The Carlsbad City Library is hosting two Author Talk events this summer in conjunction with the 2017 Summer Reading Program, Building a Better World. Admission is free. Seating is first come, first served.
At a Glance
Saturday, June 24, 2 p.m. Lisa Napoli – Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald’s Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane
Author Lisa Napoli will discuss her book Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away, which details the true stories of Ray Kroc who was responsible for building up the McDonalds business during the 1950s and his wife, Joan Kroc who is considered to be one of the greatest philanthropists of our time, giving away billions to landmark organizations and causes. Together, their two stories form a compelling portrait of the twentieth century: a story of big business, big love and big giving. www.rayandjoan.com
Sunday, July 16, 2 p.m. Tershia d’Elgin – The Man Who Thought He Owned Water Georgina Cole Library Community Room, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
Author, farm owner and climate activist Tershia d’Elgin will discuss her new book The Man Who Thought He Owned Water.In this book, Tershia recounts her city-bred family’s rare experience after they decamp to a farm on the South Platte River. The farm’s location, deeded water rights and Rocky Mountain snowmelt made d’Elgin’s father a man who thought he owned water. He trusted that weather, rivers and elected officials would continue to provide this valuable resource many take for granted. www.tershiadelgin.com
These programs are presented in partnership with Adventures by the Book. The July 16 Author Talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Carlsbad Library.