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Book Festival Features Authors and Activities for All

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Visitors to the County Library know it's about much more than just books.  Likewise, the San Diego County Library Book Festival on October 9 will include not just books, but popular authors, discussion panels, free entertainment and activities, as well as local food vendors.

The all-ages event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas library branch, 540 Cornish Drive.

The Book Festival will feature: a keynote address by Richard Dreyfuss, who will speak on civics and, Pulitzer Prize winning poet Rae Armantrout, and Justin Halpern, author of Sh*t My Dad Says, which was recently turned into a television series.  For teens, author of the popular Pendragon series, D.J. MacHale, will be there, along with world-class skateboarder Lynn Kramer who will be hosting a Deck Out Your Deck skateboard art program.  Children can enjoy meeting Gretchen Wendel, author of Becka and the Big Bubble, and Edith Hope Fine, California Young Reader Medal winner, while also taking part in face painting, airbrush tattoos, and a Hullabaloo children’s concert.  

Library Director José Aponte is “excited to offer the San Diego community this fun all-ages event which also embodies our library’s vision to create and support informed, literate, and engaged communities.”

The San Diego County Library Book Festival is a free, fun-filled day of literacy and entertainment.  For more information, contact the Encinitas library at (760) 753-7376 or visit

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