Monday, June 1, 2015

Reading Room Cliffs Notes: Week of June 1

Reading Room Cliffs Notes is the essential guide to what's going on in the Reading Room for the upcoming week. The "Flashback" section captures a highlight from last week, while "Foreshadowing" gives a full list of the upcoming week's events. Make a visit to the Bryant Park Reading Room presented by HSBC a plot point in your week!  

Flashback of the Week: John Waters, Carsick, John Waters Hitchhikes Across America 
Author John Waters (left) and Host Matthew Love (right) discuss John's new book "Carsick"
Author, filmmaker, director and comedian John Waters stopped by Bryant Park last Wednesday to discuss his new book, Carsick, in which he recounts his journey hitchhiking from Baltimore to San Francisco. To find out more about the people Water's encountered, and what it was like to undertake this adventure at 66 years old, order a copy of Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America.

Foreshadowing for the Week of June 1 
TUESDAY

12:30pm: Word For Word Book Club 
Book Club discussion on Elective Affinities by Goethe. Facilitated by George Prochnik, The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the WorldStop by and pick up a free advanced copy of your book club choice while supply lasts.   

7:00pm: Word For Word Poety welcomes Letras Latinas 
Sheila Maldonado, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Loma and Eduardo Corral read original works.

WEDNESDAY
12:30pm: Word for Word Author welcomes Family Drama Novelists 
Hosted by Robin Kall, Reading With Robin Radio Host. 
With authors Charles Dubow, Lisa Genova, Mary-Beth Hughes, & Matthew Thomas.
Best-selling and emerging authors with their latest books on what lies beneath the surface of la famiglia.

The first person to say "Family Drama" to the Reading Room Coordinator at the event will win a free copy of the book. 

SATURDAY
12pm: Word for Word Kids presents Power Up & Read with Ms. Frizzle & The Magic School Bus 
Celebrate summer Saturdays at a kick-off Word for Word event that will keep the kids reading and learning about science all summer long. Meet Ms. Frizzle at a special story time and climb aboard The Magic School Bus™ - a traveling science museum with hands-on exhibits and interactive activities to boot. Then "power up" your kids learning with the Energizer Bunny® who will be on hand to share information about recycling in NYC!

Sponsored by Scholastic in collaboration with Energizer®

Stay tuned as other Reading Room programs begin later in the season. For the entire season's lineup, visit the Word for Word page

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