Author Readings

Annick Hardie

Bedtime Stories for Tired Grownups

Paul Hetzler

Shady Characters and Head of the Class

Paul Hetzler has been captivating subscribers to Wakefield News for months with his essays about nature’s wild wonders. Paul reads from his two latest books.
  • Shady Characters: Plant Vampires, Caterpillar Soup, Leprechaun Trees and Other Hilarities of the Natural World
  • Head of the Class: Smart as Slime Mold: Nature’s Funny Bone Revealed

Abrah Arneson

The Weaving – Plants, Planets and People

Teacher and Storyteller Abrah Arneson has supported people using plant medicine for 20 years.

Please join us in the Heart of the Library for a reading from Abrah’s recently published book: The Weaving – Plants, Planets and People

Laurie Doane

If the World Was a Song

Illustrated by Barb McMillan

Can you remember a time when the natural world made you catch your breath in excitement? Are you curious about our planet and its creatures? Could you imagine the world as a song? This book is for parents, grandparents and teachers to share with children, or read alone.

Poetry Reading with Pearl Pirie


Biblio Wakefield Library is pleased to invite you to a delightful poetry reading in its In the Heart of the Library Series.  In partnership with 100 Miles Arts Network the reading was indeed filmed in the heart of the library.  You can enjoy Pearl’s intimate reading in the comfort of your home knowing other poetry lovers will be watching with you. Pearl’s poetry has been called “sensuous and philosophical” an intriguing combination.