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“Undercover with Louise Fitzhugh, the author of HARRIET THE SPY

A Talk with LESLIE BRODY about Researching and Writing Biography

LESLIE BRODY, local author and University of Redlands professor of creative writing is this year’s GUEST SPEAKER at The Friends of A.K. Smiley Public Library’s Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday June 6, 2021 at 3:30 PM via ZOOM. This virtual event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Join the Zoom Meeting here or by logging into the Zoom website with Meeting ID: 546 218 7291 and Passcode: 2MBPQ7

LESLIE BRODY is the author of the critically acclaimed new biography, Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy, published by Seal Press in December 2020. Her previous books include, Irrepressible, the Life and Times of Jessica Mitford and Red Star Sister.

The Friends of A. K. Smiley Public Library’s Annual Membership Meeting is an opportunity for the community to learn more about the Friends’ significant fundraising efforts during the pandemic. It is also a time for the community to participate in saying goodbye to the Friends’ Board president LES KONG, a dedicated volunteer for A. K. Smiley Public Library and retired academic librarian. The business portion of the meeting will begin promptly at 3:00 PM, immediately followed by LESLIE BRODY’s talk slated to start at 3:30 PM. There will be a question and answer session with Brody after her talk.

The Friends of A. K. Smiley Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to providing funds to augment Redlands’ public library collections, support infrastructure needs, and to support programing for children and the community. Funds are raised through the sale of books, vinyl, and digital media in the Friends’ Bookstore on the lower level of A. K. Smiley Public Library, the library’s silent auction of rare books, and through special sales. The donation of books, vinyl, and digital media by the community enable the Friends to continue this support. The Friends welcome volunteers to help in their Bookstore and at special sales events. For more information, follow the group on Facebook and Instagram @friendsofsmileylibrary for news and updates.