March 16, 2017 at Town of Tonawanda Public Library – Kenmore Branch in Kenmore.
Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from reality? For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and distractions.
In each chapter, he discusses a particular book what brought him to it (or vice versa), the people in his life he associates with it, and how it became a part of his understanding of himself in the world. These books span centuries and genres (from classic works of adult and children’s literature to contemporary thrillers and even cookbooks), and each one relates to the questions and concerns we all share.
Throughout, Schwalbe focuses on the way certain books can help us honor those we’ve loved and lost, and also figure out how to live each day more fully. Rich with stories and recommendations, Books for Living is a treasure for everyone who loves books and loves to hear the answer to the question: What are you reading?
WILL SCHWALBE has worked in publishing; digital media, as the founder and CEO of Cookstr.com; and as a journalist, writing for various publications, including The New York Times and the South China Morning Post. He is the author of the New York Times best seller The End of Your Life Book Club and coauthor, with David Shipley, of Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better.
“Berger’s & Frank’s Magic Show”
Come see two of your favorite local magicians doing what they do best: being ridiculous and being amazing. Derrin Berger and Frank Monaco have a combined 60+ years of magical experience and they’re going to pack it all into 1 great family show with magic, comedy, and audience participation all rolled into one. Be prepared to laugh in amazement as the magic happens live, right before your eyes.
A new puppet show from Up in Arms comes to The Center! Melvin the monster is another year older but still not old enough for his license to scream. His birthday wish changes that and the Division for Monster Screams grants his wish on the condition of passing his test. A cast of friendly, colorful monster characters and original songs makes this a journey never to forget.
All performances begin at 11:00 a.m. and are approximately 50 minutes in length.
**RACE BEGINS ON THE POUGHKEEPSIE SIDE OF THE WALKWAY AT 61 PARKER AVENUE, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
$20 (Pre-Registration Fee for 5K Run)
$25 (Day of Event Registration Fee for 5K Run)
$10.00 for Walk (NON-COMPETITIVE)
Free for children under 5
5K Run: Begins on the POUGHKEEPSIE SIDE of the Rail Trail, will proceed over the Walkway, turn around and end at the start/finish line.
WALK: Begins on the POUGHKEEPSIE SIDE of the Rail Trail and follows the same route as the 5K Run.
· Go to Walkway Over the Hudson website for parking locations: www.walkway.org.
*First 125 Runners will receive an event T-shirt.
T-Shirts are for runners only.
Walkers will receive an event wristband.
**Registration is also available through Active.com
About the story!
The Spectrum Heroes take on Dylan D’Villaine!
As a newly introduced duo of heroes and our very first villain, we also introduce the amazing minds and talents within the spectrum of Autism. In recognition and celebration of Worldwide Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, ImagineWe will bring in it’s first children’s book created by a group of autistic children who are remarkable.
In our first Spectrum Heroes book, we dive into the villain world of Dylan D’Villaine as she tries to reek havoc in the town’s lives. Not being able to figure out the key to her glitter potion, she comes up from underground to show everyone her new toy and unravel her new master plan.
While the Spectrum Heroes are dealing with one of their fans problems with a bully, they must come face to face with their arch nemesis, Dylan D’Villaine…or else!