AVALON – The Avalon Free Public Library has announced its 2017 Summer Author Series featuring a wide array of best-selling authors, poets and speakers. Among the authors is best-selling novelist Daniel Silva, scheduled for Wednesday, July 12, known for his thriller and espionage books including “The Unlikely Spy,” “Moscow Rules,” and his most recent release, “The Black Widow.”
Attendees to the series also may enjoy a variety of presenters, from a poet to a sports author, as well as a fast-paced kickoff event with “Beach Book Picks” summer book reviews by BookReporter.com founder Carol Fitzgerald.
“We put together our summer Author Series with the Avalon community in mind, and we hope residents and visitors alike find interesting topics, locally relevant themes, and favorite authors when they come to visit us on Wednesday nights this summer,” says Erin Brown, Library Director.
Find a full schedule of author appearances below. All are scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Avalon Free Public Library. For more information, be sure to visit the website at www.avalonfreelibrary.org.
2017 Avalon Free Public Library Author Series
• June 28: Beach Book Picks with Carol Fitzgerald
• July 5: Poetry Lecture with Stephen Dunn, “Keeper of Limits: The Cavendish Poems,” “Lines of Defense,” “Here and Now” (poetry)
• July 12: An Evening with Daniel Silva, “The Black Widow,” “The Unlikely Spy,” “Moscow Rules,” “The Heist” (fiction)
• July 19: Sports Author Lecture with Dr. Jerrold Casway, “The Philadelphia Phillies’ Spring Training in Cape May, “The Culture and Ethnicity of Nineteenth Century Baseball” (nonfiction)
• July 26: Sally Freeman, “The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home” (nonfiction)
• August 2: Robert Heinly, “Victorian Cape May,” “Fire Control Tower 23, Cape May, N.J.” (nonfiction)
• August 9: Meg Donohue, “Every Wild Heart: A Novel,” “Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found,” “All the Summer Girls: A Novel,” “How to Eat a Cupcake: A Novel” (fiction)
• August 16: Dr. Paul Offit, “Pandora’s Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong,” “Do You Believe in Magic? Vitamins, Supplements, and All Things Natural: A Look Behind the Curtain,” “Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All” (nonfiction)
The Avalon Library received 5 stars in Library Journal’s national rating of public libraries, based on statistical performance data collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Avalon Library has received the 5-Star designation nine times since 2009. The library is located at 235 32nd St. and provides free and open access to first-class collections, services and programs that inspire, inform and enrich the community. For more information on all library programs, please visit the library website at www.avalonfreelibrary.org.