Special Event with John Green

Friday, January 28, 2011, 7:00 pm 
Carnegie Library Lecture Hall

4400 Forbes Avenue, Oakland, 15213


John Green’s teen novels are both spot-on funny and thought provoking: it’s no wonder he won a Printz award with his first novel Looking for Alaska and is getting starred reviews for his latest book Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Green is also co-creator of the popular YouTube vlogbrothers channel with a dedicated community of world aware nerdfighters, charged with "raising nerdy to the power of awesome."

New York Times bestselling author John Green is a winner of the Michael J. Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. Author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and Paper Towns, coauthor of the latest release, Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

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Five years after winning the Printz Medal for LOOKING FOR ALASKA, John talks about how it all comes together.

Make sure you say "Hi" to our introducer Siobhan Vivian. Siobhan is the author of three young adult novels and lives in Pittsburgh. Her most recent, NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, was a Kirkus Reviews Best YA novel of 2010 and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

We're pleased to welcome musical guest Armoured Bearcub to the John Green event. The acoustic duo of Lauren Fairweather and Matt Maggiacomo makes music about everything nerdy, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Harry Potter. The band released its first album, "The White Album," in June 2010.

A new project out of the CREATE lab at CMU, "Hear Me", will be collecting conversations about your life at the event to share with other adults and children in the region.

Nerdfighters unite! Carnegie Library hosts a multimedia discussion of all John Green's books, plus a Paper Towns-esque scavenger hunt, January 11th - POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER Rescheduled for Tues Jan. 18!

Amazon announces Best Books 2010 -  WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON is #1 Teen book, #12 Overall.

John Green talks about his latest, WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON, on the vlogbrothers channel.

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