This fall, Scarsdale Library welcomes a series of educational speakers, 3 authors from various disciplines and backgrounds who will speak at the library on separate occasions throughout October and November, offering insight into their recent works as well as the opportunity to interact with and answer questions from library patrons.
- Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 from 8:00 – 10:00pm: Eric Alterman, a graduate of Scarsdale High School, is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist and historian, as well as Distinguished Professor of English and Journalism at Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. to discuss his most recent book, The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama, among other topics. Told through the lens of those who brought it to life, THE CAUSE recounts the struggles liberals have waged, working to transform government and the worlds of entertainment, law, media, and the course of public opinion to try to end economic inequality, racial discrimination, and political repression.
- Wednesday October 17th,2012 7:30pm: Author Susan Shaprio Barash will be speaking about her 13th book, The Nine Phases of Marriage: How To Make It, Break It, Keep It, which chronicles the true confessions of women who have been through it all – including marriage, childbearing and rearing, divorce, remarriage and the death of a spouse. Susan teaches gender studies at Marymount Manhattan College and is frequently interviewed about women’s issues in various newspaper, television and radio outlets.
- Thursday, November 1st,2012 7:30pm: Wrapping up the series is Randy Cohen, former NY Times Ethicist columnist, who will be talking about his new book Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything in which the author reflects on his twelve years as the New York Times Magazine’s original “Ethicist,” – how the moral landscape has changed, how his own thinking about ethics has changed, and what he’s learned. Cohen has also appeared regularly on NPR, and his been a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Anderson Cooper 360. He is currently the creator and host of “Person Place Thing,” a public radio program produced by WAMC.
Best of all, there is no charge to attend the author appearances, and all are welcome.