Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Meet the Author... at MCPL!

wooden cubs spelling out word author sitting on a paper by glasses and a pen Are you a collector of signed books? Do you enjoy following your favorite authors on Twitter or Instagram to get news about their latest books, insight into their past books, or their opinion on the news of the day?

There is something fun about the insight into your favorite author that comes from hearing him or her speak in person. That’s part of why we are so excited when we have authors visit our branches. The upcoming months promise several great author events around MCPL, and we hope you can join us!

Cover: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
In January and February, our Bethesda branch hosts three separate young adult author events: Michael Grant on January 26; Victoria Aveyard and Sophie Jordan on February 11; and Veronica Rossi, Kami Garcia, and Susan Dennard on February 18. All these events start at 7 pm, and the authors will be signing books after the talks. Politics and Prose bookstore will be on hand to sell the authors’ books, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Library, Bethesda Chapter.

There are also several upcoming events that nonfiction lovers will want to note. On February 3, author Dennis Brack will discuss his book Presidential Picture Stories: Behind the Cameras at the White House at the Bethesda branch. On February 20 at 1 pm, author Dr. Taiwo Koyejo will visit the Chevy Chase branch to discuss the true story that inspired her book Redemption.

Cover of From Slave Ship to Harvard by James JonstonAs part of our Black History Month events, author M.J. O’Brien will discuss his book We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth’s Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired on February 13 at 2 pm at the Olney branch. For those with an interest in local history, author Jim Johnston will discuss his book From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the history of an African American Family at the Twinbrook branch on February 27. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Twinbrook Chapter.

For the younger readers, local children’s author Jane Stein will visit Gaithersburg branch on March 19 at 11 am. She will discuss her book Dear Class: Traveling Around the World with Mrs. J. This event is open to children in kindergarten through 5th grade and does require online registration.

Be sure to check author events on our calendar frequently for event details, as well as schedule changes and additions. See you at an event soon!

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