"You Can't Fire the Bad Ones!": And 18 Other Myths about Teachers, Teachers Unions, and Public Education


William Ayers
Author Event (Education)
Tuesday April 17, 2018 7:00 PM

     
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February 2018

Tuesday

20

Laura Lippman in Conversation with David Simon

Laura Lippman
Author Event (Fiction)
Tuesday February 20, 2018 7:00 PM Bestselling author Laura Lippman returns with a superb novel of psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck: two people locked in a passionate yet uncompromising game of cat and mouse. But instead of rules, this game has dark secrets, forbidden desires, inevitable betrayals--and cold-blooded murder. One is playing a long game. But which one?

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Wednesday

21

The Common Good

Robert B. Reich
Author Event (Philosophy)
Wednesday February 21, 2018 7:00 PM Author Robert B. Reich roots his argument in everyday reality, demonstrating the existence of a common good, and argues that it is this that defines a society or a nation. We undergo virtuous cycles that reinforce and build the common good, as well as vicious cycles that undermine it. America has been in a slowly accelerating vicious cycle--one that can and must be reversed.

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Thursday

22

Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016

Steve Coll
Author Event (Current Affairs)
Thursday February 22, 2018 7:00 PM Author Steve Coll discusses America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11.

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Tuesday

27

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Steven Pinker
Author Event (Non-Fiction)
Tuesday February 27, 2018 7:00 PM Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker makes the case for reason, science, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress.

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March 2018

Thursday

01

Karen Karbo in Conversation With Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin

Karen Karbo
Author Event (Cultural Studies)
Thursday March 01, 2018 7:00 PM In Praise of Difficult Women spotlights the spirited rule breakers who charted their own ways. Their lives--imperfect, elegant, messy, glorious--provide inspiration and instruction. Karbo distills these lessons with wit and humor, examining the themes that connect us to each of these mesmerizing personalities today: success and style, love and authenticity, daring and courage.

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Tuesday

06

Travel as a Political Act

Rick Steves
Author Event (Transport)
Tuesday March 06, 2018 7:00 PM With the world facing divisive, frightening events, there's never been a more important time to travel. After years of living out of a suitcase, acclaimed travel writer Rick Steves still marvels at how different cultures find different truths to be self-evident. When we travel thoughtfully, we bring back the most beautiful souvenir of all: a broader perspective on the world that we all call home.

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Wednesday

07

2017 Discover Awards Finalists

Jessica Bruder, Leah Carroll, Megan Hunter, Lisa Ko, Michael W. Twitty
Author Event (Fiction)
Wednesday March 07, 2018 7:00 PM

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Thursday

08

Janice Kaplan in Conversation With Dr. Barnaby Marsh

Barnaby Marsh, Janice Kaplan
Author Event (Self Improvement)
Thursday March 08, 2018 7:00 PM In How Luck Happens, co-authors Janice Kaplan and Dr. Barnaby Marsh uncover the unexpected, little-understood science behind what we call "luck," proving that many seemingly random events are actually under your--and everyone's--control. They reveal the simple techniques to create luck in love and marriage, business and career, and health, happiness, and family relationships.

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Tuesday

13

Una reina como tu

Francisca Lachapel
Author Event (Libros en Espanol)
Tuesday March 13, 2018 7:00 PM

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Wednesday

14

Don't Bullsh*t Yourself!: Crush the Excuses That Are Holding You Back

Jon Taffer
Author Event (Self Improvement)
Wednesday March 14, 2018 7:00 PM During his years as an entrepreneur, consultant, and star of hit show Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer has witnessed the destruction that results when people bullsh*t themselves. He argues that excuses are the root cause of nearly every problem. Fortunately, Jon knows how to fix your excuse habit for good.

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Tuesday

20

(((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump

Jonathan Weisman
Author Event (Other)
Tuesday March 20, 2018 7:00 PM Jonathan Weisman presents a short, literary, powerful contemplation on how Jews are viewed in America since the election of Donald J. Trump, and how we can move forward to fight anti-Semitism. He proposes a unification of American Judaism around the defense of self and of others even more vulnerable.

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Wednesday

21

Alternate Side: A Novel

Anna Quindlen
Author Event (Fiction)
Wednesday March 21, 2018 7:00 PM Some days Nora Nolan thinks that she and her husband Charlie lead a charmed life. Until a terrible incident shakes the neighborhood, and her enviable dead-end block turns into a potent symbol of a divided city. With an acute eye that captures the snap crackle of modern life, bestselling author Anna Quindlen explores what it means to be a mother, a wife, and a woman at a moment of reckoning.

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