Monday, August 10, 2015

Reading Room Cliffs Notes: Week of August 10

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 to Bryant Park Spelling Bee
Contestants compete in the Bryant Park Spelling Bee hosted by comedians Olivia Petzy and Kevin Doyle. 
Last week the Bryant Park Reading Room hosted the first edition adult Spelling Bee. Twenty-three contestants relived their middle school glory days and competed for a chance to win an Amazon Kindle, an Oxford University Press Dictionary and the coveted title of Bryant Park Spelling Bee Champion. If you missed the last week's bee their is still T-I-M-E to register for this week's!

 
Foreshadowing for the Week of August 10

Monday:
12:30am: Reel Talks- Chinatown
Lively and entertaining commentary on Chinatown with resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and Author Wallace Stroby.

Tuesday:
10:30am: StoryTime
Cali Co Cat with tails, meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!

12:30pm: Word for Word BookClub
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
Facilitated by Robert Repino, Morte

Stop by and pick up a free advanced copy of your book club choice while supply lasts.

Produced in partnership with New Oxford University Press, Inc.

7:00pm: Word for Word Poetry welcomes Whiting Foundation
Featuring the Poets of Whiting Foundation:
Anthony Carelli
Aracelis Girmay
Jenny Johnson
Roger Reeves

Wednesday:
12:30pm: Word for Word Author
Al Roker, The Storm of the Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival and the Epic True Story of America's Deadliest Natural Disaster

Beloved NBC weatherman brings the story of the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900 to life.
 
The first person to say "Storm of the Century" to the Reading Room Coordinator at the event will win a free copy of the book.

7:00pm: Word for Word Non-Fiction presents Jonathan Horn, The Man Who Would Not Be Washington
Jonathan HornThe Man That Would Not Be Washington
Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

Thursday:
7pm: Word for Word Writers Short Story 3.0
Pen your own short story at this writers workshop guaranteed to improve and perfect.
Pre-registration required.
Facilitated by Miranda McLeod, MFA, NYU

Friday:
6:30pm: Word for Word Spelling Bee
Co-Hosted by Olivia Petzy & Kevin Doyle.

You must register to compete.

Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press

Saturday:
12:00pm: Word for Word Kids
Funkytown Playground with Aly Sunshine

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