Tag: Books

Free Reads via Amazon Prime and Barnes & Noble

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Check out some free reads from Amazon Prime and Barnes & Noble.

Amazon Prime subscribers can get 67 Star Wars comics for free. They’re all Kindle editions, so you will need the corresponding Kindle app or PC viewer.

Barnes & Noble has free ebooks for kids. They can be accessed via the Nook Reading App, which is available for Android, iOS and Windows.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 19, 2020

 

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Author Event at the Chatham Bookstore w/ Melania Levitsky Reading From “The Gold in the Ground,” Mar 7

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The Chatham Bookstore is hosting an Author Event with Melania Levitsky on Saturday, March 7th.

Levitsky, the associate Artistic Director of Walking the dog Theater, reads from her new children’s book, “The Gold in the Ground”, and presents the original illustrations. Based on a folk tale from Kazakhstan, The Gold in the Ground tells the story of a farmer and a shepherd finding a pot of gold that nobody wants. Artwork from the book will be on display through April 26.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 7, 2020 / 3pm

LOCATION: The Chatham Bookstore
27 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037

ADMISSION: Free and Open to Everyone

MORE:
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facebook.com/thechathambookstore

 

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Author Event w/ Amy Bass at Chatham Library, Feb 22

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The Chatham Public Library’s Authors and Artists series presents Amy Bass, author of One Goal, and Those About Him Remained Silent on Saturday, February 22.

Emmy-award-winning writer Amy Bass will appear at the Chatham Public Library to give a talk on two of her books, including Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle over W.E.B. Du Bois, which provides the first detailed account of the battle over Du Bois and his legacy, as well as a history of Du Bois’s early life in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Bass locates the roots of the hostility to memorialize Du Bois in a cold war worldview that reduced complicated politics to a vehement hatred of both communism and, more broadly, anti-Americanism. The town’s reaction was intensified, she argues, by the racism encoded within cold war patriotism. Her latest book is One Goal: a Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together, which tells the inspiring story of the soccer team in a town bristling with racial tension that united Somali refugees and multi-generation Mainers in their quest for state – and ultimately national – glory.

A history professor by day, Bass has written about sport and race for SlateSalonCNN Opinion, and The Christian Century, and has been seen on NBC’s TODAY Show and heard on NPR on shows that include Midday, Under the RadarThe Takeaway, and Only A Game. She has served as senior research supervisor for NBC Olympic Sports, winning an Emmy Award for her work at the London Olympics in 2012.

The Authors and Artists speakers series is sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library and features a wide variety of fascinating speakers. 

DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 22, 2020 / 12pm

LOCATION: Chatham Public Library
11 Woodbridge Ave
Chatham, NY 12037

ADMISSION: Free and Open to the public

MORE:
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facebook.com/ChathamNYPublicLibrary
Email: chathampubliclibrary@chatham.k12.ny.us
Phone: 518-392-3666

 

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Spencertown Academy Festival of Books, Labor Day Weekend 2019

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The annual Festival of Books at Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a celebration of books and reading for the whole community. For three days in early September we welcome outstanding writers and poets and nearly 2,000 readers and book-lovers to our 1847 schoolhouse in rural Columbia County. This year’s festival will feature a visit from Froggy on Saturday morning for the kids.

The festival opens Friday with Members’ Only Preview Day, giving members and their guests early access to the book rooms. Admission is free for members, $10 for each member guest. Membership has its privileges! Join now to ensure early access, or purchase a membership at the door on Friday. Members also receive one or more free book(s), and may celebrate their purchases at an evening wine and cheese reception.

All other programming on Saturday, Sunday and Monday — book sales, children’s program and author presentations – is free to all.

DATES/TIMES:
Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2, 2019

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LOCATION
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Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY 12165


MORE
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SpencertownAcademy.org
facebook.com/SpencertownAcademy
Phone: (518) 392-3693

 

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Author Event at the Chatham Bookstore w/ Ruth Reichl Reading From ‘Save Me the Plums’, May 10

 

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Renowned food writer and restaurant critic Ruth Reichl shares her new memoir, “Save Me the Plums,” about her years as editor-in-chief at “Gourmet Magazine.” Published by Random House. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q & A follow a brief reading. Refreshments will be served.

DATE/TIME:
Friday, May 10, 2019 / 5pm – 7pm

LOCATION:
The Chatham Bookstore
27 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037

ADMISSION:
Free

MORE:
ChathamBookStore.com
facebook.com/thechathambookstore

 

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