Monday, February 2, 7:30pm at Congregation Beth Elohim
Brooklyn By the Book presents Ron Lieber, with Jennifer Senior
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New York Times “Your Money” columnist Ron Lieber says that parents should talk about money much more often with their kids, no matter their age, since those conversations can help imprint good values. In his new book, The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money, Lieber explains the value of talking to kids about everything from tooth-fairy awards to their parents’ salaries to college tuition. Lieber will be in conversation with Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood. Stick around after the event to sample the world premiere of the Ample Hills Creamery ice cream flavors Want and Need.
Friday, February 6, 4pm
Kids Event: George O’Connor Drawing Demo
Draw your favorite characters from the pantheon of Greek gods and explore mythology with George O’Connor, author and illustrator of the Olympians series of graphic novels. Learn about the creation of the seventh book in the series, Ares: Bringer of War, as O’Connor leads a drawing workshop for kids (ideal for age seven and up).
Tuesday, February 17, 7pm
Bill Roorbach and Melissa Falcon Field
Bill Roorbach’s The Remedy for Love, a finalist for the first Kirkus Prize, is a humorous and harrowing story of two lost souls forced together in the Maine wilderness. In What Burns Away, Melissa Falcon Field’s debut novel about loyalty and consequences, a young mother sinks into depression and reckless behavior after she relocates to a cold climate and reconnects with an ex-boyfriend.
Wednesday, February 18, 7pm
John Benditt in conversation with Rob Spillman
A man wakes from a fever-dream compelled to build a boat and sail to the isolated island of his birth. Along the way he is swept up by the sea, a torrid love affair, and a fanatical religious movement. John Benditt’s debut novel, The Boatmaker, is a fabulistic odyssey and everyman’s journey through the challenges of life. In conversation with Tin House editor Rob Spillman, with complimentary bourbon.
Thursday, February 19, 7pm
Joshua Max Feldman and Alena Graedon
Two first-time novelists celebrate the paperback releases of their much-praised books. Joshua Max Feldman’s modern retelling of The Book of Jonah is the story of a successful Manhattan lawyer whose life is upended when he has a bizarre and seemingly biblical vision at a party. Alena Graedon’s The Word Exchange is a dystopian investigation of a not-so-distant future in which language is bought and sold after the disappearance of the printed word.
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 4pm at the Brooklyn Public Library
Gotham: New York City’s Best Writers: Richard Ford
In Let Me Be Frank with You, Richard Ford reinvents his character Frank Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four richly luminous narratives, Bascombe (and Ford) attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity. Bascombe appeared previously in The Sportswriter, the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner winningIndependence Day, and The Lay of the Land. Through Bascombe—protean, funny, profane, wise, often inappropriate—readers meet the aspirations, sorrows, longings, achievements and failings of an American life in the twilight of the twentieth century.
Tuesday, February 24, 7pm
Janet Krone Kennedy
Many books offer advice on how to get infants and toddlers to sleep on a schedule, but Janet Krone Kennedy’s The Good Sleeper actually works. How do we know? Because it was field tested by one of our staff members–a new (and eternally grateful) mother.
Saturday, February 28, 11am
Storytime with Author Steven Weinberg
Illustrator and writer Steven Weinberg’s newest storybook, Rex Finds an Egg! Egg! Egg!, is about a rambunctious T. Rex who journeys across the prehistoric landscape to save the thing he loves most.