Come meet award-winning children’s book author and poet Irene Latham as she reads from her new book, LOVE, AGNES: POSTCARDS FROM AN OCTOPUS, and leads kids in a postcard craft activity! Books will be available at the event for purchase and autographing by the author. Agnes has a beak that can crush bones and arms that stretch as wide as a car--but that doesn’t make her a monster! After she comes across a postcard, Agnes, a giant Pacific octopus, strikes up a correspondence with various other creatures below--and above--the waves. Readers will delight in this unlikely introduction to the octopus life cycle. Irene Latham (http://www.irenelatham.com) is the author of more than a dozen current and forthcoming works of poetry, fiction, and picture books, including Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship (co-written with Charles Waters). Winner of the 2016 ILA Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award, she also serves as poetry editor for the Birmingham Arts Journal. Irene lives with her family on a lake in Blount County, Alabama. This program is free with paid admission. Members are free. Seating is limited.