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Annie Proulx headshot Annie Proulx © Gus Powell

Annie Proulx: Fen, Bog & Swamp

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
In her new book, the Library Lion and winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize reveals the history of wetlands, their ecological role, and what their systematic destruction means for the planet.Read More ›
Tickets available for In-Person and Livestream


Margaret Burnham headshot Margaret Burnham © The Historymakers
Saidiya Hartman headshot Saidiya Hartman © Steven Gregory

Reconstructing the Violence of Jim Crow with Margaret A. Burnham and Saidiya Hartman

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Burnham discusses her new book, By Hands Now Known, which unearths Jim Crow’s “forgotten history of racially motivated homicides” and their enduring legacy in today’s legal and political structures. Read More ›
Tickets available for In-Person and Livestream
Stacy Schiff headshot Stacy Schiff © Elena Seibert
Tim Gunn headshot Tim Gunn © Scott McDermott

Stacy Schiff with Tim Gunn: The Revolutionary Samuel Adams

Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
The Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer sits down with one of her biggest fans to talk about her newest book, the revelatory life story of one of the most essential founding fathers.Read More ›
Tickets available for In-Person and Livestream
Siddhartha Mukherjee headshot Siddhartha Mukherjee © Deborah Feingold
Andrew Solomon headshot Andrew Solomon © Annie Leibovitz

Siddhartha Mukherjee with Andrew Solomon: Song of the Cell

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
The best-selling author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene dives deeper into the mysteries of the human body in his latest book, an exploration of cells and cellular medicine.Read More ›
Tickets available for In-Person only
Tim Gunn headshot Tim Gunn © Scott McDermott

Rooftop Happy Hour: Halloween Edition with Tim Gunn

Friday, October 28, 2022, 5:30 - 8 PM
The annual Halloween costume parade with Tim Gunn returns for the first time in three years! Join us for it on the SNFL terrace, plus drinks, crafts, and more. Read More ›
Tickets available for In-Person only
Joshua Cohen headshot Joshua Cohen © Marion Ettlinger
Ruby Namdar headshot Ruby Namdar © Beowulf Sheehan
Rivka Galchen headshot Rivka Galchen © Sandy Tait

Joshua Cohen, Rivka Galchen & Ruby Namdar: Remembering A.B. Yehoshua

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 6:30 - 7:30 PM
The authors explore Yehoshua’s legacy and the role of Hebrew literature and language in Israel and America.Read More ›
Tickets available for In-Person and Livestream