Past Events

Apr22
An Evening with Kristin Hannah

An Evening with Kristin Hannah

Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:00 PM
Crowdcast

Readers have travelled to historic Paris and 1970’s Alaska with New York Times bestseller Kristin Hannah. Now visit the Great Plains during the darkest days of the Dust Bowl and Great Depression in The Four Winds as one woman makes the impossible choice: fight for her dying farmland or take a chance and go west. Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing says, “This mother’s soul, suffering the same drought as the land, attempts to cross deserts and beat starvation to save her children with a fierce inner strength called motherhood. A timely novel highlighting the worth and delicate nature of Nature itself.” Hannah’s novel Firefly Lane has been adapted as a Netflix series featuring Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke. Hannah will be in conversation with Tayla Burney, a longtime public radio producer in Washington, D.C. The first 150 people to register on Crowdcast for this free event will receive a complimentary copy of The Four Winds.* This event is sponsored by the Fairfax County Public Library.

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Mar25
Choose your own [[Twine]] Adventure

Choose your own [[Twine]] Adventure: An interactive Fiction Workshop

Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:00 PM
Crowdcast

Did you love Choose Your Own Adventure books as a kid? Then log in and learn how to make an online text adventure story with Alex Boyd, who teaches interactive fiction at the University of Central Florida. Audience members will help Alex re-imagine a classic tale by creating forks in the road, surprises, and alternate endings using Twine, a free online program for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. No coding experience is necessary to participate, and you can build the story at home along with Alex!

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