The Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library proudly continues its 60th anniversary of ‘Books Sandwiched In’ by announcing the fall 2016 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, or stop by Starry Nites Café, located on the first floor of Central's Bausch Lomb Public Library Building.
The Fall 2016 BSI series:
September 13, 2016
A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold
Reviewer: Patricia Sine, Executive Director, NAMI Rochester
September 20, 2016
The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe by Stephon Alexander
Reviewer: Savi Iyer, PhD., Assistant Provost for Curriculum & Assessment, Professor of Physics, SUNY at Geneseo
September 27, 2016
The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution by Micah White
Reviewer: Jon Greenbaum, Organizer, Roc/ACTS, a faith-based community organizing project of Monroe County congregations
October 11, 2016
City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp by Ben Rawlence
Reviewer: Faziri Ndahiro, Founder & President, F. Global Refugee Services
October 18, 2016
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Reviewer: Ryan Acuff, Social Worker, House of Mercy, and Volunteer, Take Back the Land Rochester
October 25, 2016
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: A Novel by Dominic Smith
Reviewer: Roz Goldman, Fine Art Appraiser
November 1, 2016
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick
Reviewer: Carolyn Vacca, PhD., Associate Professor & Chair, History Department, St. John Fisher College
November 8, 2016
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger
Reviewer: Todd Baxter, Executive Director, Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.
(Free coffee for veterans attending this review)
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.