The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library is pleased to announce its ‘Books Sandwiched In’ book review series for the fall. Books Sandwiched In programs are forty-minute lunchtime book talks given by local experts and celebrities.
All BSI reviews will be held in the Kate Gleason Auditorium at Central Library, 115 South Avenue in downtown Rochester. Books Sandwiched In reviews are held on Tuesdays from 12:12 to 12:52 pm, and are free and open to the public. Participants are invited to bring their lunch or stop by Tim Hortons, located right across the hall.
September 10 - My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Reviewer: Gladys Pedraza-Burgos, Chief Operations Officer, Ibero-American Action League
September 17 - Drinking Water: A History by James Salzman
Reviewer: Wayne Howard, Great Lakes Committee Chair, Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club
September 24 - College (un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What it Means for Students by Jeffrey J. Selingo
Reviewer: Anne Kress, PhD, President, Monroe Community College
October 1, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
Reviewer: Sandy Parker, President and CEO, Rochester Business Alliance
October 8, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
Reviewer: Anne Panning, PhD, Author and Professor of English, SUNY College at Brockport, Co-director of The Writers Forum and Art of Fact Award
October 15, The Last of the Doughboys by Richard Rubin
Reviewer: Patty Uttaro, Director, Rochester Public Library
October 22, Good Prose – The Art of Nonfiction by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd
Reviewer: Anne Coon, PhD, Author and Professor Emerita, College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology
October 29, Frankenstein’s Cat by Emily Anthes
Reviewer: Louis DiVincenti, DVM, Chief of Large Animal Medicine and Research, University of Rochester and associate veterinarian for Seneca Park Zoo
The mission of the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library is to raise public and private funds, enhance marketing and public relations services, and provide timely and innovative programming to support the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County and the Rochester Public Library.