Westport Library to host talks on Earhart books
Published 12:21 pm, Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Westport Public Library's "WestportReads" community reading program will present three talks this month on books on the late pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart.
On Monday, Jan. 9, a discussion will be held on "Flygirl" by Sherri L. Smith, the program's teen companion book, 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, in the library's Seminar Room, 20 Jesup Road. The story, set during World War II, is about a light-skinned African American girl who "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots. All teenagers are invited to join the talk.
On Tuesday, Jan. 17, a talk will take place on "I Was Amelia Earhart" by Jane Mendelsohn 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the library's Sheffer Reading Room. The novel, the library's January selection for its monthly PageTurners adult book discussion, is a provocative imagining of Earhart's life and fate, according to a release from the library.
On Tuesday, Jan. 24, a talk will be held on "Flying Blind: A Novel of Amelia Earhart" by Max Collins 7:30 p.m. in the library's McManus Room. The book is a mystery about an intrepid private eye faced with finding the missing Earhart.
The WestportReads program is an annual event designed to encourage a community dialog about a book and its corresponding themes, the release states.
The discussions are all free and open to the public.
For information, call 203-291-4800, or visit www.westportlibrary.org.