Book Reading and Signing: The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho, a novel by Anjanette Delgado
Friday, September 5th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Puerto Rican novelist Anjanette Delgado will read from her new novel, The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho, about a psychic who refuses to see beyond the tip of her nose and must recover her gift in a hurry when her married lover turns up dead steps from her front door!
Join Anjanette, Siempre Mujereditor Maria Marrero, and psychic Candi Fantacci for a Q&A session, signing, and a reading of the book… and of your future.
Bilingual Book Reading by Kianny N. Antigua ofMía, Esteban and the New Words / Mía, Esteban y las nuevas palabras
Saturday, September 6, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
About the book: Mía is a little girl who is learning to talk. Since she is curious and friendly, she notices Esteban, her neighbor, a special kid. Mía offers him her friendship and, in exchange, Esteban will return Mía’s new words. This is a story of friendship, solidarity, compassion and hope.
Free event, perfect for children ages 4-7!
Literacy for Incarcerated Teens Librería Project!
Saturday, September 6, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us as Literacy for Incarcerated Teens
(LIT) partners with La Casa Azul Bookstore to create a bilingual library at the Children’s Home of Kingston where a number of children are being detained as they await immigration proceedings. LIT, a volunteer-run non-profit organization, funds the creation of libraries and literacy programs in children’s detention facilities throughout New York State.
The Librería will be LIT’s first fully bilingual library collection. Books have been carefully curated by La Casa Azul Bookstore and feature an amazing array of works in Spanish and English, from moving young adult novels to colorful children’s books intended to assist in English-language learning.
Join us for food, music and good company as authors who work closely with LIT and volunteers alike discuss the wonder and power detained youth derive from books.
Book Release Party for Martina and the Wondrous Waterfall by Yadhira Gonzalez-Taylor
Saturday, September 6, 2014, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Get ready for a musical adventure, when La Cucarachita Martina, El Raton Miguel, and a band of new characters challenge each other to see which one plays the best instrument in the world. Let this team of quirky animals and insects take you around the world as you learn about the international flavor in Puerto Rican folkloric music, like bomba y plena. Yadhira’s first book, Martina Finds a Shiny Coin, an adaptation to the folktale of Martina and Perez, is currently available at La Casa Azul Bookstore.
Both books will be available for purchase and signing at the book party.
Music, food and drinks — reading at 4:30pm followed by author signing. Free event, Perfect for children ages 4-7!
Like to plan ahead?
The event calendar for September is now online!