At the library, we regularly spotlight the work of local authors and illustrators through book festivals and author fairs. This June and July, we will welcome several local authors, including Jaron Pierre, Dan Farris and Latoya Mosley, for book talks, discussions and book signings.
On Tuesday, June 11, Jaron Pierre will visit the Broadmoor Branch, 1212 Captain Shreve Drive, to present his first book, Life’s Scars & Wisdom. The book follows Jaron LaPierre on a crazy, unforgettable journey through life. The story takes a look into his crazy, mixed-up world and the many eye-opening challenges he overcame. The book talk will begin at 5 p.m. with a book signing to follow.
Local author and attorney, Dan Farris, will visit several branches during June and July to discuss his novel, The Demon on My Chest: Waking Up. The urban fantasy work tells the tale of a young man tormented by sleep paralysis and night terrors, a dead foul-mouthed prostitute, and an archangel with a grudge against God. Farris will discuss and sign copies of the book at five branches.
Children, ages 8 to 12, are invited to visit the Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch on Tuesday, July 2 for Daring 2 B Different: Book Talk with local author, LaToya Mosley. Mosley will discuss her book, The Girl Who Made a Difference, a story about a fourth grader who has to deal with bullying and knowing when and who to turn to for help. The Daring 2 B Different Book Talk will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will teach children how to be different and the importance of accepting others as they are.
All book talks are free and open to the public.