The Friends of Lane Memorial Library will be kicking off 2020 with an author series showcasing local and regional authors. Each event will feature an author discussing their books, describing their writing methods and practices, and question and answer time. Refreshments and a book signing will follow each presentation.
Nancy Donovan, winner of the NH Writers Project People’s Choice Award 2019, and author of In The Valley of the Dragons will be at the library on Thursday February 27, 2020 at 6:30pm for our second author event. Nancy uses magical and fairy tale themes to educate and entertain children and adults, and to raise consciousness of environmental concerns. A poet, potter, and storyteller, Nancy began writing for children with a series of personalized adventure tales for each of her eight grandchildren. Her poems are included in three anthologies published by the New Hampshire Poetry Society. A retired nurse and nurse-educator, she is a volunteer for the Odiorne Point Seacoast Science Center at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbor in New Hampshire. She is an active marine docent from the University of New Hampshire.
In the Valley of the Dragons
by Nancy Donovan, illustrated by Susan Spellman
A girl is visiting her favorite meadow. It’s a sad place for her now. The meadow used to be alive with flowers, bushes, green grass. There were always birds singing and butterflies dancing. This year, there hasn’t been enough rain for things to grow. Now it feels like a dead place.
While she is sitting there feeling sad, a little dragon stuck in a withered rose bush speaks to her. The young dragon brings her to the Valley of the Dragons where life is flourishing. Adult dragons take them on exciting journeys to learn how to care for the Treasures of the Earth.
Upcoming authors are:
Brian Hall author of Not Afraid to Fall, a non-fiction book that chronicles Brian's journey with Parkinson’s Disease from the early onset of the disorder, to the present day on Thursday March 26, 2020 at 6:30pm.
The Lane Memorial Library welcomes all visitors to the library for this event. For more information, visit www.lanememoriallibrary.org or call 603-926-3368. Lane Memorial Library 2 Academy Ave. Hampton NH, 03842