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    June 5, 7:00pm

    Greater than Fiction: In Conversation with John Carreyrou & Bethany McLean

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    May 13, 7:00pm

    Where the Light Enters: A Conversation with Former Second Lady Jill Biden

    Join us for an evening with Dr. Jill Biden where, in celebration of her new book, she will sit down for a conversation about the lessons she’s learned as the woman at the center of one of America’s most beloved families and the many forms of love that have held them together through immense loss and great joy.
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