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“Living Bread” by Bread Alone founder/owner Dan Leader is the first title to be featured in a Zoom talk series to benefit the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon. The book includes recipes for yeast-based foods including the pizza in the photo above. Photo by Joerg Lehmann

Authors online for Sharon library, beginning May 29

SHARON — The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon last week announced its plans for an alternative to the annual Summer Book Signing fundraiser, which is normally held in early August.

Instead of the book signing in the tent outside the library, this year there will be a series of online author events. The first will be May 29; they will continue throughout the summer. 

The Zoom events will feature a presentation or reading by an author followed by a moderated question and answer session. 

These are ticketed events, which also offer an option to purchase the book with  a signed bookplate,  available by mail or pick-up after the event.  

Friday, May 29, at 7 pm, Daniel Leader (founder of Bread Alone in Rhinebeck, N.Y.) will discuss his new book, “Living Bread.” 

Look for an interview with Leader in the May 28 issue of The Lakeville Journal.   

Friday, June 12: David Kamp, a Salisbury resident and author of “Sunny Days: The Children’s Television Revolution That Changed America,” will talk about the cultural movement that created Sesame Street, the Electric Company and other programs. 

Friday, June 26: Journalist Michael Isikoff on “Russian Roulette.”

Friday, July 10:  Jerry Mitchell, author of “Race against Time, a Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era.”

Friday, July 31: Amity Gaige will read from her new novel, “Sea Wife.”

Friday, Aug. 14: Elise and Robert Bildner, authors of “Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook; 125 Homegrown Recipes from the Hills of New England.”  

Links to the talks are at the library’s website, www.hotchkisslibrary.org.

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