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 40-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. Save some time to visit The Library Store!
September 9 - The Bill of the Century: Lyndon Johnson and the Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen
Reviewer: James Norman, President & CEO, Action for a Better Community
September 16 - Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies by Lawrence Goldstone
Reviewer: Trafford Doherty, Executive Director, Glenn H. Curtiss Museum
September 23 - The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic by John Demos
Reviewer: G. Peter Jemison, Manager, Ganondagan State Historic Site
September 30, The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Reviewer: Jennifer Litt, Owner, Jennifer Litt Writing Services
October 7, House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again by Atif Mian and Amir Sufi
Reviewer: John C. Ninfo II, retired United States bankruptcy judge
October 14, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley
Reviewer: William Cala, President, Joining Hearts and Hands, Ltd., and former Fairport Central School District superintendent
October 21, Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces by Radley Balko
Reviewer: James Maley, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, MCC, and retired Irondequoit Police Department sergeant
October 28, Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery
Reviewer: Grace Fuller, Executive Committee Member, Adirondack Mountain Club, Genesee Valley Chapter
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.