This program has been relocated to the Govans Branch due to the closure of the Reisterstown Road Branch for building repairs.
Presented in partnership with the National Aquarium, in celebration of the Fall 2023 season of the Read to Reef Book Club.
Meet author Stephen Bramucci and celebrate the release of Race for the Ruby Turtle, a heartfelt middle grade eco-adventure story full of friendship and self-discovery. Participants will receive a free copy of the book, while supplies last.
About Race for the Ruby Turtle:
Jake Rizzi is about to spend the summer at his great-aunt's cabin in the mossy, sodden Oregon backwoods. His parents seem to need a break from him and his ADHD. He tries not to take it personally, but isn't sure about his aunt's off-the-grid lifestyle and strange stories about a turtle with a ruby-colored shell.
Soon, Jake learns that the turtle is more than a myth. And thanks to a viral article online, strangers from all over the world have arrived to search for it—including a sinister animal poacher and towering twin zoologists from Sweden. Jake is sure that finding the turtle will change how people see him and his “attention issues”—but he'll need help. Setting off with his new friend Mia, Jake must decide what matters more—personal glory? Or protecting the wonders of nature?
Monday, October 16 at 3:00pm
5714 Bellona Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21212