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Centennial Kickoff Party & Introductory Author Visit

Roosevelt Montás In Conversation with Ben Heckman

2024-04-25 18:00:00 2024-04-25 20:00:00 America/New_York Centennial Kickoff Party & Introductory Author Visit It's time to celebrate! Join us to kickoff our Centennial with a birthday party at 6 pm followed by an enlightening conversation with author and professor Roosevelt Montás at 7 pm. Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium

Thursday, April 25
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-25 18:00:00 2024-04-25 20:00:00 America/New_York Centennial Kickoff Party & Introductory Author Visit It's time to celebrate! Join us to kickoff our Centennial with a birthday party at 6 pm followed by an enlightening conversation with author and professor Roosevelt Montás at 7 pm. Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium

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Bexley Library Auditorium

It's time to celebrate! Join us to kickoff our Centennial with a birthday party at 6 pm followed by an enlightening conversation with author and professor Roosevelt Montás at 7 pm.

Join us at 6 pm to celebrate the library's centennial with a good old-fashioned birthday party complete with Bexley Pizza Plus, Johnson's Real Ice Cream, and birthday cake. Passover-friendly treats will also be available from Sweet Jenny Bakes! 

After enjoying the party, the festivities continue at 7 pm with an enlightening author talk with author Roosevelt Montás. Montás is author of the book Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation. In Rescuing Socrates, Montás explores the lasting influence of the Great Books, reflects on how a liberal education of these texts transformed his life as a first-generation Dominican-born student, and advocates for why they matter now more than ever. 

Rescuing Socrates has been called, "A vigorous argument in favor of reading and discussing the canon in order to better our minds and souls" -- Kirkus Reviews, and, "[An] earnest defense of the humanities, which is also a personal testament to the power of a liberal education" -- Thomas Chatterton Williams, The Atlantic

Roosevelt will be in conversation with Ben Heckman, BPL Director, with a book signing following the conversation. Thank you to The Book Loft for partnering with us and making onsite books available for purchase.

About the Author:

Roosevelt Montás is Senior Lecturer in American Studies and English at Columbia University and the former director of Columbia’s Center for the Core Curriculum (2008-2018). He was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York as a teenager, where he attended public schools in Queens before entering Columbia College in 1991 through its Opportunity Programs. In 2003, he completed a Ph.D. in English, also at Columbia; his dissertation, Rethinking America, won Columbia University’s 2004 Bancroft Award. In 2000, he received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student and in 2008, he received the Dominican Republic’s National Youth Prize. He regularly teaches moral and political philosophy in the Columbia Core Curriculum as well as seminars in American Studies. He is also Director of the Center for American Studies’ Freedom and Citizenship Program, which brings low-income high school students to the Columbia campus to study political theory and then helps them prepare successful applications to college.

Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation details the experiences of Montás as a student and teacher, telling the story of how the Great Books transformed his life and why they have the power to speak to people of all backgrounds.

Registration requested. Join us in person, or live stream this program on BexleyLibrary.org/TV.

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