When I was a kid, I used to play library. Um, I still do . . .
(For you young folk out there, that's a library card that you sign and get stamped when you check out a book. This is pre-scanner, pre-computer, pre-e-books. Yes, I am old.)
I was thrilled to be invited to speak the the Young Adult librarians at the main branch of the LA Public Library . . .
It's gorgeous inside . . .
I was part of a YA author panel that took place in the Mark Taper Auditorium . . .
LAPL Manger of Youth Services, Eva Mitnick (left), led the event, and our panel was moderated by Penguin/Dial Books for Young Readers VP of acquisition and development and editor Jennifer Hunt . . .
The panel included Cecil Castellucci, Holly Goldberg Sloan, Sherri Smith, Margie Stohl, Carol Tanzman, Janet Tashjian, Angelina Jolie, and Moi. (Well, most of those people.) We had a WONDERFUL dialogue with the attractive, witty and smart YA Librarians . . .
Later, some librarians shared their favorite books with us . . .
Since we were on the YA panel, it was only fitting that we visit the Teen Center . . .
Then get this . . . we went SHOPPING at the LIBRARY with a GIFT CERTIFICATE the librarians gave us!!!
After, it was off to Cole's for a literary lunch with Cecil and Sherri . . .
We love Cole's and have been there with authors Ransom Riggs and Sonya Sones! (Though not at the same time.) And we love librarians, too!!!
Oh! And what did I end up getting at the store? How's about this . . .
What's that, you ask? Why, it's old fashioned vintage rubber stamps of things called typewriters and rotary dial phones!!!
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