Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bookmobiles, Audrey Niffenegger, and Roanoke

Niffenegger behind the wheel of the Aurora Public Library
bookmobile.  Image from
Yesterday was National Bookmobile Day!  The celebration was part of National Library Week (which is this week, April 11-16; there will be a blog post about that tomorrow, I promise), and I just realized that it has a hometown tie for us here at Virginia Tech.

This year's Honorary Chair for National Bookmobile Day was Audrey Niffenegger.  Her name may sound familiar to you because she has written several bestsellers, including The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry (my personal favorite).  She has also written an illustrated short story for adults--The Night Bookmobile.  If this title sounds familiar to you, that is because the Taubman Museum of Art in downtown Roanoke is currently hosting a special exhibit on The Night Bookmobile.

I actually just visited this exhibit earlier this week, and was completely enthralled.  The exhibit will be at the Taubman through Sunday, April 24, and I highly recommend both the museum and the Audrey Niffenegger exhibit.

You can read more about National Bookmobile Day and Audrey Niffenegger here:

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