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BSI reviews are held on Tuesdays from 12:12pm - 12:52pm in the Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester. Reviews are free and open to the public.   

For more information, please contact Susan Chekow Lusignan, Director of Marketing and Program Development: 585.428.8350 or susan.lusignan@libraryweb.org 

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Would you like to know what was reviewed decades ago? For the BSI anthology of books and reviewers 1956 - 2016, click here. 

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Fall 2017 series: 

September 19 

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan

Reviewer: Veronica Volk, Great Lakes Reporter/Producer, WXXI News

 Death and Life of the Great Lakes 

September 26

Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Reviewer: Louis Spiotti, Executive Director, Intercollegiate Athletics, RIT

 Coach Wooden and Me 

October 3

Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women by Susan Burton & Cari Lynn

Reviewer: Susan Porter, Executive Director, Judicial Process Commission

 Becoming Ms. Burton 

October 10

The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters by Tom Nichols

Reviewer: William Destler, PhD, President Emeritus, RIT

 The Death of Expertise 

October 17

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Reviewer: Eric Monier, PhD, Associate Professor of Physics, SUNY Brockport


October 24

Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash

Reviewer: Iman Abid, Organizer, New York Civil Liberties Union, Genesee Valley Chapter

 Letters to a Young Muslim 

October 31

High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic by Glenn Frankel

Reviewer: Jack Garner, Jazz & Film Columnist, Democrat & Chronicle

 High Noon 

November 7

Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman

Reviewer: Glenn Kellogg, Urban Economist, Hart’s Local Grocers




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