Friends of the Library – Weekly Book Talks

Got a free hour at lunch time on Tuesdays? Head over to the Washington Avenue Branch and participate in the lively and engaging book talks hosted by the Friends of Albany Public Library!

The weekly book talks include reviews of timely and classic works, as well as author talks and special programs. The book talks are free and open to the public, and generally run from 12:15 to 1:30 pm every Tuesday in the large auditorium at the Washington Ave. Branch. The Friends also serve light refreshments.

The July 2015 Friends book talks are:

  • July 7 – Stoner, a novel by John Williams. Reviewer: Casey Seiler, Times Union State Editor and Columnist
  • July 14 – Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande. Reviewer: Allan Schneider, Ph.D., retired biophysicist
  • July 21 – A Canticle for Liebowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. Reviewer: Nancy Rosenblum, retired specialist in human resources and labor relations, and an Episcopal clergyperson.
  • July 28 – Special Program – “Operation Downfall: A Planned Invasion of Japan During World War II” – a lecture by Don Eberle, retired financial advisor.

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