(TUCSON, Ariz.) – In May and June, Dusenberry-River Library and Joel D. Valdez Main Library will host three fascinating author events:
Saturday, May 18, noon–1 pm
Joel D. Valdez Main Library
- Author Linda Strader will discuss and sign copies of Summers of Fire: A Memoir of Adventure, Love, and Courage. The book follows the personal and physical challenges she had to overcome as one of the first women to work on a fire crew for the U.S. Forest Service, a career where women were generally not welcome in 1976.
Thursday, May 30, 6–7 pm
- Book launch of Kate Stewart’s A Well-Read Woman: The Life, Loves, and Legacy of Ruth Rappaport. Stewart’s captivating tale tells the unconventional story of librarian Ruth Rappaport. Inspired by her childhood in Nazi Germany, where books were burned and banned, Rappaport spent the rest of her long life devoted to liberating books for the readers of the world.
Marge Pellegrino and Kay Sather
Saturday, June 8, 3–4:30 pm
- Former Library Writer in Residence and longtime customer favorite, Marge Pellegrino returns with local author Kay Sather to launch their new book Neon Words: 10 Brilliant Ways to Light Up Your Writing. Enjoy readings, a raffle, a short film, and a fun make-and-take activity from the book. Customers will also be treated to mesquite cookies and prickly pear lemonade while they last.
Books will be available for sale at all three events. For more information, call Infoline at (520) 791-4010.
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