The Moore American

September 18, 2013

Author trio to talk young adult fiction during library stops

The Moore American

MOORE — Authors to speak

Readers and fans of the mystery, romance and paranormal fiction genres are invited to the Moore and Southwest Oklahoma City Public Libraries to hear from a trio of talented authors.

Tessa Gratton, Sonia Gensler and Tara Hudson will share their stories and talk about novels each has published in 2013 in a pair of panel discussions. They’ll be at the Moore Public Library, 225 S. Howard Ave., at 6 p.m. Sept. 23, and at the Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library, 2201 SW 134th St., at 7 p.m. Sept. 24.

Gensler, an Oklahoma resident, was the 2012 winner of the Oklahoma Book Award for Young Adult Fiction for “The Revenant,” a book also selected for the 2014 Intermediate Sequoyah Masterlist. Her second novel, “The Dark Between,” was released in August.

Gratton lived throughout the country growing up before settling in Kansas and getting into writing. She has published several novels, most recently “The Lost Sun” in June.

Hudson, an Oklahoma native, had her latest work, “Elegy,” also published in June. It is the conclusion of the “Hereafter” trilogy, her first published novels.

“I love visiting middle schools, high schools, universities and libraries,” Gensler said. “There’s nothing better than chatting with readers and writers of all ages.”

Their work is geared to teens but also appeals to many adults in combining the dark, supernatural and mysterious into stories for a growing base of fans. Teens and adults are invited to hear their presentation.

The authors’ appearance is part of a tour of Pioneer Library System facilities and several schools in late September.

For more information, visit either library or go online to


Book sale set

The Friends of the Moore Public Library will host their annual Book Sale Sept. 26-29 at the library, 225 S. Howard Ave. Proceeds from the sale go to help the Friends in their support of library programs throughout the year.

The schedule includes:

Sept. 26, 6:30-8 p.m. – Members Preview Sale

Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. – Public Sale

Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Public Sale

Sept. 29, 1-3 p.m. – Bag Sale

For more information, call the library at 793-5100 or go online to

Computer classes

The Moore Public Library will host several free computer classes in October. Classes take place in the Computer Training Center of the library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

Registration is required for each individual class. To register, visit or call the library at 793-4349, or self-register online at the library’s Events Calendar at

The schedule includes:

Oct. 1, 9:30 a.m.: Computer Basics — An introduction to the computer with practice using a mouse.

Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m.: Internet Basics — Learn the basics of web browsing and navigation.

Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m.: Email Basics — Introduction to the basic functionality of email with hands on practice sending and receiving email messages.

Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.: Introduction to Twitter — Learn the fundamentals of the popular social media website. Practice following Twitter accounts and sending tweets. Intermediate computer skills are recommended.

Tweens look at Winn-Dixie

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library’s BAM (Books and Movie) program for tweens compares the written and visual presentation of Kate DiCamillo’s “Because of Winn-Dixie” at 4 p.m. Sept. 24, at the library, 2201 SW 134th St.

The program is for ages 9 to 12, and features clips from a selected movie that then are compared to things that happened in the book of the same title.

Participants can pick up copies of the book at the library’s children’s desk in advance of the program date.

Space is limited, so registration is required.