Tags: StoryFest / Youth

Wednesday: Mar 20

From Page to Stage: The Empty Pot

Wed. March 20, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location:

Worksource Enterprises

1311 Carlton Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Students from Albemarle County Public Schools Post High and Charlottesville High School Parkside will perform a play based on the book, The Empty Pot, by Demi. The lead teachers are Lindsay Jobe, Candy Taberner, Meredith Rider, and Rachel McLaughlin. The adaptation is written, produced, and directed by Dianne Gobbie.

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Tags: Arts, StoryFest / Youth

Thursday: Mar 21

Saturday: Mar 23

24th Annual Kids’ Book Swap

Sat. March 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library - Children's Room

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Bring your gently used children’s books and trade for new-to-you books! We’ll start with fifty boxes of books in the morning and will keep swapping until lunchtime. It’s free and it’s fun! (Sorry, no magazines or grown-up books.)

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Latinx Fiction for Young Readers

Sat. March 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location:

Village School

215 E High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hilda Eunice Burgos (Ana María Reyes Does Not Live in a Castle), Angela Dominguez (Stella Diaz Has Something to Say), Mia García (The Resolutions), and K.K. Pérez (The Tesla Legacy) discuss their books and the importance of Latinx fiction for young readers.

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Tags: Fiction, Language / Culture / Folklife, Latinx, StoryFest / Youth

Storytime Marathon

Sat. March 23, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library - Children's Room

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

A selection of beloved children’s authors and illustrators take turns reading from their books, interspersed with short activities for children ages 3-6. Parents are welcome to join in as well, and drop-ins are encouraged at this informal program.

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An Afternoon with the National Book Awards: Leslie Connor, Rebecca Makkai, Diana Khoi Nguyen, and Sarah Smarsh

Sat. March 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Join the National Book Foundation at Virginia Festival of the Book for readings from this year’s National Book Award finalists in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and youth, including Leslie Connor (The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle), Rebecca Makkai (The Great Believers), Diana Khoi Nguyen (Ghost Of), and …

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Tags: Book Club Picks, Fiction, Headliners, Nonfiction, Poetry, StoryFest / Youth

Letters About Literature Celebration

Sat. March 23, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location:

Central JMRL Library - McIntire Room

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson (The Real McCoys) give honorary remarks to kick off this celebration of Virginia students who were selected as winners and honorable mentions in the state-wide 2018 Letters About Literature competition. Select students will also be invited to read from their notable entries.

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Tags: Education / Teaching, Headliners, Publishing / Books / Writing, StoryFest / Youth