Graphic novelist Stephan Pastis, author of the “Timmy Failure” series, presents a program in the Center for the Book’s Young Readers Center

June 2020

June 1–7

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June 8–14

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June 15–21

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June 22–28

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June 29–30

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July 2020

July 1–12

  • (SERIES) July 1, 10 PM EDT (7 PM PDT)
    July 8, 10 PM EDT (7 PM PDT)
    July 16, 7 PM EDT (4 PM PDT)

    California Center for the Book
    Being the Change: Book to Action Series at Orange County Public Libraries: Orange County Public Libraries / OC Read has designed a virtual Book to Action series (sponsored by the California Center for the Book) around “Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution” by Peter Kalmus. Events include: “Composting with OC Waste & Recycling” (July 1), “‘Being the Change’ Book Discussion” (July 8), and “A Conversation with Peter Kalmus” (July 16).
  • July 2, 12 PM EDT
    Virginia Center for the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: “No Visible Bruises” with Rachel Louise Snyder & Latoria White: Join journalist Rachel Louise Snyder as she discusses her highly-acclaimed book, “No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us,” in conversation with Latoria White; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
  • July 7, 12 PM EDT
    Virginia Center for the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: Alex Segura & John Vercher Talk Crime: Join highly-acclaimed crime writers Alex Segura (“Miami Midnight”) and John Vercher (“Three-Fifths”) as they discuss their novels, creating complex characters, and writing crime fiction; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
  • July 7, 2 PM EDT
    Indiana Center for the Book
    Toucan Tuesdays at 2:00 Series: Peggy Reiff Miller: Join the Indiana Center for the Book to watch our chatty correspondent, Sammy the Interviewing Toucan, interview Indiana Author Peggy Reiff Miller via the Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
  • July 9, 12 PM EDT (11 AM CDT)
    Texas Center for the Book
    #TXBookChat - Living a Life for the Books with Bethany Hegedus: Join Bethany Hegedus, owner of The Writing Barn, for a discussion on research, writing, and the author life. Event hosted on Zoom. Register via Eventbrite to attend.
  • July 9, 12 PM EDT
    Virginia Center for the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: “Searching for Black Confederates” with Kevin Levin in discussion with Jalane Schmidt: Join historian and educator Kevin Levin as he discusses his highly-acclaimed “Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth” in conversation with Jalane Schmidt; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.

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July 13–19

  • July 13, 6 PM EDT
    Rhode Island Center for the Book
    Intergenerational Book Discussion with Padma Venkatraman: Join us for an intergenerational book discussion with 2020 Rhode Island Great Reads Author Padma Venkatraman. Her book, “The Bridge Home,” is the Rhode Island selection for the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Register via Eventbrite.
  • July 14, 12 PM EDT
    Virginia Center for the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: “Not So Pure and Simple” with Lamar Giles & Amber McBride: Join author Lamar Giles as he discusses his latest young adult novel, “Not So Pure and Simple,” with Amber McBride; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
  • July 14, 2 PM EDT
    Indiana Center for the Book
    Toucan Tuesdays at 2:00 Series: B. A. Williamson: Join the Indiana Center for the Book to watch our chatty correspondent, Sammy the Interviewing Toucan, interview Indiana Author B. A. Williamson via the Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
  • July 14, 9 PM EDT (6 PM PDT)
    California Center for the Book
    San Leandro Public Library Book to Action: “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei: The California Center for the Book is honored to share San Leandro Public Library’s Book to Action series based on “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei. The final event will take place on Tuesday, July 14, with Ericka Cruz Guevarra, producer of the KQED podcast, “The Bay,” interviewing the illustrator of “They Called Us Enemy,” Harmony Becker.
  • July 15, 3 PM EDT (2 PM CDT)
    Arkansas Center for the Book
    If All Arkansas Read the Same Book: A Conversation with Kim Michele Richardson: Join us for a conversation via Zoom with Kim Michele Richardson on her NYT bestselling novel, “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek.”
  • July 16, 12 PM EDT
    Virginia Center for the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: Adriana Herrera and Alexis Daria on Writing and Publishing Romance: Join romance writers Adriana Herrera, author of the Dreamers series and “Finding Joy: A Gay Romance,” and Alexis Daria, author of the forthcoming “You Had Me at Hola,” as they discuss their work and their publication journeys; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
  • July 16, 3 PM EDT (2 PM CDT)
    Arkansas Center for the Book
    If All Arkansas Read the Same Book: Kim Michele Richardson presents on The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: Kim Michele Richardson presents a “kitchen table” discussion via Zoom of “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek,” on researching and writing the novel.
  • July 17, 1 PM EDT (12 PM CDT)
    Mississippi Center for the Book
    Summer Lunch Lecture Series: Lost Mississippi: This presentation highlights mansions, churches, college buildings, schools, courthouses and other historically significant structures which Mississippi has “lost” to war, fire, neglect and demolition.

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July 20–26

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July 27–31

  • July 28, 2 PM EDT
    Indiana Center for the Book
    Toucan Tuesdays at 2:00 Series: Meg Damakas: Join the Indiana Center for the Book to watch our chatty correspondent, Sammy the Interviewing Toucan, interview Indiana Author Meg Damakas via the Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
  • July 31, 1 PM EDT (12 PM CDT)
    Mississippi Center for the Book
    Summer Lunch Lecture Series: From the Fields to the Factory: The Great Migration of African Americans from the Fields of Mississippi to the Cities and Factories in the North: This presentation will explore the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North in the 20th century.

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