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Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Book launch
Rhinebeck: Oblong Books: Nancy Castaldo - BACK FROM THE BRINK: Saving Animals From Extinction. For Families and Children Ages 10 and up. How could capturing the last wild California condors help save them? Why are some states planning to cull populations of the gray wolf, despite this species only recently making it off the endangered list? How did a decision made during the Civil War to use alligator skin for cheap boots nearly drive the animal to extinction? Back from the Brink answers these questions and more as it delves into the threats to seven species, and the scientific and political efforts to coax them back from the brink of extinction. This rich, informational look at the problem of extinction has a hopeful tone: all of these animals' numbers are now on the rise. 4 pm. 845-876-0500

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Book launch
Rhinebeck: Oblong Books: Hudson Valley YA Society: Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar and Michelle Schusterman - THE PROS OF CONS. Attendees will receive a free 2018 Children’s Book Week activity poster designed by Jillian Tamaki (while supplies last), as well as have access online at Every Child a Reader to original bookmarks created by five of today’s most innovative children’s book illustrators and an original middle-grade “One World, Many Stories” comic book.  In THE PROS OF CONS Writer Vanessa Montoya-O'Callaghan has been looking forward to the WTFcon for months. Not just because of the panels and fan fiction readings but because WTFcon is where she'll finally meet Soleil, her internet girlfriend, for the first time. 4 pm. 845-876-0500

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Book event
Millbrook: Merritt Bookstore: THE ASHOKAN WAY | Gail Straub Talk and Book Signing. The Outer Landscape's Effect on the Inner Landscape. About 2.5 hours north of New York City and a world away lies the Ashokan Reservoir and the 18 bluestone peaks that form the Catskill Mountain Watershed. For the past 35 years, Gail Straub has walked these paths almost daily, and grown to rely on them as portals to self-understanding and spiritual restoration. In her luminous new collection of short essays, THE ASHOKAN WAY, Straub takes readers on a year’s worth of walks that explore and celebrate her beloved upstate New York terrain and its profound effect on her inner landscape. 4 pm. (845) 677-5857  "

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Book Festival
Millbrook: Merritt Bookstore and Millbrook Library: Millbrook Literary Festival. Every year, the Festival features nationally recognized authors and promotes our talented local and regional writers, with panels that are accessible and interesting to all ages. This year’s festival will present many timely, thought-provoking, and thoroughly entertaining authors and illustrators participating in panel discussions, readings, and signings throughout the day at the Millbrook Library on Franklin Avenue. Whether we prefer printed books, ebooks, or audiobooks, reading is not something we do strictly in isolation. The Millbrook Literary Festival brings together a vibrant community of readers and writers to discuss how what we read — in history, culture, science, politics, and etc — relates to our everyday lives. 10 am to 6 pm. (845) 677-5857