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Thursday, September 18th at 5:00 pm
Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini present They Can't Represent Us!: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy . The book describes how the new global movements are putting forward a radical conception of democracy, often using the voices of the movement participants themselves. Mass movements in disparate places such as Greece, Spain, Argentina, and the United States ultimately share an agenda—to raise the question of what democracy should mean. These horizontalist movements, including Occupy, exercise and claim participatory democracy as the ground of revolutionary social change today.
Friday, Sept. 19th at 7 pm
Writer, director, and actor Nicole Quinn presents her new novel, It's a Nightmare, the first book in The Gold Stone Girl Trilogy, set a million years in the future. The planet Earth has reformed itself into the one-continent world of Blinkin. God and his devil have given way to a new polarity -- to the Night Mare and the Dream Weaver. But the Night Mare has co-opted her opposite, and she now rules the night and the day.
Sunday, October 12th at 4 pm- Ann DuBois presents her book The Big Apples of New York, which shows how the apple became a New Yorker and how New York became The Big Apple. Adorned with 26 original botanical illustrations of available heritage apples, the book lists 190 New York heritage apple orchards with their location and contact information.
Friday, October 17th at 7 pm- Stefan Bolz presents his latest novel, Dark World, in which an angel sets out on a quest of revenge for the death of her daughter and a timid research scientist finds himself in her path.
Sunday, October 26th at 4 pm- Gary Kleppel presents The Emergent Agriculture: Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy, a collection of essays on sustainability viewed through the lens of farming. The Emergent Agriculture is essential reading for anyone interested in food security and the potential for growing local economies.
Thursday, November 6th at 7 pm- Elizabeth Rosner presents Electric City, her historical novel of America, the Hudson Valley, and the great scientific ingenuity of electricity. The book frames the birth and evolution of an upstate New York town against the struggles of its indigenous tribes, the immigrant experience, a country divided, and the technological advancements that ushered in the modern world.