author talk

Author Reading: Liz Breazeale

‘Author Liz Breazeale Reading’ Sept. 26 at Library Center

Adults are invited to attend Author Liz Breazeale Reading at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Library Center meeting room A, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.

In her collection of short stories, “Extinction Events,” author and 2019 Prairie Schooner Book Prize winner Liz Breazeale explores the connections between humans and the natural world by examining the history of our planet, extinction events, estrangements, betrayals and losses. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event.

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The Library Center

Meet the Author: Crescent Dragonwagon at Waverly House

Waverly House

Crescent Dragonwagon, author of many published books, will be present on Saturday, September 7 from 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. She has updated and written an Afterword for her mother, Charlotte Zolotow's, book "A Tiger Called Tomas" and will be present to give a talk and sign these books. Great children's book for a gift or your own children or grandchildren.

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Waverly House Gifts and Gallery

Author Talk: Life is a River with Todd Parnell

‘Life is a River: A Bend Beyond’ April 23 at Library Center

Adults are invited to attend Life is a River: A Bend Beyond from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, in the Library Center auditorium, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.

Author and activist Todd Parnell relates his personal experiences on the Buffalo River and shares his urgent message about the dangers of industrial farming to the Buffalo River and our Ozarks waterways. Copies of his book, “Pig Farm,” will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information on this free program call 882-0714.

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The Library Center

Author Talk with Madeline Miller

Best-seller “Circe” Author Madeline Miller to Speak April 11

Family rivalry. Palace intrigue. Love. Loss. Vengeance. Hope. It’s all there in the 2019 One Read title, “Circe,” by Madeline Miller, who will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, on the main floor of the Library Center. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Gods and Monsters: An Evening with Madeline Miller, will be an interview-style presentation conducted by William Garvin, director of Drury University’s F.W. Olin Library.

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Library Center

Meet New York Times Best-selling Illustrator AG Ford

AG Ford, the illustrator of best-selling children’s literature, will discuss his work, the process of making picture book art, and becoming an illustrator during two free Springfield events. All ages are welcome.

Thursday, March 28:

· 2-3 p.m. in the Missouri State University Meyer Library auditorium 101. Books will be available for purchase and signing from 3-4 p.m. in Meyer Library Room 107. For information call 836-4547.

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The Library Center

Randall Lechner “Professor Curious & His Miracle Machine” Book Signing Jan. 12 at Library Center

Springfield author Randall Lechner, aka Professor Curious, will sell and sign copies of his book, “Professor Curious & His Miracle Machine: The Mystery of the Glowing Rock,” from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, in the Library Center concourse, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.

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The Library Center

Local Author Book Signing: Pig Farm

Todd Parnell “Pig Farm” Book Signing Oct. 27 at Library Center

Author and former Drury University president Todd Parnell will sell and sign copies of his latest book, “Pig Farm,” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Library Center concourse, 4653 S. Campbell Ave.

“Pig Farm” unfolds a sweeping and rollicking historical tall tale set in the context of a real-life environmental tragedy on the Buffalo National River in northwest Arkansas.

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The Library Center