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Little Squirrels Storytime

Every Saturday, 10:30 a.m.

The AWM is excited to welcome preschool-age children in its Children’s Literature Gallery every Saturday. Read books, play with other children, and hear a story from the museum’s dedicated volunteers.

Children’s Literature Gallery. Preschool-age children w/ caregiver.

November 19:

Max Allan Collins & A. Brad Schwartz: Scarface and the untouchable

Monday, November 19, 6:30 p.m.

A Mystery Writers of America “Grand Master”—author of Road to Perdition, long-time Dick Tracy writer—teams with an acclaimed rising young historian, in this riveting, myth-shattering dual portrait of Al Capone and Eliot Ness.

Readers Hall. General public.

November 27:

first books: nicole chung: all you can ever know

Tuesday, November 27, 6:30 p.m.

Journalist and essayist Nicole Chung presents her memoir of growing up adopted in a white family and searching for her roots. Nicole will be in conversation with Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers.

Readers Hall. General public.

December 1:

singers & Songwriters: Robbie Fulks

Saturday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.

Robbie Fulks is a singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter. His 2017 release, Upland Stories, earned year’s-best recognition from NPR and Rolling Stone among many others, as well as two Grammy nominations.

Readers Hall. General public.

December 3:

surprise bookshelf series: samantha silva: Mr. Dickens and his carol

Monday, December 3, 6:30 p.m.

A novel that explores the charming, comic, and ultimately poignant story about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written. Laced with humor, rich historical detail from Charles Dickens’ life, and clever winks to his work, it’s an irresistible new take on a cherished classic.

Readers Hall. General public.

January 8:

First Books: Samira Ahmed: Love, Hate & Other Filters

Tuesday, January 8, 6:30 p.m.

In Samira Ahmed’s critically-acclaimed YA debut, a Muslim teen copes with Islamophobia, cultural divides among peers and parents, and the perceptions of American identity. Love, Hate, & Other Filters was an instant bestseller & an IndieNext “Top Pick.”

Readers Hall. General public.

January 10:

Ronald Cohen: Bob Dylan & American Folk Music

Thursday, January 10, 6:30 p.m.

Folk music scholar and historian Ronald Cohen places Bob Dylan in the context of American and British folk music in the 1950s and discusses the culture from which Dylan emerged.

Readers Hall. General public.


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