Public Policy and Chair of the Urban Affairs and Planning Department at Hunter College.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, July 28, 2014
6:30 p.m.Life is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America, with Bruce Weber, a New York Times obituary writer. Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
6:30 p.m.Death and the Afterlife, with Samuel Scheffler, University Professor in the Department of Philosophy at New York University.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
6:30 p.m.West Point ’41: The Class That Went to War and Shaped America, with Anne Kazel-Wilcox, an author and global travel journalist and PJ Wilcox, an author and broad gauge observer of history, military dynamics, and international subterfuge.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, July 31, 2014
6:30 p.m.Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli- Palestinian Peace, with Josh Ruebner, the National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, August 4, 2014
6:30 p.m.Finding Ourselves at the Movies: Philosophy for a New Generation, with Paul W. Kahn, Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities and director of the Orville H. Schell Jr. Center for Human Rights at Yale Law School Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
6:30 p.m.Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis, with James W. Russell, an authority on retirement policy in the United States, Europe, and Latin America and the author of eight books, including "Double Standard."Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, August 7, 2014
6:30 p.m.Point of View New York City: A Visual Game of the City You Think You Know, with Janko Puls, photographer and writer.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, August 11, 2014
6:30 p.m."New York Power," with Joseph J Cunningham, coauthor of a definitive three-volume "History of the New York City Subway System." Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language, with John H. McWhorter, Professor of Linguistics at Columbia University and author of many books, including "The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language."Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, August 14, 2014
6:30 p.m.Tomorrow-Land: The 1964-65 World's Fair and the Transformation of America, with Joseph Tirella, a Queens-born writer, editor and a widely published journalist, who has covered Queens, N.Y., for the New York Times’ City section.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, August 18, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway, with Doug Most, a veteran journalist and now a deputy managing editor at The Boston Globe.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
6:30 p.m.Kitty Genovese: The Murder, The Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America, with Kevin Cook, a journalist and the award-winning author of "Titanic Thompson" and "Tommy’s Honor."Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Birth of Electric Traction: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Inventor Frank Julian Sprague, with John L. Sprague, the author of "Revitalizing US Electronics: Lessons from Japan."Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
6:30 p.m.Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End of Life Care and The Hospice Movement, with Fran Smith, a prize-winning journalist, writer, editor, writing coach, and communications consultant.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
6:30 p.m.Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America, with Donald L. Miller, the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and a prominent biographer and historian.Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
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