Booked for Lunch—Local Authors at the Library
Enjoy the revival of a popular program for readers at the Leon County Main Library—Booked for Lunch!
Every other month, on the third Thursday at 12:15 PM,
enjoy a special mid-day break by bringing a bag lunch to the library and meeting or reconnecting
with a local author. The library
provides dessert and drinks;
the author reads from and talks about books they’ve written; and you provide questions and comments.
We are so happy to bring back this program. The new Booked for Lunch series is made possible
by a generous donation from Ms. Walli Beall, civic leader and lifelong library
supporter extraordinaire, who with the Friends of the Library worked so
hard to raise support and funds for
building the LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library. The
main library has been welcoming library users for 27 years and we look forward
to many more years of service.
Here is our line-up for the first three Booked for Lunch
September 20, 2018 12:15 P.M., Collins Main Library (200 West
Park Avenue, 606-2665)
Walli Beall talks about her book The Seasons of
Goodwood: The Unfolding Story of a Treasured
Southern Mansion as Home. Come and learn about the history of the working
plantation, its buildings and the lives that people there led. Ms. Beall will be joined by Virginia Perkins who will be discussing her book Ida's Story: Life in Mid to Late 19th Century Tallahassee. Join us for a fascinating look back at local history.
November 15, 2018, 12:15 P.M., Leon County Main Library
Rhett DeVane, writer of popular novels set in our area
that deliver great plots with humor and Southern atmosphere, reads and talks
about what inspires her clever books. Check one out from your favorite library
to read before you meet her!
January 17, 2019, Dr. B.L. Perry, Jr., Branch Library ( 2817
S. Adams Street, 606-2950), 12:15 P.M.
David Kirby, poet and Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor
of English at Florida State University, reads poems and reflects on life with
humor and pathos.
See you there.
Director, LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System