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With a career spanning over five decades and having won three Academy Awards as best director, William Wyler has been acclaimed by critics and fans of the classics as one of the greatest American filmmakers in the history or Hollywood.  This program will provide an opportunity to reflect on many memorable scenes from timeless classics including: Wuthering Heights, Roman Holiday, Ben Hur, Funny Girl, The Best Years of Our Lives, Mrs. Miniver, The Heiress and The Big Country.  Included in the presentation will be excerpts from interviews of prominent actors such as Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn and Barbra Streisand reflecting on their experiences working “on the set” with Wyler and how his perfectionism and creative genius enhanced their performance in front of the camera.  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; starting 1/24/2018, ending 1/24/2018

Tuition: $20.00

Location : Temple Israel New Rochelle Location : 
  Temple Israel New Rochelle.

Instructor : Richard Knox 



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Scarsdale Adult School welcomes celebrated author George Saunders whose first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, was the 2017 Man Booker Prize Winner.  Following his revered short story collections with this eagerly anticipated debut novel, Saunders continues to shake readers to the core.  An original and transcendent work, Lincoln in the Bardo unfolds over the course of a single night in a graveyard, narrated by a chorus of dazzling voices. Advanced registration is highly recommended.  Seating is limited and cannot be guaranteed for walk-ins.  Credit cards will not be accepted at the door. Books will be available for purchase at the event.  The author will be signing them upon request.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 2/8/2018, ending 2/8/2018

Tuition: $25.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : N.A. 



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This registration includes one standard admission, plus a paperback copy of Lincoln in the Bardo which will be distributed on the evening of the event. Scarsdale Adult School welcomes celebrated author George Saunders whose first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, was the 2017 Man Booker Prize Winner.  Following his revered short story collections with this eagerly anticipated debut novel, Saunders continues to shake readers to the core.  An original and transcendent work, Lincoln in the Bardo unfolds over the course of a single night in a graveyard, narrated by a chorus of dazzling voices. Advanced registration is highly recommended.  Seating is limited and cannot be guaranteed for walk-ins.  Credit cards will not be accepted at the door. Books will be available for purchase at the event.  The author will be signing them upon request.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM; starting 2/8/2018, ending 2/8/2018

Tuition: $40.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : N.A. 



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This class explores contemporary memoirs by writers from diverse social backgrounds.  How do authors translate lived experiences of childhood and family life, immigration, war, personal trauma, work and professional life, parenthood, and politics into compelling literary works?  How do they chronicle the creation of complex identities shaped by race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and geography?  Analyzing both the achievements and the limitations of the memoir genre, we will discuss how authors map the emotional landscape of private life while addressing broader themes in history, politics, and culture. This class features four very recent books, including a beautifully rendered graphic memoir.)  Come share your ideas with other passionate readers in a stimulating yet relaxed environment.  Reading list: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, by Sherman Alexie, Real American by Julie Lythcott-Haims, and Hunger by Roxane Gay.    

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 3/28/2018, ending 6/13/2018 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/4/2018, 4/11/2018, 4/18/2018, 5/2/2018, 5/9/2018, 5/23/2018, 5/30/2018, 6/6/2018)

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Tuition: $120.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Lori Rotskoff 



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Each SAS semester, BookTalk introduces readers to a carefully chosen, provocative selection of novels for reading and informal discussion.  In this installment, we will consider the authors’ writing techniques and their characters’ personal journeys.  For the first meeting, please read Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan.  Later classes will be devoted to An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn (April 17 and 18), Dark at the Crossing by Elliot Ackerman (May 1 and 2), Less by Andrew Sean Greer (May 15 and 16), and The Signal Flame by Andrew Krivak (May 29 and 30).  

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM; 6 sessions; starting 3/28/2018, ending 5/30/2018 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/4/2018, 4/11/2018, 4/25/2018, 5/23/2018)

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Tuition: $150.00

Location : Teacher's Home In Scarsdale Location : 
  Teacher's Home In Scarsdale.

Instructor : Harriet Sobol 



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