February 22, 2022

Calling Young Readers and Budding Writers: Register Now to Meet and Talk with Multiple Children’s Authors

​Virginia Beach Public Library (VBPL) is hosting author talks for children in grades three to eight and their families in February and March. Reserve your spot now to meet Lev Grossman, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of "The Magicians" trilogy in person, and to chat live online with authors of nonfiction, graphic novels and a variety of fiction genres.

Lev Grossman, author of "The Silver Arrow," Saturday, March 5, 2-3 p.m.
The No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of "The Magicians" trilogy will visit VBPL's Central Library to talk about his book, "The Silver Arrow," a bestseller that was on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, People magazine, Apple and Amazon best-of-the-year lists. Seating is limited; register now: https://vbpl.librarymarket.com/author-spotlight-lev-grossman

Virtual Author Talks

Amanda Abler, author of "The Spirit of Springer," Saturday, Feb. 26, 2-3 p.m.
Abler will talk about her debut children's book that recounts the true events of the rescue and release of Springer, a killer whale calf. Register now: https://vbpl.librarymarket.com/meet-author-amanda-abler

Remy Lai, author of "Pie in the Sky," Saturday, Feb. 26, 5-6 p.m.
Chat with Lai about this story of an 11-year-old boy's immigration experience, his brother and their secret cake-baking mischief. "Pie in the Sky" won a Sid Fleischman Award for Humor and was named a Parents Magazine Best Kids Book of the Year and NPR's Best Book of the Year in 2019. Register now: https://vbpl.librarymarket.com/meet-author-remy-lai

Greg van Eekhout, author of "COG," Wednesday, March 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Eekhout, a science fiction and fantasy writer for children and adults, will talk about his book about a robot that looks like an average 12-year-old and leads a group of robots on an unforgettable journey. Register now: https://vbpl.librarymarket.com/virtual-meet-author-greg-van-eekhout

Kate Karyus Quinn and Demitria Lunetta, authors of "Anti/Hero," Tuesday, March 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Quinn and Lunetta will talk about their graphic novel and middle-grade debut, "Anti/Hero," a story that introduces two new characters to DC Comics, Hummingbird and Gray Owl. Register now: https://vbpl.librarymarket.com/virtual-meet-authors-kate-karyus-quinn-and-demitria-lunetta

All of the authors' books were selected for VBPL's 2022 Fifth Grade Battle of the Books competition, which is funded by the Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library.

About Virginia Beach Public Library

Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music, magazines and movies in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, and a variety of specialty collections. Visit www.VBgov.com/libraries for more information.

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