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*Meet Author Shaka Senghor (Held off-site)

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Capital Area District Libraries (system-wide)
Convicted of second-degree murder at age 17, best-selling author Shaka Senghor served 19 years in the Michigan prison system. His memoir, Writing My Wrongs, is a redemption story of what it’s like to grow up in the gravitational pull of poverty and violence, and then overcome it. This presentation will focus on breaking the link between being victimized and becoming a victimizer. Books will be available for sale and signing. Co-sponsored by the Library of Michigan and held in their 1st floor Forum, 702 W. Kalamazoo Street in Lansing. *Registration required; call at 517-367-6300 or click on "Register."
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Meet Author Jan Shoemaker (Adults)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Haslett
Popular Haslett High School teacher and published author Jan Shoemaker will read from her new book, Flesh and Stones. This collection of related essays covers traveling, the Great Lakes, teaching, and family relationships, including her mother’s Alzheimer’s disease.
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Shopping for Plants Like a Pro (Adults)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet Crime Thriller Author Allison Leotta (Adults)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Holt-Delhi
Fans of crime fiction will delight in this visit from Allison Leotta, a former sex crime prosecutor turned author. The Last Good Girl (2016), inspired by the real-life events surrounding campus rape at a Michigan college, was selected as a Michigan Notable Book. A Good Killing (2015) was named a “Summer’s Best” book by O, The Oprah Magazine. Books will be available for sale and signing; attendees can also enter to win a free book. Light refreshments served.

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Hoarding Disorder and Treatment Options (Adults)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Webberville
Learn about hoarding disorder from author and addictions therapist Terrence Shulman, JD, LMSW, of the Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending and Hoarding. Books will available for sale and signing.
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Meet Award-winning Author Gary Schmidt (Age 10 & up)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Okemos
We’re celebrating National Library Week with a visit from children's/young adult author Gary Schmidt, winner of multiple Newbery Awards and a National Book Award finalist. Titles like Wednesday Wars, Okay for Now, and Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy are favorites of readers and educators alike. His most recent teen book, Orbiting Jupiter, has received critical acclaim. Seating is on a first-come basis; books will be available for sale and signing.
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Hoarding Disorder and Treatment Options (Adults)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Haslett
Learn about hoarding disorder from author and addictions therapist Terrence Shulman, JD, LMSW, of the Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending and Hoarding. Books will available for sale and signing.
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Meet Inspirational Author Lynn Austin (Adults)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Holt-Delhi
Lynn Austin is the author of many Christian fiction novels and has won eight Christy Awards—more than any other author. Hidden Places was made into a Hallmark Channel movie. Her latest title, Waves of Mercy, is set in Michigan. Seating is on a first come basis; books will be available for sale and signing.

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