Dive into reading at Book Lovers Day

Paper byDariuszSankowskiIt's a buffet of reading for all, as Norman Public Library West serves up its Book Lovers Day, Tuesday, Aug. 9.

The event starts at 2 p.m., as children up to age 11 are invited to hear author and Norman resident Kristen Grace read from her book The Stepmother Who Dreamed of Feathers. The book, illustrated by Natasha Alterici, takes a different spin on the traditional "evil" stepmother in literature, replacing her with one who brings healing and happiness.Cutlass

At 4 p.m., the focus will be on teens age 12 to 17 with author Ashley Nixon visiting for a book talk on her fantasy series Cutlass. Nixon is both author and librarian, as she works in the Information Services Department of PLS' Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library when she isn't writing tales of fantasy and intrigue.

And the event wraps up with music and literature at 6 p.m., as author Charles Martin and composter Gabriel Gallear collaborate on a live reading that will be set to an original score. This event is for all ages.

Anyone who comes to the library during the event dressed like their favorite book character or author receives a Book Lovers' Day treat.

Registration is not required in advance.