We value using our space as a community hub to bring people together to engage in conversation. Please join us on November 9th for a book reading and signing of the novel, "Only Child" written by Rhiannon Navin, followed by a town hall style forum exploring gun violence in our schools. There's limited seating so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wayne Senior Center is thrilled to be hosting author Rhiannon Navin for an afternoon of discussion on her book Only Child, on Sunday, October 7 at 1pm. You won’t want to miss this special event! Please share with your bookclubs, friends, and family-all are welcome! Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased at www.wayneseniorcenter.com
Kids, Guns and Schools
Thursday, Sept. 13th at 6:30 pm
at Alvin & Friends Restaurant
On Thursday, September 13th join us at Alvin & Friends for another in our popular Cocktails & Conversation series, this time a ripped-from-the-headline discussion about “Kids, Guns and Schools.” Our guests will be the bestselling author of Only Child, Rhiannon Navin, and Kate Way, whose debut documentary film G is for Gun recently aired on PBS.
Moderator Prof. Amy Bass from the College of New Rochelle will lead the discussion. The evening begins at 6:30 at Alvin & Friends, 14 Memorial Highway, and the cost is $50 per person (includes two glasses of wine or beer and nibbles); proceeds benefit the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation. Books will be available for sale from The Voracious Reader.
Navin’s book – which has garnered rave reviews -- tells the story of six-year-old Zach, who survives a deadly shooting in his school and finds the strength to help the adults in his life pull through their darkest hour. Way’s film documents a growing program in Ohio that is training school staff to respond to active shooter situations with guns, and follows the story of one Ohio community divided over arming its teachers.
Our Evening Book Discussion recently had a fantastic discussion on Only Child by Rhiannon Navin. Several members wondered if we could skype with the author. We did one better! She will come in person to do a reading and answer any questions. Don’t worry if you were unable to attend the July discussion. Copies will be available at the Reference Desk. It is a wonderful, timely and important book.