Sunday, November 6
JBook: One Date One Book
A Community Read Event: Ms. Sara Levy’s Salon
Step into the pages of the JBook selection, After the Fire, and be a guest at one of Ms. Sara Levy’s famous salons. Join us for a day of discussion, music, art and pastries that culminates with a book talk with the author, Lauren Belfer. To learn more about all JBOOK events please click on the link below.
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JBook: Children’s Music Program, 10 am
Bring your children to a Children’s Classical Music Workshop and instrument petting zoo inspired by the music of our JBook Community Read Selection, And After the Fire, by Lauren Belfer. In this interactive session where children will learn how composers choose notes, what those notes sound like, and be able to experience the music of Bach and Beethoven in a hands on, exciting way! Appropriate for ages 3-10.
JBook: Lunch and Learn Discussion, 12:30 pm
Join friends and other members of our community for an engaging and timely discussion on current trends in anti-Semitism. Inspired by the themes of the JBook Community Read selection, And After the Fire, by Lauren Belfer, this is a unique opportunity to explore the intersection of arts, music, culture and politics.
JBook: Artist Talk with Ronnie Spiewak, 2 pm
Inspired by nature, Ronnie Spiewak is a talented artist known for her collages, paintings and installations. Imagine a wind storm with leaves, twigs and branches blowing. Ronnie snips, cuts and tears colorful papers, print media and cardboard to create her compositions. The twigs, branch leaves and petals swirl around in an abstract fashion in most of the works. She occasionally combines print media with the swirling matter, implying narrative and cultural connections.
JBook: Free Piano trio concert, 3 pm
Delight in the musical stylings of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, during a free piano trio concert in the Goldman Art Gallery.
JBook: Lauren Belfer, And After the Fire, 5 pm
In Conversation with Michael Marissen
Lauren Belfer is the author of the New York Times bestseller, City of Light. Her new book, And After the Fire, is a transporting, unputdownable, multi-generational saga spanning centuries and continents. This beautiful narrative—studded with vibrant, real-life musical figures of 18th and 19th century Europe—uncovers the mystery behind a troubling, centuries-old cantata.
Light refreshments provided
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