[Michlib-l] 2016 Alpena Reads Author Event
jluther at alpenalibrary.org
Fri Jul 29 11:27:46 EDT 2016
_Tickets for 2016 Alpena Reads Author William Kamkwamba now on sale at
/“All things are made possible when your dreams are powered by your
heart.” William Kamkwamba./
Tickets for William Kamkwamba’s Alpena Reads author talk are now on sale
at the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library. Tickets may also
be purchased online at www.alpenalibrary.org or by calling 989-356-6188,
ext. 10. Tickets are $10 each.
Kamkwamba’s visit will be the culmination of a community-wide read of
his book /The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind/, a non-fiction account of how
famine and hardship in his home country of Malawi inspired Kamkwamba to
build a windmill that changed his life and his community*. *Picture
book, young adult, and adult versions of his story are available at the
library, with more being ordered because of high demand. Copies of all
three versions will also be available for purchase at the library later
As part of Alpena Reads, the library and other community organizations
are hosting a variety of programs and events to help readers explore
Kamkwamba’s book in more depth. These are free and open to the public.
Please check the library’s website for details.
Alpena Reads is an annual community read of a selected book, sponsored
by the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library, that culminates
with a visit and talk by the author. The read includes library and
community events, programs and activities that help readers more fully
understand the chosen book, its context and its author. "Arrangements
for the appearance of William Kamkwamba made through HarperCollins
Speakers Bureau, NY, NY."
Questions regarding the event can be directed to Library Director Eric
Magness-Eubank, 989.356.6188 x 11 or emeacl at alpenalibrary.org
Alpena County George N. Fletcher
989.356.6188 ext 25
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