Central Library - Fall 2017 Books Sandwiched In Series

The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library proudly continues its ‘Books Sandwiched In’ program by announcing the fall 2017 book review series. Having grown a bit since its 1956 beginnings when patrons called HA 6-6200 in the Rundel Library to reserve a 75-cent ham salad box lunch, the book review series remains a beloved staple of Rochester culture, bringing in community leaders to review nationally-acclaimed books.

All reviews are held in the Kate Gleason Auditorium at Central Library, 115 South Avenue in downtown Rochester, NY. BSI reviews are held on Tuesdays from 12:12-12:52 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Participants are invited to bring their lunch. 

The Fall 2017 BSI series:

September 19, 2017
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes  by Dan Egan
Reviewer: Veronica Volk
Great Lakes Reporter/Producer WXXI News

September 26, 2017 
Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Reviewer: Louis Spiotti
Executive Director, Intercollegiate Athletics, RIT

October 3, 2017
Becoming Ms. Burton:  From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women by Susan Burton & Cari Lynn
Reviewer: Susan Porter
Executive Director, Judicial Process Commission
October 10, 2017
The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters by Tom Nichols
Reviewer: William Destler, PhD
President Emeritus, RIT

October 17, 2017
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Reviewer: Eric Monier, PhD
Associate Professor of Physics, SUNY Brockport

October 24, 2017
Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash
Reviewer:  Iman Abid
Organizer, New York Civil Liberties Union, 
Genesee Valley Chapter 

October 31, 2017
High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic by Glenn Frankel
Reviewer: Jack Garner
Jazz & Film Columnist, Democrat & Chronicle

November 7, 2017
Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman
Reviewer: Glenn Kellogg
Urban Economist, Hart’s Local Grocers 

The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library conducts essential fundraising and provides valued programs to enhance and promote the Rochester Public Library - the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County. For more information, visit www.ffrpl.org or contact Rebecca Fuss, Director of Programming & Outreach, at (585) 428-8350 or Rebecca.Fuss@libraryweb.org.










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