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Author Michael Chabon featured in video conference at library

Pam McAdoo, Sun contributor

If you missed the exceptional presentation last week by comic book artist Dan Brereton at the new Publishing Workshop Series, there are several more opportunities to meet authors – both local and national – this fall at the Library.

The workshop series will offer sessions with Mark McLaughlin, Jill Shalvis, and Robert Frohlich in person during the next few weeks, and on Wednesday, Oct. 17, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon will pay a virtual visit to the Truckee Public Library to discuss his book “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.”

A recent gift of video conferencing equipment from the California State Library will enable the library to host Chabon and other video author visits presented throughout the state by the California Center for the Book. Chabon, the bestselling author of “Wonder Boys” and other books, will speak to the audience in Truckee and in several other California communities via the new-to-the-Library interactive technology. Audiences at all sites will be able to see and hear one another and engage in a question-and-answer session with the author after his presentation.

In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” won Chabon the Bay Area Book Reviewer’s Award and the New York Society Library Award, and was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award.

It is the story of Joe Kavalier, a young Jewish artist trained in the art of Houdini-esque escape, who has just smuggled himself out of Nazi-invaded Prague and landed in New York City. His Brooklyn cousin Sammy Clay is looking for a partner to create heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit America: the comic book. With exhilarating grace and style, Chabon tells an unforgettable story about American romance and possibility.

The video conference will start at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, and, because of space limitations, the audience will be limited to 18. You may call the library to reserve a space which you must claim before 6:45 p.m. All unclaimed seats will be made available to the general public at 6:45 p.m. regardless of reservations.

For more information about upcoming authors at the Publishing Workshop series, stop by for a flier or call the Library.

Special Programs

(Space is limited; call the library to sign up): Video conference with author Michael Chabon, Oct. 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Library

Publishing Workshop Series:

The Library and Bookshelf Stores will again offer a workshop series with local authors, editors, illustrators and publishers on Wednesday evenings at 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Library.

Oct. 10: Freelance writer and author of Sierra Stories, Mark McLaughlin

Oct. 24: Romance fiction writer Jill Shalvis

Nov. 7: Robert Frohlich, author of Skiing with Style

The $10 fee will compensate the presenter and benefit the Friends. Space is limited; call the Library to reserve a place.

Children’s Programs

— Special program: Halloween Stories 7 p.m., Monday Oct. 29. Not-So-Scary Stories for ages 3 and up; Scary Stories for ages 6 and up

— Toddlertime with Teri, for ages 18 to 36 months. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

— Babes In Bookland: An Infant Lap-sit Program for ages 6-18 months. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

— Saturday Storytelling With Mrs. Fix. For ages 3-6. Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

Truckee Library 582-7846

10031 Levone Avenue

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Tuesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


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