Sanibel Public Library Online Events

With support from the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, the SPL is launching a series of virtual author talks this summer; a range of talks from bestselling authors and thought leaders.

Register for online author talks from New York Times bestselling authors and a Pulitzer Prize winning historian this summer! Each webinar will include the opportunity for you to ask questions.

 

Alka Joshi The Henna Artist

9 PM EDT on Thursday, July 7, 2022

Register for this author talk here: https://libraryc.org/sanlib/17737

Register for an enchanting evening with New York Times bestselling author and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Alka Joshi as she discusses her captivating and bestselling novels, The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur.
Alka Joshi was born in India and immigrated to the US when she was nine years old, and published her debut novel, The Henna Artist, at the age of 62. Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist leads the audience on a journey through 1950s post-independence India that is all at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel.
In this interview, Alka will share her inspirations for her work, how her mother’s life story has influenced her writing, and her experience and role in the creation of a Netflix series based on her books. Bewitching the senses, Joshi’s The Henna Artist, invites you to feast on Indian culture with mind, body, and soul. Author Q&A to follow her talk!

To place a hold or to borrow Joshi’s books in print: Sanibel Public Library catalog

To place a hold or borrow Joshi’s eBooks: OverDrive Libby

 

David Allen Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity

12 Noon EDT on Thursday, July 14, 2022

Register for this author talk here: https://libraryc.org/sanlib/17738

Register to join the conversation with New York Times bestselling author David Allen, one of the world’s most influential thinkers on personal productivity. David’s 35 years of experience as a management consultant and executive coach has earned him worldwide and Forbes’ recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the US.
Allen’s bestselling book, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, has sold millions of copies and has been published in thirty languages, and the “GTD” methodology it describes has become a global phenomenon, being taught by training companies in more than 90 countries. David Allen’s GTD Methodology has shown millions how to transform a fast-paced, overwhelming, overcommitted life into one that is balanced, integrated, relaxed, and has more successful outcomes. GTD’s broad appeal is based on the fact that it applies from the boardroom to the living room to the classroom. It is hailed as “life-changing” by students, busy parents, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives. You can start “Getting Things Done” today and get advice from the author himself with a Q&A following the talk!

To place a hold or to borrow Getting Things Done in print: Sanibel Public Library catalog

To place a hold or to borrow Allen’s eBook: OverDrive Libby

 

Dr. Marcia Chatelain Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

2 PM EDT on Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Register for this author talk here: https://libraryc.org/sanlib/17739

You’re invited you to an invigorating discourse of scholarship and cultural history with Dr. Marcia Chatelain as she discusses her Pulitzer prize-winning book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America. Dr. Chatelain, a highly accomplished professor and scholar of African American life and culture, is a frequent public speaker with expertise in food justice, race and ethnicity, and urban policy. She consults for many media outlets including The Atlantic, C-Span, MSNBC, CNN, and BBC America.
In Franchise, Chatelain set out to discover the interplay between fast-food restaurants and their saturation within black neighborhoods. McDonald’s has often been blamed for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes among black Americans. Dr. Chatelain uncovers an underappreciated intersection of capitalism and racism in a surprising history of cooperation among fast-food companies, black capitalists, and civil rights leaders, who–in the troubled years after Dr. King’s assassination–believed they found an economic answer to the problem of racial inequality. Join us for an illuminating talk about the history of urban development, race relations, and fast food that is sure to whet your intellectual appetite – Q&A with the author to follow!

To place a hold or to borrow Franchise in print: Sanibel Public Library catalog  

To download Chatelain’s audiobook:  Hoopla digital app

If you need to borrow a mobile WiFi hotspot to participate, please click here to place a hold in Sanibel Public Library catalog.

If you need help setting up or logging into these webinars, please email notices@sanlib.org or call (239) 472-2483.

Sanibel Public Library cards are available to all residents of Sanibel and Lee County, Florida, at no charge. You must present your valid driver’s license (or similar government ID) to staff, showing your current Lee County address. Visitor cards are available for a $10 fee and are good for one year.

 

 

Other Sanibel Public Library Programs for All Ages – Summer 2022:

 

Sanibel Public Library is circulating two Real Florida Reader State Park Passes September 12, 2022. Patrons can use the Passes to explore nearby places like Koreshan State Park or Mound Key Archaeological State Park. For more detailed information about the passes, and a list of state parks, go to: https://www.floridastateparks.org/RealFloridaReader

The Library also offers passes to four of the area’s popular attractions—The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon), and CROW’s Visitor Education Center. Passes may be checked out for one week using a current Sanibel Public Library card. Call the Library for more information or to place a hold for a pass, or go to: hold pass

Summer Reading program for Children and Teens:

Children (ages baby to 12th graders) can register for Summer Reading online with Beanstack at www.sanlib.org/children, until August 5.

Sanibel Public Library cards are available to all residents of Sanibel and Lee County, Florida, at no charge. You must present your valid driver’s license (or similar government ID) to staff, showing your current Lee County address. Visitor cards are available for a $10 fee and are good for one year.

 

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