27th NBPLF Witte Lecture Series comes to Central Library in 2024

The Newport Beach Public Library Foundation (NBPLF) has an exciting line-up of speakers planned for its 27th Witte Lecture Series in 2024. These presentations, which take place at Central Library’s Friends Room have limited seating and fill up quickly.

Friday night tickets for each program are $65 and include the lecture, a book sale and signing with a light supper and wine. Saturday afternoon tickets are $45 with refreshments being served.

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Author Fiona Hill

Fiona Hill

Fiona Hill will kick off the series on Friday, Jan. 26 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024 from 2-4 p.m., discussing her book, Currents of Modern History: A Personal and Global Perspective. This event is sold out.

Here’s is the additional line-up:

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Science journalist Ed Yong

Ed Yong

Ed Yong will be discussing his book, The Amazing Nature of Animal Senses on Friday, Feb. 9 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 10 from 2-4 p.m.

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Ed Yong ‘s “The Amazing Nature of Animal Senses”

In Yong’s engaging lecture based on his book, An Immense World, he takes audiences through the hidden realms of animal senses. With wit and humor, learn the amazing ways in which animals perceive aspects of the world to which we are oblivious. For tickets to Ed Yong, go here.

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Author Richard Reeves

Richard Reeves

Richard Reeves will be sharing his book, Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It on Friday, March 8 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 9 from 2-4 p.m.

Richard Reeves’ “Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It”

Reeves’ lecture will focus on the groundbreaking analysis of how the social and economic world of men has been turned upside down, leaving them adrift and underpowered. How the basic social structures defining masculine maturity and success have been shattered, and how they can – and must – be reinvented. For tickets to Richard Reeves, go here.

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Legal commentator Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick in Conversation with Michele Bratcher Goodwin – The 2022-23 Term at The Supreme Court: What Has Happened and What Is to Come

On Friday, April 12 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 9 from 2-4 p.m., join MSNBC analyst and a senior legal correspondent at Slate, Dahlia Lithwick, one of the nation’s foremost legal commentators. Her book Lady Justice was an instant New York Times bestseller. Lithwick is the recipient of a 2013 National Magazine Award and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Michele Bratcher Goodwin

Michele Bratcher Goodwin is a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine – Irvine School of Law and founding director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy. For tickets to the Dahlia Lithwick Conversation, go here.

For more information on the Witte Lecture series, go here.

Newport Beach Central Library is located at 1000 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach. For more information on the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation, visit https://nbplf.foundation.

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