The Friends of Alice Baker Library in Eagle will be having a book sale on Monday, November 4 (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.), Tuesday, November 5 (9 a.m. - 8 p.m.) and Wednesday, November 6 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.). Wednesday will be Buck-A-Bag day! Donations will be accepted during the book sale. Proceeds are used to support the library.
Come and meet Deborah and Zachary Posca on Friday, November 1 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.. This brother and sister
team began writing "Tales from the Kingdome" when Deborah was fifteen
and Zachary was thirteen. More recently, they have begun work on their
second novel. For teens and adults - pizza will be provided.
A shout out to Kids' Choice in Waukesha County. This is a wonderful program to foster cooperation between school librarians and public librarians. Kids in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade are encouraged to read from a list of books. Kids read at least 5 of the kid nomianted books and can vote for their favorite book in their schools or public libraries in early February. The Alice Baker Library hosts a Kids' Choice Book Club to give kids a chance to talk about some of the books along with having snacks and doing activities. Thank you to the schools for also promoting Kids' Choice and to teachers for their part in encouraging kids to read.
The Alice Baker Library proudly hosts an event with New York Times bestselling author Lesley Kagen on Saturday, October 19 from 3pm - 4pm. She loved books as a child and was drawn to words, especially poetry. She often tells her stories from the viewpoint of children. All of her books deal with profound loss but she weaves humor and hope into her stories. This program is presented through the generosity of Century Fence and Buscher Properties. There will be time for questions and answers, book signing, and refreshments. Hosted by the Friends of Alice Baker Library Eagle.
I went to a panel discussion at the Southeastern Wisconsin Book Festival titled "What Do Women Want?". I was intrigued by the title and wasn't sure what it would be about. There were a couple of genres represented on the panel -- Literary Fiction, Romance, and Women's Ficiton. The gist was that publishers are putting authors in genres such as Women's Fiction to sell their books. A marketing ploy? And why is there not Men's Fiction as a genre?