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    • Wed, May 08, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery

    Wednesday, May 8th


    Notorious RGB: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

    by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame—she has only tried to make the world a little better and a little freer. The authors draw on intimate access to Ginsburg’s family members, close friends, colleagues, and clerks, as well as an interview with the Justice herself. An original hybrid of reported narrative, annotated dissents, rare archival photos and documents, and illustrations, the book tells the story of an unusual and transformative woman who transcends generational divides. As the country struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stands as a testament to how far we can come with a little chutzpah.

    Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Wed, June 12, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery

    Wednesday, June 12th

    A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel by Amor Towles

    A transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. In 1922, Count Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, never having worked a day in his

    life, must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s door. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Full of humor, the novel relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

    Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Wed, July 10, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery

    Wednesday, July 10th

    From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Older by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
    More than two decades ago, Rabbi Zalman Schachter- Shalomi felt an uneasiness. He was growing older, and fears about death and infirmity were haunting him. So he decided to embark on a mission to get to the bottom of his fears. Through a series of events that included a vision quest in a secluded cabin and studying with Sufi masters, Buddhist teachers, and Native-American shamans, Reb Zalman found a way to turn aging into the most meaningful and joyous time in his life. Here he shows readers how to create an aging process for themselves that is full of adventure, passion, mystery, and fulfillment, rather than anxiety.

    Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

    • Wed, August 14, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • William Reif Gallery

    Wednesday, August 14th

    The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

    Alaska, 1974. A story of a family in crisis struggling to survive at the edge of the world. Cora Albright and her husband Ernt, a recently-returned Vietnam vet scarred by the war, uproot their 13-year-old daughter Leni to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness. An epic story of human survival and love, and an intimate portrait of a family tested beyond endurance.

    Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins are welcome.

Past events

Wed, April 10, 2019 Bookwoman: A Piece of the World: A Novel (BW18-24)
Mon, March 25, 2019 Supper & Film: Book Club (SF18-23)
Wed, March 13, 2019 Bookwoman: The Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (BW18-23)
Wed, February 13, 2019 Bookwoman: Little Fires Everywhere (BW18-22)
Wed, January 09, 2019 Bookwoman: The Woman in the Castle: A Novel (BW18-21)
Wed, November 14, 2018 Bookwoman: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Land (BW18-3)
Tue, October 23, 2018 Book Discussion: Sister Citizen (WK18-14)
Wed, October 10, 2018 Bookwoman: Our Souls at Night (BW18-2)
Wed, September 12, 2018 Bookwoman: The Last Days of Café Leila (BW18-1)
Wed, August 08, 2018 Bookwoman: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (BW17-44)
Wed, July 11, 2018 Bookwoman: The Girl Who Wrote in Silk (BW17-43)
Wed, June 13, 2018 Bookwoman: America’s First Daughter (BW17-42)
Wed, May 09, 2018 Bookwoman: Between the World and Me (BW17-41)
Wed, April 11, 2018 Bookwoman: Hillbilly Elegy (BW17-24)
Wed, March 14, 2018 Bookwoman: The Girls of Atomic City (BW17-23)
Wed, February 14, 2018 Bookwoman: We Bought a Zoo (BW17-22)
Wed, January 10, 2018 Bookwoman: Born a Crime (BW17-21)
Wed, November 08, 2017 Bookwoman: The Sympathizer (BW17-3)
Tue, October 24, 2017 Book Discussion: Small Great Things (WK17-13)
Wed, October 11, 2017 Bookwoman: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (BW17-2)
Wed, September 13, 2017 Bookwoman: Circling the Sun (BW17-1)
Wed, August 09, 2017 Bookwoman: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry (BW16-11)
Wed, July 12, 2017 Bookwoman: The Nightingale (BW16-10)
Wed, June 14, 2017 Bookwoman: My Name is Lucy Barton (BW16-9)
Wed, May 10, 2017 Bookwoman: The Japanese Lover (BW16-8)
Wed, April 12, 2017 Bookwoman: Just Mercy – A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (2015)(BW16-7)
Wed, March 08, 2017 Bookwoman: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (2016)(BW16-6)
Wed, February 08, 2017 Bookwoman: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (2006)(BW16-5)
Wed, January 11, 2017 Bookwoman:LaRose by Louise Erdich (2016) (BW16-4)

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