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April 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Dr. Adrienne L. Simone, Dr. Jaqueline Worth, and Danielle Claro celebrate the launch of their New Rules of Pregnancy

Picture this: a calm, chill pregnancy book with the magical soothing powers of a yoga class. That’s the approach of The New Rules of Pregnancy. Here the experts guide you, the modern pregnant woman, through all aspects of pregnant life in an easy-to-digest, compassionate, and motivating way. Instead of a detailed week-by-week look at your baby’s development, it’s all about you, and how to help your pregnancy go as smoothly as possible. It assumes an intelligent, busy reader (who, somewhere inside, is shouting, “Just tell me what to do!”). Every aspect of pregnant life is covered—from the practical details (how to fly pregnant) to the complex issues (“What makes it postpartum depression?”). The book also covers that critical “fourth trimester”—“Nursing” and “How to Feel Like Yourself Again”—because once the baby is born, self-care typically goes out the window, and you really need someone to have your back. Its strong point of view and expertise come from gynecologist Adrienne Simone and obstetrician Jaqueline Worth—two renowned New York doctors dedicated to bringing patients the safest, calmest, least invasive pregnancies possible. The book’s voice—motivating, supportive, real—comes from Danielle Claro, coauthor of The New Health Rules.
“As caring as the physicians who wrote it, The New Rules of Pregnancy contains all you need to know about the amazing sci-fi adventure that is having a baby. Wise, beautiful, and needed.”
—Amy Poehler
 
“A mindful, intelligent guide—supportive, concise, and full of actionable advice. This is the pregnancy book I would give to my daughter.”
—Frank Lipman, MD
Start: April 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: April 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

April 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Emma Otheguy launches her new YA book Silver Meadows Summer

Eleven-year-old Carolina’s summer–and life as she knows it–is upended when Papi loses his job, and she and her family must move from Puerto Rico to her Tía Cuca and Uncle Porter’s house in upstate New York. Now Carolina must attend Silver Meadows camp, where her bossy older cousin Gabriela rules the social scene.  Just as Carolina worries she’ll have to spend the entire summer in Gabriela’s shadow, she makes a friend of her own in Jennifer, a fellow artist. Carolina gets another welcome surprise when she stumbles upon a long-abandoned cottage in the woods near the campsite and immediately sees its potential as a creative haven for making art. There, with Jennifer, Carolina begins to reclaim the parts of the life she loved in Puerto Rico and forget about how her relationship with Mami has changed and how distant Papi has become.  But when the future of Silver Meadows and the cottage is thrown into jeopardy, Carolina and–to everyone’s surprise–Gabriela come up with a plan to save them. Will it work?

Start: April 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: April 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

May 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Celebrate the launch of 20 Recipes Kids Should Know with Esme & Calista Washburn

Whether they’re helping stir cake batter or producing their own YouTube cooking channel, kids of all ages are getting increasingly busy in the kitchen. This cookbook features twenty classic recipes that are fun, healthy, adaptable, and easy to prepare. From banana bread and the perfect grilled cheese to breaded chicken and apple pie, each recipe is written in a clear, accessible style that young cooks of every level will be able to follow. The author is a young chef whose love of cooking developed from her own family’s food traditions like baking popovers with her grandmother and Sunday-night pizza making. This book is the perfect launching pad to finding their way around the kitchen.—or launching their own cookbook.

Start: May 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: May 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

June 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Christin Brecher launches her debut mystery Murder’s No Votive Confidence

Jessica Sterling’s candlelight-themed nuptials promises to be the perfect kick-off to the summer’s first official holiday weekend. Stella’s thrilled to have been chosen to provide the decorative centerpiece for the wedding ceremony: a two-foot-tall scented unity candle—a symbol of the happy couple’s love. But it looks like the bride-to-be’s uncle won’t be walking his niece down the aisle after he’s found dead. The murder weapon is Stella’s seemingly indestructible candle, now split in two.

When a beloved local bartender is arrested, Stella’s sure a visiting police captain running the case made a rush to justice. With superstitious brides-to-be canceling orders and sales waxing and waning at her store, the Wick & Flame owner decides to do some sleuthing of her own. Abetted by a charming reporter and challenged by the town’s sexiest cop, Stella’s determined to shine a light on the truth and uncover a killer who’s snuffing out her own flame.

Start: June 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: June 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

September 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Rosanne L. Kurstedt launches her debut picture book Karate Kid

A goat kid loves to do karate! And he is sure to inspire young kids to try karate as well. Follow Goat as se goes through the major stances and karate moves, teaching readers to channel focus and strength through each pose. Karate Kid‘s simple, measured, and meditative text is complemented by playful yet instructive illustrations by Mark Chambers to teach youngsters how to get involved in karate–and to have fun while doing so, too.

Start: September 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
End: September 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

September 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Kate & Jim McMullan celebrate the publication of their new picture book As Warm as the Sun

Start: September 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: September 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Libby Babbott-Klein returns to launch Baby Feminists, Too

Rosa Parks, Mia Hamm, Nelson Mandela, and Amelia Earhart were all once adorable babies–and you can meet them (and more) in this follow-up to runaway hit Baby Feminists!

On the heels of Baby Feminists, here are ten more pioneering icons in a second board book for budding leaders of all ages. Lift the die-cut flaps to discover how cute these change-makers can be, inspiring the next generation of artists, athletes, and activists to join the fight for equality and inclusion. In sturdy 7″ x 7″ board book format, this is truly a perfect gift for babies and their grownups to share and enjoy.

Start: September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: September 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Shirley Mueller launches her debut Inside the Head of a Collector

Collecting objects gives enormous pleasure to approximately one third of the population, providing such benefits as intellectual stimulation, the thrill of the chase, and leaving a legacy. On the other hand, the same pursuit can engender pain; for example, paying too much for an object, unknowingly buying a fake, or dealing with the frustrations of collection dispersal. Until recently, there was no objective way to enhance the positive (pleasure) aspects of collecting and minimize the negative (pain). Now, for the first time, scientific research in neuro- and behavioral economics gives us a way to turn this around. The contents of this book are cutting edge, unique and sure to get attention. Mueller breaks new ground in an area not previously explored. Her information is relevant not only for collectors, but also for colleges, and universities which teach collection management, plus museum staff who interact with collectors and dealers of objects desired by collectors. Heavily illustrated with ceramics from Mueller’s collection and packed with useful information, this book will become a required vital resource.

Start: September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: September 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Sydney Stern Launches Her Latest Book The Brothers Mankiewicz

Herman J. (1897-1953) and Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909-1993) wrote, produced, and directed over 150 pictures. With Orson Welles, Herman wrote the screenplay for Citizen Kane and shared the picture’s only Academy Award. Joe earned the second pair of his four Oscars for writing and directing All About Eve, which also won Best Picture. Despite triumphs as diverse as Monkey Business and Cleopatra and Pride of the Yankees and Guys and Dolls, the witty, intellectual brothers spent their Hollywood years deeply discontented and yearning for what they did not have–a career in New York theater. For this first dual portrait of the Mankiewicz brothers, Sydney Ladensohn Stern draws on interviews, letters, diaries, and other documents still in private hands to provide a uniquely intimate behind-the-scenes chronicle of the lives, loves, work, and relationship between these complex men.

Start: November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: November 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Celebrate the re-publication of Wally the Wordworm with Anne Fadiman and illustrator Arnold Roth

A worm who lives on words, Wally finds himself starved for inspiration . . . until the day he slithers into a magical book: the dictionary. From this moment, he embarks upon a logomaniacal odyssey of epic proportions, munching on the likes of “eft” and “escalator,” “ptarmigan” and “sesquipedalian.” From Wally the Wordworm’s first publication in 1964, children and adults alike have been delighted by Wally’s wriggling through rhymes and words of increasing difficulty and complexity, his acrobatics whimsically illustrated by The New Yorker cartoonist Arnold Roth.

Genuinely fun to read aloud, and complete with an afterword by Clifton Fadiman’s daughter, Anne Fadiman, Wally the Wordworm instills in young readers a love of words and language and an early appreciation for their vast possibilities.

Start: November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
End: November 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
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