Follow Your Arrow Virtual Launch Event with Jessica Verdi
Tuesday March 02 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Great event for high school students! Celebrate the launch of Jessica Verdi's new book Follow Your Arrow with a live YouTube event. Jessica will be in conversation with Leah Johnson author of the best selling You Should See Me in a Crown. Fun conversation and Q&A! Signed books will be available.
Join the live event here: https://youtu.be/VZj1vLf06iE
Here's more about the books:
FOLLOW YOUR ARROW: For fans of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera, this is a riveting and irresistible take on love, life, and identity, both online and off. CeCe Ross is kind of a big deal. She and her girlfriend, Silvie, are social media influencers with zillions of fans and followers, known for their cute outfits and being #relationshipgoals. So when Silvie breaks up with her, CeCe is devastated. She's lost her first love, and now she can't help but wonder if she'll lose her followers as well. Things get even messier when CeCe meets Josh, a new boy in town who is very much Not Online. CeCe will have to confront the blurriness of public and private life, and figure out what it really means to speak her truth.
YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN: Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay—Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor. But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, Liz's plans come crashing down...until she's reminded of her school's scholarship for prom king and queen.
RISE TO THE SUN: From the author of YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN, comes a stunning novel about being brave enough to be true to yourself, and learning to find joy even when times are unimaginably dark. Three days. Two girls. One life-changing music festival.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
JESSICA VERDI is the author of Follow Your Arrow, And She Was, I'm Not a Girl, The Summer I Wasn't Me, and more. She is a graduate of The New School's MFA in Writing for Children program and lives in New York. You can find her online at jessicaverdi.com and @jessverdi.
Leah Johnson is a writer, editor and eternal Midwesterner. Her bestselling debut YA novel, You Should See Me in a Crown, was the inaugural Reese’s Book Club YA Pick, and was named a best book of the year by Cosmo, Marie Claire, and BuzzFeed, among others. Her sophomore novel, Rise to the Sun comes out in July. Visit her at byleahjohnson.com and @byleahjohnson.
Armonk Readers Book Club and Author's Visit Madeleine Henry
Monday March 15 | 6:45PM - 8:00PM
“Henry has done a masterful job…This book is academic and heartfelt and tender and loving. It is worth every minute spent reading it.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A brilliant physicist studying the nature of time embarks on a journey to prove that those we love are always connected to us, leading to surprising revelations in this fresh and unique love story.
This event is being hosted by the North Castle Public Library.
JOIN THE EVENT
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 892 6331 5401
Buy a book here or call the store at 914.769.8322. You can pick up your book curbside, in-store or at the North Castle Public Library. We also ship books.
Winter Book Club: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney
Wednesday March 17 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Join us for a winter of great reading and escape the everyday while we enjoy the snow falling. Our book club meets once a month virtually to have conversations about good and interesting reads. Librarians from the Mount Pleasant Public Library and Jennifer from The Village Bookstore will moderate the monthly chats.
Register here: https://bit.ly/2MgZLm7
About Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
Rooney's delectably theatrical fictionalization is laced with strands of tart poetry and emulates the dark sparkle of Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Truman Capote. Effervescent with verve, wit, and heart, Rooney's nimble novel celebrates insouciance, creativity, chance, and valor.
-- Booklist (starred review)
Can't Take that Away Virtual Launch Event with The Loft
Wednesday March 17 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
A great event for high school students! Join The Loft Community Center in celebrating the launch of Steven Salvatore's new book Can't Take that Away from Me. Steven will be in conversation with Jeffrey Guard from The Loft.
About Can't Take That Away
"A defiant love letter to queer youth; honest, brutal, and more important than ever." -- Kirkus Reviews
"A fresh voice + a genderqueer teen + one Wicked musical + fighting against the establishment + first love = A page-turning YA debut. Recommended for all YA collections." -- School Library Journal
REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2NB1MKP
Steven Salvatore is a gay, genderqueer author, educator, Mariah Carey lamb, and Star Wars fanatic who spends most days daydreaming and making up stories. They have an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. They were formerly a full-time Assistant Professor of Composition and Director of the Writing Center at The College of New Rochelle. After the college permanently closed in 2019, they took a step back from teaching full-time to focus on their writing, though they do still teach at a few colleges while running a writing workshop at The LOFT, an LGBT resource center in White Plains, New York. Steven currently lives in Peekskill, New York, with their amazingly patient husband, whose name is also Steve. stevensalvatore.com @StevenSSWrites
Somers Library - Virtual Book Discussion with Author Madeleine Henry
Thursday March 18 | 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Join the Somer's Library for a special author appearance to discuss Madeleine Henry's new book, "Love Proof: A Novel." Be part of the conversation with Madeleine Henry and facilitator Diana Cunningham about this unusual love story of lasting connection, time, and intuition.
A brilliant physicist studying the nature of time embarks on a journey to prove that those we love are always connected to us, leading to surprising revelations in this fresh and unique love story. Spanning decades, it explores the course that perfect love can take between imperfect people, and urges us to listen to our hearts rather than our heads.
Madeleine Henry is the author of two novels, The Love Proof and Breathe In, Cash Out. She has appeared on NBC, WABC, The Jenny McCarthy Show, and Inspire Living. She has been featured in the New York Post, Parade, and Observer Media. Previously, she worked at Goldman Sachs and in investment management after graduating from Yale.
HOW TO REGISTER
Please register on our online calendar at www.somerslibrary.org or call the library at 914-232-5717 in order to have access to this meeting. You will receive an email prior to the meeting with a Zoom invitation.
GET YOUR BOOK
Purchase a copy online or call The Village Bookstore at 914.769.8322. You can pick your book up curbside or in-store. We also offer shipping for $5.00
Somers programs are funded by The Friends of the Library - thanks for your support!
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