2013 Family Read Night with Caroline Kennedy

Date: 
Wed, 03/20/2013 (All day)

St. Louis County Library Foundation and Delta Dental are pleased to welcome author Caroline Kennedy for the ninth annual Family Read Night. Kennedy will discuss her new book "Poems to Learn by Heart" on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters (1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.). The program is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is highly recommended. 

The format of the event will be an on-stage interview with KMOX's Debbie Monterrey. Left Bank Books will provide copies of the author's books for purchase and signing.

In this diverse collection, a companion to her New York Times #1 bestseller "A Family of Poems," Caroline Kennedy has chosen more than a hundred poems that speak to all of us: the young and young at heart, readers new to poetry and devoted fans. These poems explore deep emotions, as well as ordinary experiences. They cover the range of human experience and imagination. Divided into sections about nature, sports, monsters and fairies, friendship and family, this book is full of surprises. Each section is preceded by Kennedy's thoughtful introduction reflecting her own family's engagement with and enjoyment of poetry.

Illustrated with striking watercolor paintings by award-winning artist Jon J Muth, this is truly a book for all ages and interests, and one that families will want to share for years to come.

Caroline Kennedy is the editor of eight New York Times bestselling books on American history, politics, constitutional law and poetry, including "She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems" and "A Family of Poems."

In partnership with the Missouri Arts Council, the program will include performances by the regional and state champions of Poetry Out Loud, a national competition that encourages young people to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation.

One of the Library's most popular annual programs, Family Read Night encourages families to join us in a celebration of reading. The program is generously sponsored by Delta Dental.

Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or e-mail www.slcl.org

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