FOL University


Sunday, November 2

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Friends of the Library’s stimulating FOL University program returns Sunday Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.  Modeled on the concept of  a one-day university, this events features lectures by two scholars on timely and fascinating topics, with a brief refreshment break in-between. The first scholar will be John McWhorter, Associate Professor in the English and Comparative Literature department at Columbia University. Dr. McWhorter has written many books on language including “Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English” and the recently published “The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language.”  This is a return appearance at FOL U and Dr. McWhorter will talk about texting and its relationship to writing. The second speaker will be History Professor Joseph Dorinson of Brooklyn College who will speak on political satire.