Tuesday, January 27, 2015

HVLA Mock Newbery Event Results

This past Saturday, a small but mighty group met at the High School campus of LREI for HVLA’s first ever Mock Newbery!  Before the event, members had voted on which titles they would like to discuss as a long list.  Those titles were:

The Riverman, by Aaron Starmer
The Family Romanov, by Candace Fleming
West of the Moon, by Margi Preus
The Greenglass House, by Kate Milford
A Snicker of Magic, by Natalie Lloyd
Port Chicago 50, by Steve Sheinkin
Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson
Under the Egg, by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
The Night Gardener, by Jonathan Auxier
The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm

We followed the Newbery protocol for discussion and voting, and the tradition of fueling our afternoon with delicious snacks!  At the end of the voting we ended up with the winner and three honor books.  The winner of the first ever HVLA Mock Newbery is:

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson

The Honor books are:

The Night Gardener, by Jonathan Auxier
The Greenglass House, by Kate Milford
The Family Romanov, by Candace Fleming

Guest Post by Stacy Dillon

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sign Up and Get Ready!!

Two cool book events will take place this May!! Get ready and sign up for these major events in New York City: 

Book Expo America (BEA) 2015
Dates: Wednesday, May 27-Friday, May 29th, 2015
Where: The Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
Don’t forget to register by May 8th early bird date to save big!!

BookCon 2015
Dates: Saturday, May 30- Sunday, May 31, 2015
Where: The Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001

Guest includes: Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper), Tom Angleberger (The Origami Yoda Series), Adam Gidwitz (The Grimm Series), Margaret Stohl (Black Widow), Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries), Tony DiTerlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles), and Taye Diggs (actor)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Cool Book Events

Happy New Year and welcome back; hope everyone had a great first week back from Winter Break. Here are a few literary events to sink your teeth in.
The Franklin Park Reading Series: Tonight, January 12th at 8pm Franklin Park is hosting its sixth annual Short Fiction Night.  Sara Lippmann (Doll Palace), Kevin Fortuna (The Dunning Man), Morgan Parker (There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce), and Electric Literature contributor Malerie Willens and 2014 National Book Award winner Phil Klay (Redeployment) will be featured.
Address: Franklin Park|618 St. Johns Place|Brooklyn, NY|franklinparkbrooklyn.com

Lisa E. Davis: The author reads from her book, Under the Mink, and shares historical images of pre-Stonewall drag queen and kings
Address: The LGBT Center|208 W 13th Street |New York, NY| gaycenter.org

ABC Trivia: Put your literary chops to the test when Huffington Post's Arts and Books editors, Electric Literature and BOMB Magazine host a night of bookish questions sure to challenge you and your nerdy teammates (Time Out Says)
Address: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe|126 Crosby Street |New York, NY| housingworksbookstore.org

Radical Librarians Book Club: The Radical Librarians Book Club is a group of aspiring librarians, current librarians, and others who are invested in re-envisioning the traditional library. Through monthly readings, they examine issues of librarianship from a radical, politically-focused perspective and work to build community within the field. Meets at 2:00pm every 3rd Sunday of the month
Address: Bluestockings | 172 Allen Street |New York, NY| http://www.bluestockings.com

Thalia Book Club Series: This series allows readers and writers to gather and discuss new books and favorite classics. The event features an actor performing an excerpt, an interview and conversation, and a book signing afterward. 

Address: Symphony Space | 2537 Broadway |New York, NY| http://www.symphonyspace.org/events/series/72/thalia-book-club