Cornelia Read, author of mysteries including her newest, The Crazy School, will be guest speaker at The Friends of the Modesto Library's Novel Open House and Book Exchange in celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week (Oct. 19-25). The evening starts at 6:30 in the Modesto Library Auditorium, 1500 I Street and will end with an exchange of novels – or any book – from your home library. Bring one – take one home for an exchange of stories with other readers. The event is free, and the public is invited.
Cornelia Read's debut novel, A Field of Darkness, was nominated for an Edgar Award. Her third novel, Invisible Boy, is scheduled for publication in 2009. For more information about Read, visit www.corneliaread.com or nakedauthors.com.
For more information about the event, visit www.ModestoLibraryFriends.org or call 558-7801. (stellarwars)