Anita Shreve to visit Sanibel Public Library in February
Bestselling author Anita Shreve will appear at the Sanibel Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 10 as part of the 2010-11 Author Series.
Shreve published her first novel, “Eden Close,” in 1989. Since then she has written 12 other novels including “Weight Of Water,” “The Pilot’s Wife,” “The Last Time They Met” and “Body Surfing.”
In addition, Shreve received the PEN/L. L. Winship Award and the New England Book Award for fiction in 1998. She received a call from Oprah Winfrey in 1999 and “The Pilot’s Wife” became the 25th selection of Oprah’s Book Club. The book went on to become an international bestseller.
Tickets to Author Series events are distributed on a first-come, first served basis to Sanibel Public Library cardholders starting on Monday, Jan. 10. Patrons may receive two tickets per valid card; one card per person; two tickets maximum per person.
Major funding for the Author Series is provided by the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, Inc. and its generous donors.
January activities at the library
• Friday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. – First Friday Stories for Grownups: The Sanibel Public Library welcomes back First Friday Stories for Grownups. The group of Local storytellers, led by Sid Simon, is back for another wonderful season of storytelling for adults. Join familiar faces as they tell stories and ask you to chime in with stories of your own.
• Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. – An Evening with Harlan Coben (ticketed event). Best-selling mystery writer, Harlan Coben will be make an appearance at the Sanibel Library as part of the 2010-11 Author Series.
• Thursday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. – “Eyewitness To History.” Duane Shaffer will discuss The Kennedy Assassination: Was There A Consipiracy? Comment and questions will be taken after a lecture.
• Friday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. – Author Doug Scott discusses his book “Life On Misery Bay.” Doug Scott lived in Alpena, Mich. (population 12,000) until he graduated from college and moved to New York City to marry his wife, Liz and raise his two sons, Peter and David. “Life On Misery Bay” is for anyone who has ever left home for any extended period of time and then came back to their “hometown.” Scott never forgot his small town roots, however, and wrote this book so people everywhere — and especially his family — could experience in some small way what it was like to grow up in a small town.
• Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. – Wii Sports For Adults. Hey, grown-ups! Get back in the after-the-holidays health routine with Wii sports and fitness.
• Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. – Dr. Hershel Stanford will discuss laser chiropractics.
• Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. – Author Kristie Cook will be on hand for a book signing and discussion of her new book, “Promise.”
• Thursday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. – Author Nancy Koerner will talk about her writings.
• Friday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. – Local Author Carla Johnston will discuss her new book, “Raising Myself: A Teenager’s Odyssey.”
• Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. – Shirley O’Donnell will present “Intro to English Genealogy.”
• Thursday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. – Author Irene Ziegler will discuss her new release, “Ashes To Water.”
• Scrabble – Monday evenings anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. Stop by the Archives Room (next to the Reference Desk) at the Sanibel Library and show off your Scrabble skills.
The Sanibel Public Library is located at 770 Dunlop Road. For more information, call 472-2483 or visit www.sanlib.org.