Nashua Reads events for kids

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Every year the Nashua Public Library sponsors the Nashua Reads program. Usually this program has featured one book for adults. But in 2021, two books for kids, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground and One Crazy Summer, both by Rita Williams-Garcia, are also part of the program.

Join us for three Nashua Reads events related to these books, coming up in the next few weeks.

Music Tells Our Story

Saturday, September 25, at 2:30 pm
Ages 8-12
In Clayton Byrd Goes Underground, Cool Papa never played his electric guitar without his porkpie hat, and Clayton told his story through the notes of his blues harp. Dr. Andrew Cote of the Nashua Community Music School will present an interactive program that brings the jazz and blues of Cool Papa and the Bluesmen to life. Jump in and explore how different sounds can shape who we are, what we wear, and how we connect with others through this virtual live music event. Sponsored by the NH Charitable Foundation. Register for the Zoom event.

Poetry Open Mic Night

Tuesday, October 5, at 7 pm
In person in the Chandler Memorial Wing
Ages 12-17

In One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia we see the power of words through the art of poetry. Take a turn at the mic and share your original work or a piece from your favorite poet. If you just want to hear what others have to say, that’s okay too. No registration is required.

Meet Author Rita Williams-Garcia

Saturday, October 23, at 2 pm
Ages 8-12
Meet Youth Nashua Reads author Rita Williams-Garcia! She will share what drove her to become an author, her writing process, and how to get published. She’s excited to leave some time to answer any questions readers have about Clayton Byrd and One Crazy Summer. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration is required to receive an invitation to the Zoom event.