Events For Kids & Teens
Yes, you can find information on all our events on our store calendar. But we want to make sure our younger patrons (and their parents) don't miss out on something special. Here, you'll find a list of events especially geared to kids of all ages. Feel free to print out our flyer attached below (two pages). Note that the flyer will change as events occur or are added.
Keep checking! Authors are most often on tour in the spring and fall.SUNDAY, March 16 @ 3 p.m. - RICHARD PECK
If you've heard him before, you know Richard Peck is a phenomenal speaker, as well as author. The Newbery Medal (A Year Down Yonder) and Newbery Honor (A Long Way From Chicago) recipient returns Sunday, March 16, at 3 p.m.. His latest novel, an animal tale of a tail, is The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail. Ages 8+. “If you don’t like books by Richard Peck, there is probably something very wrong with you.” - Lemony Snicket. You want to listen to Mr. Snicket!
SATURDAY, April 12 @ 3 p.m. – ELIZABETH LANGSTON
Past and present met in Whisper Falls, Elizabeth Langston's historical fantasy. Join us on Saturday, April 12, at 3 p.m. when she returns with the sequel, A Whisper in Time. Ages 12+.
TUESDAY, April 15 @ 7 p.m. – LAURA ELLIOTT
Laura Elliott, author of the acclaimed Under a War-Torn Sky, continues her war sequence with Across a War-Tossed Sea. She turns the action to America when she visits on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. In 1943 Virginia, two English boys have escaped the Nazi blitz, yet they still find the peril of the war close by. Ages 9+.
WEDNESDAY, April 16 @ 7 p.m. – JENNY HAN & JENNY HUBBARD
It's the night of the Jennys (or is that Jennies?) when two strong authors of realistic teen fiction join us on Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. Jenny Han shares To All the Boys I've Loved Before - what if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once? Jenny Hubbard brings us And We Stay, a gentle, smart and powerful book about a suicide's aftermath told in wonderful verse and prose. For ages 12+.
WEDNESDAY, April 23 @ 7 p.m. – KATHERINE APPLEGATE
"I am Ivan. I am a gorilla.... It's not as easy as it looks." Katherine Applegate not only received the 2013 Newbery Medal for The One and Only Ivan, she created a beloved modern children's classic. We're thrilled to welcome her on Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. with Ivan. This brave, moving story is perfect for anyone who loves animals and has ever wondered what they think about their lives inside a cage. Ages 9+. (Did you know she used to live in North Carolina?)
THURSDAY, April 24 @ 7 p.m. – MARCUS SEDGWICK
He's the 2014 Printz Award recipient (Midwinterblood). Now Marcus Sedgwick brings us his new novel, She Is Not Invisible, on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. In this thriller that challenges readers' understanding of the universe, a blind girl leads the way on a transatlantic adventure. Obsession, family ties, and mystery weave to create a taut mystery. Ages 12+.
SATURDAY, April 26 @ 1 p.m. – SHELIA MOSES - RESCHEDULED
**RESCHEDULED** Shelia Moses (The Legend of Buddy Bush; Joseph's Grace) returns Saturday, April 26, at 1 p.m. with The Sittin' Up. When his adopted grandfather, the last slave man around, dies in 1940, Bean is hurt, but excited to be included in his first sittin' up--a wake for the dead. Bean and his best friend face an unforgettable week, laced with humor. Ages 10+.
WEDNESDAY, April 30 @ 7 p.m. – MIDDLE GRADE MANIA with FOUR AUTHORS
Mystery, sports, and fable; prose and poetry - these authors have every interest covered! We welcome four talented authors on Wednesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. with their novels for ages 9+:
- Kwame Alexander with The Crossover, a novel in verse for basketball lovers.
- Kate Samworth with Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual, a comic environmental fable.
- Audrey Vernick with Screaming at the Ump, in which sports and ethics collide.
- Marcia Wells with Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile, in which Eddie's special talents are put to use.
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