Need something to look forward to after the weekend’s over? On Monday at 7pm, join WORD Bookstore and the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn at Words by the Water, a four-week reading series at the East River State Park. This week, Melville House Books presents an exciting evening with Dave Tompkins, author of How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks. Tompkins has curated a listening party and will present an intro and history for each song played. He will then stick around for a Q&A and signing.