RADFORD – Radford is celebrating National Library Week April 3 through April 9 by welcoming a national award-winning author Daniel Nayeri for a series of events.
“Each year, Radford Public Library coordinates with Radford University and the local schools to bring a big-name author to Radford,” Radford Public Library announced. “This year we are proud to present Daniel Nayeri, the award-winning author of “Everything Sad Is Untrue.” Make sure to catch his talk at Radford University’s Bonnie Hurlburt Auditorium, which is free and open to the public, and watch a special episode of Cooking with Daniel Nayeri and Dave either in person or on RPL’s Facebook page.”
Cooking with Dave is a weekly Facebook Live show starring Youth Services Librarian Dave Banker showing the audience how to make a recipe from a book. Banker and Nayeri will make a recipe from Nayeri’s work during the special event, set for Tuesday, April 5, at 3:15 p.m. at the library. Also on April 5, Nayeri will host a talk about his work at 6:30 p.m. in Bonnie Hurlburt Auditorium on Radford University’s campus. Nayeri will also host a talk for Radford City Public School students at the schools.
Nayeri was born in Iran and spent years as a refugee before immigrating to Oklahoma at age eight with his family. He is the author of several books for young readers, including “Everything Sad is Untrue (A True Story),” “The Elixir Fixers,” and “Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow: Four Novellas.” He lives with his family in New Jersey. He is the winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature.
The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Connect with your Library,” with the goal of promoting the idea that “libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources,” according to the American Library Association. “Libraries offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes in addition to books. Most importantly libraries also connect communities to each other. Overall, the theme is an explicit call to action, an invitation for communities to join, visit, or advocate for their local libraries.”