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Speaker Series A Murder Mystery, Family Story, & Love Letter to Strong Women Everywhere: Author Talk w/ Nina Simon Nothing brings a family together like a murder next door. You’re invited to join Nina Simon online as she chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, Mother-Daughter Murder Night. Mother-Daughter Murder Night follows high-powered business woman... Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 7:00 - 8:00 PM - Online
Speaker Series Asian American Representation in Literature: An Author Talk with Rebecca F. Kuang We welcome you to register for a thrilling conversation with Rebecca F. Kuang (R.F. Kuang) as she chats with us about her New York Times bestselling novel, Yellowface. Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social ... Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 7:00 - 8:00 PM - Online
Speaker Series For the Love of Mars: A Human History of the Red Planet with Smithsonian Curator Matt Shindell Mars and its secrets have fascinated and mystified humans since ancient times. Due to its vivid color and visibility, geologic kinship with Earth, and potential as our best hope for settlement, Mars embodies everything that inspires us about space and exploration. For the Love of Mars surveys the re... Monday, June 3, 2024, 2:00 - 3:00 PM - Online
Speaker Series Psychological Thrillers and the Queen of Twists– An Author Talk with Freida McFadden Get your popcorn and take a seat as we pick the brain of the queen of twists herself, Freida McFadden! McFadden will join us to chat about writing psychological thrillers, her mega-bestselling hit The Housemaid series, in particular her forthcoming (June 11, 2024) third installment, The Housemaid Is... Thursday, June 13, 2024, 8:00 - 9:00 PM - Online
Speaker Series Unpacking a History of Systemic Racism in the American Education System with Tiffany Jewell Join us as #1 New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell highlights the inequities Black and Brown students face from preschool through college as she presents lessons and knowledge from her new book Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School. From preschool to higher education and ... Thursday, June 20, 2024, 2:00 - 3:00 PM - Online
Speaker Series A Visit to Deckawoo Drive with Mercy Watson and Kate DiCamillo (PreK-2nd Grade) Join us for a visit to Deckawoo Drive with everyone’s favorite adventure loving pig, Mercy Watson! Newbery Medal winning author Kate DiCamillo will be sharing the stories behind the creation of her early chapter book series, the original Mercy Watson, and the follow up series, Tales from Deckawoo Dr... Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 2:00 - 3:00 PM - Online
Speaker Series Surviving the Summer with The Last Kids on Earth and Max Brallier (3rd-6th Grade) Would you survive a zombie apocalypse? Join us to talk with New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier about The Last Kids on Earth, both the book series and the animated series on Netflix. In this virtual event, Max will share how he came up with the different monsters and villains as well as t... Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 2:00 - 3:00 PM - Online
Speaker Series Learning the Power of Poetry with Bestselling Author Elizabeth Acevedo (9th-12th) You’re invited to learn about the power of poetry with Elizabeth Acevedo! In this exciting author conversation and Q&A, Acevedo will provide a short reading from her National Book Award winning and New York Times bestselling novel-in-verse, The Poet X serving as the backdrop to this amazing chat... Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 2:00 - 3:00 PM - Online
Speaker Series Graphic Novels are Life! Telling Your Own Story in a Graphic Novel with Dan Santat (5th-8th Grade) Join this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels. His winning book, A First Time for Everything, is a graphic memoir based on his own awkward middle school years and the trip... Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 2:00 - 3:00 PM - Online