Author Archives: dayofthebook

Roye Okupe

The journey to living the dream: Steps to achieving the impossible I dreamed of doing comics and animation all of my life but all of my life I felt like I was never good enough. It wasn’t until I understood that the first step to succeeding is believe you can. Now I use my daily life of being a full

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Rare Book Evaluations

Performed by Dale A. Sorenson, Ph.D. Dr. Sorenson founded Waverly Auctions in 1978 and served as its President until 2004 when he sold the business to Quinn’s Auctions. Under their ownership, he served as Director of Waverly Auctions until 2009, and now provides expert consultation to Waverly in the cataloging of rare books, maps and atlases, fine prints, autographs and

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Challenge the Chess Master!

Challenge the Chess Master! All ages and levels welcome! International Chess Master Allan Savage will simultaneously play six to eight games of chess at once! Prizes will be awarded to anyone who wins or draws. Allan is an International Master, Life Master in the United States Chess Federation, and chess author. He recently retired from the federal government and is

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Michael Dirda

Michael Dirda Sponsored by the Kensington Park Friends of the Library      Michael Dirda will talk about his new book, “Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books.”  In these 50 light, personal essays, Dirda writes about subjects as various as  favorite book titles, science fiction conventions, cursive handwriting, scholars in old age, author’s pets and even

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Peter Cozzens

Peter Cozzens  No epoch in American history is more deeply steeped in myth than is the era of the Indian Wars of the American West. For 120 years, popular history, film, and fiction has depicted the period as a clearly defined struggle between good and evil, reversing the roles of heroes and villains as necessary to accommodate a changing national

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Ray Locker

Ray Locker Author of  “Nixon’s Gamble: How a President’s Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration”. After being sworn in as president, Richard Nixon told the assembled crowd that government will listen. … Those who have been left out, we will try to bring in. But that same day, he obliterated those pledges of greater citizen control of government by signing National Security

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