March 2nd at 4 pm- David Paone presents Mickey Rooney Was Right, Paone’s autobiography with the emphasis on his quest to achieve success as both a writer and assistant cameraman in the entertainment industry. However, no matter how hard he tried, and he tried very hard, long-term success in both these aspects of the industry continued to elude him.
While he had the opportunity to work on Law & Order and a handful of other high-profile jobs, and even sold a joke to Jay Leno, his career was a roller coaster ride of highs and lows in a fickle industry with no rhyme or reason. This book is for anyone who has attempted, or even considered a career in the entertainment industry, or followed a dream even when logic and those around him said to stop.WEBSITE
Friday, March 7th at 7 pm- Janet Hamill presents Tales From the Eternal Cafe, her first full collection of short stories. Hamill has previously published five books of poetry and her work has been nominated for the William Carlos Williams Prize and the Pushcart Prize. An active advocate for the spoken word, Janet has released to CDs of poetry and music with the bands Moving Star and Lost Ceiling, both of which featured cameos by Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Bob Holman and David Amram. The book includes an introduction by Patti Smith.WEBSITE
Friday, March 14th at 7 pm- John Kedzie Jacobs presents The Stranger in the Attic. In this heartbreaking memoir he collects the letters of his brilliant, lost older brother and brings us into the world of the Great Depression in the Hudson Valley and abroad.
The Jacobs brothers grew up on a struggling Hudson Valley apple farm. In 1932 Edward went to New York City to study at the Art Students League in a class with Jackson Pollock where his teachers included Thomas Hart Benton and George Grosz. He painted murals for Roosevelt's Work Projects Administration and was an active member of the communist party. In early 1937 he joined the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and went to Spain to fight with the Loyalists against Franco. He was executed there by Franco's army.
Sunday, March 16th at 4pm- Anna Harlas presents her book, Spiritual Eternal Energy and her CD White Light Meditations from the Angelic Realm. She will discuss Astra, her angelic guide, and will channel Astra so that people can ask her questions.WEBSITE
Friday, March 21st at 7 pm- Boria Sax presents two new books. In Mythical Zoo: Animals in Life, Legend, and Literature, historian and animal enthusiast Sax argues for a classification of animals that goes beyond the biological to encompass a more meaningful distinction: tradition. In Imaginary Animals: The Monstrous, the Wondrous, and the Human, Sax traces the history of imaginary animals from Paleolithic art to their roles in stories such as Harry Potter.WEBSITE