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It’s not every day that our children get the opportunity to listen to an award-winning children’s book author and speaker, ask questions, and leave with an autograph.
As a former English major, events such as this one make my heart beat fast. In my mind, authors are a special type of celebrity.In fact, I still remember the first big event I attended with a famous author. I was in college, and I drove to Indy to see and hear Nicholas Sparks (don’t judge) in-person.
Luckily, a drive to Indy isn’t required for this author event. It’s happening right here in the Haute, and it’s completely FREE!
Free Event in Terre Haute-Author Visit on March 21, 2018
Join the Vigo County Public Library and the Vigo County School Corporation for an author event featuring Nathan Hale.
Meet Nathan Hale, author and illustrator of the 2017-2018 Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Underground Abductor.
The fifth book in the Hazardous Tales series, Underground Abductor introduces readers to Araminta Ross, a slave born in the early 19th century. Hale follows the biographical story of Araminta’s life, from her childhood spent in slavery to her eventual escape to the north where Araminta changes her name and becomes one of the most daring leaders of the Underground Railroad: Harriet Tubman.
Nathan Hale tells her incredible true-life story with the humor and sensitivity he’s shown in every one of the Hazardous Tales—perfect for reluctant readers and classroom discussions.
Want to find out more about the book? Check out this book trailer! Since I haven’t read the book, I watched the trailer to get an idea of what the story is about!
Mr. Hale will talk about his experiences as an author and illustrator, as well as take questions from the audience. A book and bookmark signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Barnes and Noble, while Vigo County Public Library will provide attendees with bookmarks. Refreshments will be served.
Young Hoosier Author Night Presents: Nathan Hale
Wednesday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
This event will kick off the VCSC’s Battle of Books season, which is a yearly trivia bowl style contest that all 18 elementary schools and 5 middle schools in the county participate. The questions are derived from Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees and students work hard to read, and prepare for the contest all year long.
Note: The event is free. Books may be purchased from the Barnes and Noble table, prices vary.
Want more free fun? Check out what the library has planned for spring break!
March 26-29. 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Spring Break at the West Branch of the Vigo County Public Library. Registration required. Click links for details.
- Monday: Makey Makeys and make videos using the green screen on the Ipads; Create family portraits; Bring your preschooler for interactive stories, songs, dancing, crafts and play; Learn to play chess and a variety of other board games will also be on hand for group fun; Bingo.
- Tuesday: Paint your own canvas; Origami; Mother Goose on the Loose; Escape Room; Karaoke.
- Wednesday: Control a robotic device (a Sphero SPRK) with code you create – no experience necessary; soap making; stuffed animal sleepover and storytime; Letter Writing; Terre Haute Rocks; Bricks4kidz
- Thursday: Visit with the Alpacas; balloon twisting; make rice balls; Mysteries of Jason magic show.