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Format: 2/23/17

Scott Westerfeld

Sunday, May 7, 3:00 p.m.

Dallas native and author of the worldwide bestselling Uglies series and the Locus Award–winning Leviathan series, and co-author of the Zeroes trilogy, Scott Westerfeld releases the first volume of an original graphic series novel, The Spill Zone. After a disastrous event destroyed the city of Poughkeepsie, life within its borders was never the same. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. For one intrepid explorer, Addison Merrick, the threat of death was no deterrent in her quest to uncover what happened the night her parents were killed. She ventures illegally into the Spill Zone to photograph it and uncover its dark secrets. 

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Sandra Cisneros

Monday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.

Award-winning author Sandra Cisneros, perhaps best known for her novel The House on Mango Street, will discuss her most recent book, A House of My Own: Stories from My Life, a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography—an intimate album of a beloved literary legend. It spans three decades, draws inspiration from her hometown of Chicago and current residence in Mexico, and shares her artistic and intellectual influences. Cisneros has received National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the Lannan Literary Award, the American Book Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2016, President Obama awarded her the National Medal of Arts. 

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Holger Hoock & Nathaniel Philbrick

Monday, May 15, 7:30 p.m.

Holger Hoock’s Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth reveals the less glamorous side of our nation’s inception with accounts of mass murder, disease, and rape. Rather than gloss over the gritty details that disrupt our sense of national pride, Hoock begs his readers to consider what has been written out of history. In Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, Nathaniel Philbrick unfolds the tragic relationship between two key figures in the founding of a nation and exposes the complex conflicts that forced Americans to question the real threat to their liberties.

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Late Night Talk: Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being

Friday, May 19, 7:00 p.m.

Journalist and author Susana Martínez Vidal will speak about her book Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being, which examines the artist’s carefully curated image and the enduring legacy of her aesthetic. Vidal poses the question, "What does Frida Kahlo continue to teach us about fashion, art, and life?"

 

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Late Night Talk en español: Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being

Viernes, 19 de mayo, 9:00 p.m.

La periodista y autora Susana Martínez Vidal hablará de su libro Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being, que examina la imagen cuidadosamente establecida de la artista y el legado de su estética. Vidal plantea la pregunta: "¿Qué nos enseña Frida Kahlo sobre la moda, el arte y la vida?"

 

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Margo Jefferson & Damon Tweedy

Tuesday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic Margo Jefferson will discuss her book Negroland: A Memoir, a contemplation of being born into upper-crust black Chicago to a physician father and socialite mother. Negroland was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography and a New York Times Notable book. Damon Tweedy’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Black Man in a White Coat, is a powerful, moving, and empathic book examining the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine.

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Summer Art Camp: Time Travel Kids

June 5-9, 9:00 a.m.-noon

Time Travel Kids is a Summer Art Camp for 6-8 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

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Summer Art Camp: World Travelers

June 5-9, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

World Travelers is a Summer Art Camp for 4-5 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information

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Summer Art Camp: Crazy About Color

June 5-9, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Crazy About Color is a Summer Art Camp for 6-8 year olds and requires advance registration. Click on the event for additional information.

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