FALL INTO A BOOK WITH LOCAL AUTHORS: NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH (NANOWRIMO) AUTHOR PANEL AND BOOK SIGNING, SOUTHWEST BRANCH

To celebrate National Novel Writing Month, authors from all over Utah are coming together for a panel to talk about their writing and the publishing process, both traditional and self-publishing, followed by an individual meet and greet. See local authors: Stanalei Fletcher, Marie Higgins, Mary Martinez, Jodee Steffensen, Patricia Stevenson, KyAnn Waters and Johnny Worthen.  They will also be signing books so don’t forget your copy!

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FROM DNA TO BEER, SOUTHWEST BRANCH

We live in a microbial world. Microbes exist in every conceivable habitat, are our constant companions, and influence everything from our climate to our immune system to our food and drink. Weber State University Professor of Microbiology, Michele Culumber, is presenting “From DNA to Beer,” the start of a six-week exhibit outlining how microorganisms have been used to make modern medicine and industry possible. Learn how scientists harness the power of microbes to make medicine and vaccines, as well as tasty drinks!

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BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES: SPICE OF LIFE: FOR ALL THE TEA IN CHINA, SOUTHWEST BRANCH

In 1848, the British East India Company sent botanist Robert Fortune into the forbidden interior of China to discover the closely guarded secrets of tea manufacturing.  Fortune disguises himself in Mandarin robes, contends with pirates, prejudice, and his own untrustworthy men as he pursues the secret of China’s tea industry for the British Empire. Books will be available at the reference desk.

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Weber Reads: Literature of the Japanese-American Internment, North Branch

For ages 0-18.  Read a book about the Japanese-American internment, fill out a short questionnaire about the book, and you will be entered into our raffle for a prize.  Submit your questionnaire between September 19 and 24 in order to be eligible.  Need book recommendations?  Ask a staff member or use our suggested reading list for help!  

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