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Bookstock Jr. held recently at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library was a blast for kids and families!
Parents and kids enjoyed the Library's early literacy stations while at Bookstock Jr. 2013!
Families took time to make a journal at Bookstock Jr. 2013, held at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
Journal making was one of the cool crafts for kids at Bookstock Jr. 2013, held at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
Artist Yancy Villa-Calvo illustrated children’s book Liz Tames a Dragon by Stephanie Painter in the courtyard of the Children’s Department at Central Library during Bookstock Jr.
Bookstock Jr. 2013 attracted some of the youngest artists to the courtyard of Central Library’s Children’s Department!
During Bookstock Jr. 2013, artist Yancy Villa-Calvo took a moment to admire her finished work, a re-creation of Stephanie Painter’s book, Liz Tames a Dragon.
Children’s authors entertained kids with special presentations of the writers’ original work during Bookstock Jr. 2013.
Bookstock Jr. 2013 was all about encouraging literacy and reading among youth. It seems like it worked!
Whether reading aloud or to oneself, Bookstock Jr. was a fun day with books, the authors who write them, and the readers who love them!
Bookstock 2013 is the annual Memphis authors’ festival, which offers more than 40 local authors a chance to showcase and promote their recently-published books directly to book lovers in the Library!
Live music from band StereoJoe kept things “lively” at Bookstock 2013 and Bookstock Jr., held at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
StereoJoe’s lead singer Damone Virgilio (to right) belted a long list of familiar tunes during Bookstock 2013 and Bookstock Jr. for children and families to enjoy!
Author AnDerecco attended Bookstock 2013 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library to promote his books Torn and Undercover Lies.
Author Bianca Baker attended Bookstock 2013 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library to promote her book I’m Jussa Girl.
Author Eric Barnes talked to a fellow writer about his book Something Pretty, Something Beautiful during Bookstock 2013, held at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
Author Joy Bateman attended Bookstock 2013 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library to promote her book The Art of Dining.
Author Deborah Beavers attended Bookstock 2013 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library to promote her book They Don’t Get It.
Author and chef Angela Brown shows Library customers how to create healthy and tasty meals during Bookstock 2013, held at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. Her book is called Loving the Foods I Used to Hate.
Author Perry Burrows (left) attended Bookstock 2013 at the Central Library to promote his book Brothers: The Mario Reed Story, which chronicles the remarkable story of willpower. Mario Reed (right) also attended the event to promote the book!
New York Times best-selling author Julie Cantrell stopped by the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library for Bookstock 2013 to promote her book When Mountains Move during a WYPL 89.3 FM radio interview.
To help Memphians achieve spiritually and physically balanced lives, the Church Health Center recently published 40 Days to Better Living Cookbook. Church Health Center representative Carolyn Nichols also did a banana bread cooking demonstration for Bookstock 2013 attendants.
Essayists and writers Susan Cushman (left) and Marilou Awiakta (left) attended Bookstock 2013 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library to promote their work in Circling Faith and other books they have published.
While promoting his book, The Epitaph of Jonas Barloff, author Calvin Dean met one of the Library’s younger Bookstock 2013 attendants who visited Dean’s table.
Author Alexandra Clair brought several goodies for Bookstock 2013 attendees to enjoy. Among them was her book Wood’s End and other recently-published work called Discerning Spirits: Visionary Gifts in Practice.
Author Richard Lester attended Bookstock 2013 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library so customers could “check out” his new book The Check Out.
Author Yi “Yee” Liu looks on as a Bookstock 2013 attendee points out his favorite page in her book Dancing Dust.
Author Daniel Moore encouraged readers who attended Bookstock 2013 with his book entitled Fear Not, inspired by Bible scripture 2 Timothy 1:7.
Author Adriane O’Neal stressed the importance of prayer, praise, and worship at Bookstock 2013 with her new book entitled Prayer, Praise and Worship.
Author and vegan chef Bianca Phillips shared her cooking secrets during a cooking demonstration at Bookstock 2013. She also promoted her book Cookin’ Crunk: Eatin’ Vegan in the Dirty South.
While promoting his book The Father Confusors, Renford took time to help a young Library customer complete the scavenger hunt challenge during Bookstock 2013.
Author GiGi Phillips shared stories of noteworthy Tennesseans at Bookstock 2013 in her book Tennessee: My Homeland.
Co-author Darlene Sawyer brought Images of America: Cordova to Bookstock 2013, a book detailing the history of Cordova. Dr. Jane Hooker also co-authored the book.
Author Sherri Scott reminded young teenage girls at Bookstock 2013 to Never Cast Your Pearls, which is the title of her new book.
Reverend Robert Shepherd, Jr. paused to pose with a young book lover, who stopped by his table, as Shepherd promoted his book Exposing the Devil.
Author and southern chef Shukriyyah cooked a tasty meal during Bookstock 2013 taken from her new cookbook Southern Soulful Veggies Recipes.
Using inspirational quotes from America’s presidents, authors Deborah Sprinkle and Kendra Armstrong wrote patriotic devotional Common Sense and an Uncommon God, which they promoted at Bookstock 2013.
Author Heather Stephens showcased her book Mama Didn’t Half Step at Bookstock 2013. In it, Stephens offered inspiration to moms who have no support.
While promoting his books The Parchman Preacher and David: The Illustrated Novel, author Michael Thompson forewarned Bookstock 2013 attendees to be careful or appear in the pages of his next book!
Author David Williams talked about his book Long Gone Daddies as Library customers passed by perusing through the many book selections at Bookstock 2013.
Action News 5 attended Bookstock 2013 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library to encourage book lovers to join their new book club!
Literacy Mid-South representatives found themselves at home in the Library for Bookstock 2013, surrounded by book enthusiasts!
Library customers had an opportunity to learn more about the River City Romance Writers at Bookstock 2013.
University of Memphis Creative Writing is always an option for aspiring writers. A few college representatives shared the perks of creative writing at Bookstock 2013.
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library Manager Stacey Smith (left) and Adult Services Coordinator Wang-Ying Glasgow (right) were excited that Bookstock 2013 was such a success! Glasgow was an event coordinator.
To reward the hard work and dedication of the North Branch Library’s Renaissance Men and Women’s Book Club, Director of Libraries Keenon McCloy (middle) and Adult Services Coordinator Wang-Ying Glasgow (right) presented a poster of appreciation during Bookstock 2013!
Library Book Club members showcased their poster of appreciation during Bookstock 2013.
Prior to making the keynote speech at Bookstock 2013, counterterrorism expert and author Philip Mudd (right) greeted Mario Reed (middle) and fellow author Perry Burrows (left).
Philip Mudd, former FBI and CIA agent and author of Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda, shared a realistic account of national security in America.
Hungry Library customers had their pick of carnival food at Bookstock 2013!
Food truck employees took a break after the lunch rush at Bookstock 2013, held at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.
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