Start: 10:30 am
Thur 11/1 10:30am-11:30am Pre-School story time & activity Please join us for pre-school story time every Thursday morning at 10:30am, with an art activity afterwards.
Start: 7:00 pm
Thur 11/1 7pm-8:30pm Young Adult Authors Carmen Rodrigues and Kristen-Paige Madonia read from their new novels Join us for a special joint event with two fantastic young adult authors! Carmen Rodrigues, 34 Pieces of You Simon Pulse $16.99 hc Young Adult fiction 9781442439061 Kristen-Paige Madonia, Fingerprints of You Simon & Schuster BYR $16.99 hc Young Adult fiction 9781442429208 Rodrigues’ second young adult novel, 34 Pieces of You, is a dark and moving tale about the mystery surrounding a teenage girl’s fatal overdose. Ellie’s three friends strive to make sense of the 34 pieces of paper she left hidden in a box under her bed. As they confront the past, they will discover not only the darkest truths about themselves, but also what Ellie herself had been hiding all along. Publisher’s Weekly says, "clearly drawn characters and insights into one individual's profound influence on the lives of those around her result in a haunting read." Carmen Rodrigues earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She currently lives on the coast of North Carolina. "34 Pieces of You" is her second young adult novel. Visit her at CarmenRodrigues.com, or at Facebook.com/ThisIsMyHandstand, and follow her on Twitter at @ThisIsMyHndstnd. Author photo by Grace Kasu. In Fingerprints of You, a teen embarks on the road trip of a lifetime. After spending her life moving from place to place with her single mother, pregnant 17-year-old Lemon takes a bus to San Francisco to seek the father she never knew, as well as truths about her mother and herself. Lyrical and moving prose from an original voice whose writing Judy Blume calls "luminous" deftly depicts the nuanced conflicts of early motherhood and the search for identity. Kristen-Paige Madonia is the recipient of the Sewanee Writers' Conference Tennessee Williams Scholarship and the New Orleans Literary Festival/Tennessee Williams Fiction Prize. She is a graduate of the California State University, Long Beach MFA program. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she teaches creative writing. Visit her at KristenPaigeMadonia.com.