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Thursday, September 21st 6:30pm

Ben Loory returns with a second collection of timeless fables and fairy tales, inviting us to enter his worlds of whimsical fantasy, deep empathy, and playful humor, in the signature voice that drew readers to his highly-praised first collection. In stories that eschew literary realism, Loory’s characters demonstrate richly imagined and surprising perspectives, whether they be that of dragons or swordsmen, star-crossed lovers or long-lost twins, restaurateurs dreaming of...

Monday, September 25th 6:30pm

Presented in conjunction with the Finnish Embassy 

From the internationally best-selling author of Purge and When the Doves Disappeared, a spellbinding new novel set in present-day Helsinki, about a young woman with a...

Tuesday, September 26th 6:30pm

     In the opening months of 1949, U.S. President Harry S. Truman found himself faced with a looming diplomatic catastrophe--"perhaps the greatest that this country has ever suffered," as the journalist Walter Lippmann put it. Throughout the spring and summer, Mao Zedong's Communist armies fanned out across mainland China, annihilating the rival troops of...

Thursday, September 28th 6:30pm

     From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a four-hundred-year journey of this spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next Big Things—the inventions, techniques, and industries that drove...

Wednesday, October 4th 6:30pm

Bestselling author Blaine Hardenreturns with one of the most jaw-dropping—and previously untold—spy stories of the twentieth century. King of Spiesreveals the unlikely rise and tragic fall of Donald Nichols, a seventh-grade dropout who at the dawn of the cold war transformed himself into a black-ops genius. His commanders called...