Each year the Library hosts readings, lectures, and discussions by authors and other public figures. You may listen to many of these programs by subscribing to the Library's authors & events podcast or by downloading one of the audio programs listed below. Our archive goes back more than 10 years and includes thousands of podcasts of memorable Library events.
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Bev Sellars reads from 'They Called Me Number One'
Join Bev Sellars, chief of the Xat'sull Indian Band, to hear a first-hand account of her childhood at a residential school for Indians in British Columbia. Recorded on Feb. 16, 2014.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 24.25MB] [Play time: 0 hr 52 min]
Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld discuss 'The Triple Package'
Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, husband and wife professors at Yale Law School, discuss their new book, "The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America."
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 28.62MB] [Play time: 1 hr 02 min]
Chang-rae Lee presents 'On Such a Full Sea'
Hear Chang-rae Lee read from his new novel, "On Such a Full Sea," about the immigrant experience in a richly-imagined future America.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 16 MB] [Play time: 0 hr 33 min]
Thrilling Tales: January 6, 2014
Thrilling Tales Storytime for Grown Ups presents: "A Jury of Her Peers" by Susan Glaspell. It was clear she'd killed her husband, but no man could find the evidence that would convict her. A classic tale inspired by a true story. Recorded on Jan. 6, 2014.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 22.50MB] [Play time: 0 hr 49 min]