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Read in the Park offered by Baldwin Library

Acclaimed authors, fun family activities and beautiful local scenery are all on tap on Saturday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., during Baldwin Library's fifth annual Read in the Park celebration at Beverly Park.

First up, at 11a.m., hear Rhonda Gowler Greene, author of over 25 children's books, including Supergran!, her new book. Afterwards, be sure to walk the Story Book Trail which features one of Gowler Greene's books.

At 1 p.m., enjoy an author talk by Hazel Park native Frank Anthony Polito. Polito has published numerous novels. His most recent book, Rehearsed to Death, is the second in a series of cozy mysteries set in the fictional town of Pleasant Woods. Polito is a contributor to the lifestyle blog Kenneth, and his home was featured on an episode of House Hunters.

Registration for Read in the Park is requested. Call 248.554.4650 or visit to register for this event.

“We're excited about the fifth anniversary of this great event. It's always interesting to hear authors speak about their process and inspiration. We’re looking forward to a fun day and hope lots of people will join us in the park.” said Stephanie Klimmek, head of youth services.

Jen Hassell, adult Services librarian, shared how much she enjoys working on Read in the Park, saying it “is always a fun, beautiful day. It's a joy to see authors engaging with their audience and sharing their love of reading in our scenic Beverly Park.”

Beverly Park is located at 18801 Beverly Road in Beverly Hills. Both authors will take questions from the audience and sign books after they speak. Local bookseller The Book Beat of Oak Park will be on site selling books.

This event is presented by Baldwin Public Library and The Village of Beverly Hills Parks & Recreation, with support from the Friends of Baldwin Public Library.


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