Book Fest in Your Living Room Presents JODI PICOULT, The Book of Two Ways: A Novel

Book Fest in Your Living Room Presents JODI PICOULT, The Book of Two Ways: A Novel

Wednesday, September 23 | 8:00 pm EST Brought to you by the JCC Literary Consortium Book Fest in Your Living Room Presents JODI PICOULT, The Book of Two Ways: A Novel In Conversation with Judy Blume, New York Times Bestselling Author and Owner, Books & Books, Key West ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & […]

The Lessans Family Literary Series Presents: BYOB: Florence Adler Swims Forever with Rachel Beanland

The Lessans Family Literary Series Presents: BYOB: Florence Adler Swims Forever with Rachel Beanland October 6 | 12:00 PM | $10 “The Bender JCC is thrilled to present a new series especially for book lovers: BYOB (Bring Your Own Book): Intimate Discussions with Authors. Each month the Bender JCC will host an author who will […]

Lessans Family Literary Series: Cocktails & Conversations with David E. Lowe

Lessans Family Literary Series Presents: Cocktails & Conversations with David E. Lowe Touched with Fire: Morris B. Abram and the Battle Against Racial and Religious Discrimination Wednesday, September 30 | 5:00 PM | $10 Join us for Cocktails and Conversations with David E. Lowe author of Touched with Fire: Morris B. Abram and the Battle […]

Bring Your Own Book (BYOB): The Nesting Dolls by Alina Adams

Wednesday | September 9, 12:00 PM $10 We are thrilled to bring you a new series especially for book lovers: BYOB (Bring Your Own Book): Intimate Discussions with Authors. Each month the Bender JCC will host an author to lead us in a lively book club-style discussion of his/her newest book. Join us for our […]

Virtual Book Club | Apeirogon by Colum McCann

Virtual Book Club Moderated by Deborah Kalb | Apeirogon by Colum McCann Tuesday, August 11 | 10:30 AM | Pay what you can Pour a cup tea or coffee and join us for our fourth Virtual Book Club moderated by Deborah Kalb. This month we will discuss Apeirogon by Colum McCann. Aperiogon tells the story […]

Virtual Book Club

Join the Bender JCC for our next Virtual Book Club as we read The Convert by Stefan Hertmans. SIGN UP Grab a cup of tea, coffee, and some lunch! Join us on your couch or at your table for our second Virtual Book Club moderated by Deborah Kalb. This month we will discuss the Convert […]

Cocktails & Conversation with Matthew Goodman

LESSANS FAMILY LITERARY SERIES PRESENTS: Cocktails & Conversations Matthew Goodman in conversation with Andy Pollin Wednesday, July 22 5:00 PM | Conversation Need your sports fix? Stir up your favorite cocktail and join us for our first Cocktails and Conversations program with Matthew Goodman, bestselling author of The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary […]

Local Author Fair

The Lessans Family Literary Series is proud to present our first ever Local Authors Fair Meet local authors from the DMV area and hear first-hand as they describe and introduce their books. Learn more about the stories behind the stories, their inspirations, and upcoming projects. Bagels and coffee served. Come find your next must-read author! […]

Lillian Li, Number One Chinese Restaurant

The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is not only a beloved go-to setting for hunger pangs and celebrations; it is its own world, inhabited by waiters and kitchen staff who have been fighting, loving, and aging within its walls for decades. When disaster strikes, this working family’s controlled chaos is set loose, forcing each […]

Idra Novey – Those Who Knew

Lessans Family Literary Series wants you to celebrate International Women’s Day with Idra Novey Those Who Knew From the award-winning author of Ways to Disappear, a taut, timely novel about what a powerful politician thinks he can get away with and the group of misfits who finally bring him down. On an unnamed island country ten […]

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