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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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Fife and Drum Corps to bring music of Civil War to CLSC Young Readers

Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865. In the time leading up to his death, the 16th president of the United States worked to make the country just that: united.

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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.”

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Young Readers learn quintessential tale of morality in Harper Lee’s 50-year-old classic

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read,” Scout said in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. “One does not love breathing.”

That riveting coming-of-age tale continues to breathe life into youth, as it is this season’s classic selection for the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Young Readers Program.

And Chautauqua Boys’ and Girls’ Club instructor Anna Ertenberg will engage young readers in a discussion at 4:15 p.m. today in the Alumni Hall Garden Room.

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Young Readers look to the stars with Schmidt’s ‘Okay for Now’

“I’m a slow writer,” two-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary Schmidt said about his approach to developing stories. “I want to be able to let the characters grow into real individuals.”

Schmidt’s Okay for Now is this week’s Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Young Readers Program selection, and Don Kimes, Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution’s artistic director, will join the discussion at 4:15 p.m. today in the Alumni Hall Ballroom.

Okay for Now transforms minor character Doug Swieteck from Schmidt’s award-winning The Wednesday Wars into a compelling protagonist surrounded by heartache.

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‘Long Walk to Water’ a well of inspiration for Young Readers

Running water can be taken for granted in privileged societies, but not in a land where bullets fall more than rain.

The Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Young Readers program’s selection this week is Newbery Award-winning author Linda Sue Park’s A Long Walk to Water. The book is based on the life narrative of Salva Dut, who went from being a child refugee in Sudan to becoming a living inspiration.

The novel, published in 2010, will be discussed at 4:15 p.m. today in the Alumni Hall Ballroom. Conservationists Jane Conroe and Deb Naybor, from the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy, will educate the young readers on water, and show them how some women and children carry water in African nations.

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