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Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:00pm

Fan favorite Etta Mae Wiggins takes center stage in the latest novel in the New York Times bestselling Miss Julia series. One of our favorites, Ann B. Ross, returns Thursday, August 21 at noon with Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day.

This will be a lunch event so bring your lunch, or pre-order our $10 catered box lunch by Tuesday, August 19.


Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:30pm
We are excited to welcome The 19th Street Band, a trio from D.C., to perform cuts from their new CD, Live from the Hamilton. We will be hearing a diverse collection of their “old school” music following the traditions of The Carter Family and The Kingston Trio while also integrating modern elements of americana, country, and rock. This is a free family concert. Join us Thursday, August 21 at 7:30 pm.

Learn more about the 19th Street Band here
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 7:30pm
In a suspenseful follow-up to her critically acclaimed Cover of Snow, Jenny Milchman ratchets up the tension with the story of a mother determined to find her missing children. In Ruin Falls, Liza Daniels searches everywhere from her guarded in-laws’ unwelcoming farmhouse to the deep woods of her own hometown, following the threads of a terrible secret to uncover a hidden world created from dreams and haunted by nightmares. Milchman is here Friday, August 22 at 7:30 pm to share the edge-of-your-seat story. 
Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 3:00pm
Memories and Scenes: Shtetl, Childhood, Writers is the first English translation of eleven autobiographical short stories by the beloved and successful 19th century Eastern European Yiddish writer, Jacob Dinezon. In this collection, Dinezon recalls his childhood years in the shtetl, the unusual and memorable characters he encountered along the way, and the events that led to his passion for becoming a writer. Contained within these stories is a treasure trove of Yiddish history, culture, and values. Publisher Scott Davis joins us Sunday, August 24 at 3 pm to share these treasures with us. Davis will read excerpts from the book and describe his decade-long effort to return Dinezon to his rightful place in modern Yiddish literature.
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 7:00pm

Jon ScieszkaThings are never boring when Jon Scieszka is around!  He's brought us the wild humor of reinvented fairy tales (The Stinky Cheese Man; The True Story of the Three Little Pigs), the silliness of his Trucktown books for young readers, and the history adventures of the Time Warp Trio.   Now this former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature tackles science in a new series.  He's here Monday, August 25 at 7 p.m. with Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor.  "I never thought science could be funny."—Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid).  For ages 8+.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 7:30pm
Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes on his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched. Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff, Quinn Colson, sets out not only to identify the stranger’s remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching. Ace Atkins brings us this story in The Forsaken. Join us Tuesday, August 26 at 7:30 pm to learn the fate of the sheriff's suspects. 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 7:30pm
Tom Putnam has resigned himself to a quiet and half-fulfilled life. But then his wife, Marjory, a fragile shut-in with unrelenting neuroses, out of the blue has her first social ineraction since her breakdown, and a letter arrives for Tom featuring life-changing news. NPR reporter, Martha Woodroof, brings us Small Blessings, described by Margot Livesay as, "a delightful and splendidly intelligent comedy." Woodroof is here Wednesday, August 27 at 7:30 pm to share the new read with us. Frank Stasio, host of WUNC-FM's The State of Things, will do the introduction.


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