Join us for GCPL Virtual Author and Speaker Series. Every Monday and Friday we’re featuring a different video. Check back to virtually meet the authors and speakers that have visited GCPL over the years. Episodes cover a variety of subjects including fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, thrillers, romance, cooking, sports and more.
Featured Author 5/22/2020
Meet the Author – Rick Bragg
Meet the Authors – Lynn Cullen and Patti Callahan Henry
Meet Holocaust Survivor Manuela Mendels Bornstein
Meet Pulitzer Prize Winner Jericho Brown
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Meet Graphic Artist Kyle Puttkammer
"Inspiring new readers, creating comics, and having fun” is Kyle Puttkammer's full time job. As the owner of Galactic Quest comic shops in Buford & Lawrenceville, Kyle has traveled to comic cons throughout the country and taught "how to draw" classes at over 300 libraries. Kyle's current graphic novels include "Hero Cats of Stellar City," "Midnight Over Stellar City," and "The Adventures of Galaxy Man & Cosmic Girl"."
Meet Dewey the Library Cat author Bret Witter
Bret is the author of 8 New York Times bestsellers, printed in 100+ foreign editions in 20+ languages, and he has 3 million books sold worldwide. He is best known for Dewey The Library Cat and Dewey's Nine Lives.
Meet the Author Carmen Deedy
Carmen Agra Deedy has been writing for children for over two decades. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the U.S. as a refugee in 1964. An ardent supporter of libraries, she was the 2008 National Spokesperson for School Library Media Month (AASL). She has spoken before Noble Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners, CEOs of major corporations, and heads of state. Over a span of twenty years, Deedy has told stories to hundreds of thousands of school children. They remain her favorite audiences.
Meet the Childrens Author F.B. Smit
FB Smit was born in South Korea and immigrated with her family to the United States at age 7. English soon replaced her native tongue, but when she began to re-learn Korean as an adult, she discovered the richness of Korean, as well as other languages and cultures. Her book, The Mysterious Stream, is a Korean folktale written in English and Korean. A teacher and a playwright, FB enjoys introducing curious minds to faraway lands and encouraging discovery outside one's borders.
Meet Teen Reads 2019 Author Nic Stone
Nic Stone was the 2018 William C. Morris Award Finalist, Booklist Top 10 Diverse Fiction for Older and Middle Readers, 2018. YALSA 2018 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers Selection, and a New York Times Bestseller!
Interview Workshop with Butch Reiser
Meet the Artist Jim McDowell: The History of Face Jugs and African American Culture
Jim McDowell, who calls himself “the Black Potter,” believes himself to be the only black potter who creates face jugs based on both his family traditions and his sacred ancestral tradition of using face jugs as grave markers. He’s been a studio potter for over 30 years and has been creating face jugs for nearly 25. Face Vessels have been found along the routes of the Underground Railroad and on gravesites, both indicating how highly they were valued and how closely connected they were with the enslaved African Americans’ own culture.