A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Library’s Endowment Fund. Participating authors include: James Badal, John Becker, Carol Boram-Hays, Dan Chaon, Christopher Eiben, Arlene Erlbach, Stephen G. Esrati, Sam Fulwood III, Nina Gibans, Karen & John Godt, Martin Goldsmith, Juile Goulis, Ned Grossman, Stephen Harris, Robert Hartley, Lawrence Hohman, Sarah Jane Ingraham, Richard Karberg, Mary Krogness, Roy Larick, Doris Larson, Eleanor Mallet, Bruce Marshall, Marvin McMickle, Richard Montanari, David Lee Morgan, Jr., Marian Morton, M. LaVora Perry, Delores Phillips,Sandra Philipson, Mary Reynolds Powell, J. Everett Prewitt, Ilinda Reese, James Robenalt, Les Roberts ,Joan Plummer Russell, Kris Sinnenberg, Matthew Smith,Ted Steinberg, S. Andrew Swann, Kellie Tayer, James Toman, Megan Whalen Turner, Wilma Williams, Sarah Willis and More!
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Preston’s Dark Biology trio, which includes The Hot Zone, The Demon in the Freezer, and The Cobra Event inspired the feature film Outbreak, and a TNT movie which will air this fall. He has won numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s McDermott Award in the Arts. Preston is also the author of First Light, American Steel, and The Boat of Dreams: A Christmas Story.
O’Malley has illustrated over 25 picture books, many of which he also wrote. His titles include Herbert Fieldmouse Secret Agent, My Lucky Leaf, and Humpty-Dumpty Egg-splodes. His latest book is Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude. He has received numerous honors for his books, including two School Library Journal Best Books of the Year Awards.
Kerr is the author of several groundbreaking novels for teens. Her Young Adult novels include “Hello,” I Lied, Fell, and Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack. She has received many awards throughout her career, including the American Library Association’s Margaret E. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Christopher Award. Several of her books have received individual awards from the New York Times, School Library Journal, and the American Library Association.
Tickets for Preston’s appearance will be available at the library on August 15. The O’Malley and Kerr events are free, and require no advance registration. For updates on
Garrels earned international recognition in 2022 by being one of 16 U.S. journalists to remain in Baghdad during the initial invasion of Iraq. Her around-the-clock reports from the city under siege gave listeners insight into the impact of the war on Baghdad and those left in the city. As U.S. and British forces advanced on the city, Garrels remained at her post, describing the scene on the streets and reactions from those she encountered. Her experiences in Baghdad are chronicled in her book, Naked in Baghdad. For her work in Iraq, Garrels was awarded a 2022 Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women's Media Foundation. Since 9/11 Garrels has reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Middle East. Over her career with NPR, Garrels has reported on a wide range of international issues with an emphasis on the former Soviet Union.
Garrels graduated from Harvard University in 1972. She was part of the NPR team that won a prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award in 1992 for coverage of the war. In 1996, she won the duPont-Columbia Award for her coverage of the former Soviet Union. In 1999, the Overseas Press Club honored Garrels with the Whitman Bassow Award for a series she did on water issues around the globe. She is a member of the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists. For more information, call (216) 623-2831.
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Dr. Unsworth is the first speaker in the -06 Kelvin Smith Library Digital Library Lecture Series. The series' topics range from intellectual property and copyright in the digital age, to scholarly research and digital publications, to scholarly communications and collaborations, and more.
More details about the September 15th event, and on the series and speakers, is available on the homepage of
All appearances will take place at the Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, E. 6th Street and Superior Avenue at 2:00 p.m. on the following Sundays. The events are free and open to the public. For more information on the series, call (216) 623-2800.
• Sunday, October 9 – Luis Rodriguez, Best-selling author of Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month
• Sunday, November 27 – Susan Orlean, Imaginative, unconventional author of the acclaimed novel, The Orchid Thief. Commemorating the anniversary of the Ohio Center for the Book
• Sunday, February 12 – Rita Dove , Past Poet Laureate and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Thomas and Beulah. In celebration of African American History Month
• Sunday, March 12 – Geraldine Brooks,Inventive, best-selling journalist and author of the vibrant novel, March. In celebration of Women's History Month
• Sunday, April 2 – Khaled Hosseini , Afghan-born physician and author of the acclaimed novel, The Kite Runner. In celebration of National Library Week
• Sunday, May 7 – Ha Jin, Award-winning poet and novelist, author of The Bridegroom. Commemorating Asian Pacific American Month
Read the preliminary notes from this meeting at the Wiki
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