Welcome to Winter Park, Florida

  • Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 10:00am to Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00pm

    BANNED BOOK WEEK 

    September 25th - October 1st 

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm


    SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR FALL SEASON INAUGURAL BOOK CLUB

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 @ 6:30pm

    For our first month back we are going to do a meet & greet book swap! Bring one of your favorite books to trade and who knows, maybe you'll end up with your new favorite book.  We will be handing out Publisher's Advanced Readers for soon to be released books...along with a glass of wine. 

  • Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    MEG CABOT

    Becky Flowers loves her small-town life, her small-town business, and especially the small-town wedding she’s planning. She hasn’t thought about her no good high school ex, Reed Stewart, in years. Until suddenly—thanks to a news story that goes viral on every gossip site on the Internet—Reed comes bursting back into her life like an Indiana summer twister.

    Winter Park Public Library will be hosting Meg Cabot and her new book The Boy is Back

     

  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    JAY ASHER 

    Jay Asher has toured the country, meeting and connecting with teens in literally all 50 states. He and his previous book,Thirteen Reasons Why have impacted and changed the lives of countless young adults.

    In Asher’s newest book, What Light he continues to focus on themes of hope and forgiveness. He says “I wrote this book for teens who have seen dark days, but hold on to the hope that things will get better.” What Light weaves together a thought provoking and emotionally uplifting narrative on self love.

     

  • Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    John Benditt had a distinguished career as a science journalist. He was an editor at Scientific American and at Science before serving as editor in chief of Technology Review. The Boatmaker is his debut novel.

    In The Boatmaker, a man from a small island at the periphery of an unnamed country close to Europe builds a boat and voyages to the capital of his kingdom. There are ap-parently no Jews on the island where he was born and he has no sense of his own possible Jewish history. In the capital, he encounters for the first time both deeply rooted anti-Semitism and a radical movement that mixes racial hatred and fanatical religious beliefs. When this volatile combination erupts in violence, the islander must confront the possibility of his own Jewish identity and make a fateful choice.

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Leah Kaminsky, physician and award-winning author, is Poetry Editor at the Medical Journal of Australia. Her books in-clude We’re All Going to Die, Writer MD, and Cracking the Code. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

    The Waiting Room tells the story of Dina, an Australian doctor born to Holocaust survivors who struggles to cope with life in Haifa during the ever-present threat of a terrorist attack. While dealing with difficult patients, a six-year-old son, and a marriage under strain, Dina is haunted by the dead mother she would ra-ther forget.


    Ezra Glinter is the Forward’s deputy culture editor. His writing has appeared in the New Republic, Paris Review Daily, Bookforum, and The Walrus. His biog-raphy of the Lubavitcher Rebbe is forthcoming from Yale University Press.

    Have I Got a Story for You, Forty-two stories from America's greatest Yiddish newspaper, pub-lished in English for the first time. 

    The Forward is the most renowned Yiddish newspaper in the world. It welcomed generations of immigrants to the United States, brought them news of Europe and the Middle East, and provided them with everything from comic strips to noodle kugel recipes. It also published some of the most acclaimed Yiddish fiction writers of all time, includ-ing Nobel Prize laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer, Forward editor Abra-ham Cahan, and novelists Sholem Asch and Chaim Grade. Ezra Glinter and the Forward staff have combed through the archives to find the best stories published during the newspaper's 120-year history, from wartime novellas to avant-garde fiction to satirical sketches about im-migrant life in New York. These stories, now in English for the first time, expressed the concerns of Yiddish writers and their millions of readers, including the challenges of immigration, both World Wars, and changing forms of Jewish identity.

     

     

  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Friday, December 16, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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