Saturday, July 7, 2012

Author Appearances at the Library in July

On Sunday, July 15th at 3pm, the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library are pleased to present a free event honoring local author Cynthia Riggs, with reception to follow. Cynthia Riggs is the author of the Vineyard-based mystery series featuring 92-year-old poet & sleuth Victoria Trumbull. Educated as a geologist, Cynthia has also earned an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College. Cynthia's eleventh mystery, Poison Ivy, is available on Kindle and coming soon to paperback.

On Wednesday July 18, at 7pm, the library welcomes fifth generation summer visitor Phyllis Meras, who has written a new book, In Every Season: Memories of Martha’s Vineyard. Ms. Meras, a former editor at the New York Times and The Vineyard Gazette, celebrates the natural beauty and values of the older Island lifestyle of Martha’s Vineyard. Having lived on the Island since 1967 when she became editor of the Gazette, she says of her book, “This is about the eternal aspects of the Vineyard that should be cherished.” Join us for a reception after Ms. Meras' talk.

On Wednesday July 25, at 7pm, Charlayne Hunter-Gault will be at the library to talk about her new book for young adults, To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement. The first black woman writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter for The Times, for “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour” on PBS and for National Public Radio, Charlayne Hunter-Gault was also one of the first students to integrate the all-white University of Georgia in 1961. In her book, Charlayne Hunter-Gault retells her journey through the Civil Rights Movement from 1959-1965. Charlayne will join us for a special reception and book signing. Her book is aimed at the young adults in your life so bring your children and grandchildren along.

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