Two community-wide reads programs feature both books

  • August 19, 2011
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Cook Memorial Public Library District Community-Wide Read 2011

(from the library press release)

No matter its size or composition, every family has a story to tell.  Join the Cook Park and Aspen Drive libraries as we celebrate Family History Month with our third community-wide read for adults and children! United We Read: Everyone Has a Story – What’s Yours? will feature local author Fern Schumer Chapman’s books Motherland (for adults) and Is It Night or Day (for youth).

Fern tells her mother’s story in these two books and we invite all families to tell their stories by attending our community-wide read programs.  We want to hear your story!

Featured Events:

United We Read: Kick-Off Party with Jim May, Master Storyteller
Sunday, October 2   2pm  Aspen Library
Don’t miss the kick-off party for United We Read!  We’ll be handing out free copies of both titles, laughing at renowned storyteller Jim May’s fabulous stories, enjoying refreshments, and much more.   No registration required.

Introduction to Using Library Edition
Tuesday, October  4    7pm  Aspen Drive Register
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced researcher, the Ancestry Library Edition database is one resource everyone needs to know and master.  Join genealogy librarians Arlene Lane and Sonia Schoenfield as they explore the ins and outs of this resource.

The Young Victoria: an evening of film and discussion
Thursday, October 13   6:30pm   Cook Park
Every family has a story — even a royal family! This is a coming of age film about the turbulent early years of Queen Victoria’s reign and the start of her loving marriage with Prince Albert.  Starring Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend  105 minutes /rated PG. No registration required.

Is It Night or Day Family Book Discussion
Tuesday, October 18   7pm  Aspen Drive  Register
Parents and children are invited to join us for a lively discussion of Is It Night or Day by Fern Schumer Chapman. We’ll share some of our own family stories, make something special to take home and enjoy refreshments.

Tea and Talk with Author Fern Schumer Chapman
Saturday, November 5   2pm-4pm  Aspen  Drive Register
Enjoy tea, cakes and conversation with Fern Schumer Chapman, author of the acclaimed Motherland and Is it Night or Day.  Listen to Fern tell her latest heartwarming story of how her mother Edith was reunited 72 years later with her long lost friend and traveling companion, Gerda. This is an incredible story of love, loss and recovery. Book clubs and families are encouraged to attend.

Your Life Is Your Story: writing your family history with Jim May
Tuesday, November 8   7pm  Aspen Drive
Writing your story is a wonderful gift for family, children, friends and loved ones.  Join nationally acclaimed storyteller Jim May and let him help you create original stories from family heritage and personal experience.  Families are encouraged to attend. No registration required.

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