Thursday, September 17, 2009

Life Support: More September Literary Events in Sacramento and Beyond

Quite a few events are happening at local libraries around the area in connection with the One Book Sacramento project. If you are unfamiliar with this, the idea is to get an entire community reading and discussing the same book. The book in question is The Soloist by Steve Lopez. The events, ranging from children's programs and musical ensembles to panels on homelessness and a viewing of the movie, all culminating in a reading by Lopez, can be found here. Programs start today.

Speaking of kids, Time Tested Books is hosting the ScholarShare Children's Book Festival at FairyTale Town in Land Park the weekend of September 26-27. Performers, storytellers, and illustrators will gather to entertain children and get them excited about reading. What could be better? Oh, yeah, the event is completely free.

And once those children grow and become obsessed book lovers and collectors, like me, they can attend the Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair at the Scottish Rite Temple on September 20th. Kids get in free, all others pay $5 to browse the vast selection of used and rare books, pamphlets, photographs, first editions, maps, autographs...anything, really, that's old, on paper, and is worth something.

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