Friday, December 1, 6:30 pm
Have you been waiting for The Traitor’s Game to come out? Get a sneak peek!
Young adult author Jennifer A. Nielsen is a New York Times best-selling author. She was born and raised in northern Utah, where she still lives with her husband and three children.
She will talk about the creative process of writing and read from her forthcoming book.
The best part: We will be raffling off 6 tickets for breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 2, with Jennifer!
If Jennifer is one of your favorite authors, DO NOT MISS THIS!
If you don’t know about Jennifer yet (or even if you’re a fan already), check out her website. There is even an awesome clip of Mark of the Thief.
Some of her much loved and award-winning works:
Mark of the Thief Trilogy
A Night Divided
Everybody is invited to come. Bring your friends! This will be a great evening! We hope you can come!
Throughout the month of November, the North Logan Library will be hosting an exhibit by Artisans for Hope and the Idaho Commission on the Arts, titled THIS IS MY HOME NOW: NARRATIVE TEXTILES FROM IDAHO NEWCOMERS.
A collection of narratives and accompanying story quilts tells the stories of refugees who made Boise home after living through catastrophic times in their native countries.
Unfortunately, most of the actual quilts were destroyed in a fire. However, there are 12 quilts in the exhibit, plus some photographs of the quilts. They are all accompanied by the artisans’ history, detailing why and how they came to Idaho as refugees. Volunteers from Artisans For Hope worked with the refugees on how to express the essence of their stories in small story cloths. Their stories are horrific, their art beautiful.
The exhibit is distributed throughout the library.
You can find out more about this project here: http://www.artisansforhope.org/special-projects/
2 artisans will be coming to Logan for a number of events. Among them, there will be 2 community events that are free and open to the public:
- Friday, November 10, 10 a.m. at MY GIRLFRIEND’S QUILT SHOPPE (1115 N 200 E, Logan). This event will focus on how to tell your story by making story cloths.
- Friday, November 10, 7 p.m. at Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection (CRIC) (429 N Main, Logan). This event will focus on the refugees’ lives, their stories, how they ended up in Idaho, how the support from Artisans for Hope helped overcome trauma and facilitate communication between different cultures.
Our AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS SERIES WILL CONTINUE THIS FALL:
September 22, 2017: Jenni James
October 27, 2017: Josi Kilpack
November 17, 2017: Gregg Luke
We will post details as they become available. Stay tuned!
As part of our Authors & Illustrators event, the Friends of the North Logan Library are hosting Kevin Hawkes, illustrator of IMAGINE THAT!—Random House’s new book, to be released this September—explaining many fascinating details about Dr. Seuss. Local Seuss fans will get a sneak peek at the book and discover behind-the-scenes insights.
Hawkes, and author Judy Sierra, were selected by Random House and the Geisel family to create a kid-friendly exploration of the early career of Dr. Seuss (a.k.a. Ted Geisel). They captured the familiar bouncy rhythm and colorful art associated with the Seuss books to reveal little-known facts about Dr. Seuss and his creative talents. Hawkes, whose parents reside in North Logan, Utah, will talk about his illustrating experience and share interesting tidbits from the book, as well as demonstrate how he navigates the process of creating his characters. As a bonus, Hawkes will also share another of his illustrated books coming out in August, Dogosaurus Rex.
This evening will be a hit with all ages. And it is FREE!
Everyone is encouraged to wear their favorite hat, enjoy the coloring table and come and celebrate at the Library on July 17 at 7 p.m.