Book Talk

There will be a discussion about the books.

Kristin Kimball Talk and Signing The Dirty Life

Kristin Kimball, author of The Dirty Life, will speak and sign books at the SCCC.

This event is a fundraiser for SCPL (a ticket is required).
This event part of the One County One Book program.
Full details are available at SCPL.org.

"This book is the story of the two love affairs that interrupted the trajectory of my life: one with farming—that dirty, concupiscent art—and the other with a complicated and exasperating farmer."

Single, thirtysomething, working as a writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living life as an adventure. But she was beginning to feel a sense of longing for a family and for home. When she interviewed a dynamic young farmer, her world changed. Kristin knew nothing about growing vegetables, let alone raising pigs and cattle and driving horses. But on an impulse, smitten, if not yet in love, she shed her city self and moved to five hundred acres near Lake Champlain to start a new farm with him. The Dirty Life is the captivating chronicle of their first year on Essex Farm, from the cold North Country winter through the following harvest season—complete with their wedding in the loft of the barn.

The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781416551614
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: Scribner - April 12th, 2011

Event date: 

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Ave
12305 Schenectady
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Ellen Stimson Book Talk and Signs Mud Season

Ellen Stimson will discuss and sign her book Mud Season:  How One Woman’s Dream of Moving to Vermont, Raising Children, Chickens, and Sheep & Running the Old Country Store Pretty Much Led to One Calamity After Anothe.

In Mud Season, Stimson chronicles her transition from urban living to rickety Vermont farmhouse— swapping high heels for muck boots; raising chickens and sheep; fighting off skunks, foxes, and bears; and making a few friends and allies in a tiny town steeped in history, local tradition, and that dyed-in-the-wool Vermont “character.” Much more than just about how Ellen and her family adjusted to their new surroundings, Mud Season is full of clever life lessons about living with intention, taking risks, embracing failure, and finding humor in everything. It’s a witty, candid, and touching memoir about how one woman took charge of her happiness by taking charge of her life.

This programs is in the McChesney Room of the Schenectady County Public Library. Registration is recommended by calling 388.4511.

This book can be purchased for a 20% discount until Tuesday, April 8. For more information or to order your copy, call the store at 518.346.2719

 

Event date: 

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

99 Clinton St
McChesney Room, Schenectady County Public Library
12305 Schenectady
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Melinda Perrin Reading & Signing Goldenrods: Love Poems for the Old and Foolish

Melinda Perrin will be reading from and signing Goldenrods:
Love Poems for the Old and Foolish
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Inspired by love rediscovered and reclaimed, Goldenrods is for anyone who has tasted the piquancy of love after forty, whether with a life partner or a fresh start.

Melinda Perrin lives along the Mohawk River and draws inspiration from the land and it history and from the people in her life. In addition to Goldenrods, Melinda has two additional books of poetry, Prairie Smoke and Winterberries.

Melinda’s poems remind us that nature is ever alive... also about the poignancy of suffering through painful events... — Frank Calabria

 

Event date: 

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
12305 Schenectady
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Garth Stein Discuss and Sign The Art of Racing in the Rain

As part of The One County One Book series, author Garth Stein will discuss and sign his book The Art of Racing in the Rain.

This event will take place in the McChesney Room at the Central Library. More details are available from SCPL.

The Open Door is providing books for the event. Copies can be purchased at the store or by calling the store at 518-346-2719. There is a 20% discount on purchases of the book until Tuesday, April 16.

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780061537967
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: Harper Paperbacks - May 22nd, 2018

Event date: 

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 11:00am

Event address: 

Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton St
12305 Schenectady
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Rashaun Allen reading & signing In the Moment

Rashaun Allen reading & signing In the Moment.

This is Rashaun Allen’s second book of poetry. In the Moment is a collection of twenty-three poems inspired by experiences which capture important moments of people’s lives. The poems are about courage, heartache and love. Mr. Allen lives in Albany and has performed at poetry readings throughout the Capital District.

This event is part of International Passeggiata Night.

 

In the Moment Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780983009610
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: Royal Blue Publishing - May 29th, 2012

Event date: 

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
12305 Schenectady
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Juliette Fay discussing and signing The Shortest Way Home

Juliette Fay will discuss and sign her new novel The Shortest Way Home.

Returning home after 20 years in 3rd-world war zones, Sean finds family members having their own disasters. He wonders if the bonds of love and loyalty might rewrite his destiny.

This event at Niskayuna Branch Library.

 

The Shortest Way Home: A Novel Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780143121916
Availability: Not Available
Published: Penguin Books - October 30th, 2012

Event date: 

Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 1:00pm

Event address: 

Niskayuna Branch Library
2400 Nott Street East
12309 Niskayuna
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Lee Woodruff Discuss and Sign Those We Love the Most

Lee Woodruff will discuss and sign her new novel Those We Love the Most.

Brimming with emotional insight and unforgettable characters, this is a novel about family, love, betrayal, forgiveness and how we survive unthinkable tragedy.

This event takes place at SCPL.

 

Those We Love Most Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781401341787
Availability: Not Available
Published: Hachette Books - September 11th, 2012

Event date: 

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

McChesney Room at Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton St
12305 Schenectady
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Jordan Smith Reading and Signing The Light in the Film

Jordan Smith will be reading from and signing his new poetry collection The Light in the Film.

This collection of poems is a wide ranging consideration of the world viewed in the light of loss and restitution.

Note: This is a revised date for this event.

 

$12.00
SKU: 9781597320894

Event date: 

Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

128 Jay St
12305 Schenectady
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Ricki Lewis Discusses ans Signs The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It

Geneticist andjournalist Ricki Lewis will discuss and sign The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It. The books deals with the history of setbacks and breakthroughs in the treatment of rare genetic diseases.

This event will take place in the McChesney Room of the Schenectady County Public Library.

The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It Cover Image
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9780312681906
Availability: Not Available
Published: St. Martin's Press - March 13th, 2012

Event date: 

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 10:00am

Event address: 

Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton St
12305 Schenectady
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Alice Ozma Discusses and Signs The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared

Alice Ozma will discuss and sign The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared. Ozma tells the life lessons she learned through the many stories her father read aloud.

This program will take place the McChesney Room of the Schenectady County Public Library.

The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780446583787
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Business Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 5th, 2012

Event date: 

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 10:30am

Event address: 

Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton St
12305 Schenectady
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