Kanab City Library is excited to sponsor the first –ever community read in our area. What is a community read? It provides our citizens with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book.
The library has purchased multiple copies of the book, Devil’s Trill by Gerald Elias. This is a murder mystery set in the cutthroat classical music scene in New York City. Mr. Elias is the former assistant concertmaster at the Utah Symphony and currently tours with the Boston Symphony.
Books are available for all those interested in participating. On Saturday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m., Kanab City Library and Utah Humanities will sponsor a visit from Mr. Elias to talk about his book, music and as a special treat, he will play his violin.
If you’d like to participate in this fun, inaugural event, just come to the library, sign out a book and READ!
On Friday Evening, February 7th, Liz Adair, award-winning writer and Kanab resident, spoke to a large crowd at the Kanab City Library about her life, her career and her connection to the area. The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, was well attended by Liz’s fans, many of whom are aspiring writers themselves.
The author talked about how her popular character, Spider Latham, came into being. She also spoke at length about the craft of writing and her evolution as a writer. The highlight of the evening were Liz’s readings from her two soon-to-be released novels.
Her first excerpt was from her new romance novella, Hidden Spring. It will come out in May in Timeless Romance Anthology’s Old West Collection and is set in 1890. Other authors with novellas in the collection are Carla Kelly, Annette Lyon, Heather Moore, Sarah Eden and Marsha Ward. Hidden Spring is about Susannah Brown. Raised as a scholar’s daughter, widow of a poet, Susannah finds herself in Arizona Territory depending on a brooding, inarticulate stranger.
The next passage Liz read was from Trouble at Red Pueblo, a Spider Latham mystery set in Kanab and Fredonia, also due out in May. Spider Latham is asked to look into the trouble at the Red Pueblo Museum, but it quickly turns into a murder investigation, and everybody has a motive.
Liz, whose talk was filled with warmth and humor, was very well-received by an enthusiastic crowd. After the program, she gladly answered questions, spoke with people individually and signed many of her books.
Liz’s books are available locally at Canyon Books and on line at Amazon and Deseretbook.com.Read Liz’s blog at: http://www.sezlizadair.blogspot.com/
She also leads a writer’s group, The Red Rock Writers, which meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Kanab Library. For information contact: email@example.com
Love to read?
Join the Kanab Library Daytime Book Club!
Click Book Club Selections to see the books that have been selected by our members for the next several months. Simply ask about the joining the book club at the circulation desk. All books are loaned to club members and there is a monthly meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the library at 1:30 pm for a lively discussion!
There is also an Online Book club. You can read about and join this great online discussion group by visiting: http://library.utah.gov/programs/ill/bookclub.html
The Kanab Library, in conjunction with the Utah State Library and libraries across the country are participating in a program entitled “EveryoneOn” a public service program designed to make it easier, more accessible and more understandable for every person to learn about and to use the resources available on the Internet. Another benefit is “to eliminate the digital divide by delivering affordable high-speed Internet, computers, education and training to low-income Americans.” If you go to “Connect”, fill out the short survey to see what is available. This is a free 3 year project that started on 3-21-13. Please visit the site at: www.everyoneon.org
Kanab City Library serves the rural community of Kanab in the beautiful red rock country of southern Utah. Including the city residents, the library serves over 6,000 residents of Kane County and citizens living on the Arizona Strip. Because Kanab is centrally located to many national parks and scenic areas the library also serves visitors during the tourist season. Kanab is located 4 miles from the Arizona border and 80 miles east of St. George, Utah.