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September Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan


Any of these subjects pique your curiosity? If so,  join us for an Author @ the Library talk this September at Mid-Manhattan Library to hear distinguished non-fiction authors discuss their work and answer your questions. Author talks take place at 6:30 p.m. on the 6th floor of the Library, unless otherwise noted. You can also request the authors' books using the links to the catalog included below. 

Wednesday, September 3


Lori Majewski presents Mad World: An Oral History of the New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined 1980s where she points to the important post-punk period known as "the Second British Invasion of America," and reveals why it is beloved by fans of all ages, yet often overlooked by "serious" music critics.

Thursday, September 4

As a senior military intelligence officer for the Army and as an observer for the U.S. Department of State author Ron Capps discusses Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years.

Monday, September 8

James D. Zirin examines the history of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in The Mother Court: Tales of Cases that Mattered in America’s Greatest Trial Court.

Tuesday, September 9

Elizabeth Greenspan tackles Battle for Ground Zero: Inside the Political Struggle to Rebuild the World Trade Center.

Wednesday, September 10

Kate Ascher considers The Way to Go: Moving by Sea, Land, and Air a graphic guide to a world moving as never before.

Monday, September 15

Miles Wortman speaks on The Road to HELP: The Revolution in Charity, Philanthropy, and International Development.

Wednesday, September 17


Murray Carpenter discusses Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habits Helps, Hurts and Hooks Us.

Thursday, September 23

Adam Tanner examines What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data – Lifeblood of Big Business – and the End of Privacy as We Know It.

Tuesday, September 23

Kevin Walsh presents on the Forgotten Queens New York's largest borough between the years 1920 and 1950.

Monday, September 29

Alina García-La Puerta talks about  La Belle Créole: The Cuban Countess Who Captivated Havana, Madrid, and Paris.

Tuesday, September 30

Greg Grandin discusses The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World.

If you'd like to read any of the books presented at our past author talks, you can find book lists from our January 2013 - September 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 classesfilms, readings and talks on our program calendar. Enjoy art lectures and artist conversations, musical tributesvirtual tours of the city, and short story readings at Story Time for Grown-ups.

Pssst... don't forget that all of our programs are free of charge!


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