Oblong Books & Music Events July/August 2017

Sunday, July 9, 2017 – 4:00pm
Hudson Valley YA Society
Oblong Rhinebeck, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 / 845-876-0500Adele Griffin is a two-time National Book Award finalist and her new novel BE TRUE TO ME is a riveting romantic drama about the gilded lives of the super-rich and the high price of fitting in. In Morgan Matson‘s THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING Andie has a plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). In Jenny Han‘s ALWAYS AND FOREVER LARA JEAN, Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding. In Jennifer E. Smith‘s WINDFALL  Alice doesn’t believe in luck, but she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. In Sarah Mlynowski‘s I SEE LONDON, I SEE FRANCE, nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and a half weeks traveling through Europe with her childhood best friend Leela.

Ages 12 to Adult / Admission: FREE
RSVP Requested

Thursday, July 13, 2017 – 6:00pm
“Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn’t Count”

Oblong Rhinebeck, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 / 845-876-0500

Editor in Chief of Salon David Daley’s “extraordinarily timely and undeniably important” (New York Times Book Review) account uncovers the fundamental rigging of our House of Representatives and state legislatures nationwide. Lauded as a “compelling” (The New Yorker) and “eye-opening tour of a process that many Americans never see” (Washington Post), David Daley’s Ratf**ked documents the effort of Republican legislators and political operatives to hack American democracy through an audacious redistricting plan called REDMAP.

Admission: FREE
RSVP Requested

Sunday, July 16, 2017 -11:00 am – 1:00 pm

“Project 258: Making Dinner at Fish & Game”
Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market, 61 E. Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 / 845-876-0500
http://www.oblongbooks.com/event/rhinebeck-farmers-market-zak-pelaccio-peter-barrettFish & Game restaurant in Hudson, is a leader in the local foods movement. Its core approach—engaging intimately with nature both wild and domestic, building relationships with farmers, and exploring the joys of fermentation—is one of interest to anyone, anywhere, who yearns to cook and eat better food. Established in 2013, Fish & Game, with its chef/owner Zakary Pelaccio and co-chefs and partners Kevin Pomplun and Jori Jayne Emde, is already receiving national accolades and honors, including the 2016 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Northeast; 2015 James Beard Award finalist for Outstanding Restaurant Design; 2015 & 2016 Wine Enthusiast: America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants; and 2014 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best New Restaurant.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 – 6:00pm
Author & Broadway Star ALEXANDRA SILBER
“After Anatevka: A Novel Inspired by Fiddler on the Roof”

Oblong Rhinebeck, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 / 845-876-0500Alexandra Silber is the Grammy-nominated actress and singer who starred most recently as Tzeitel in the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the RoofAfter Anatevka is her sweeping historical novel in the grand tradition of Russian literature that imagines what happens to the characters of Fiddler on the Roof after the curtain falls. The world knows well the tale of Tevye, the beloved Jewish dairyman from the shtetl Anatevka of Tsarist Russia. But what happened to those remarkable characters after the curtain fell? Alexandra Silber picks up where Fiddler left off.

Admission: FREE
RSVP Requested

NEW! Saturday, July 22, 2017 – 4:00pm
“BORN ON THIRD BASE: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good”

Oblong Millerton, 26 Main Street, Millerton, NY 12546 / 518-789-3797Is it really good for anyone that most of society’s wealth is pooling at the very top of the wealth ladder? Does anyone, including the one percent, really want to live in a society plagued by economic apartheid? It is time to think differently, says longtime inequality expert and activist Chuck Collins. Can we suspend both class wars long enough to consider a new way forward? Born into the one percent, Collins gave away his inheritance at 26 and spent the next three decades mobilizing against inequality. He uses his perspective from both sides of the divide to deliver a new narrative.

Admission: FREE
RSVP Requested

Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 5:00-7:00 pm
Rhinebeck Writers Retreat – Meet the Writers

Oblong Rhinebeck, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 / 845-876-0500

Created in 2011 by Founding Executive Director Kathy Evans, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat provides a sanctuary for musical theatre writers to develop their musicals in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Every summer, they host nine writing teams. Join us for a unique chance to meet the writers in residence this summer – Brett Ryback and Eric Ulloa – who are writing a new musical “Passing Through”. 

Admission: FREE / Refreshments will be served.
RSVP Requested

Sunday, July 30, 2017 – 1:00pm
THE PRINCESS BRIDE by William Goldman

Upstate Films, 6415 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 / 845-876-0500

Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible—inconceivable, even—to equate The Princess Bride with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westley and Buttercup, but the film is only a fraction of the ingenious storytelling you’ll find in the book. Rich in character and satire, the novel is set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an “abridged” retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin that’s home to “Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions.” Read the book then join us for the film. Rated: PG The film runs 1hr 38mins and a group discussion will follow.

Film Tickets: $10 Adults / $8 Seniors and Students / $6 Upstate Members and kids under 16. 
Purchase online: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2966563
Also available day-of at the box office (cash and check only). 
Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 6:00pm
“Wear and Tear: The Threads of my Life”

Oblong Rhinebeck, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 / 845-876-0500

Tracy Peacock Tynan grew up in London in the 1950’s and 60s, privy to her parents’ glamorous parties and famous friends—Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, and Orson Welles. Cecil Beaton and Katharine Hepburn were her godparents. These stylish showbiz people were role models for Tracy, who became a clotheshorse at a young age. Tracy’s father, Kenneth Tynan, was a powerful theater critic and writer for the Evening StandardThe Observer, and The New Yorker. Her mother was Elaine Dundy, a successful novelist and biographer, whose works have recently been revived by The New York Review of Books. Both of Tracy’s parents, particularly her father, were known as much for what they wore as what they wrote.

Admission: FREE
RSVP Requested

Sunday, August 13, 2017 – 11:00 am-1:00 pm
“Entertaining in the Country”

Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market, 61 E. Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 / 845-876-0500

Entertaining in the Country: Love Where You Eat: Festive Table Settings, Favorite Recipes, and Design Inspiration…is an indispensable guide to casual home entertaining filled with imaginative ideas, practical tips, and delicious recipes from well-known chefs, restaurateurs, and tastemakers. Following the success of Love Where You Live: At Home in the Country, Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams serve up an array of inspiring seasonal parties hosted by food professionals and home cooks. These gatherings range from an intimate house guest breakfast to a large harvest party. Carefully selected for their flair when it comes to entertaining, the hosts welcome the reader into their homes in the Hudson Valley and New England.

Saturday, August 19 & Sunday, August 20, 2017 – 12:00 pm
“Little Plane Learns to Write”

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, 9 Norton Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

For Ages 3-5

Bring the kids to meet New York Times bestselling and award winning children’s author/illustrator Stephen Savage who will be signing copies of his new book LITTLE PLANE LEARNS TO WRITE as part of KIDS FLY WEEKEND festivities at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome on August 19 & 20.

For information on KIDS FLY WEEKEND visit  oldrhinebeck.org

Sunday, August 20, 2017 – 1:00pm
A ROOM WITH A VIEW by E.M. Forster

Upstate Films, 6415 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 / 845-876-0500

A Room with a View is a 1908 novel by English writer E. M. Forster, about a young woman in the repressed culture of Edwardian era England. Set in Italy and England, the story is both a romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century. Merchant-Ivory produced an award-winning film adaptation in 1985 starring Dame Maggie Smith and Helena Bonham Carter as Lucy. Read the book then join us for the film. The film is Rated: R and runs for 1hr 57mins with a group discussion will follow.

Film Tickets: $10 Adults / $8 Seniors and Students / $6 Upstate Members and kids under 16. 
Purchase online: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2966642
Also available day-of at the box office (cash and check only). 

Oblong Books & Music
6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572  
(845) 876-0500
26 Main Street, Millerton, NY 12547  (518) 789-3797

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