The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library is pleased to announce its ‘Books Sandwiched In’ book review series for the spring. 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. Save some time to visit The Library Store!
March 17 - Being Mortal: Medicine and What Happens in the End by Atul Gawande
Reviewer: Timothy Quill, MD - Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry & Medical Humanities, U of R School of Medicine & Dentistry, and Director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities & Palliative Care
March 24 - Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide by Joel Cohen
Reviewer: Thomas Richards - Former Mayor, City of Rochester
March 31 - Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Reviewer: Timothy Donaher - Monroe County Public Defender
April 7 - On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom by Dennis McNally
Reviewer: Jeff Spevak - Arts & Entertainment Writer, Democrat & Chronicle
April 14 - The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History by Boris Johnson
Reviewer: Stewart Weaver, PhD - Professor of British History, U of R
April 21 - Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland
Reviewer: Thomas Warfield - Founder & Artistic Director of PeaceArt International and Director of RIT/NTID Dance Company
April 28 - Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality by Danielle Allen
Reviewer: Verdis Robinson - Assistant Professor of History & African-American Studies, MCC
May 5 - Let Me Be Frank With You by Richard Ford
Reviewer: Jim Memmott, PhD - Retired Senior Editor, Democrat & Chronicle and Adjunct Assistant, Professor of English, U of R
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.