Readers Wanted

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The Chesapeake Public Library System will be holding a local author event at the Central Library on Saturday, October 29th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will have local authors on hand to talk about their books, sell and autograph their books, discuss their work and writing process, and speak with any budding author who needs that spark of confidence. Laura Kitchell, author and editor, will give a talk on editors and what they can and can’t do for you at 11:30 am, and Denise Jeffries, Allie Marie, and Kristine Overbrook will discuss traditional publishing vs. self-publishing at 2:00 pm.

The following authors will be attending:

Alanea Alder Nikolas Larum
E. Ayers Andrew Linke
Karl Bogott Cecilie Linke
T.B. Bond Allie Marie
James Boyd Chris Martineau
Michelle Capucci Sophia McGregor
Kathy Collins Frank Monahan
J.D. Cunegan Kristine Overbrook
Dani Jace Ella Rite
Denise Jeffries Brenda Seabrooke
Barry Jordan Jr. Delona Southerland
Laura Kitchell Carolyn Spear
Daniele Lanzarotta

Cowboy & Octopus, or Jean-Paul Sartre on the Joy of Other People

“Some things work better with a friend,” declares Octopus at the opening of Jon Scieszka’s book, Cowboy & Octopus. “You wanna be friends?” Cowboy reckons back in this tale of two very unlikely sidekicks.  From a humble beginning spent figuring out the physics of a seesaw, the book goes on to chronicle, through the eyes of these two characters, the trials and triumphs that all friendships go through, and the ways we adapt and cope to make those friendships endure. Continue reading “Cowboy & Octopus, or Jean-Paul Sartre on the Joy of Other People”

The 10 Movies I Watch Every Halloween

Welcome to another October! Anyone who’s known me for a little while knows that this is my favorite time of year, and that Halloween is my favorite holiday. For the past several years, I have challenged myself to watch thirty-one scary movies during the month–one for every day leading up to Halloween. It’s tricky, and the longer I do this the harder it is to find new movies to fill up all the days. However, there are a handful that I make of point of rewatching every year because they are my all-time favorites. Click on the titles below to see each movie’s entry in our catalog.

hocus-pocus   army-of-darkness   sleepy-hollow   crimson-peak   the-crow

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