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July 14, 2022
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9 Authors Will Show up at 

JPL Children’s Reserve Symposium

METAIRIE, LA – Nine authors of children’s textbooks will speak at the Jefferson Parish Library’s Children’s Ebook Symposium, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Jane O’Brien Chatelain West Bank Regional Library, 2750 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey.

This occasion is free of cost an open to the general public. There is no registration.

The intent of the symposium is to hook up authors with library patrons who want to turn into authors or illustrators of children’s publications.

All of the symposium speakers are associates of the New Orleans chapter of the Culture of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Picture Ebook PANEL – 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Shannon Kelley Atwater, Alligators Really don’t Like Flowers

Angelo the alligator was various in just about every way. With eyes vivid blue and pores and skin snow white, he loved to check out the butterflies and fireflies. One particular working day he arrived upon a marsh stuffed with bouquets and wove some into a crown. What comes about when he wears his stunning new crown?

Karen Konnerth, Calliope Kate and the Voice of the River

Kate, a tall-tale heroine born on a Mississippi River shanty boat, frustrates her ma’s tries to tame her right up until she astounds everybody by defeating a hurricane by means of the blaring cacophony of a steamboat calliope. A point-based tale in the tradition of Paul Bunyan, Kate’s adventure invitations the reader into a unique element of American historical past even though bringing to everyday living a robust girl who never ever gives up and finds her legitimate voice

Denise McConduit, The Boy Who Would not Examine

In this illustrated poem, younger readers will satisfy Robbie, who doesn’t like to examine. When a sorcerer removes the terms from all the things all over Robbie, the end result is confusion. The boy before long learns that lifestyle without looking at is very little to desire for.

Middle Quality PANEL – 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Gary Alipio, Craziest Fishing Tale on the Bayou

Hatcher Hampton is turning 12. For every relatives tradition, he’ll be entering his very first fishing rodeo, hoping to show he’s improved than his older brother. Very first prize wins $500—money that could help you save his family from becoming evicted from their home—and the winner will get his picture in the paper. Fact before long intervenes in Hatcher’s heroic fantasy as he faces pestering bugs, a 1-armed guy, indignant seas, boat blunders, and an old swamp legend.

Laura Roach Dragon, Ghostly Tales of New Orleans

Even the most sudden locations could be haunted by wandering phantoms. Locals know that New Orleans cemeteries are crafted over floor. And that thousands of website visitors every year appear to see the ghosts and spirits that may possibly look in these stunning Cities of the Lifeless. And that the ghost of Marie Laveau was after found dancing on a tomb, with a snake wrapped around her. Pulled from heritage, these ghostly tales for children will change the way they see the Huge Effortless.

Marti Dumas, Wildseed Witch

Hasani’s submit-seventh-grade summer to-do checklist is basic: get a even larger next for her makeup YouTube channel and determine out how to get her mother and father back again collectively. What she does not be expecting is that an psychological outburst will spark a latent magical capability in her. Or that the magic will be sturdy sufficient to appeal to the interest of witches. Or that right before she can say #BlackGirlMagic, she’ll be shipped off on a scholarship to a fancy ending school for talented young women.

Younger Grownup PANEL – 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Leah B Eskine, CC’s Road Household

Determined to ignore her earlier, sixteen-year-old CC comes on her grandparents’ North Louisiana farm and asks, ‘will I ever come to feel regular all over again?’ She brushes apart her family’s attempts to break via her isolation and angst and hides her darkest mystery from her beloved Gran. Even CC’s vivacious new mate, Addy, and a summer romance with steely-eyed Eric simply cannot persuade her to expose what took place final winter in New Orleans.

M. H. Herlong, The Good Vast Sea

Ben, Dylan and Gerry are even now mourning their mother’s death when their father decides to invest in a boat and choose them on a yr-extended sailing trip. Tensions flare among Ben and his father, but they progressively discover to live jointly in near quarters. Then 1 morning the boys wake up to explore their father has disappeared and they are misplaced. What occurred to him? The place are they? And what will they do when a terrible storm looms on the horizon?

Laura Michaud, The Ghostwriter of New Orleans

James’ life ends amidst crushed metallic and flashing sirens. But when his soul is transported again to the acquainted hallways of his New Orleans high faculty, he remembers nothing of his tragic end. As he struggles to make perception of his new existence, he learns that there are other individuals like him, ghosts who haunt the school, who declare they are there to guard the learners and the precarious balance between existence and death.

For additional facts pertaining to this event, call Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or [email protected]

In accordance with provisions of the American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, as amended, Jefferson Parish shall not discriminate from folks with disabilities on the foundation of incapacity in its providers, packages or actions. If you demand auxiliary aids or gadgets, or other realistic lodging under the ADA Amendments Act, be sure to submit your ask for to the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hrs in progress or as shortly as realistic. A 72 hour superior detect is needed to request Licensed ASL interpreters. ADA Coordinator/Office of Citizens with Disabilities 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 403, Elmwood, LA 70123, (504) 736-6086, [email protected]

The Jefferson Parish Library procedure is composed of 16 spots that stretch from the Lakeshore Branch on the edge of Lake Pontchartrain to the Grand Isle Branch just ways absent from the Gulf of Mexico. The library process is made up of two significant regional libraries and 7 branches on every single facet of the Mississippi River. The East Bank Regional Library (4747 W. Napoleon Avenue, Metairie) serves as library headquarters. For extra information and facts, call the library at (504) 838-1100 or

For more details about Jefferson Parish, stop by www.jeffparish.internet. People can also get frequent updates by subsequent the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.


Jefferson Parish Community Facts Office

1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002

Jefferson, LA 70123

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