Open Book/ Open Mind: Reaching Across The Gender DivideAdult Events 02/25/2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Widespread allegations of workplace sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein and other powerful employers and #MeToo have been trending since October. Another current has also emerged: Men who stood silently by are now searching for a way to help join the fight against sexism, and to unite with women to finally close the gender gap.
In her new book to be published by William Morrow, THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID, What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together, Joanne Lipman, Chief Content Officer of Gannett and Editor in Chief of USA Today, informs how men can join with women to help close the gender gap, empower women as true equals, and create and dynamic working environment which benefits women, men and the greater good of the company.
Joanne will be in conversation about this timely issue with Montclair resident Edward Felsenthal, editor-in-chief of TIME Magazine, and previously a founding editor of The Daily Beast, and a reporter and editor for The Wall Street Journal.
The author will be signing her book, which can be purchased via Watchung Booksellers at the end of the event. The event is free thanks to our series sponsors. Please register below to reserve a seat. Standby tickets will be available at 3:50PM at the event space permitting.Click here for more details...
Open Book/ Open Mind: Unseen – Marc Lacey, Rachel Swarns and Darcy Eveleigh in conversationAdult Events 03/02/2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives
Hundreds of stunning images from black history have long been buried in The New York Times archives. None of them were published by The Times–until now. UNSEEN uncovers these never-before published photographs and tells the stories behind them.
It all started with Times photo editor Darcy Eveleigh discovering dozens of these photographs. She and three colleagues, Dana Canedy, Damien Cave and Rachel L. Swarns, began exploring the history behind them, and subsequently chronicling them in a series entitled Unpublished Black History, that ran in print and online editions of The Times in February 2016. It garnered 1.7 million views on The Times website and thousands of comments from readers. This book includes those photographs and many more, among them: a 27-year-old Jesse Jackson leading an anti-discrimination rally of in Chicago, Rosa Parks arriving at a Montgomery Courthouse in Alabama a candid behind-the-scenes shot of Aretha Franklin backstage at the Apollo Theater, Ralph Ellison on the streets of his Manhattan neighborhood, the firebombed home of Malcolm X, Myrlie Evans and her children at the funeral of her slain husband, Medgar, a wheelchair-bound Roy Campanella at the razing of Ebbets Field. Were the photos–or the people in them–not deemed newsworthy enough? Did the images not arrive in time for publication? Were they pushed aside by words at an institution long known as the Gray Lady? Eveleigh, Canedy, Cave, and Swarns explore all these questions and more in this one-of-a-kind book. UNSEEN dives deep into The Times photo archives–known as the Morgue–to showcase this extraordinary collection of photographs and the stories behind them.
Marc Lacey, the national editor at The New York Times, will introduce Darcy and Rachel and moderate the conversation. The authors will sign copies of their book at the close of the event. Watchung Booksellers will have copies for purchase in the cafe area. This event is free to the public but registration is strongly advised to ensure a seat. There will not be a waitlist. Thanks to our series sponsors The Montclair Foundation and Investors Foundation for their support.Click here for more details...
Open Book/ Open Mind: The Power of a Black SuperheroAdult Events 04/29/2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
Open Book/ Open Mind: Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War IIAdult Events 05/29/2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Main Library – Auditorium
CODE GIRLS: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.
Ms. Mundy will sign her books at the end of the event which will be available for purchase from Watchung Booksellers. This event is free thanks in part to grants from The Montclair Foundation and Investors Foundation. Registration below is strongly encouraged to reserve a seat. Standby tickets will be available at 6:50 PM in the cafe area but no waitlist will be created for this event.Click here for more details...