Monday, November 16, 2009

2010 Columbia County Reads Together Author Annouced

And the author is...

Charlaine Harris!!

Columbia County Library is pleased to present Charlaine Harris for our Winter Chills program on January 23rd at the Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Theater. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the program will begin promptly at 7:00pm.
Ms. Harris is the author of the Aurora Teagarden series of mysteries and the Sookie Stackhouse series which inspired the HBO series, TrueBlood.
To prepare for the main event, the Columbia County Libraries will be hosting book discussions for the Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead and Gone, and the Aurora Teagarden mystery, Poppy Dead and Gone:
  • Evans book discussion: January 11th @ 6:30pm
  • Harlem book discussion: January 14th @ 2:00pm
  • Euchee Creek book discussion: January 19th @ 6:30pm

Please join us for these discussions, and don't miss the main event on January 23rd at 7:00pm.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Authors for the 2010 Main Event

As the summer peaks, we are hard at work contacting authors for next year's Columbia County Reads Together program.
Our reference staff has contacted several potential authors for this annual event including:

David Baldacci-author of Absolute Power and The Simple Truth. He writes legal thrillers that weave suspense with the nation's most powerful institutions.

Nevada Barr-author of the Anna Pigeon series of mysteries which features a female park ranger as its protagonist.

Charlaine Harris-author of the Sookie Stackhouse series of Southern Vampires (the inspiration for the TV series True Blood).

Carl Hiassen-author of the sharply humorous thrillers Double Whammy, Sick Puppy, and Nature Girl.

Kathy Reichs comes to Augusta

The line for booksigning.

An avid fan.
A member of the community purchases a book for Ms. Reichs to sign.

Branch Manager, Anita Patterson, and our Guest of Honor.

Commissioner Ron Cross and Ms. Reichs.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Columbia County Reads Together:
After the Event

This year’s “Columbia County Reads Together” author was Kathy Reichs. As a community we read her books, Break No Bones and Bare Bones, and we were fortunate to have the addition of the author to conclude the program on April 18th to help us make this year’s program wildly successful. The event was well attended, overfilling the PAC’s seating capacity of 294 by 25-50 people who stayed in the lobby during the program. Ms. Reichs provided a Power Point presentation that was both informative and entertaining. She discussed some past cases and the process of creating a full-length novel from real-life cases. Unfortunately, the Q&A was cut to 15 minutes in order to ensure adequate time for the book signing following the presentation. Refreshments of variety of food, tea, and punch as well as both beer and wine were available both before the author’s presentation and during the book signing. Fifty-five attendees filled out comment cards and all gave the author visit an “excellent” rating.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Preparing for Kathy's Visit!

Please see the sidebar for book discussion dates leading up to Kathy Reichs' visit to Columbia County. Posted is a list of discussion questions. Click on the image to be able to better view the questions. Please feel free to begin a discussion here on this blog or attend one of our live book discussions at one of our Columbia County Libraries.