Public Programs Featuring Antwone Fisher, February 2 through 4
Monday, February 2, 4:00 p.m. Cuyahoga County Public Library Administrative Building, 2111 Snow Rd., Parma, 216-398-1800. Antwone Fisher will meet with teens and investigate the topic “Express Yourself: What’s Inside of You.” This will be webcast remotely to the teen areas in several libraries throughout the system. The program is followed by an online Question and Answer period so that teens in remote locations can ask Antwone questions and he can respond. Find out where you can go to be a part of this program.
Monday, February 2, 6:30 p.m. Kick off Program, Cleveland Public Library Auditorium, 325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, 216-623-2881. Antwone Fisher will speak. The Cleveland Boy Choir will give the premier performance of Fisher’s poem, “Who Will Cry for the Little Boy.” This poem was set to music by Joseph Hallman, a student at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Students from the Cleveland School for the Arts will perform dramatic readings from Fisher’s autobiography, Finding Fish. Refreshments will be served and Fisher will autograph books following the event.
Tuesday, February 3, 7 9 p.m. Twinsburg Public Library, 10050 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg. 330-425-4268. Public program with Antwone Fisher. Refreshments will be served and he will autograph books following the event.
Wednesday, February 4, 9:30 11:30 a.m. Sandusky Public Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky. 419-625-3834. Public program with Antwone Fisher. He will autograph books following the event.
Wednesday, February 4, 2:15 p.m. Porter-Westlake Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. Public program with Antwone Fisher. He will autograph books following the program.
Wednesday, February 4, 7-9 p.m. Shaker Heights Public Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights. Public program with Antwone Fisher. He will sign books following the program.
NORTHCOAST NEIGHBORS SHARE A BOOK 2004 FOCUSES ON LOCAL AUTHOR
North Coast Neighbors Share a Book 2004 will focus on Cleveland native Antwone Fisher’s memoir Finding Fish. The “one book” reading initiative will kickoff on February 2 with a series of programs featuring Fisher, who will be back “home” supporting North Coast Neighbors Share a Book through February 4. The program will run throughout the month of February.
North Coast Neighbors Share a Book is a northeast Ohio library initiative that promotes the reading and discussion of one book throughout the area. Over 30 libraries from Sandusky to Painesville are participating in the 2004 event. This will be the third year for the annual “one book” reading program, which is administered by the Cleveland Area Metropolitan Library System (CAMLS). CAMLS is a regional library consortium.
Finding Fish details Fisher’s childhood as an orphan in inner city Cleveland, and his rise from the hopelessness of his situation to the success he is today, thanks in part to a stint in the US Navy.
Local libraries are planning a variety of programs and events throughout the area. Check the North Coast Neighbors Share a Book Web site (camls.org/shareabook.html) or your local library for more information.
North Coast Neighbors Share a Book 2004 is sponsored by The State Library of Ohio, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, and the Cleveland Call and Post.