Originally scheduled to speak in September, bestselling author Ann Leary, whose writing credits include “An Innocent, A Broad,” “The Good House” and “Outtakes From a Marriage,” will be stopping by the library on Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m. to discuss her creative process and her latest book, “The Children.”
Leary’s novels have always had a certain New England sensibility to them, and “The Children” continues that tradition with the story of a wealthy but unconventional Connecticut family.
Leary’s work has been translated into 18 languages, and she has written for the New York Times, Ploughshares, National Public Radio, Redbook and Real Simple among other publications. “The Good House” is currently in development for a feature film. She and her husband, Denis, live on a small farm in northwestern Connecticut.
Copies of “The Children” will be available for purchase at the event through Friends of Bethlehem Public Library. The author will also be signing copies following her talk. Because space is limited, this free event is first-come, first-admitted, and doors will open at 1:45 p.m. Leary’s talk is a Writers and Friends program underwritten by Friends of Bethlehem Public Library.
Fancy Nancy Tea Party
Do you have a larger-than-life personality like Fancy Nancy? Then join us at the library for a very special Fancy Nancy Tea Party on Wednesday, June 7, at 10 a.m.! Dress in your fanciest best for stories, a royal craft and tea party refreshments. Sign up online at www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call 439-9314. Each child must be registered individually. This event is for kids and families.
Be a summer volunteer
We’re looking for volunteers who will be in grade 6-12 in September to help with our summer reading program. Our teens staff the summer reading desk, assist with online submissions, read to children, review books, and help with programs and activities. Applications are available online at www.bplteens.org and in the library. They will be accepted until 9 p.m. June 5 or until all positions are filled. Volunteers must attend an orientation session.
All events are free and take place at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar. For more information, call 439-9314 or visit bethlehempubliclibrary.org.