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July 2020

Summer Fun with Historical Fiction

July 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Author Elise Hooper will moderate a special panel with bestselling authors Sara Ackerman, Yangsze Choo, Kate Quinn, and Noelle Salazar as they discuss historical fiction, the writing process, their favorite summer reads, and more. At this virtual program, they’ll share behind-the-scenes tidbits on what it’s like to be an author. Through a special partnership with Orinda Books (OrindaBooks.com), a book purchase includes an autographed bookplate and an opportunity for a virtual chat with the authors immediately following the program. Hooper,…

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October 2020

The Great Escape: Shackleton’s Antartic Adventure with Mark Jordan. PART ONE

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Ernest Shackleton set out with 27 men to cross the Antarctic Continent, but before landing, his ship was locked into the ice and eventually crushed.  The men were stranded on the Weddell Sea ice pack, and only barely managed to escape.  Landing on the extremely remote Elephant Island, Shackleton left 21 of the men to survive while he and five others made an incredible small boat journey.  Learn one of the greatest rescue stories of all time, with original photographs and photographs from…

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The Great Escape: Shackleton’s Antartic Adventure with Mark Jordan. PART TWO

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Ernest Shackleton set out with 27 men to cross the Antarctic Continent, but before landing, his ship was locked into the ice and eventually crushed.  The men were stranded on the Weddell Sea ice pack, and only barely managed to escape.  Landing on the extremely remote Elephant Island, Shackleton left 21 of the men to survive while he and five others made an incredible small boat journey.  Learn one of the greatest rescue stories of all time, with original photographs and photographs from…

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