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June Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan


Strengths and strains of adult-sibling relationships...genetic genealogy, issues of race, slavery reparations and reconciliation...the complex story of the South Street Seaport District...a gritty story of corruption, greed and law enforcement in Brooklyn...the adventures of Sherlock Holmes..."wellth" creation for a happier, healthier and meaningful life...a myth-shattering look at the challenges for LGBT Americans...explore urban and wild birding hotspots in New York City...the true story of elite team of women at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Europe’s Jewish musicians were saved from the Nazis...transgender transformation and one American family’s journey...cyber wars and military information warfare life in America from the '70s to present day...activism, passion and the persistence for marriage equality...

If any of these topics have piqued your interest, join us for an Author @ the Library talk this June at Mid-Manhattan Library!

Adult Sibling Relationships

Adult Sibling Relationships with Geoffrey Greif, PhD, Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Michael E. Woolley, PhD, MSW, DCSW, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

This illustrated lecture explores the strengths and strains of adult-sibling bonds. It clarifies the most confounding elements of sibling relationships and provides specific suggestions for realizing new, productive avenues of friendship in middle and later life.
Social Life of DNA

The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome with Alondra Nelson, Dean of Social Science and Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Columbia University.

This illustrated lecture shows that genetic genealogy is a new tool for addressing old and enduring issues, including grappling with the unfinished business of slavery: to foster reconciliation, to establish ties with African ancestral homelands, to rethink and sometimes alter citizenship, and to make legal claims for slavery reparations specifically based on ancestry.


MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016
Business consultant, Al Pittampalli describes a new trend in leadership: open-mindedness. 
Pittampalli explains how humility, inconsistency, and radical open-mindedness have become  powerful leadership assets.  
	 Preserving South Street Seaport

Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District with James M. Lindgren, Professor of History at SUNY Plattsburgh, and the author of Preserving the Old Dominion (1993) and Preserving Historic New England (1995). This illustrated lecture tells the fascinating story, from the 1960s to the present, of the South Street Seaport District of Lower Manhattan.
 	 Crooked Brooklyn
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016

Crooked Brooklyn:Taking Down Corrupt Judges, Dirty Politicians, Killers and Body Snatchers with Michael Vecchione, retired Chief of the Rackets Division of the Kings County District Attorney's Office, and Jerry Schmetterer, print and broadcast journalist This illustrated lecture is a gritty story of corruption, greed and law enforcement, and is filled with characters and stories ripped straight from the tabloids.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the June 1891 writing of A Scandal in Bohemia, AC Doyle’s story for Strand Magazine that became the first story in the 1892 hardback anthology, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a panel of Holmes experts talk about the incredibly durable popularity of that book and others in the canon, as well as the creation of the first “forensic detective.”

Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Résumé with Jason Wachob, the Founder and CEO of mindbodygreen, the leading independent media company dedicated to health and happiness with 15 million monthly unique visitors.
This illustrated lecture redefines successful living and offers the audience a new life currency to build on, one that is steeped in wellbeing…Wellth.
It's Not Over

It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality with Michelangelo Signorile, best-selling author of Queer in America and host of the Sirius XM radio show The Michelangelo Signorile Show.
This illustrated lecture provides a myth-shattering look at the present and future of gay rights, addressing the challenges that lie ahead for LGBT Americans.
Birdwatching in New York
MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016

Birdwatching in New York City and on Long Island with Deborah Rivel, an award-winning wildlife film Producer/Director and owner of Wildtones and Kellye Rosenheim, Director of Development at New York City Audubon Society and avid leader of bird walks. This illustrated lecture enables birdwatchers to efficiently explore urban and wild birding hotspots. It gives seasonal information for both popular birding sites and those off the beaten path, with precise directions to the best viewing locations within the region’s diverse habitats.
Rise of the Rocket Girls
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016

Rise of the Rocket Girls with Nathalia Holt, Ph.D., a science writer and also author of Cured: The People who Defeated HIV.

This illustrated lecture presents the true story of a group of elite young women at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. These women shared a love of math and and their work influenced military rocket design, brought us the first American satellite, shaped lunar missions, and ushered in a new era of space exploration that continues today at NASA where some of the women still work—now as senior engineers directing our missions to Mars and Venus.
Orchestra of Exiles

Orchestra of Exiles: The Story of Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic, and the One Thousand Jews He Saved from Nazi Horrors with Josh Aronson, Academy Award-nominated writer, producer, and director of films, in dialogue with Jonathan F. P. Rose.
In conversation with Jonathan F.P. Rose, the filmmaker and author discusses his new book, co-written with Denise George. The story of how world-renowned violinist Bronislaw Huberman helped save Europe's premier Jewish musicians from the Nazis, creating an ensemble that would become The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Becoming Nicole

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family with Amy Ellis Nutt, a science writer at The Washington Post and Pulitzer Prize winner in feature writing This illustrated lecture tells the inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all.
Dark territory
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

Dark Territory : The Secret History of Cyber War with Fred Kaplan, National Security Columnist columnist, Slate, Magazine; Former Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations.

This illustrated lecture tells the untold story of cyber war, exploring the inner corridors of the National Security Agency, top secret units in the Pentagon, military "information warfare" squads, and White House national security debates.
Stand by Me
TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2016

Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation with James T. Downs, a Mellon New Directions Fellow at Harvard University and an associate professor of history at Connecticut College. This illustrated lecture shines a bright light on a triumphant moment, and transforms how we think about gay life in America from the 1970s into the present day.
Love Unites Us
Love Unites Us: Winning the Freedom to Marry in America with Leslie Gabel-Brett, Director of Education for Lambda Legal, Kevin Cathcart, former Executive Director of Lambda Legal, and Beverly Tillery, Executive Director of the NYC Anti-Violence Project.

This illustrated lecture features the history of activists’ passion and persistence in the struggle for marriage rights for same-sex couples in the United States, told in the words of those who waged the battle.

Author @ the Library! is a series of monthly events where accomplished non-fiction authors discuss their work. You may meet the Author of interesting and engaging non-fiction reads, participate in a lively discussion and access books and materials on topics of interest. Come checkout a book, DVD or e-book on the topic.

Don’t miss the many interesting films, book discussions, as well as computer and technology classes on our program calendar. Sit back at Story Time for Grown-ups, Fairy Tales & Mythology From Around the World, starting on June 13, If you enjoy talking about books, join us on Friday, June 10 for Open Book Night, our theme this month is Escapism. The Contemporary Classics Book Discussion meets on Monday, June 6; the featured novel is Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem.

All of our programs and classes are free, so why not come and check one out! Hope to see you soon at the library!

Download the Mid-Manhattan Library's June 2016 Author Talks & More flyer.

PDF iconFLYER - SATURDAY MOVIES - June 2016.pdf
PDF iconFLYER Mac Lab Computer Classes June 2016.pdf
PDF iconFLYER - BOOK DISCUSSION JUNE 2016 Motherless Brooklyn.pdf
PDF iconFLYER - Storytime June 2016.pdf
PDF iconFLYER NYCitizenship at MML.pdf
PDF iconFLYER Citizenship Fair June 25 2016.pdf
PDF iconFLYER ebook Help Hour June 2016.pdf


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