Each year the Library hosts readings, lectures, and discussions by authors and other public figures. You may watch video recordings of recent programs on our YouTube channel. Our archive of audio recordings goes back more than 10 years and includes thousands 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]