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Acclaimed authors of the international bestseller “Half the Sky,” Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are the first husband-wife team to share a Pulitzer Prize for Journalism. In their latest masterpiece of investigative reporting, Kristof and WuDunn issue a plea to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure. Deeply personal and told through the life stories of real Americans, “Tightrope” is a riveting picture of the daily struggles of working-class families.
Tickets go on sale December 16 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters. A limited number of pre-sale tickets go on sale December 13 for Friends of the Foundation. Friends members will receive an email with purchasing instructions. Join the Friends at foundation.slcl.org.
INDIVIDUAL TICKET—$30. Admits ONE and includes one copy of “Tightrope”
PACKAGE TICKET—$35. Admits TWO and includes one copy of “Tightrope”
A book signing will follow the presentation.
Books will be available for purchase at the event from Novel Neighbor.
RUN DMC.’s iconic rapper Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons and his wife, Justine, share their secrets to lasting love and the guiding principles that have kept them together for more than twenty years. In this homage to classic courtship, Rev and Justine reveal the secrets to their marriage’s longevity and happiness. Each chapter of “Old School Love” offers stories, anecdotes, and memories of Rev and Justine’s marriage, their family, their experiences, their passion, and their deep faith and belief in God. Some will make you laugh, some will make you think, and some will make you cry. Yet all will make you wiser—more beautiful for the wear—and encourage you to be a kinder, more generous, and better human.
Presented in partnership with SLCL’s Black History Celebration.
INDIVIDUAL TICKET $30 (Admits ONE and includes one copy of “Old School Love”)
PACKAGE TICKET $35 (Admits TWO and includes one copy of “Old School Love”)
**The presentation will be followed by a book signing/photo line. Additional books will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books.
#1 bestselling author of “The Devil in the White City” and “Dead Wake,” Erik Larson delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. In “The Splendid and the Vile,” Erik Larson shows, in cinematic detail, how Churchill taught the British people “the art of being fearless.” Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports, Larson provides a new lens on London’s darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family. “The Splendid and the Vile” takes readers to a time of true leadership, when, in the face of unrelenting horror, Churchill’s eloquence, courage, and perseverance bound a country, and a family, together.
Tickets go on sale January 27 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Library Headquarters. A limited number of pre-sale tickets go on sale January 23 for Friends of the Foundation. Friends members will receive an email with purchasing instructions. Join the Friends at foundation.slcl.org.
INDIVIDUAL TICKET $35 (Admits ONE and includes one copy of “The Splendid and the Vile”)
PACKAGE TICKET $40 (Admits TWO and includes one copy of “The Splendid and the Vile”)
*A book signing will follow the presentation.
Presented in partnership with The Novel Neighbor and the Westfall Politics and History Series.