Rhinebeck's Oblong Books & Music Celebrates Spring With Author Events

RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- Oblong Books & Music, in Rhinebeck, is celebrating spring with a variety of authors, beginning on Sunday, April 3. All events are free and open to the public. An RSVP is requested but not required, to

Jack Myers
Jack Myers Photo Credit: contributed
Heather Demetrios
Heather Demetrios Photo Credit: contributed

Sunday, April 3, 2 p.m. -- Jack Myers' book, "The Future of Men: Masculinity in the Twenty First Century," prepares men and women for the shift in gender norms society is experiencing today. There will also be a Q&A and book signing.

Tuesday, April 5, at 6 p.m. -- Bard professor and author Ian Buruma will discuss his book, "Their Promised Land: My Grandparents In Love And War." During World War II, Buruma's grandparents were torn from each other. And so they wrote letters: lots. He has woven his voice with theirs to bring to relationship and age to life. There will also be a Q&A and book signing.

Friday, April 8, 6 p.m. -- Mary Norris will discuss her memoir, "Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen." It provides laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation and usage -- and clear explanations for handling them. This also features a Q&A and book signing.

Sunday, April 17, at 4 p.m. -- The Hudson Valley YA Society will host NYT best-seller Sarah Rees Brennan ("Tell the Wind and Fire"), Heidi Heilig and Heather Demetrios, as they discuss their new novels. The group is recommended for teens 12 and up -- but adults are welcome too.

Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. -- Rhinebeck resident, author and style guru Barbara Ballinger will present her new book, "The Garden Bible," a follow up her "The Kitchen Bible," at Rhinebeck's Starr Library.

Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. -- Renowned New Yorker cartoonist Michael Maslin will present his biography, "Peter Arno: the Mad, Mad World of the New Yorker's Greatest Cartoonist." In 1925, the magazine took a chance on a young cartoonist -- who then helped define it.

The bookstore is located at 6422 Montgomery St. For more information, call 845-876-0500 or visit its website.

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