Carl Hiassen will be the featured presenter at this year’s SOKY Book Fest in April. Hiassen is the NY Times bestselling author of fiction for readers of all ages. His work includes the Newbery Honor winning Hoot as well as Flush and Star Island. Children’s Day will feature Newbery Honor winning author, Patricia Reilly Giff. Giff is the author of many beloved children’s books, including the Kids of Polk Street series, Lily’s Crossing and Willow Run. These two authors will be joined by nearly 150 other authors who appeal to all ages and interests. The SOKY Book Fest, one of the largest book festivals in the state will be held at the Knicely Conference center. More info about events and authors attending can be found here.
The Warren County Public Library’s American History speaker series concludes October 13 with David and Jeanne Heidler, bestselling authors of Henry Clay: The Essential American.
David and Jeanne Heidler have written numerous books and articles dealing with the history of the early American republic, the Antebellum period, and the Civil War
Their most recent work is Henry Clay: The Essential American. The Heidlers present Clay in his early years as a precocious, witty, and optimistic Virginia farm boy who at the age of twenty transformed himself into an attorney. They reveal Clay’s tumultuous career in Washington, including his participation in the deadlocked election of 1824 that haunted him for the rest of his career, and shine new light on Clay’s marriage to plain, wealthy Lucretia Hart, a union that lasted fifty-three years and produced eleven children.
The Heidlers will speak at Christ Episcopal Church (next door to the Main Library) on Thursday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Free tickets are available at any library location or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WKU Students will be able to swipe their student ID for these events. For more information about these events, call 270-781-4882.
The Java City Noontime Concert Series opened today with singer songwriter Ned Hill of Nashville, TN. Mr Hill, lead singer for the band Ned Van Go entertained the crowd with his original songs and unique interpretations of American roots music.
At noon on Thursday, March 17, 2011, the Library Leprechauns presented a St. Patrick’s Day concert with Professor Jack Montgomery on guitar and vocals, Dr. Molly Kerby on mandolin and vocals, Dr. Tom Hunley on bass, and Lesley Montgomery, vocals and percussion. Performance was held at WKU University’s newly renovated Java City Coffee House in the Helm Library. Thanks to Independence Bank for their sponsorship.
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