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  Brigham City Library Book Festival*

Celebrating Books, Ideas, and Imagination

October 2014

In Partnership with the Utah Humanities Council and the Utah Humanities Book Festival, a program of the Utah Center for the Book, a Library of Congress affiliate.

Utah Humanities Book Festival

The Worlds Strongest Librarian1 October 2014, 7 p.m.

Lily Havey

Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth Behind a World War II Fence

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Book Banner2 October 2014, 3:30 p.m.

Heather Robison

Book Art: Banner

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8 October 2014, 3:30 p.m.

Librarian Led

Book Art: Hedgehog

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The False Prince9 October 2014, 4:30 or 7 p.m.

P/K Book Group

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen

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Infinity Ring14 October 2014, 7 p.m.

Jennifer Nielsen

Discusses her Children's Novels

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15 October 2014, 7 p.m.

Josi Kilpack

Discusses her Work

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Miss Moore Thought Otherwise16 October 2014, 7 p.m.

Jan Pinborough

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise

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Unraveled21 October 2014, 7 p.m.

Julie Daines

Discusses her work

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Desert Water23 October 2014, 7 p.m.

Hal Crimmel

Desert Water: The Future of Utah's Water Resources

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29 October 2014, 4 p.m.

Librarian Led

Halloween After School Activity

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The Worlds Strongest Librarian

Lily Havey

Crystal Inn

1 October 2014, 7 p.m. – Lily Havey

Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth Behind a World War II Fence

Many thanks to Crystal Inn of Brigham City who helped to sponsor this event with UHC and BCPL.

The Brigham City Public Library presents an evening with author and artist Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey.

Lily Nakai and her family lived in Southern California, where sometimes she and a friend dreamt of climbing the Hollywood sign that lit the night. At age ten, after believing that her family was simply going on a camping trip, she found herself living in a tar-papered barrack, gazing out instead at the nightly searchlight. She wondered if anything would ever be normal again.

In Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp, Lily Havey combines storytelling, watercolor, and personal photographs to recount her youth in two Japanese American internment camps during World War II. She uses short vignettes—snapshots of people, recreated scenes and events—to describe how a ten-year-old girl grew into a teenager inside these camps. Vintage photographs reveal the historical, cultural, and familial contexts of that growth and of the Nakai family’s dislocation. They reveal the recollected lives of her mother and father in Japan and then America, where they began their arranged marriage and had two children. Havey’s vivid and poignant watercolors depict decades-old memories and dreams and reflect moments of daily camp life illuminated by the author’s adult perspective. The paintings and her animated writing draw readers into a turbulent era when America disgracefully incarcerated, without due process, thousands of American citizens because of their race.

Lily Havey was born in Los Angeles. In 1942, along with 120,000 persons of Japanese descent, she was incarcerated in Japanese-American internment camps. After World War II her family moved to Salt Lake City. She graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music, pursued an MFA at the University of Utah, and taught high school for thirteen years before establishing a stained-glass business.

To hear Lily Havey's 2010 RadioWest interview, click here.

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Book Banner

2 October 2014, 3:30 p.m. - Heather Robison

Book Art: Book Banner

Ages 6 to Adult

Sign-up starting 22 Sept 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

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8 October 2014, 3:30 p.m. - Librarian Led

Create your own bookish hedgehog

Ages 10 to Adult

Make your own book art hedgehog! You’ll need a paperback book (100-150 pages), buttons or googly eyes for the eyes and a button or a pom-pom for the nose. A limited number of books, ‘eyes’ and ‘noses’ will be provided. We recommend a parent or other helper come with any child or teen who may need help following instructions.  Space is limited.

Sign-up beginning October 1st at the front desk or by calling 435-723-5850.

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The False Prince

9 October 2014, 4:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. –Librarian Led P/K Book Discussion

Book Discussion : The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Parent/Kid Book Group is a monthly book group created for parents and kids to spend time together reading a good book and discussing their individual thoughts on books. You can commit to attending by picking up your book and signing the attendance sheet then come to the library on the second Thursday of each month.

The P/K Group meets on the second Thursday afternoon and evening of each month. For exact dates and times or more information please call Connie at the Brigham City Public Library, 435-723-5850.

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Infinity Ring

14 October 2014, 7 p.m. – Jennifer Nielsen

Jennifer Nielsen Dicusses her Work

Jennifer A. Nielsen is the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller THE FALSE PRINCE and THE RUNAWAY KING, the first two books in The Ascendance Trilogy. She has also written The Underworld Chronicles, a humorous middle-grade fantasy series. Jen lives in northern Utah with her husband, their three children, and a perpetually muddy dog.

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15 October 2014, 7 p.m. - Josi Kilpack

Josi Kilpack Discusses her Work and Writing Life

Josi S. Kilpack is the author of numerous novels, including ten previous volumes in the Sadie Hoffmiller culinary mystery series. Josi was born and raised in Salt Lake City and now lives with her husband, Lee, and their children in Willard, Utah. She loves to read and write, bake delicious confections, and travel.

Celebrate the conclusion of the Sadie Hoffmiller Series with this event and goodies too!

Recipes from the books will be made by the library staff!

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Miss Moore Thought Otherwise

16 October 2014, 7 p.m. - Jan Pinborough

From New York to Cache County: How Anne Carroll Moore Changed Children's Libraries

When the New York Public Library opened its doors in 1911, a new world opened for children. Libraries had been unwelcoming places for children, but librarian Anne Carroll Moore helped to change all that. A girl from Maine who had moved to New York City to attend the Pratt Institute, Miss Moore became an influential children's book critic as well as a tireless advocate for children's library privileges. Miss Moore Thought Otherwise is the children's biography of this remarkable woman, with lively illustrations by Debby Atwell.

Jan Pinborough is the managing editor of The Friend, a children's magazine. She lives in Salt Lake City.

To see the book trailer for Miss Moore Thought Otherwise, click here.

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21 October 2014, 7 p.m. - Julie Daines

Julie Daines Discusses her work

Julie Daines was born in Concord, Massachusetts, and raised in Utah. She spent eighteen months living in London, where she studied and fell in love with English literature, sticky toffee pudding, and the mysterious guy who ran the kebab store around the corner.
She loves reading, writing, and watching movies—anything that transports her to another world. She picks Captain Wentworth over Mr. Darcy, firmly believes in second breakfast, and never leaves home without her vervain.

Her published works include A Blind Eye and Unraveled: A Tale of True Love, along with a few short stories.

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Desert Water

23 October 2014, 7 p.m. - Hal Crimmel

Desert Water: The Future of Utah's Water Resources

Hal Crimmel has brought together the results of scientific research and the experienced voices of humanists, environmental social scientists, and activists to provide a broad perspective on Utah water issues. Those issues are relevant beyond Utah, as similar conditions and concerns especially over supply and demand in the face of demographic and climate change exist throughout the West. Some of the essays are scientific and analytical, others literary and personal. Together they draw attention to problems that Utah residents and policymakers must address but also emphasize ways to build solutions. Desert Water will help everyone interested in Utah’s water-use and supply issues understand the real challenges and ethics involved in managing this vital, finite resource. By increasing awareness, the authors hope to create a sense of urgency for finding workable solutions.

Hal Crimmel teaches writing and literature at Weber State University, and served in 2004 as a Fulbright scholar to Austria. He is the editor of Teaching in the Field: Working with Students in the Outdoor Classroom (U of Utah Press, 2003), Coeditor of Teaching About Place: Learning from the Land (U of Nevada Press, 2008) and the author of Dinosaur: Four Seasons on the Green and Yampa Rivers (University of Arizona Press, 2007). For three years he served as chair of Weber State's Environmental Issues Committee. Hal also teaches field-based classes in Dinosaur National Monument and in the Centennial Valley of Montana.

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29 October 2014, 4 p.m. - Librarian Led

Halloween After School Activity 4 p.m.

For ages 5-11. Celebrate Halloween with fun stories, games and a craft. Dress up in your Halloween costume and receive a prize.

Sign-up beginning October 1st, space is limited.

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*This program has received funding from the Utah Humanities Council.  The Utah Humanities Council promotes understanding of diverse traditions, values, and ideas through informed public discussion.


These programs will be held at the Brigham City Library, 26 E. Forest Street, in meeting rooms 1 & 2.

For more information call, 723-5850.

For other Utah Humanities Book Festival programs and events around the state visit the Utah Humanities website.

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