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107 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
606 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
882 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
81 Devoe St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
540 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
218 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
103A N. 3rd. Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
100 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY
35 Meadow St Ste 307, Brooklyn, NY 11206
22-25 Jackson Ave (at 46th Ave), Long Island City, NY 11101
21 2141st Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11101
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 1101
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25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City, NY, NY 11104
240 Division Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
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340 Bushwick Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206
1067 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237
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Dawn WellsWhat Would Mary Ann Do?: A Guide to Life
What Would Mary Ann Do? by Dawn Wells
, Steve Stinson (With)
Author Event Actress Dawn Wells, known as Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island, joins us to discuss her book What Would Mary Ann Do? It's an event you won't want to miss! (added from Barnes & Noble)
Dawn Wells--Gilligan's Island's Mary Ann "What Would Mary Ann Do?"
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So, what would Mary Ann do?
As the sweet, polite, and thoughtful Mary Ann Summers from Kansas in the hit series Gilligan’s Island, Dawn Wells created an unforgettable and beloved character that still connects with people fifty years from the show’s debut in 1964. As the “good girl” among the group of castaways on a tiny island, she was often positioned against the glamorous and exotic Ginger Grant, played by Tina Louise, prompting many to ask: Are you a Ginger or a Mary Ann?
This book not only helps readers answer that question for themselves but also sends the inspirational and heartwarming message that yes, good girls do finish first. Part self-help, part memoir, and part humor—with a little classic TV nostalgia for good measure—What Would Mary Ann Do? contains twelve chapters on everything from how Mary Ann would respond to changes in today’s culture to addressing issues confronting single women and mothers. Wells brings along her fellow characters from Gilligan’s Island to illustrate certain principles, such as incorporating the miserly Thurston Howell III (Jim Backus) in a discussion on money. Anecdotal sidebars also describe fascinating facts and compelling memories from the show, as well as some trivia questions to challenge fans and followers. Illustrated with photographs from Wells’s private collection, this book provides inspiring lessons from TV’s favorite good girl.
A native of Reno, Nevada, Dawn Wells attended Stephens College in Missouri before going on to represent Nevada in the Miss America pageant in 1959. She found success in Hollywood immediately afterward, appearing in such shows as 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, Bonanza, and Hawaiian Eye. She was later cast in the role of a lifetime as Mary Ann in Gilligan’s Island, beating out 350 other actresses, including Raquel Welch. Since then, Wells has continued acting on the stage and screen, produced films, and been active in a number of charities.
Steve Stinson is an artist and writer in Virginia, where he lives with his patient wife in the world’s smallest five bedroom house. When he was young and limber, he was a juggler and wrote comic strips. Today, his grandchildren call him “Bebop.” His four children’s books, Grumpypants, Where Kent Went, Darien the Crustatarien, and My Favorite Nursery Rhymes, will be classics someday.
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/what-would-mary-ann-do-dawn-wells/1119847102?ean... (TaylorTrade)… (more)
Luke Dempsey (offsite)
Wednesday, September 17th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM Luke Dempsey
presents Club Soccer 101: The Essential Guide to the Stars, Stats, and Stories of 101 of the Greatest Teams in the World
Drinks, book signing, and foosball Luke Dempsey
is an author and journalist who has written about soccer for a wide range of publications, including Capital New York, the New York Observer, and Howler. A native of England, he lives in New Jersey. Join Luke at Fort Greene’s DSK bar to celebrate the publication of Club Soccer 101! The book covers the history of European powerhouses like Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Manchester United, and Real Madrid; historic South American clubs like Boca Juniors, Corinthians, Penarol, and Santos; and rising clubs from Africa, Asia, and America, including such leading MLS teams as LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, and Seattle Sounders. With the passion and panache of a deeply knowledgeable and opinionated fan, Dempsey explains what makes each club distinctive: their origins, fans, and style of play; their greatest (and most heartbreaking) seasons and historic victories and defeats; and their most famous players—from Pelé, Eusébio, and Maradona to Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, and Ronaldo. As Franklin Foer, bestselling author of How Soccer Explains the World , has written, “Luke Dempsey is one of the funniest, most charming narrative companions I know, and this book is one of the world's great reference books.” DSK is located at 710 Fulton Street (corner of South Oxford). All ages event.
Location: Street: 686 Fulton Street City: Brooklyn, Province: New York Postal Code: 11217 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
The Fame Lunches
Brian Francis Slattery
, Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm
Brian Francis Slattery (added from Random House)
Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
Blake Masters (added from Random House)
It's Never to Late to Do Something New
Author Event, Author Signing
Local author Terrie Farley Moran
began her writing career in her late 50's. Come hear her story and enjoy a reading from her mystery book Well Read, Then Dead
raffles and a Q&A session, too! (added from Barnes & Noble)
Kate Manning is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Whitegirl. A former documentary television producer and winner of two Emmy Awards, she has written for the New York Times, Glamour, and More magazine, among other publications. She has taught writing in the English Department at Bard High School Early College and lives with her family in New York City. (added from Simon & Schuster)
John Fusco is the author of Paradise Salvage, which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association’s Dagger Award for Best First Crime Novel. He has written ten major motion pictures, including Young Guns, Hidalgo, and the Academy Award-nominated Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Fusco is the creator of the upcoming Netflix Original Series Marco Polo and has also just written the long-awaited sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Most recently, he has adapted Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist for the Weinstein Company. He lives on a farm in Northern Vermont with his wife and son. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Farel Dalrymple & Brian Heater
Wednesday, September 17, 7:30 PM Book Launch: Farel Dalrymple
presents The Wrenchies
In conversation with Brian Heater of Boing Boing
Critically acclaimed cartoonist Farel Dalrymple
(creator of Pop Gun War and collaborator with Jonathan Lethem on Omega the Unknown) brings his literary and artistic powers to bear in his new book The Wrenchies
, a sprawling science fiction graphic novel about regret, obsession, and the uncertainty of growing up. In Dalrymple’s demented future, humans on a destroyed Earth are oppressed by the evil Shadowsmen, and only a gang of ruthless and powerful children called The Wrenchies can hope to stand against them. When Hollis, a lonely boy from our world, is magically given access to the future world of The Wrenchies, he finally finds a place he belongs. But it is not an easy world to live in, and Hollis's quest is bigger than he ever dreamed. Dalrymple will present the book with a slideshow of images, and talk about his work with Brian Heater, who writes about comics for the technology and culture site Boing Boing.
Location: Street: 686 Fulton Street City: Brooklyn, Province: New York Postal Code: 11217 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
This series of six , two hour sessions will help prepare you to take the S.A.T. in the Fall of 2014. Checks should be made payable to Melissa Bielawski. You must purchase the book " McGraw-Hill's S.A.T 2015 edition", at a cost of about $18, available from a book store or online sellers such as Amazon or BN.com . Please bring a calculator, pen, pencils & notebook to each class. Limited number of spots available.Registration begins August 27th. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
PAGE TURNERS Book Discussion
A RELIABLE WIFEby Robert Goolrick
Rural Wisconsin, 1907. In the bitter cold, wealthy businessman Ralph Truitt stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who has answered his advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" Ralph is expecting. Click here for discussion questions (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Book Discussion Group
The library's Book Club meets one Wednesday night each month at 7:00 P.M. Come enjoy our relaxed atmosphere as we discuss great books. The book for this month is Enrique's Journey, by Sonia Nazario. (added from Eventkeeper)
Author Visit: John Fusco, Dog Beach (HGR)
Wednesday, September 17, 7:30pm
Registration is required. Please register by clicking on the event on our Calendar at www.bryantlibrary.org
John Fusco has written ten major motion-pictures, including the Academy Award-nominated film, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Young Guns, Hidalgo and the martial arts fantasy film, The Forbidden Kingdom. Fusco is the creator of the forthcoming Netflix Original Series, Marco Polo. His other upcoming projects include The Highwaymen starring Liam Neeson and Woody Harrelson, directed by John Lee Hancock and Last Train to Memphis about the early life of Elvis (in preproduction at Fox 2000). Fusco is currently in pre-production on The Shack based on the bestselling novel by William Paul Young. He has also just written the long-awaited sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as well as an adaptation of The Alchemist for The Weinstein Company. Please visit: http://www.john-fusco.com/.
Books will be available for purchase.
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Daytime Book Chat
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (added from Eventkeeper)
Read, Cook, Eat: Food by Giada de Laurentis
This month we choose from Food by Giada de Laurentis. Sign up begins August 21, 2014.
Here's how it works!
• Choose a recipe from one of the cookbooks at the Reference Desk.
• That recipe will be yours, no one else can select it for the group.
• A Librarian will make a copy of your recipe to take home.
• Prepare your recipe and bring it to share at the meeting.
• Make one regular size recipe, there's no need to double up.
• Beverages will be served. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Celebration Book Party: Shirley Lauro’s THE RADIANT
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Celebration Book Party: Shirley Lauro’s “THE RADIANT” Starring Angelica Page, reprising her world premiere role as Mme. Marie Curie, in scenes from the play.
THE RADIANT -- a book signing party at the Drama Book Shop with refreshments and readings from the play which tells the thrilling story of Marie Curie, the love torn woman who discovered radium over one hundred years ago. (Complimentary admission)
About the Author: Shirley’s work first came to national attention with OPEN ADMISSIONS on Broadway, where it won 1 Tony nomination, 2 Drama Desk Awards, and was a N.Y. Times pick as one of the “Ten Best Plays of the Year”. OPEN ADMISSIONS received the Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award, a Samuel French Festival Award, and joined the works of Eudora Welty, Walt Whitman, and Langston Hughes in WRITING THROUGH LITERATURE. Her CBS TV adaptation starred Estelle Parsons, and Jane Alexander.
A PIECE OF MY HEART’S NY premiere was at Manhattan Theater Club with a World Premiere at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Since then, it has enjoyed over 2000 productions around the world, receiving The Barbara Deming Award, The Susan Blackburn Prize(finalist), and voted 43rd among Goodreads’ “Best 150 American Plays, where it follows O’Neill’s THE EMPEROR JONES, and Williams’ SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH. Vietnam Vets, Inc., have named the play “The most enduring American play on Vietnam.”
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT enjoyed its World Premiere in Chicago, receiving a Jeff Award nomination as “Best New Play of the Year”. Subsequently it premiered in New York at Red Fern Theatre, with a revival production at Infinity Theater and productions in Saskatoon, Phoenix, Macon, and Arts West, Seattle. In August, Syracuse University sponsored a production for advanced theater students Summer Abroad Program at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Shirley is co-editor of the anthology, POLITICAL PLAYS BY AMERICAN WOMEN, which was honoree for “The New York Coalition of Profession Women in Arts and Media”. Her Novel, THE EDGE, was a Literary Guild Choice.
Major grants include: The Guggenheim, 3 NEA’s, and NY Foundations for the Arts. Her major affiliations include: a Director of the Dramatists Guild Fund, The Actors Studio Playwrights Unit, Writers Guild East, The Author’s Guild, Pen, League of Professional Theater Women, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, and PEN.
Shirley hails from Des Moines, Iowa, holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern, a Masters Degree from the University of Wisconsin and did postgraduate study with Elizabeth Bowen, Harold Clurman and Richard Elman . She lives in the City with her husband. Their three daughters maintain homes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Rifton, NY.
About the Book: Shirley first presented THE RADIANT in Workshop at The Actors Studio, then the play enjoyed a World Premiere at New Theatre, Florida, starring Angelica Page. Shirley received 3 Sloan Science Foundation Awards: an original commission followed by two “production enhancement” Awards. Subsequently she received a Dramatists Guild Grant for her new work. The play then won a “ TCG Edgerton Award”, naming THE RADIANT as “One of the 40 Best New American Plays of 2011”.
Set over a century ago in Paris, Normandy and Stockholm, THE RADIANT centers on the true story of the tempestuous life Marie Curie --the brilliant scientist who discovered radium – all the while caught in a scandal that rocks Paris. Widowed at 39 with two young children to raise, she
Location: Street: The Drama Book Shop Additional: 250 W. 40th St. City: New York, Province: New York Postal Code: 10018-1511 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Book Club for 20-Somethings
For this meeting the Book Club for 20-Somethings will be reading the short story "Bring the Jubilee by Ward Moore, which can be found in the short story collection "The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century" by Harry Turtledove.
The book club will also be reading an optional book, "David Copperfield" over the course of 3 meetings. For the August 21st meeting, we will be reading chapters 1-24.
Previous Books Read this Year:
January: Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
February: World War Z by Max Brooks
March: Stiff by Mary Roach
April: Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories by Gene Wolfe
May: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
June: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
July: All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka and Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
August 7: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Categories: Book Club, Adults Only
NJ Landmarks Room (added from RSS Feed)… (more)
Laura Nelkin, a prolific independent knitwear designer, graduated from Cornell with a degree in Apparel Design. A former design director, Laura sells her knit pattern and kit line to yarn stores worldwide and teaches workshops around the country and online with Craftsy.com. Her patterns have been published through Nelkin Designs, and in The Rhinebeck Sweater, Scarf Style 2, Knitscene, and Knitty. Laura lives near Ithaca, New York. Visit her at www.nelkindesigns.com. (added from Random House)… (more)
Richard Mishaan, Judith Nasatir
Paul Williams -- Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life
, Thursday, September 18 at 7pm
Meet John Scalzi
as he reads from his new science fiction novel Lock In
. (added from Macmillan)
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