Friday, September 25, 2009

Book Friendly Events Next Week!

Hey readers. Halifax Public Libraries has a number of book related events you'll want to know about in the week of Sept 27th-Oct3.

If you're in the downtown - Tuesday is a big day at the Spring Garden Road Library. At noon, we're having Read Your Lunch: our monthly book chat program. Sit down around the table, have a cup of coffee, bring your lunch and we'll chat about upcoming and recent releases, old favourites and much more. It's an easy-going, enjoyable way to chat about books and get new reading ideas.

On Tuesday night, the Spring Garden Road Library is hosting Lesley Crewe, who will be reading from her new book Hit & Mrs.

Hit & Mrs. is a comedic romp about four lifelong friends from Montreal who travel to New York for a trip of shopping and Broadway shows. Things go wrong when the friends manage to get entangled in the criminal underworld of the city.

Lesley Crewe is the author of Ava Comes Home, Shoot Me and Relative Happiness. (If you want to know more about Lesley we did a whole post about her wonderful, fun and funny books last spring.) The program is at 7pm in the program room. If you want more information about either program you can call the Spring Garden Road Library at 490-5700.

Wednesday night in Clayton Park you won't want to miss the book launch of Like an Ever Rolling Stream: paddling through time in the Maritimes. Hugh McKervill will read from his latest book, a tale of two friends with a generation of difference in their ages. Despite this, they develop a profound friendship over twenty years as they explore rivers, lakes and coastal waterways throughout New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. It is also an account of how time, like the streams they paddle, carries them to different places in life. 7pm at the Keshen Goodman branch - call 490-6410 for more information.

And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that this weekend is Word on the Street. Sunday September 27th from 11-5 at the Cunard Event Centre on the Halifax waterfront. Visit with local authors, publishers and book sellers and celebrate Atlantic Canadian writing. Stop the the Halifax Public Libraries table while you are there, say hi and enter our prize draw! Don't forget to tell the bosses how much you love The Reader!

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