Book Festival

The Schenectady JCC is thrilled to be partnering with the JCC Literary Consortium to bring you

Book Festival In Your Living Room, a series of author Zoom talks and Q&As.

 

FEBRUARY 

Wed., February 24 at 8 pm ET

Interviewed by Kristen Welker, Co-Anchor, "Weekend Today" and NBC News Chief White House Correspondent

$36. Includes one hardcover copy of the book + one virtual ticket and shipping.

 Bill Gates, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

 

MARCH

Sun., March 4 at 8 pm ET

$11, or $36 including one hardcover copy of the book + one virtual ticket and shipping.
 
 Walter Isaacson, The Code Breaker
 
 
Sun., March 7 at 4 pm ET
 
Free 
 
 Mark Gerson, The Telling  
 
 
 
Thu., March 11 at 8 pm ET

$6, or $35 including one hardcover copy of the book + one virtual ticket and shipping.

 Annabelle Gurwitch, You're Leaving When?

 

 
 
Mon., March 22 at 7 pm ET
$32 including one hardcover copy of the book + one virtual ticket and shipping.
 
Tim Shriver, The Call to Unite
 
 
 
Thu., March 25 at 8 pm ET
 $11, or $25 including one hardcover copy of the book + one virtual ticket and shipping.
 
Sue Monk Kidd, The Book of Longings
 
 

APRIL

 
Wed., April 7 at 8 pm ET
Free, or $36 for a copy of the book + one virtual ticket and shipping.
 
 Brooke Baldwin, Huddle
 
 
 
 
Sun., April 11 at 2 pm ET
Free, or $35 for a hardcover copy of the book + one virtual ticket and shipping.
 
 Daniel Lee, The SS Officer's Armchair
 
 
Tuesday, April 13 at 8 pm ET
Not on sale yet
 
 
 
Thu., April 15 at 8 pm ET
Not on sale yet
 
 

MAY 

Thursday, May 6 at 8 pm EST
 
 
 
 
 

LINK ALERT!  AFTER YOU REGISTER, The links will be coming from both SHOWCLIX and the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. If you don't see the email, please look in your spam box.   You will receive your Zoom link in your confirmation email after you’ve purchased your ticket, then again, 24 hours before, and finally, one more time, one hour before! These emails are coming from SHOWCLIX and Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.
More information:

Event recording for ticket holders will be available 24 hours after the event for a limited time; please email bookfestival@atlantajcc.org if you would like a copy.

 

BOOK PURCHASE: Some events require a book purchase to access the webinar.  For these, or for any other event with a book purchase option, books will be shipped immediately following the event date. Please allow about a week -10 days for delivery. Shipping is included on all book purchases. Be sure to include your mailing address when completing your order. Thank you to Ampersand Books at Writers & Books!
 

WEBINAR LINKS:
 You will receive an e-mail with the link to join the webinars you've purchased both 24 hours and 1 hour before each event. Check your junk mail folder if you do not receive these when expected, and be sure to whitelist e-mails from JCC Rochester to make sure you get them in your inbox!
 
 
TICKETS: To purchase tickets for multiple events, click "keep shopping" at the bottom of the screen where you enter your details. 
 

LINK ALERT! The links will be coming from both SHOWCLIX and the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. If you don't see the email, please look in your spam box.   You will receive your Zoom link in your confirmation email after you’ve purchased your ticket, then again, 24 hours before, and finally, one more time, one hour before! These emails are coming from SHOWCLIX and Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

 

SHARING LINKS: Zoom links are unique to the user and not shareable. If you share the link, you won’t be able to access the program!

 

BOOK PURCHASES & SHIPPING INFO:  Books purchased in the US will be shipped from A Cappella Books; in Canada, from Indigo, the day after the event. Please allow 7 – 10 business days for shipping due to postal service delays!

 

ZOOM FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

  • Where do I download the latest version of Zoom?
    You can download the latest version of Zoom from Zoom’s Download Center. It is not a requirement to download Zoom but for the best possible Zoom experience, we recommend it! Learn more about downloading Zoom.
  • Do you need an account to use Zoom?
    A-Zoom account is not required if you are strictly joining Zoom Meetings as a participant. If someone invites you to their meeting, you can join as a participant without creating an account. Learn more about joining a Zoom meeting.  A-Zoom account is only required if you need to create your own meetings and send invitations to participants.
  • How do I sign up for Zoom?
    You can sign up for a free Zoom account at zoom.us/signup
  • How much does Zoom cost?
    A basic Zoom license is free. A-Zoom account is only required if you need to create your own meetings and send invitations to participants.
  • How do I join a Zoom meeting?
    You can join a meeting by clicking the meeting link or going to join.zoom.us and entering the meeting ID. Learn more about joining a meeting.  
  • How do I join computer/device audio?
    On most devices, you can join computer/device audio by clicking Join AudioJoin with Computer Audio, or Audio to access the audio settings. Learn more about connecting your audio.
  • Why isn’t my window showing up when I log on, like my other Zoom meetings? Our programs are streamed as Zoom Webinars, not meetings. Viewers are not seen or heard but can ask our guests questions in the Q & A.
  • How can I watch the event on my television For newer televisions with HDMI ports, you just need an HDMI cable. Connect one end of the cable to your computer or laptop and the other end into the TV. Change the source to that HDMI port and the program should display on your screen. There are many other ways to enjoy Zoom on your TVs depending on what kind of computer and television you are using. Google “casting zoom to tv,” and you’ll find many tutorials on how to do it.
  • We begin broadcasting 5 – 10 minutes before the start time to allow for viewers to get on. If you click through the link and receive a message that states, “waiting for the host to start the webinar,” please be patient, we will be right with you!

 

Can I ask the author a question? Sure! We invite you to ask your questions in the Q & A feature located at the bottom of your Zoom window. Please ask your question here and not in the Chat where our interviewer will not see it!

 
 
 

Rachel Beanland (Nov 10) Schenectady

Dale Berra  (Nov 10) Schenectady

Cameron Douglas  (Nov 11) Schenectady

Lawrence Wright (Nov 14) Schenectady

Rafi Berg  (Nov 15) Schenectady

Michael Ian Black  (Nov 18) Schenectady

Mimi Lemay  (Nov 20)  Schenectady 

Michael J. Fox (TBD)  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
Salmon Law Firm
Eastern Heating
Hill & Markes
usbmemorydirect
Chamber
M&T Bank
Freihofer Baking Company
Golub Foundation
Nigro Companies
Cool Insurance
The Jewish Federation