Tag: Books

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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Hudson Children’s Book Festival, May 4

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The Hudson Children’s Book Festival, established in 2009, is held each year in the city of Hudson, NY, and strives to create, sustain, and nurture a culture of literacy in partnership with our community and schools. This free, public event fosters a love of reading as families meet and greet world-class creators of books for children of all ages.

The featured author for 2019 is Seymour Simon, whom the New York Times called “the dean of the [children’s science] field,” and is the author of over 300 highly acclaimed science books, more than seventy-five of which have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Simon has introduced tens of millions of children to a staggering array of subjects, and says: “I’m more interested in arousing enthusiasm in kids than I am in teaching the facts. The facts may change, but that enthusiasm for exploring the world will remain with them for the rest of their lives.”

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 10am – 3pm

LOCATION:
Hudson High School
215 Harry Howard Ave
Hudson, NY 12534

ADMISSION:
Free

MORE:
hudsonchildrensbookfestival.com
facebook.com/Hudson-Childrens-Book-Festival
twitter.com/HudsonCBF

 

 

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Author Event w/ Peter Biskind at Chatham Library, Mar 23

Renowned film critic Peter Biskind will be at the Chatham Library to talk about his latest book, The Sky is Falling: How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great For Extremism. Biskind is well known in Columbia County for programming films shown at the Crandall Theater and serving as the Executive Director of the annual FilmColumbia Festival.

51UMaulnQOL._SX310_BO1,204,203,200_Biskind is a cultural critic, film historian and former editor-in-chief of American Film magazine and executive editor of Premiere. His articles have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Paris Match. He is currently a contributing editor to Vanity Fairand a staff writer for Esquire magazine.

He has published seven other books, including: Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood; Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film; Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America; and My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles.

A question and answer session, a reception, and a book signing will follow the talk.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, March 23, 2019 / 3:30pm

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

ADMISSION:
Free and Open to the public

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

 

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Gail Giles “Winter Light” Art Exhibit at Chatham Bookstore

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In addition to offering current and classic books for readers of all ages, plus a diverse selection of art supplies, the Chatham Bookstore also provides artists with a venue to display their work.

Currently on display is “Winter Light” by Gail Giles. Giles has been painting and drawing – in all seasons – the pathways, fields and vistas of the Columbia County and Hudson Valley region for more than forty years. The paintings in Winter Light reflect the quiet beauty of our longest season.

DATE/TIME:
Exhibit runs through through January 16, 2019.

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

ADMISSION:
Free

MORE:
ChathamBookStore.com
facebook.com/thechathambookstore

 

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