As part of this year’s Cape Celebrates Literacy Festival, we have three special author events at the library during the first week of April. 

Meet Anica Mrose Rissi

April 7, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Anica Mrose Rissi photo by Jeff Snyder

Anna has two favorite things: her best friend, Sadie, and her dog, Banana. The author of the Anna, Banana series of chapter books will be at the library to talk about her books and lead kids in some fun activities.

For ages 5 and up!





About Anica Rissi

Anica Mrose Rissi grew up on an island off the coast of Maine, where she read a lot of books and loved a lot of pets. She now tells and collects stories, makes up songs on her violin, and eats lots of cheese with her friends in Princeton, New Jersey, where she lives with her husband, Jeff and her dog, Arugula.

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Shivers, the Pirate–Event CANCELLED!

April 7, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Oh, no! Shivers the Pirate is too scared to come to Maine! It turns out his authors had to cancel their trip, so we will not be having our event here at the library. We will try to get the authors–and Shivers–here another time.



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Meet Jon & Pamela Voelkel

April 8, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Meet the authors of the exciting Mayan fantasy adventure series, The Jaguar Stones. In this information presentation, kids will get to find their own birthdays on the Mayan calendar, and make a cook Mayan button to take home. Chat with the authors, ask questions, and hear their tales of their adventures! For elementary and middle school kids. Free!

Note: This program replaces our regularly scheduled Fiction Fridays program.


Jon and Pamela Voelkel

Jon and Pamela (J&P) Voelkel are the author-illustrators of The Jaguar Stones series. Pamela does most of the writing and Jon does most of the illustrating. Their books tell the story of a city boy and a jungle girl – a mirror image of Jon’s wild childhood in Latin America and Pamela’s altogether tamer upbringing in an English seaside town. The Voelkels met in London, where they both worked at the same advertising agency, and now live in Vermont.

To research the Jaguar Stones, they and their three adventure-loving children have explored over forty Maya sites in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico; canoed down underground rivers; tracked howler monkeys in the jungle; and learned to make tortillas on an open fire. Jon’s most frightening experience was being lost in a pitch-black labyrinth under a Maya pyramid. Pamela’s most frightening experience was being interviewed by Al Roker on Today.


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You’ll find more information about the literacy festival events happening in the schools here!