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

October 2021

October 1–10

  • October 1
    Kansas Center for the Book
    Author Talk with Kristin L. Gray: The State Library of Kansas was delighted to host an author talk focusing on 2021 Kansas Notable Book “The Amelia Six.” Author Kristin L. Gray and Professional Researcher & Genealogist Elizabeth A. Lane discus the book along with the role and importance Amelia.
  • October 1 - December 15
    Illinois Center for the Book
    Letters About Literature in Illinois: A statewide reading and writing promotion. Students in grades 4 - 12 are invited to read a book of their choice, reflect on it, and write a personal letter to its author explaining the impact this work had on them.
  • October 5, 6:30 PM ET
    Maine Center for the Book
    Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism: What if...?: The Buck Library is partnering wth Maine’s CFB to offer a Discussion Project - a gathering together as a group for several sessions to disucss books that raise important issues and build a sense of community.
  • October 5, 7 PM ET
    Georgia Center for the Book
    Launch of Why We Fly: Join Brave and Kind Books and the Georgia Center for the Book for the launch of “Why We Fly,” the latest YA novel from Atlanta writers Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal. From these New York Times bestselling authors of “I’m Not Dying with You Tonight” comes a story about friendship, privilege, sports and protest. Register on Eventbrite.
  • October 6-10
    Tennessee Center for the Book
    2021 Southern Festival of Books: Humanities Tennessee proudly presents the 33rd annual Southern Festival of Books, a free event happening this Fall online. This year’s Festival will feature 100 authors, offering virutal attendees the opportunity to connect with their favorite authors from a variety of genres spanning from nonfiction, poetry, mystery and more.
  • October 6, 7 PM ET
    Georgia Center for the Book
    Poetry Reading: Join us for a poetry reading and conversation featuring Ashley M. Jones (Reparations Now!), the Poet Laureate of Alabama, Crystal Wilkinson (Perfect Black), the Poet Laureate of Kentucky, and moderated by Georgia Poet Laureate, Chelsea Rathburn. With the Kentucky Center for the Book and the Alabama Center for the Book. Register on Eventbrite.
  • October 7, 6:30 PM ET
    Maine Center for the Book
    Poetry Express! - Resistance and Resilience: Join Maine’s Center for the Book at the Maine Humanities Council, the Maine State Library and Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC) for this collaborative poetry performance program that brings poetry and poets to Maine communties. Join via Zoom.
  • October 7, 7 PM ET
    Georgia Center for the Book
    Brock Adams and Michael Bishop: Join us for our October reading in the On My Mind series, featuring Brock Adams, author of “Ember,” “Gulf,” and now “Apocalypse Yesterday,” and Sci-Fi author Michael Bishop. This is part of our partnership with Read SC - The South Carolina Center for the Book. Register on Eventbrite.

October 11–17

October 18–24

October 25–31


November 2021

November 1–7

November 8–14

November 15–21

November 22–30


December 2021

December 1–31