[Michlib-l] 2016 Alpena Reads Author Event

Jessica Luther 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 
this summer.

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


Jessica Luther
Development Coordinator
Alpena County George N. Fletcher
Public Library

989.356.6188 ext 25
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