Li­brary host­ing au­thor of The Fif­teenth of June

The Niagara Falls Review - - LIFE - AMY ROE­BUCK Amy Roe­buck is the com­mu­nity ser­vices co­or­di­na­tor at the Fort Erie Pub­lic Li­brary


Lo­cal au­thor Brent Jones has writ­ten a book that is both com­pelling and heartbreak­ing. He will be at the Cen­ten­nial branch of the Fort Erie Pub­lic Li­brary on Wed­nes­day evening, May 31, be­gin­ning at 7 p.m., to read from his de­but novel The Fif­teenth of June. The pro­tag­o­nist of this con­tem­po­rary lit­er­ary fic­tion is 28-year-old Drew Thom­son, who strug­gles with ad­dic­tions, re­la­tion­ships, work and fam­ily is­sues, and loss, but who sees the funny and the ironic in the ab­surd turns of his life. Even if you haven’t read Jones’ book yet, come to hear him speak, ask him ques­tions, and learn about the writ­ing process. We’re sure you’ll en­joy his visit, then you can pur­chase The Fif­teenth of June for the spe­cial price of $10, or bor­row a copy from the li­brary col­lec­tion.

Satur­day, May 27 will be a busy day around the li­brary. There are ukulele lessons for ages 7 – 12 at the Crys­tal Ridge branch; call ahead to ask if any spa­ces are left. The Cen­ten­nial branch will play host to Kins­men Pool reg­is­tra­tion dur­ing the morn­ing, and the Friends of the Li­brary are pro­vid­ing a bar­be­cue at Sobeys from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with do­na­tions re­quested for their fundrais­ing for li­brary projects.

Young Writ­ers Club, an ac­tive and grow­ing group of 7- to 15-yearolds, will gather on Mon­day, May 29 at the Cen­ten­nial branch. Be­sides the fun you have and the help you get at these ses­sions, there are dozens of won­der­ful books in the li­brary with more tips and in­spi­ra­tion for tween and teen au­thors. Ask at any branch, or browse on­line by typ­ing ‘writ­ing’ in the search bar, and ask­ing for ju­ve­nile books.

Very Ba­sic Com­puter Ba­sics for Adults. Does this sound like help you could use? On Tues­day, May 30 at 2 p.m. at the Cen­ten­nial branch, there will be a free af­ter­noon ses­sion for peo­ple who are feel­ing left be­hind in the on­line world, who may be won­der­ing how to “Google”, or even how to turn on a com­puter or use a mouse. Please call ahead to reg­is­ter, as space is lim­ited. If you are fur­ther along the dig­i­tal high­way, ask about our monthly Tech Help drop-in af­ter­noons.

It is just start­ing to feel like sum­mer, but at the li­brary the staff is ready to share ac­tiv­i­ties, projects and pro­grams for all ages. Pick up a June news­let­ter at any branch, or find a PDF ver­sion at the bot­tom of our web­site, Through­out the month, there will be Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon pro­grams of spe­cial in­ter­est to se­niors, but open to all. The Sum­mer Read­ing Launch Party for chil­dren and teens will take place all day long on Satur­day, June 17 at the Cen­ten­nial branch. Adults won’t be left out of sum­mer read­ing fun and chal­lenges, ei­ther — watch for your own chal­lenges to be­gin on June 24.


Lo­cal au­thor Brent Jones

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