Central Library - Fall 2018 Books Sandwiched In Series

The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library proudly continues its ‘Books Sandwiched In’ program by announcing the fall 2018 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 2018 BSI series:

September 18, 2018
Barracoon  by Zora Neale Hurston
Reviewer:  Curtis Rivers
Owner of the independent African American store Mood Makers Books in Village Gate

September 25, 2018
Henry David Thoreau: A Life by Laura Dassow Walls
Reviewer:  Reverend Dr. Richard (Dick) S. Gilbert
Former leader of the First Unitarian Church

October 2, 2018
With the End in Mind: Dying, Death & Wisdom in an Age of Denial  by Kathryn Mannix
Reviewer:  Dr. Chin-lin Ching
Director of Palliative Care, Highland Hospital

October 9, 2018
The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table by Rick Bragg
Reviewer:  Chef Jerry Manley
Former owner of Flour City Diner in Brighton and the Grill on East

(No BSI review on October 16, 2018)

October 23, 2018
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir  by Patrice Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandale
Reviewer:  Alexus Clark
Teen Empowerment Youth Organizer from the
Center for Teen Empowerment

October 30, 2018
There There  by Tommy Orange
Reviewer:  Michael Galban
(Mono Lake Paiute/Washoe)
Curator, Historian and Interpretive Programs Assistant
Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan State Historic Site  

November 6, 2018
Why Baseball Matters by Susan Jacoby
Reviewer: Patti Singer
Democrat & Chronicle reporter who covered the Rochester Red Wings for many years

November 13, 2018
The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos by Christian Davenport
Reviewer: Dr. Jen Connelly
Lecturer, School of Physics and Astronomy
Rochester Institute of Technology, and her student Amber Dubill

The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library conducts essential fundraising and provides valued programs to enhance and promote the Rochester Public Library and 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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