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A SPECIAL EVENT WITH WILLIAM MARTIN – IN HONOR OF OUR VETERANS

In honor of Veteran’s Day, New York Times best-selling author William Martin will join us for a special author talk on Saturday, November 19th at 3:30 pm to discuss his newest title, December ’41, released in May 2022.

About December ’41:

“From New York Times bestselling author William Martin comes a WWII thriller as intense as The Day of the Jackal and as gripping as The Eye of the Needle. In December ’41, Martin takes us on the ultimate manhunt, a desperate chase from Los Angeles to Washington, D. C., in the first weeks of the Second World War.

On the day after Pearl Harbor, shocked Americans gather around their radios to hear Franklin Roosevelt declare war. In Los Angeles, a German agent named Martin Browning is planning to kill FDR on the night he lights the National Christmas Tree. Who will stop him? Relentless FBI Agent Frank Carter? Kevin Cusack, a Hollywood script reader who also spies on the German Bund of Los Angeles, and becomes a suspect himself? Or Vivian Hopewell, the aspiring actress who signs on to play Martin Browning’s wife and cannot help but fall in love with him?

The clock is ticking. The tracks are laid. The train of narrow escapes, mistaken identities, and shocking deaths is right on schedule. It’s a thrilling ride that will sweep you from the back lots of Hollywood to the speeding Super Chief to that solemn Christmas Eve, when twenty thousand people gather on the South Lawn of the White House and the lives of Franklin Roosevelt and his surprise guest, Winston Churchill, hang in the balance” [MACMILLAN].

Tickets for this very special Veteran’s Day author event will be available on Eventbrite beginning on October 1, 2022 for $10. The ticket price includes the author discussion and a wine and cheese reception. All proceeds benefit the Graves Library – we thank you for your support! Please call (207) 967-2778 for more information. 

STORYTIME WITH LOCAL AUTHOR JOCELYN LACEY

Joined by a Kennebunkport Police Officer, local author Jocelyn Lacey will be sharing her new children’s book What Do Police Officers Do? The program will take place outside on the lawn (weather permitting). Join us as we learn about police officers and the many jobs they do in the community where they live!

BOOK SIGNING WITH GIOVANNA AND ANITA MCBRIDE

Join us on August 1st at 10:00 am for a very special “pop-up” book reading and signing with Giovanna (Gigi) McBride, author of Gigi at the Whitehouse!, and her mother Anita McBride, former Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush!

Gigi at the White House! is based on Gigi’s real-life experience. It was written for early readers and follows Gigi on many adventures exploring the White House at the Easter Egg Roll, Fourth of July, Halloween, and Christmas. Gigi at the White House! is included on First Lady Laura Bush’s 2022 Summer Reading List for Kids. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing at the event.

For more information about the White House Historical Association, visit this link.

BOOK SIGNING WITH GIOVANNA AND ANITA MCBRIDE

Join us on August 1st at 10:00 am for a very special “pop-up” book reading and signing with Giovanna McBride, author of Gigi at the Whitehouse, and her mother Anita McBride, former Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush!

Gigi at the White House is based on Gigi’s real-life experience. It was written for early readers and follows Gigi on many adventures exploring the White House at the Easter Egg Roll, Fourth of July, Halloween, and Christmas. Gigi at the White House is included on First Lady Laura Bush’s 2022 Summer Reading List for Kids. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing at the event.

For more information about the White House Historical Association, visit this link.