On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service
Thursday, August 10 at 7 PM
Join us as Agatha Award-winner Rhys Bowen, the New York Times bestselling author of Crowned and Dangerous, reads from her amusing new Royal Spyness Mystery - the 11th in the series!
Lady Georgiana Rannoch doesn't think she has anything to lose by abdicating her place in line in order to marry her Catholic fiance. The queen assures Georgie that she'll grant her request in exchange for a favor: The Prince of Wales and Mrs. Simpson will be attending a house party in Italy, and Georgie must make sure the couple doesn't try to elope. She also plans to check in on her friend Belinda, who is hiding - pregnant and unwed - in Italy. The house party includes Georgie's aloof mother and her profiteering German boyfriend, a blackmailing count, a priest, and a couple of Nazis. The blackmailer is murdered and, of course, everyone had reason to want him dead.
Join us as Rhys Bowen, the New York Times bestselling author of , reads from her amusing new Royal Spyness Mystery.
Lady Georgiana Rannoch juggles secret missions from the Queen, Darcy, and her mother. But it's all in a day's work when you're 35th in line to the British Crown.
JAMES FORMAN, JR.
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
Wednesday, August 16 at 7 PM
Don't miss an important and fascinating discussion with James Forman, Jr., Yale Law School professor and former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
As America's criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate, critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As Forman points out, however, the war on crime that began in the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders in the nation's urban centers, and he seeks to understand why.
Dead on Arrival (Launch)
Tuesday, August 22 at 7 PM
Pulitzer Prize winner Matt Richtel of The New York Times will read from his lightning-paced new novel Dead on Arrival.
An airplane lands at a desolate airport in a remote Colorado ski town, and Dr. Lyle Martin, a world-class infectious disease specialist, awakens to shocking news: Everyone not on the plane appears to be dead. A lethal new kind of virus has surfaced, and now Dr. Martin is at the center of the investigation.
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Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America
Wednesday, October 11 at 7 PM
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