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Opposing Views: A Civil Conversation

Does a Federal Paid Family Leave Policy Help or Hurt Families?

To better understand the debate around paid family leave—and to illustrate the value of discussion across differences—Emmy-Award winning broadcaster John Donvan will host a conversation between two people who hold opposing views on whether a federal paid family leave policy helps or hurts families.

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Aug 7, 2017 • 7:00 pm
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$10

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Atul Gawande

In Conversation with Sarah Kliff

A practicing surgeon, Atul Gawande fearlessly reveals the struggles of his profession through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and others in Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.

Date:
Sep 6, 2017 • 7:00 pm
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1 ticket + 1 book: $25

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Nicole Krauss

Delving into issues of identity, purpose, the rejection of convention, and the possibility of looking beyond ourselves toward the infinite, Forest Dark is a profound exploration of how we control our own narrative and how that narrative can control us.

Date:
Sep 13, 2017 • 7:00 pm
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Ticket: $14
1 ticket + 1 book: $30
2 tickets + 1 book: $40

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Authors & Talks

Franklin Foer

In Conversation with Hanna Rosin

In World Without Mind, journalist Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech.

Date:
Sep 14, 2017 • 7:00 pm
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Ticket: $16
1 ticket + 1 book: $30
2 tickets + 1 book: $40

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Patti Smith

From the renowned writer, performer, visual artist, and author comes Devotion, an exploration of the nature of creative invention.

Date:
Sep 18, 2017 • 7:00 pm
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1 ticket + 1 book: $30

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Authors & Talks

Salman Rushdie

Set in New York City against the backdrop of modern American politics, The Golden House is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention.

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Date:
Sep 25, 2017 • 7:00 pm
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1 ticket + 1 book: $40

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Whitney Cummings

The Los-Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer and producer is the executive producer and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls, which is currently in its sixth season. She also wrote, produced and starred in Whitney, which aired on NBC from 2011 to 2013. Cummings directed her first feature film The Female Brain, which will be released in 2017.

Date:
Oct 7, 2017 • 7:00 pm
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1 ticket + 1 book (include meet & greet): $45

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Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh

Known for his inventive savory and vegetarian dishes, as well as his London delis and fine-dining restaurant, NOPI, Ottolenghi is sharing his secrets for making the very best baked goods, desserts, and confections in Sweet, written with Helen Goh.

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Date:
Oct 9, 2017 • 7:00 pm
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Esther Perel

In The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, the renowned sex therapist challenges assumptions, upends conventional wisdom, and offers a nuanced look at affairs from multiple viewpoints.

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Date:
Oct 17, 2017 • 7:00 pm
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Van Jones

In Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together, the CNN political contributor offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change.

Date:
Oct 19, 2017 • 7:00 pm
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