April is National Poetry Month, and we're having a Poetry Contest:
Write a poem about your favorite storybook character, and bring it into the store by April 24th, Poem in Your Pocket Day! You could win big prizes!
Friday, April 4: Debut author Maria Andreu will present and sign her young adult novel The Secret Side of Empty. 7 pm.
Straight-A student M.T.'s life seems as apple-pie American as her blonde hair and pale skin. But M.T. hides two facts to the contrary: her full name is Monserrat Thalia and she is an undocumented immigrant. With high school ending and her family life unraveling, she's staring down a future that just seems empty. Can M.T. stake a claim in the life she wants?
Saturday, April 5: "Espionage" Young Adult Author Panel featuring J.C. Carleson, author of The Tyrant's Daughter; Lindsay Smith, author of Sekret; and Arin Greenwood, author of Save the Enemy. 3:30-5 pm.
When her father is killed in a coup, 15-year-old Laila flees the Middle East for a life of exile and anonymity in the U.S. Her mother is conspiring to regain their family throne, but Laila just wants to be happy. Can one girl stop a conflict that spans generations?
Yulia is a psychic teenager in Communist Russia who is captured by the KGB and forced to work as a spy to undermine the U.S. space program. She must stay alive in this world of suspicion, deceit and horrifying power, where no Sekret can stay hidden for long.
In Save the Enemy, Zoey Trask has to use her survivalist skills and martial arts training to rescue her kidnapped father and protect her younger brother from a mysterious enemy who has it out for her family.
Monday, April 7: Author John Boyne will present and sign his middle grade novel Stay Where You Are and Then Leave. 7 pm.
Alfie Summerfield's father promised not to fight in World War I, but then he broke his promise and never came back. Four years later, Alfie unexpectedly sees his father's name on a military doctor's patient list. Alfie is determined to rescue him from a hospital where they treat soldiers with an unusual condition...
Saturday, April 12: Author Elizabeth Brokamp will present and sign her picture book Back to School, Picky Little Witch! 1 pm.
Join Mama Witch and the Picky Little Witch as they head to Witches R' Us for Back to Ghoul supplies!
Thursday, April 17: Author Carol Weston will present and sign her middle grade novel Ava and Pip. 7 pm.
Outgoing Ava writes a story for a library contest to help her shy big sister Pip come out of her shell.
Friday, April 18: New York Times bestselling authorTad Hills will present and sign his new Duck & Goose book Duck & Goose Go to the Beach. 5 pm.
Sunday, April 20: We are CLOSED for Easter Sunday!
Wednesday, April 23: We are an official World Book Night site! Every year on World Book Night, volunteers give out free books in their communities. To learn more about how you can get involved, go to the World Book Night website here.
Thursday, April 24: Poem in Your Pocket Day is the deadline for our Poetry Contest! Turn in your poem about your favorite storybook character TODAY!
Saturday, April 26: Ladybug Girl Dress-Up Event! Come dressed as Ladybug Girl and do fun activities for Ladybug Girl's birthday!
Sunday, April 27: Award-winning author Megan McDonald will present and sign her latest book, Judy Moody & Stink: The Big Bad Blackout. 2 pm.