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A Discussion with Authors Ray Robertson and Alex Pugsley

in partnership with Wordsworth Books

2022-09-29 19:00:00 2022-09-29 20:00:00 America/New_York A Discussion with Authors Ray Robertson and Alex Pugsley IN PERSON REGISTERED Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium

Thursday, September 29
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-09-29 19:00:00 2022-09-29 20:00:00 America/New_York A Discussion with Authors Ray Robertson and Alex Pugsley IN PERSON REGISTERED Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium

Main Library

James J. Brown Auditorium

IN PERSON REGISTERED

Join us for a fascinating night of conversation as authors Ray Robertson and Alex Pugsley discuss their new books.

Estates Large and Small by Ray Robertson
Profound, perceptive, and wryly observed, Estates Large and Small is the story of one man’s reckoning and an ardent defense of the shape books make in a life.

What decades of rent increases and declining readership couldn’t do, a pandemic finally did: Phil Cooper has reluctantly closed his secondhand bookstore and moved his business online. Smoking too much pot and listening to too much Grateful Dead, he suspects that he’s overdue when it comes to understanding the bigger picture of who he is and what we’re all doing here. So he’s made another decision: to teach himself 2,500 years of Western philosophy.

Shimmer by Alex Pugsley
In ten vividly told stories, Shimmer follows characters through relationships, within social norms, and across boundaries of all kinds as they shimmer into and out of each other’s lives.

Outside a 7-Eleven, teen boys Veeper and Wendell try to decide what to do with their night, though the thought of the rest of their lives doesn’t seem to have occurred to them. In Laurel Canyon, two movie stars try to decide if the affair they’re having might mean they like each other. When Byron, trying to figure out the chords of a song he likes, posts a question on a guitar website, he ends up meeting Jessica as well, a woman with her own difficult music. And when the snide and sharp-tongued Twyla agrees to try therapy, not even she would have imagined the results.

This program is presented in partnership with Words Worth Books.

Programmer: Nancy

Ray Robertson & Alex Pugsley

Main Library

Phone: 519-886-1310 ext. 129

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About the branch

The Main Library is located in UpTown Waterloo, steps away from King St. It is home to the James J. Brown Auditorium, Board Room and Ellis Little Local History Room.

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John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
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Ages 0 to 5 years old with a caregiver

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John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Older Adults

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Main Library - James J. Brown Auditorium
Adult

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John M. Harper Branch - Community Room
Adult
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