Monday, August 17, 2015

Reading Room Cliffs Notes: Week of August 17

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 Weather Forecaster, TV Personality and Author Al Roker
Over 100 people gathered in the Reading Room Wednesday to hear Al Roker talk about his new book. 
Al Roker made a grand entrance last week in the Bryant Park Reading Room, becoming the first author to arrive on his fold-able bike. Roker, host and weatherman of the Today Show, discussed his new book The Storm of the Century, which recounts the Great Hurricane of 1900, the worst natural disaster to hit the United States to date. If you missed Roker's talk we still have one more author left in our Word for Word series.

Foreshadowing for the Week of August 17

12:30am: Reel Talks- Marathon Man 
Lively and entertaining commentary on Marathon Man
With resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and Author Wallace Stroby

12:30pm: HSBC Sustainability
Doing the KIND Thing
Daniel Lubetzy, Do the KIND Thing: Think Boundlessly, Work Purposefully, Live Passionately

Hosted by Catherine Clifford, Senior Writer,

7pm: Word for Word Poetry welcomes Red Hen Press
Featuring the Poets of Red Hen Press:
Mark Doty
Dean Kostos
J.D. McClatchy
Celeste Gainey

12:30pm: Word for Word Author
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, The Doctor is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life and Joie de Vivre

America’s most loved therapist with tips on living life to its fullest, at any age.
The first person to say "The Doctor is in" to the Reading Room Coordinator at the event will win a free copy of the book.

7pm: Word for Word Non-Fiction presents Eric Burns, 1920: The Year That Made the Decade Roar 
Eric Burns, 1920: The Year That Made the Decade Roar
Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

7pm: Word for Word Writers Short Story 4.0
Pen your own short story at this writers workshop guaranteed to improve and perfect.
Facilitated by Miranda McLeod, MFA, NYU

12:00pm: Word for Word Kids
Clifford the Big Red Dog

Produced in partnership with Scholastic 

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