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With support from the Sanibel Public Library Foundation, the Sanibel Public Library launched a series of virtual author conferences over the summer to include best-selling authors and thought leaders.

The next talk will be on August 9 at 9 p.m. and will feature New York Times bestseller Liz Moore, author of “Long Bright River” and others.

A question-and-answer session with the author will follow.

Moore will talk about his international bestseller and other works. “Long Bright River” tells the story of two separated sisters. Mickey is a cop and Kacey lives on the streets of Philadelphia in the vice of addiction. When Kacey goes missing, Mickey panics for his sister’s safety, obsessed with finding the culprit and his sister before it’s too late. Drawing on deeply personal volunteer work, Moore’s novel puts a human face on the effect addiction can have on generations of families and communities.

To register for the author’s talk, visit the Sanibel Public Library at and follow the link on the homepage. Once registered, attendees will receive a link via email to use to connect to the conference.

“The Long Bright River” by Liz Moore

Those who need help registering can contact [email protected] or 239-472-2483.

The library offers a variety of programming for adults and children.

Visit his online calendar at for the most up-to-date information.

Families with children, from babies to 12th graders, can enroll in the annual online summer reading program with Beanstack at It will now run until August 6.

Over the past decade, children have read “for the others” during the program. Entrants win books for their personal collection and for patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Southwest Florida. Participating babies through sixth grade will win books and more; teens can earn volunteer time when they read a book and write a book review, earning service hours.

The Sanibel Public Library Foundation, along with the Joan Hunt Cory Children’s Fund, endorses the program. The fund was established in 2008 to honor Cory, a library volunteer and supporter.

Library cards are available free to residents of Sanibel and Lee County.

Visitor library cards are available for an annual fee of $10.

The Sanibel Public Library is open Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, call 239-472-2483 or visit

The Sanibel Public Library is located at 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel.

Angela C. Hale