Newspaper article The Florida Times Union


Newspaper article The Florida Times Union


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Byline: Brandy Hilboldt Allport


More than 30 local authors and illustrators will participate in the Cummer Museum's "Words of Art: A Children's Book Fair and Literacy Family Day" event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 1) at the museum, 829 Riverside Ave. The free event will include author readings, art activities, scavenger hunts and performances by storyteller Ajamu Mutima.


The Ponte Vedra Friends of the Library is having its annual book sale this week at the library, 101 Library Blvd. A preview party for members is set from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 27). (You can join on the spot.) The doors open for the public from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday you can get a bag of books for $8. All funds go to the library.


The "Seniors with a Mission" organization is having a fundraising book sale this weekend at Building 2200 in the Midtown Centre Office Park, 4040 Woodcock Drive off Art Museum Drive. Hours are: noon to 6 p.m. Friday (Sept. 30); 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday is also $10 a bag day.


FBI agent Toni Marie Chrabot, assistant special agent in charge, Jacksonville, will speak at the Saturday (Oct. 1) Sisters in Crime meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Southeast regional library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. Free and open to all.


Learn how to make your signing a success with local book publishers and authors Frances Keiser and Jane Wood from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday (Sept. 26) at the University of North Florida's University Center (Bldg. 43). For fees and information, see or call (904) 268-9572.


Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, author and University of Georgia professor Judith Ortiz Cofer, "If I Could Fly" (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 208 pages, $17.99), will read from her works at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at the Gould Memorial Library, College of Coastal Georgia, One College Way, Brunswick, Ga. …

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