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Weber to join Young Readers discussion on loss, illness in Week Nine selections

Weber to join Young Readers discussion on loss, illness in Week Nine selections

The CLSC Young Readers program for the final week of the season offers two stories of loss and hope. Readers ages 11 and younger have explored 11-year-old Melody’s cerebral palsy in Sharon Draper’s Out of My Mind, while readers 12 and older have learned the story of Hazel Lancaster and her struggle with cancer in John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars.

To further engage readers on the books’ themes, the Young Readers program welcomes Doron Weber, this week’s CLSC author of Immortal Bird: A Family Memoir, at 4:15 p.m. today in the Alumni Hall Ballroom.

Weber will discuss his book and share the experience of losing his son almost eight years ago.

Moore to share impact of decisions with Young Readers

Moore to share impact of decisions with Young Readers

Two boys named Wes Moore grew up to have two very different fates: one an Army combat veteran, youth advocate, author and TV show host, the other a criminal. The two boys grew up in similar situations but made different choices about where their lives would go.

Wes Moore’s second book, Discovering Wes Moore, takes the author back through the process of finding the man whose name he shared, the man who was convicted of killing a police officer during a theft at a jewelry store. Moore will discuss his book with the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Young Readers at 4:15 p.m. today in the Alumni Hall Ballroom.

‘Grimm Legacy’ brings fairy tales to life

‘Grimm Legacy’ brings fairy tales to life

Polly Shulman’s The Grimm Legacy takes place in a library. But it’s not just any library; the repository’s items are a unique, a vast collection of objects — from ordinary items such as shoes, chairs and telescopes to more unusual objects found in the Grimm brothers’ fairy tales.

Young Readers time travel with L’Engle’s classic ‘Wrinkle’

Young Readers time travel with L’Engle’s classic ‘Wrinkle’

Meg Murry is a young girl with plain looks, dismal grades and a stubborn attitude that hasn’t gained her many friends outside her own family.

Madeleine L’Engle’s story A Wrinkle in Time follows Meg’s journey of self-discovery in a quest to find her father, who mysteriously disappeared two years ago. The CLSC Young Readers will discuss L’Engle’s classic at 4:15 p.m. today in the Alumni Hall Ballroom.

Teresa Adams, assistant director of the Department of Education and Youth Services and director of Special Studies, chose the science-fiction novel for its connection to Week One’s theme, “Our Elegant Universe.”