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November 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 6:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

New Florida Thrillers

James Grippando‘s Cash Landing is set in Miami, where a band of amateur thieves pull off one of the biggest airport heists in history with deadly consequences. Paul Levine brings together all three of the heroes from his two South Florida-based, legal-thriller series — Lassiter, Solomon and Lord — in Bum Rap. Serge Storms, the Sunshine State’s favorite psychotic killer and lovable Floridaphile, comes to the aid of a former flame, in Tim Dorsey’s Shark Skin Suite (Serge Storms).…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 7:30 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Psychology of Suspense: New Novels

In Christopher Yates’s debut novel, Black Chalk, a group of six friends at Oxford University begin to play an elaborate variant of Truth or Dare which devolves into a vicious struggle, with tragic results. In Nina Revoyr’s novel, Lost Canyon, four backpackers embark on a trip in the Sierra Nevada that quickly becomes a disaster. Maggie Mitchell’s Pretty Is: A Novel is a fiercely imagined fiction debut in which two young women face what happened the summer they were twelve,…

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Puzzling Mysteries: New Novels

Bruce Holsinger, the author of the acclaimed historical thriller A Burnable Book once again brings medieval London alive in all its color and detail in The Invention of Fire: A Novel, that imagines the beginnings of gun violence in the Western world. In Ian Caldwell’s thriller, The Fifth Gospel, a lost gospel, a contentious relic, and a dying pope’s final wish converge to send two brothers on an intellectual quest to untangle Christianity’s greatest historical mystery. …

Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 11:30 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

It’s a Crime: New Novels

In Scent of Murder, the gritty police thriller from James O. Born a troubled detective and his K-9 lock onto the scent of a predator who ruined his career. The paranormal, mystery, and romance combine in Heather Graham’s The Silenced (Krewe of Hunters). After seven national New York Times bestsellers, author Jeff Lindsay bids a thrilling farewell to his uniquely twisted and beloved serial killer in Dexter Is Dead. In Sterling Watson’s Suitcase City,…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 5:30 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

City Noirs

In Neely Tucker’s latest Sully Carter mystery, Murder, D.C., when the son of one of Washington, D.C.’s most influential families is found dead in the Potomac River, near a drug haven, a newspaper reporter has a hunch there is more to the case. Providence Noir, edited by Ann Hood, is a darkly hued tour of the city in all its nooks and crannies. With gentrifying Brooklyn as the backdrop, Nelson George’s The Lost Treasures of R&B,…

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Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 7:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

New Novels of Suspense

After a journalist dies while on assignment in Pakistan, her grief-stricken husband’s period of recovery comes to an abrupt end when a terrible accident brings the burden of a shattering secret into his life, in Owen Sheers’s I Saw a Man: A Novel. From celebrated author Amy Hempel comes The Hand that Feeds You, a smart, thrilling, sexy, and emotionally riveting novel of psychological suspense about an accomplished woman involved with a man who proves to be an imposter.…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 8:30 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

New Novels: Dark and Supernatural

American Book Award-winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due‘s story collection Ghost Summer takes readers to Gracetown, a small Florida town that has both literal and figurative ghosts. In Benjamin Percy‘s new thriller, The Dead Lands, a post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark saga, a super flu and nuclear fallout have made a husk of the world we know. The Night Sister: A Novel is Jennifer McMahon’s atmospheric, gripping, and suspenseful tale,…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Masterful Mysteries

In Hallie Ephron’s Night Night, Sleep Tight: A Novel of Suspense, a woman in Beverly Hills discovers her father’s body in a swimming pool, and begins to suspect it was not an accidental drowning. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler presents his latest anthology, The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Sherlockian tales ever assembled. A man must unravel a deadly conspiracy as he becomes embroiled in the search for his son’s killer,…

Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 11:30 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Welcome to Night Vale

From Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink, the creators of the popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast, comes the novel of the same name, an imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves… no matter where we live.…

November 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Jerry Brown on Hallucinogens in Christianity

Jerry Brown‘s The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity explores the significance of psychoactive mushrooms hiding in plain sight in the artwork and icons of many European and Middle-Eastern churches.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 7:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

From Page to Screen: Multimedia Storytelling and the Future of Reading

The rise of smartphones and tablets presents a fascinating, perplexing challenge for reading and for books. All at once, the book moves from the printed page to a screen — placing it next to every, and all, other media. How well will the book get along with its new neighbors? Panelists: Andrew Albanese, senior writer and features editor at Publishers Weekly; novelist, playwright, journalist and lecturer at University of Miami’s School of Communication, Rafael A. Lima; and Kristen McLean, Director of New Business Development at Nielsen Book.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Business Success

In All about Them: Grow Your Business by Focusing on Others, branding expert Bruce Turkel proves that success comes when companies and individuals focus relentlessly on their customers, not themselves.…

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Business Success

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Three Novels from Florida Writers: A Reading

In Nina Romano’s heartwarming conclusion to her continent-spanning Wayfarer Trilogy, In America, set in late-1920s Brooklyn, Marcella must learn to balance new friendships, promising suitors, and life as a modern working girl with the expectations of her tradition-bound family, all against the backdrop of a looming economic depression and a changing world. In James Rosen’s High Hand, Frank Adams must discover why he and his former poker buddies are being targeted for assassination.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Cuba, Then and Now: Nonfiction Readings

Open for Business: Building The New Cuban Economy, by Richard E. Feinberg, examines the Cuban economy as it makes its early steps into developing a more dynamic market economy. In Jose Marti and the Global Origins of Cuban Independence. Armando García de la Torre vividly reveals the global origins of Marti’s ideas regarding governance, citizenship, independence and spirituality.…

Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

In a Different Key: The Story of Autism

Award-winning ABC News correspondent, John Donvan, award-winning television news producer, Caren Zucker, present In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, which tells the extraordinary story of this often misunderstood condition, and of the civil rights battles waged by the families of those who have it.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Living Your Best Life

Olivia Benson’s nonfiction book The Answers from Within examines gender, racial, and sexual preference discrimination on the planet; analyzing their historical and religious roots, and presenting alternatives to current biases.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 7:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

How to Succeed in Business and Life

In his self-help book, Meet the ERs: The Four People You Meet on the Way to the Top, author and CEO Kevin D. Carr discusses four professional personality types to help readers get started on the path to win in personal and professional pursuits.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Business of Nation Building: A Conversation with Douglas Orane and Marlon Hill

Renowned Jamaican businessman and philanthropist Douglas Orane’s The Business of Nation Building: Excerpts from the Selected Speeches of Douglas Orane spans 30 years and 17 topics, to collect the most salient excerpts of Orane’s poignant speeches. Orane is joined in conversation by Jamaican-born attorney and community leader, Marlon Hill.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Black Men in America: Writing the Narrative of Success

Trabian Shorters is an editor of Reach: 40 Black Men Speaking on Living, Leading and Succeeding, in which black men from all walks of life share their inspiring stories and how each became a source of hope for his community and country. Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison is Shaka Senghor’s memoir of how he transformed his life after a nineteen-year incarceration for murder, and became an activist and mentor to young men and women facing circumstances like his.…

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Black Men in America: Narratives of Success

Jonathan Spikes presents Dear Mama: Thank You for the Lemonade, in which a young urban professional peels back life’s layers as he navigates his career, his personal life and the world. Shawn T. Blanchard’s memoir, How ‘Bout that For a Crack Baby: Keys to Mentorship and Success, depicts the journey of a young man born with drugs in his system, who became a successful mentor for black and brown youth in Detroit. Eddie M. Connor Jr.‘s self-help book,…

May 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Noche de cine argentino

Estacionamiento gratuito La actriz y periodista Adriana Bianco presenta la película argentina El espejo de los otros, de marcos Carnevale, con las actuaciones de Norma Aleandro, Graciela Borges, Oscar Martínez y Pepe Cibrián. El espejo de los otros: Una comedia sobre el amor, la muerte y la ética, según textos medievales y la visión borgiana. Un filme de carácter simbólico. Adriana Bianco (Argentina). Actriz, escritora y periodista que reside en Miami. Graduada de Filosofía y letras,…

October 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

National Book Foundation Presents: The Teen Press Conference

High school students from Miami Dade County Public Schools play the role of reporters as they direct questions to Finalists for the 2017 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. Students participating as citizen journalists have been pre-selected. This session is open to those who would like to watch the event in action! Featured Authors: Samantha Mabry, Ibi Zoboi, Robin Benway and more TBA Sponsored by:…

November 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Cristina Rebull

Manuel y Fanuel son hermanos idénticos, pero no solo ellos, su singular familia está llena de gemelos. Por culpa de una S es una divertida historia sobre la identidad personal y el derecho a ser diferentes. Con el apoyo de Fundación Cuatrogatos y el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami-Dade

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Cristina Rebull

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Antonio Orlando Rodriguez

Conoce a José Martí es un relato ambientado en La Habana del siglo XIX que nos acerca a la infancia del patriota y escritor cubano José Martí y a su gran amistad con su compañero de escuela Fermín Valdés Domínguez. Con el apoyo de Fundación Cuatrogatos y el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami-Dade

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Jose Ignacio Valenzuela

En Pepito y la calle más aburrida del mundo, Pepito ha decidido convertirse en un famoso detective. Con la ayuda de su perra Lulú, está listo para entrar en acción e investigar un misterioso robo… Con el apoyo de Fundación Cuatrogatos y el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami-Dade

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Hurricane Andrew, 25 Years Later

On the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, photographer Barry Fellman presents, HURRICANE, featuring powerful images that Fellman captured immediately following this devastating storm’s touchdown. Fellman is joined by meteorologist Bryan Norcross, who contributed to HURRICANE.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Cuba: Then and Now

Far from the cliché images of dilapidated palazzos and 1950s-era cars, Hermes Mallea‘s Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now presents a vibrant, creative, and forward-looking city through the lens of an eclectic collection of domestic interiors. Caribbean antiques expert, art historian, and adventurer Dr. Michael Connors presents the breadth of the island’s most intriguing destinations and architectural treasures, in Cuba: 101 Beautiful and Nostalgic Places to Visit.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Michele Oka Doner: Everything Is Alive

In Intuitive Alphabet, Michele Oka Doner turns her keen eye to the glyphic forms embedded in shells, sponges, and other natural forms she found, collected, and curated during her frequent walks on the beach. In her art book Everything is Alive, one is led through the artistic processes behind some of her prominent art installations. Oka Doner will be joined in conversation by New Yorker staff writer, and contributor to Everything is Alive, …

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Worldview: Atlas Obscura

Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton co-author Atlas Obscura, a modern-day atlas that celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

America Through the Lens: Photography

Marked, Unmarked, Remembered: A Geography of American Memory combines powerful photographs by award-winning photojournalist Andrew Lichtenstein with meditations on meaning and landscape by Alex Lichtenstein, Editor of the American Historical Review. Photojournalist and educator Michael Carlebach‘s new photo collection, Some of Us, presents people and places across the country caught like reflections in a quickly passed mirror that remind us who we really are and suggest where we might be going.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Marc Buoniconti: From Tragedy to Triumph

Undefeated: From Tragedy to Triumph recounts Marc Buoniconti’s journey from a paralyzing football injury to a life devoted to helping those suffering from catastrophic injury.…

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Transition and Acheivement: Dr. Roland Ochoa

The memoir, Cuba 18, U.S. 50, tells the story of Dr. Roland Ochoa’s transition from a Cuban TV child star to a management professor in the U.S.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Sunshine State

Jen Karetnick’s guidebook, The 500 Hidden Secrets of Miami, gives readers an insider’s tour of the Magic City. Kirsten Hines and James A. Kushlan present South Florida’s Biscayne Bay, its keys, the coral reef, and the national park that protects them are celebrated in Biscayne National Park. Terri Mashour’s Backcountry Trails of Florida: A Guide to Hiking Florida’s Water Management Districts highlights 100 off-the-grid hiking trails from every corner of the state.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Florida Architecture

Jared Beck and Pamela Miner present River and Road: Fort Myers Architecture from Craftsman to Modern, a visual and narrative history of the architectural evolution and urban development of Southwest Florida as shown in Fort Myers, Florida. Sponsored by:…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Florida Histories

In Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases: True Stories of Florida Game Wardens, former water and land patrol officer Bob H. Lee reveals that the life of a game warden is a lot more exciting—and dangerous—than most people think. In Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami, FSU history professor Andrew K. Frank pieces together the material culture and the historical record of the Miami River to re-create the fascinating past of one of the world’s most influential cities.…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Music of the Sunshine State

Bob Kealing‘s Elvis Ignited: The Rise of an Icon in Florida follows the performer through his four transformative and tumultuous Florida tours in fifteen months spanning 1955-1956. In A People’s History of Overtown Vol. 1, and Inside the Music Biz with Henry Stone Jake Katel brings a once-vibrant district of Miami back to life through the voices of those who were there and examines the greatest independent record man of all time. Part fan,…

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Soul Music of the Sunshine State: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band

In Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band, John Capouya shows that Florida made valuable contributions to soul, on par with notable soul capitals Memphis, Detroit, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Join Capouya and a panel that includes producer and songwriter Willie Clarke of Miami’s pioneering Deep City Records; singer Helene Smith, this city’s first soul queen; Marlon Johnson, co-director of the documentary Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound; Jackie Moore,…

July 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Noche de cine argentino con proyección del filme El método, de Marcelo Piñeyro

La actriz y periodista Adriana Bianco presenta la película argentina El método, de Marcelo Piñeyro, con las actuaciones de Eduardo Noriega, Najwa Nimri, Eduard Fernández, Pablo Echarri, Ernesto Alterio, Natalia Verbeke, Adriana Ozores y Carmelo Gómez como los únicos ocho personajes. El método es una cinta controversial, ganadora de dos Premios Goya, que explora las exigentes y competitivas relaciones que establecen un grupo de aspirantes a una plaza laboral en una empresa. Basada en la obra de teatro del dramaturgo español Jordi Galcerán,…

November 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Paloma Muiña

El paraguas rojo cuenta la historia de Martha, una niña que siempre ha podido conseguir todo lo que quiere con solo cerrar los ojos, morderse los labios… y pedir su deseo; sin embargo, cada día que pasa se le va haciendo más difícil lograr la magia. (Libro con ilustraciones de Bea Tormo) Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos, el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade y la Fundación SM.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Sergio Andricaín

Arco iris de poesía es una colección de poemas de autores de América Latina, España y Estados Unidos; en sus páginas los niños encontraran versos de escritores de diferentes épocas: desde José Martí, Rafael Pombo y Gabriela Mistral hasta Manuel Felipe Rugeles, Marina Colasanti y Graciela Genta. (Libro con ilustraciones de Olga Cuéllar). Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade.…

Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Irene Vasco

En Palenque, hace ya algún tiempo, eran pocos los que sabían leer. Letras al carbón relata cómo una niña de ese pueblo aprendió a leer para poder descifrarle a Gina, su hermana mayor, las cartas de amor que le enviaba su novio Miguel Ángel desde un lugar distante. (Libro con ilustraciones de Juan Palomino). Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos y el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Justine Bateman on Fame

In Fame, Justine Bateman examines this contemporary obsession, fed by entertainment shows, magazines, websites that report the latest sightings, heartbreaks, and triumphs of the famous to a seemingly insatiable public.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Art and Resistance

Natalie Hopkinson’s book A Mouth Is Always Muzzled: Six Dissidents, Five Continents, and the Art of Resistance is a meditation in the spirit of John Berger and bell hooks on art as protest, contemplation, and beauty in politically perilous times.  Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón’s Graffiti Grrlz reconsiders the intersections of feminism, hip hop, and youth performance and establishes graffiti art as a game that anyone can play.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Dungeons and Dragons and Orcs and Darth Vader, Oh My!

Unloved and unwanted in civilized society, the Bastards eke out a hard life in the desolate no-man’s-land called the Lots in Jonathan French’s The Grey Bastards: A Novel. In I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing: Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture, A. D. Jameson takes geeks and non-geeks alike on a surprising and insightful journey through the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero franchises that now dominate pop culture. Michael Witwer’s Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History is an illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Tech and Innovation

Edward Tenner’s The Efficiency Paradox questions our ingrained assumptions about efficiency, persuasively showing how relying on the algorithms of digital platforms can in fact lead to wasted efforts. In Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last, David Edwards—world-renowned inventor and Harvard professor of the practice of idea translation—reveals that the secret to creating things of lasting benefit, including innovations we will need to sustain human life on the planet, lies in perceiving art and science as one.…

Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Is Anybody Out There?

Rudy Rucker presents his wondrous and epic speampunk phenomenon, The Hollow Earth. Christopher G. White analyzes how writers, artists, filmmakers, televangelists, and others have used the scientific idea of invisible dimensions to make supernatural phenomena such as ghosts and miracles seem more reasonable in Other Worlds: Spirituality and the Search for Invisible Dimensions. Adam Frank tells the story of humanity’s coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on Earth in Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Home and Decor

Martin Amado’s One-Day Room Makeovers: How to Get the Designer Look for Less with Three Easy Steps is the ultimate guide to creating a gorgeous home that reflects your best, most beautiful self.…

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Home and Decor

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Architecture

Spirit of Place, the first published monograph of the work of Chad Oppenheim and his studio, takes the reader to a world where boundaries are blurred between nature and architecture, heightening our awareness of the beauty that surrounds us. In conversation with Cathy Leff.…

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On Architecture

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

A Life in Art

Barbara Young, Brett Sokol, Beth Dunlop and Francesco Casale on Robert Huff: Cross Section, a book, with essay by Beth Dunlop, that offers a cross section of the drawings, paintings, sculpture and public artworks of Miami-based artist. Robert Huff. In Huff’s work, love of the natural world and the man-made world are juxtaposed. His passion for “place” turned to genuine concern for the environment and the future of the planet as he bore witness to the consequences of development and industry in the backwaters and backwoods landscapes that he loved.…

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A Life in Art

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Documentary Photography

Brenda Ann Kenneally’s Upstate Girls: Unraveling Collar City creates an eye-opening portrait of the rise and fall of the American working class, and a shockingly intimate visual history of Troy, New York that arcs over five hundred years. Andy Sweet’s photographs of a bygone era of Jewish life come to life in Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s South Beach 1977-1980, edited by Brett Sokol. Sokol will be joined on the panel by Andy Sweet’s sister, Ellen Sweet Moss.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

On Art and Craft

In Make Ink: A Forager’s Guide to Natural Inkmaking, Jason Logan delves into the history of inkmaking and the science of distilling pigment from the natural world.…

Sunday, November 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Transformative Art from the Everglades

Artists in Residence in Everglades, (AIRIE) Director Deborah Mitchell, author of Everglades Field Guide: From Reality to Memory, and 2014 AIRIE fellows, Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas, authors of Everglades, discuss their new art books referencing the cultural history of this fragile, imperiled ecosystem. Their strategic goal is to inspire the public to reconsider the environment while also illuminating the region’s collective heritage through art, history and science. The presentation will include stunning images from their publications and video poems created by LeBlanc and Dugas during the AIRIE in residence in 2014.…

October 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Noche de cine argentino con la proyección del filme Un amor de Borges, de Javier Torre

La Feria del Libro de Miami, el Consulado de la República Argentina en Miami y la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española-ANLE invitan a la presentación de la cinta Un amor de Borges, un homenaje al escritor Jorge Luis Borges al cumplirse 120 años de su nacimiento el 24 de agosto de 1899 en Buenos Aires. La proyección forma parte de las actividades del Miami Dade College durante Hispanic Heritage Month. Un amor de Borges es una película basada en el libro de Estela Canto sobre una relación sentimental sostenida por Borges en el marco de la Argentina peronista de la década de 1940.…

November 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author Mónica Rodríguez

La tía Clío y la máquina de escribir cuenta las aventuras vividas por una niña cuando sale en busca de un tesoro junto a su tía Clío, una mujer intrépida y un tanto fuera de lo común. Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos, el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade y Ediciones Ekaré.

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Author John Fitzgerald

El robo real que nunca fue y Qué problema con mi nombre son libros que apuestan por estilos diferentes, pero vinculados por el humor. El primero es una historia detectivesca con personajes animales y el segundo tiene como protagonista a un niño que descubre que un nuevo alumno de su salón de clases se llama igual que él. Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos, el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade y Editorial Norma.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 10:30 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Beth Dunlop on Addison Mizner

Addison Mizner: Architect of Fantasy and Romance by Beth Dunlop celebrates the work of the acclaimed designer of villas in Spanish, Moorish, Venetian, and Mediterranean styles.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Dennis Scholl on The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles

Dennis Scholl is a Miami-based art collector and the president and CEO of Oolite Arts. Henry Skerrit’s book The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles focuses on an exhibit drawn from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl. The exhibition was the third touring exhibition of their Aboriginal art collection. Scholl will be in conversation with Amy Galpin, Chief Curator of the Frost Art Museum.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Walls of Wynwood

In Walls of Change: The Story of Wynwood Walls, Jessica Goldman Srebnick, CEO of Goldman Properties; author Hal Rubenstein; and photographer Martha Cooper; chronicle a decade of art in Miami’s Wynwood district, capturing the development of its most exemplary murals. Walls of Change features never-before-seen photographs of the Walls’ development, and special commentary by street art’s most iconic figures, including Shepard Fairey, Maya Hayuk, Kenny Scharf, and Ron English.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Water is Life

John M. Dunn’s  Drying Up: The Fresh Water Crisis in Florida, is a timely introduction to a problem that is forecast to escalate dramatically. Lynne Buchanan’s Florida’s Changing Waters not only showcases the beauty, diversity, and complexity of Florida’s waters, but also documents the negative effects of agricultural and industrial pollution.…

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Water is Life

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Earth’s Hidden Wonders

Joshua Foer’s travel guide, Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders, offers readers even more of the most unusual, curious, bizarre, and mysterious places on earth.   Sponsored by   …

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Fugazi Photographs

Fugazi, one of music s most revolutionary and gloriously indefinable bands, is the subject of photographer Glen Friedman’s Keep Your Eyes Open: The Fugazi Photographs of Glen E. Friedman. Friedman will be joined in conversation by Fugazi singer and guitarist Guy Picciotto. Moderatred by author Jess Row.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

America’s Casablanca

In America’s Casablanca: A “True Novel” About Miami’s Emergence from Bankruptcy and Corruption former Miami City Manager and City Attorney Jose Garcia-Pedrosa draws on his real-life experiences drawn from the snake pit of corruption that was Miami politics of the late 90s to tell a tale of personal and professional perseverance.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Republican Party in Florida

Mike Haridopolos’s and Peter Dunbar’s The Modern Republican Party in Florida chronicles the paths that led to a GOP majority in The Sunshine State.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Eleanor Randolph on Michael Bloomberg

The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg, by veteran New York Times reporter Eleanor Randolph, is a revealing portrait of one of the richest and famously private/public figures in the country. Randolph will be in conversation with Kai Bird, Executive Director, The Leon Levy Center for Biography. Sponsored by  …

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Judge Nelson Diaz on Breaking Barriers All The Way to the Bench, in conversation with Rosemary Ravinal

Not from Here, Not from There/No Soy de Aquí ni de Allá: The Autobiography of Nelson Díaz chronicles the rise of Nelson Diaz from New York City tenement housing to an astounding legal career which includes advocacy for human and civil rights.  In conversation with Rosemary Ravinal. …

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Room 7128 (Building 7, 1st Floor)
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Judges on Their Difficult Cases

Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made  is a collection of writings by judges about the most difficult case they had to decide – from the family case involving Elian Gonzalez and the life-or-death of Terri Schiavo, to the mental health of a mother who murdered her own children. With contributors: Hon. Gail Chang Bohr, Hon. Edward Wilson, and Hon. Jennifer Bailey. Moderated by Roberto Martinez.…

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