Book Discussion with Author Kate Messner 11/8/2017

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Book Discussion with Author Kate Messner

When:

11/8/17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Price:

Free admission

Where:

Abingdon Library , 2510 Tollgate Road, Abingdon, MD

Event Information:

Harford County Public Library is partnering with several community organizations on an event November 8 for middle schoolers and their families to build awareness of the heroin epidemic and to reduce use, overdoses and deaths. The November 8 event, which takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the Abingdon Library, features an in-depth book discussion on "The Seventh Wish" with author Kate Messner and Carol Frontera, president of The Albert P. Close Foundation, which provides resources to Harford County's at-risk youth. "The Seventh Wish," written for middle schoolers, features Charlie, a 12-year-old girl who catches a magical fish that grants her wishes. Charlie's sister returns from college struggling with addiction, and Charlie wonders if wishes are the best way to tackle challenges. Also at the event will be county and nonprofit partners who will provide resources and information about drug addiction. The Headlining Sponsor is Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil, and the Supporting Sponsor is Harford County Department of Community Services Office of Drug Control. The library is collaborating with many community partners including Harford County Public Schools, Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County and The Albert P. Close Foundation. The November 8 event is free and open to the public, and advance registration is requested by visiting www.hcplonline.org.

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