Shreve Memorial Library is excited to welcome local children’s author and Linwood Public Charter School Director of Literacy, Starla Ross, to library branches this spring, as she shares her recently published children’s book, Don’t Forget My Name. Beginning Monday, March 13, Ross will visit the Hollywood/Union Avenue, West Shreveport, Wallette and Cedar Grove-Line Avenue Branches. Each author visit is free and open to the public.
Don’t Forget My Name is an enduring love story between a granddaughter and grandmother. The grandmother, who suffers from dementia, forgets many things, but there is one special thing she never forgets. The book, which is dedicated to Ross’s grandmothers who both suffered from dementia, helps children understand the complexities of Alzheimer’s and dementia and also helps adult caregivers find comfort and healing.
During the author visits, Ross will share the story, Don’t Forget My Name, through interactive “in-character” readings of the book as well as engaging games and activities. A question and answer segment on dementia will also be included, and attendees will be able to take photographs with and receive autographs from Ross. Author visits are scheduled as follows:
- Monday, March 13 at 4:30 p.m. at the Hollywood/Union Avenue Branch, 2105 Hollywood Avenue
- Saturday, March 18 at 4:00 p.m. at the West Shreveport Branch, 4380 Pines Road
- Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wallette Branch, 363 Hearne Avenue
- Wednesday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the Cedar Grove-Line Avenue Branch, 8303 Line Avenue