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    Virtual Happenings ... When the going gets tough,

    the tough stay put!

    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Stories, and Ideas - This year, it's virtual!  No plane ticket needed!  Join the Los Angeles Times, in partnership with USC, in celebrating 25 years of the Festival of Books, Stories & Ideas with 25 individual virtual events. Due to the coronavirus, The Times has reimagined the festival as a communitywide virtual gathering.

    Beginning on Sunday, October 18, and continuing over the course of four weeks, The Times will celebrate storytelling with author panels, readings, and other events. Please reserve your virtual front-row seat now for this free celebration of books! The programming schedule will be announced on September 24. For details, go to latimes.com/FestivalofBooks and follow the festival on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram (#bookfest).

     

    Books and Beyond Teen Book Discussion Group by Mulberry Street Library - 

    Teens join the staff of the Kingsbridge and Mulberry Street libraries on Google Meet for an open book hour. No Reading Required!

    Join the staff of the Kingsbridge and Mulberry Street libraries on Google Meet for an open book hour. We'll be discussing the books you've been reading lately, books you love, books you think are overrated, books you think every teen should read, favorite genres, and more. We'll spend part of the time talking about books, but we'll also be sharing slideshows, games, and riddles! Each week we'll be discussing a different topic, which we'll send with the Google Meet link to your email. We'll start with books, and then see where the conversation takes us!  Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 through December.

     

    Library of Congress National Book FestivalThe 20th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival celebrates American Ingenuity with more than 120 celebrated authors featured in presentation videos available on demand for a limited time. Access the Virtual Festival Platform External, then stream the culminating PBS television special External for an engaging, immersive experience.  Featuring notable authors like Amy Tan, Jason Reynolds, John Grisham, Colson Whitehead, and others.  

    From Friday through Sunday, September 25-27, we held interactive live Q&A sessions with select authors to complement their presentation videos. We list the Q&A sessions in the schedule under "Live Events by Stage" and "Live Events by Day." Video recordings of Q&A sessions are available on the Festival platform.  Author presentation videos are organized by ChildrenTeensFamily, Food & FieldFictionGenre FictionHistory & BiographyPoetry & ProseScienceUnderstanding Our World

     

    Poetry Night IN

    Our usual Poetry Night Out is now In, but that won’t hold back an inspiring evening. Four poets gather to read from their new works: Lisa Ampleman delves into the past with her book Romances, which explores the literary tradition of courtly love. Brian Barker will read from Vanishing Acts, a collection Alex Lemon calls “masterful and strange, depicting the twilight of human cruelty in a world on the cusp of rebirth.” Rebecca Dunham will read from, Strike, which Traci Brimhall describes as a “gorgeous new book [with] secrets, shames, and a fury that bites like frost.” In Downburst, Mark Fitzerald explores how the violence in the weather can lead to resilience and courage.  Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7:00-8:00.

    This talk is part of the virtual Fall for the Book festival. Events run from September - November 2020. Visit fallforthebook.org for more information.

     

    University of South Carolina Fall Literacy Festival 2020 At Home

    Great writers, readers, fans and friends will gather on three Wednesday nights this October for the Fall Literary Festival at the University of South Carolina. Now in its twenty-first year, the festival continues to bring unique and inspiring writing voices to campus.

    This year, the festival welcomes the celebrated poet Nikky Finney, children’s book author and artist Kelly Starling Lyons, and novelist and short story writer George Singleton. They are part of a tradition that has brought more than 60 award-winning authors to campus for readings, book signings and other events – all free and open to the community.

    The festival is a partnership between University of South Carolina Libraries and the Department of English, supported by the generous legacy of Libraries’ friend Dorothy B. Smith. Mrs. Smith was a lifelong book lover who wanted to share her passion with others. The festival is just one of many university programs she and her family make possible.

    The festival events begin at 7 p.m. on three consecutive Wednesdays in October, beginning Oct. 14.

     



     

      
     
     

     

    Library Media Center

     
    The Library Media Center is a hub for students and teachers seeking information related to all aspects of the curriculum.  Supplementing the more traditional library sources--such as books, periodicals, and audio-visual materials--are the plethora of resources provided by online databases, the Internet, links to a variety of library and information networks, and multimedia databases.  Two professional Library Media Specialists provide formal instruction in locating, managing, evaluating and documenting information, as well as co-teaching with curriculum teachers to reinforce best practice in these areas.  They encourage students through individualized instruction and guidance not only to become independent users of information, but also to become knowledge creators. The center also provides instructional materials, production facilities, and support for the creation of a variety of multimedia projects.  Library hours are extended beyond the school day to provide maximum access.  Though the library's evening hours have recently been curtailed, students are encouraged to utilize the resources--including two library media specialists--offered during and after school every day; community members are encouraged to take advantage of resources by reaching out via email.  The goal of the center’s staff is to develop skill in defining and solving problems; to increase competence in finding, critically analyzing, and using information from a variety of sources; and to encourage positive and enthusiastic attitudes toward libraries and reading that will last a lifetime.
     
     
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    A few lists for the Readers among us:


    Reading Olympics List-20-21




     

       Check-out the Library of Congress Book Festival Posts.  Featuring notable authors, like Jason Reynolds,

    Dav Pilkey, Edwidge Danticat, and others.