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Nutmeg Narwhals: Anglerfish Author Event with Elaine Alexander

Tuesday, July 23 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This summer, the Avon Library will welcome a special guest for Nutmeg Narwhals, the CT author of Anglerfish: Elaine Alexander!

When: Tuesday, July 23 from 4:30-5:30pm

Location: 2nd Floor, Storytime Room

Who: For children *entering* grades 2 and 3! (Nutmeg Narwhals will continue in the fall for 2nd and 3rd graders)

What: A book discussion and Q&A with our author, and activity.

Elaine Alexander worked as a pizza cook, receptionist, bill collector, and freelance journalist before becoming a librarian. She is the author of a novel for young readers and of Anglerfish: The Seadevil of the Deep, illustrated by Fiona Fogg. A fan of dark mysteries and the natural world, she is fascinated by all things extraordinary and unique.

Tuesday, July 2 at 10am: Registration begins. *Books will be available for pick up at the children’s desk!*

Please note: Books this month are part of a book set, and must be returned on the day of book club, to Avon Library only. 

Please pick up your book within 1 week of signing up, and let us know if you don’t need a copy.

How do I participate in this special author visit event?

  1. Sign up for this event online.  Registration opens on Tuesday, July 2 at 10am when books become available. 
  2. Pick up the book from the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 AM -8:30 PM, Fri. & Sat 10 AM -5 PM (In July, Saturday hours are 10AM-1PM)
  3. Read the book and bring it to the meeting on July 23 (Books can be returned to Avon Library after the group.)
  4. Think of some questions you’d love to ask the author!
  5. If you’re unable to attend the meeting for any reason, please let us know.

About Anglerfish: The Seadevil of the Deep!

Deep in the darkest part of the ocean, visit a primordial, fierce-toothed fish that draws in prey with its own bioluminescent lure.

Dive thirteen thousand feet below the ocean’s surface, where no ray of sunlight can penetrate. Resources are scarce, and fellow inhabitants scarcer. This is life in the midnight zone—life for the anglerfish, known as the Seadevil of the Deep. Still largely a mystery to scientists, the deep-sea anglerfish is a true source of fascination and awe. To some, the fish resembles a prehistoric creature forgotten by time; to others, she is the embodiment of power, grace, and grit, using her remarkable physical attributes and a talent for deception to survive one of the harshest environments on the planet.

In Anglerfish, author Elaine M. Alexander and illustrator Fiona Fogg shine a small light on this mesmerizing, unforgettable creature. A captivating text paired with stunning artwork complement not only STEM but also language arts and history curricula. More facts about the anglerfish—from how it hunts to the surprising way a female mates with far tinier males—await curious readers in the back matter.

This book club is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library.


Tuesday, July 23
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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AFPL Children’s Programs
860-673-9712 ext 3
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Children’s Storytime Room
281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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