Community Library Manager Debbie Tyler announced a Reading Festival for her community. What a great way to kick off a summer. See her announcement below:
Relax, Recharge, Rethink: Read!
The Contra Costa County Library is hosting its first annual Reading
Festival during the weekend of May 16–18, 2008 to celebrate reading,
lifelong learning and the enduring value of libraries. The Reading Festival
will bring 50 nationally known and local authors into our 25 community
libraries throughout Contra Costa County for a weekend of fun-filled
activities and stimulating programs.
The Reading Festival will offer something for readers of all ages and
interests and promote discovery in every chapter of life. Fiction and
nonfiction readers alike will enjoy a fabulous line-up of best-selling and
emerging authors, including novelists Anita Amirrezvani and Elizabeth
Rosner, mystery writer Cara Black, Catherine Coulter, author of
best-selling FBI thrillers, and nonfiction authors Peggy Orenstein and Greg
Bring the kids along for an opportunity to meet a variety of wonderful
children’s authors and illustrators, including Zilpha Keatley Snyder,
Vivian Walsh, marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols, perennial favorites
Robert San Souci and Daniel San Souci, and award-winning illustrator Yuyi
Morales. Even teens will have something to enjoy – the chance to meet
Frank Portman and mystery writer Penny Warner.
Please visit the Library’s website for information on specific authors and Reading Festival events.