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

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 8, 2 PM EDT (12 PM MDT)
    Colorado Center for the Book
    Veterans Writing: Nonfiction Writing: Delve into the practice of using writing to process trauma.
  • 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.
  • July 12, 3 and 10 PM EDT (12 and 7 PM PDT)
    Nevada Center for the Book
    Severance Radio: A Nevada Reads Book Club | Episode 2: Katherine Fusco and Stephen Pasqualina: “Severance Radio” is an on-air book club presenting chapters from Ling Ma’s satirical, dystopian novel “Severance,” followed by conversations between scholars and artists on the novel’s themes. Stream the audiobook and accompanying discussions live from anywhere in the world.
  • July 12, 5-6:30 PM EDT (3-4:30 PM MDT)
    Colorado Center for the Book
    Veterans Expressive Writing Workshop: Join veteran author Cindy Skaggs to dive into the practice of guided writing.

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July 20–26

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July 27–31

  • July 27, 7 PM EDT
    Georgia Center for the Book
    Georgia Center for the Book Festival of Writers: Join Poetry Atlanta Inc. and the Georgia Center for the Book for an evening with poets Tara Betts and Allison Joseph. Register for the event via Eventbrite.
  • July 28, 10 AM EDT
    Virginia Center for the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: Great Reads featuring “The Undefeated” with Kwame Alexander: As Virginia’s contribution to the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress Discover Great Reads initiative, join us for a very special Shelf Life, featuring multiple award-winning author Kwame Alexander as he discusses “The Undefeated.” FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
  • July 28, 12 PM EDT
    Virginia Center for the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: Explore New Crime Anthologies with the Editors: Join authors and editors Angel Luis Colón (“¡Pa’Que Tu Lo Sepas!”), Gabino Iglesias (“Both Sides”), and Nick Kolakowski (“Lockdown”) as they share new crime stories; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
  • 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 29, 2 PM EDT (12 PM MDT)
    Colorado Center for the Book
    Veterans Writing: Themes and Symbols: Learn how to effectively communicate themes and symbols through your writing.
  • July 30, 12 PM EDT
    Virginia Center for the Book
    Virginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: Monsters & Crafts with Hannah Barnaby & Sarah FitzHenry: Join author Hannah Barnaby as she reads from her two new books for young readers, “There’s Something About Sam” and “Monster & Boy,” with Sarah FitzHenry and DIY crafts for kids of all ages; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
  • July 30, 7 PM EDT
    Georgia Center for the Book
    Georgia Center for the Book Festival of Writers: University at the Library: E. Jane Doering and Ruthann Knechel Johansen discuss their new book “When Fiction & Philosophy Meet: A Conversation with Flannery O’Connor & Simone Weil.” Register for the event via Eventbrite.
  • 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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August 2020

August 1–9

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August 10–16

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August 17–23

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August 24–31

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