Virtual Saturday Morning Story time! Maddie Frost
Saturday January 23 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Best part about virtual Saturday Morning Story time? You get to stay in your PJs and have your cereal why listening to an answer story! Winter Saturday mornings deserve comfy clothes and beautiful stories! We're delighted to welcome back Maddie Frost to read her newest picture book, Wakey Birds, a hilarious and beautiful book about the littlest wakey bird who just can't get to sleep!
The jungle is a fascinating place full of strange and wonderful creatures, but the most interesting creature of all is the Wakey Bird. They are called Wakey Birds because they have trouble sleeping, and tonight the littlest Wakey Bird is finding it harder than ever. Neither the Soothing Shushers nor the Go-To-Sleep Leapers can lull this little bird to sleep. What will happen if she wakes up the Jungle Beast with her midnight cheeping?
It's going to be a fun morning with a great book and maybe a little doodling with author/illustrator Maddie! We hope you'll join us!
This event is a Zoom Webinar for the safety of our author and our guests. Please register in advance by clicking here.
Author Event! Andrea Williams, author of Baseball’s Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues
Tuesday February 02 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Black History is American History. A lot of sports history is Black history, too! Here is a book that hits at the brilliant intersection of Black History, Women's History, and Sports history. Looking for your next great sports read? Mark your calendar right now for our event with Andrea Williams!
There is only one woman in the National Baseball Hall of Fame: Effa Manley, co-owner of the Negro League's Newark Eagles. This is her story.
Before Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, Negro Leagues Baseball was the only game in town for black athletes. And those leagues owed their existence and success to savvy businesspeople like Effa Manley, the black female co-owner of the Newark Eagles. Effa was the team's business manager, leading her team to win the Negro World Series in 1946. But this victory was bittersweet: Integration was on its way, and the demise of the Negro Leagues would soon follow.
Andrea Williams is an author, journalist, and editor. As a journalist, her work has been published across various outlets, including Mediabistro, CNNMoney, Conde Nast Traveler, and others. Before turning to full-time writing, she worked in marketing and development for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.
This is going to be a fantastic conversation about her work and this important book! This virtual event is a Zoom webinar for the safety of our author and our guests. Please register in advance by clicking this link.