Book Discussions/Events

Book discussion, author talks, Friend's book sales, Foundation events that are free and open to public.

"A Rose for Emily" @THP South CMR

Why should kids have all the fun?  Adults deserve storytimes, too. Join us for William Faulkner's "A  Rose for Emily", the darkly humorous tale of a Southern spinster whose secrets emerge posthumously, through the voices of her hometown neighbors.  With multiple readers, two kinds of puppets, sets and sound effects, it's Faulkner as you've never experienced him before.   After the reading, stay for a discussion of the story, genre and author. Intended for teens and older.


Black History Month Dialogue: "Between the World and Me" @THPSouth

As a part of special Black History Month "Everybody Reads" program, we will have a rich dialogue based on thoughts and ideas inspired by the reading of Ta-Nehisi Coates' bestselling book Between the World and Me. The afternoon will begin with a listening to portions of the groundbreaking dialogue between author James Baldwin and anthropologist Margaret Mead, called A Rap on Race.

Raina Telgemeier @North Branch

The North Branch is beyond thrilled to welcome comics creator Raina Telgemeier whose books SMILE, DRAMA, and SISTERS and her graphic adaptations of THE BABYSITTERS CLUB have enthralled a generation of young readers!  Raina will offer a presentation about her books and creative process, and then will sign and sketch books for attendees. 

Raina will be happy to sign whatever books you bring, but can only sketch in ONE book per patron.  Books will also be available for purchase from Mrs. Dalloway's.