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Enjoy an interactive presentation, storytime, and Q&A with Kelly J. Baptist, author of the Sunshine State Award-winning book "The Electric Slide and Kai." Recommended for ages 5-8.
This author visit is sponsored by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
About the Author: Kelly J. Baptist is the author of several works for young readers. She won the 2015 We Need Diverse Books short story contest with The Beans and Rice Chronicles of Isaiah Dunn, which is included in the anthology, Flying Lessons and Other Stories. As a result of her work in an urban school district, Kelly felt compelled to continue Isaiah’s story with the novels Isaiah Dunn is My Hero and Isaiah Dunn Saves the Day for middle grade readers. Kelly's additional works include the Sunshine State Award-winning picture book, The Electric Slide and Kai, and the novels The Swag is in the Socks and Eb & Flow. When she’s not writing, Kelly is usually thinking about new story ideas and dreaming of palm trees. She lives in Michigan with her five children.
AGE GROUP: | Kids | Families |
EVENT TYPE: | Authors - Books - Writing |
TAGS: | sunshineseries | bb-childrens |
|Mon, May 29||Closed|
|(In Observance of Memorial Day.)|
|Tue, May 30||10:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||10:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||10:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 03||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||1:00PM to 6:00PM|
LYNX Bus Link 104 East Colonial
The Alafaya Branch has a long history of providing library services to the East Orange County community. The branch originally opened in 1965 as the Azalea Park branch, situated on Lake Barton Road. From the 1970s through the 1990s the branch provided library services from shopping center locations. Ground was broken in January 1999 for a new branch, designed to be the prototype branch for future Orange County Library System branches. Opened on February 1, 2000, the Alafaya branch was funded by a Florida Library Construction Grant.