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Author Events

November 2023

November 2nd: Nuar Asadir - Reading, Signing & Discussion


Date: Thursday, November 2nd, 2023

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: The Depot - Lexington Historical Society, 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420

Come on by the Depot to meet author Nuar Asadir, who will be doing a reading, signing copies, and discussing his book, Animal Joy: A Book of Laughter and Resuscitation!

 

November 6th: Sally Shaywitz, M.D. - Reading, Signing & Discussion


Date: Monday, November 6th, 2023

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Lexington High School, 251 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421

Join us at LHS to hear Dr. Sally Shaywitz read and discuss her updated edition of her book, Overcoming Dyslexia. Come by to hear an expert discuss the intricacies of identifying, understanding, and overcoming dyslexia; whether you're a parent of someone who struggles with dyslexia, have it yourself, or are just curious to witness a professional discussion on the affliction.

 

Past Events

October 2023

October 10th: Gary Goshgarian/Gary Braver - Reading, Signing & Refreshments


Date: Tuesday, October 10th, 2023

Time: 7pm

Location: Maxima Book Center, 1717 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

Professor Gary Goshgarian—aka Gary Braver—will be joining us at Maxima Book Center to read and sign copies of his brand new mystery, Rumor of Evil!

 

October 11th: Adam Gopnick - Reading, Signing & Discussion

Date: Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Time: 7-8:30pm

Location: The Depot - Lexington Historical Society, 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420

Join us at the Depot with best-selling author Adam Gopnick as he reads, signs, and discusses his latest self-help memoir, The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery!

 

October 12th: Morra Aarons-Mele - Reading, Signing & Discussion

Date: Thursday, October 12th, 2023

Time: 7-8:30pm

Location: The Depot - Lexington Historical Society, 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420

Stop by the Depot and meet Morra Aarons-Mele—writer, entrepreneur, mental health advocate, and award-winning podcaster—as she reads, signs, and discusses her latest book, The Anxious Acheiver: Turn Your Biggest Fears into Your Leadership Superpower!

 

October 14th: Ross & Tonya Grifkin - Reading & Drawing

Date: Saturday, October 14th, 2023

Time: 3pm

Location: Maxima Book Center, 1717 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

The husband and wife duo from Arlington, MA--Ross Grifkin (author) and Tonya Grifkin (illustrator)--will be visiting us at Maxima Book Center to read us their new children's book, Errol: The Cat Who Wasn't a Cat!

 

October 19th: Padraig O'Tauma - Reading, Signing & Discussion

Date: Thursday, October 19th, 2023

Time: 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Follen Church, 755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420

All the way from Ireland, poet Pádraig Ó Tuama will be joining us at Follen Church on October 19th to read, sign, and discuss his books Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World—an anthology based on his podcast Poetry Unbound—and In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World—a memoir of peace and reconciliation, Celtic spirituality, belonging, and sexual identity.

 

October 21st: Rina & Risa Horiuchi - Reading, Signing & Crafting

Date: Saturday, October 21st, 2023

Time: 11am

Location: Maxima Book Center, 1717 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

Sister duo Rina Horiuchi (author) and Risa Horiuchi (illustrator) will be at Maxima Gift Center this month showcase their debut children's book, K is for Kindness! Join us for a book reading, book signings, and arts & crafts!

 

November 2022

 

November 19th: Jane Sutton, Reading & Signing

Date: Saturday, November 19th, 2022

Time: 11am

Location: Maxima Book Center, 1717 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

Lexington author Jane Sutton will be joining us at Maxima to read and sign copies of her latest children's book, Gracie Brings Back Bubbe's Smile!

 

December 2022

 

December 4th: Howard Wolke

 

Date: Sunday, December 4th, 2022

Time: 2pm

Location: Maxima Book Center, 1717 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

 

Join us and Diamond Middle School teacher Howard Wolke as he reads from and signs his debut fantasy novel: Cryptid Academy.
The book is designed for kids ages 9-12 and makes a great holiday gift!

 

September 2022

September 10th: Shabbir Cheema, Reading & Signing

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Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022

Time: 3pm - 4pm

Location: Maxima Book Center, 1717 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

Shabbir Cheema is a Lexington resident. He is a former Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Director of Democratic Governance Division of the UN Development Program. Join us as he reads passages from his book, Journey From Kamalpur: A Memoir!

**Copies ordered in advance will be available for pick-up on the day of the event**

 

September 11th: Bill McKibben, Lecture

Flag, Cross and Station WagonDate: Sunday, September 11, 2022

Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

Bill McKibben on his latest bestseller, The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened

 

September 16th: The Civic Role of Poetry: For, By & Of the People with Richard Blanco

Date: Friday, September 16, 2022

Time: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Follen Church Society, 755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

A selection of titles from Richard Blanco, the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history:

How to Love a Country: Poems

The Prince of los Cocuyos : A Miami Childhood

One Today

 

September 24th: Lauren Aguirre, Reading & Signing

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Time: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Maxima Book Center, 1717 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

Lauren Aguirre is a Lexington resident. She is an award-winning science journalist who has produced documentaries, short-form video series, podcasts, interactive games, and blogs for the PBS series NOVA. Aguirre’s articles on memory and addiction have appeared in STAT, The Boston Globe Ideas Section, Undark, The Atlantic, The Scientist, and PBS. Join us as she reads from her first book, The Memory Thief, a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Award.

 

July 28th ​Kelly Bandas

We're looking forward to co-hosting the July 28th launch of former Lexingtonian Kelly Bandas's new book, Rookie Mistakes: A Grown-Up's Field Guide for Getting Your Act Together. Join us at 6 p.m. on the patio in front of Maxima Book Center and Il Casale to meet Kelly and learn how to avoid making rookie mistakes! Kelly will do a short reading from the book around 6:30 p.m., followed by a Q & A session.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

April 13th ​Mitali Perkins

Join us for a special IN-PERSON visit with author Mitali Perkins! Come learn about her picture book  Home Is In Between (currently featured as our Storywalk at Lincoln Park), find out about having her novel Rickshaw Girl adapted into a film, and what's coming out next!

Mrs. Perkins's other books include:

You Bring the Distant Near 

Bamboo People

Tiger Boy

 

March 22 at 7 PM at the Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Mass. Ave. Lexington, MA

 

Books can be purchased today, through the link above, or at the event!

 

 

April 7th Climate Fiction

As we face unprecedented climate challenges, storytelling is one way to examine the ways in which human action–and inaction–impacts the health of our planet. Climate fiction is a growing area of literature, and for this session of Literary Cafe, Julie Carrick Dalton, author of WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG, and Erica Ferencik, author of GIRL ON ICE, will be in conversation with Lexington author and host Marjan Kamali to discuss the evolving role of climate in literature, how to find inspiration when dealing with a complicated subject, and the relationship between nature and fiction. 

Sponsored by the Cary Library Foundation.

Books will be on sale through Maxima Book Center.

April 7th from 7:30 - 8:30 PM at the Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Mass. Ave. Lexington, MA

Books can be purchased today, through the link above, or at the event!

 

March 22, 2022
Our first In-Person Event!!!

Malinda Lo's National Book Award-winning Last Night at the Telegraph Club

March 22 at 7 PM at the Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Mass. Ave. Lexington, MA

Books can be purchased today, through the link above, or at the event!