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Two Remarkable "Meet the Author" Events Scheduled at the Redwood City Public Library

Redwood City, CA - August 14, 2012 - The Redwood City Public Library is pleased to announce two very special Meet the Author events. One is in late August and features Jim Rogers and his book "Bay Area Backpacking: 10 to Begin," and the other is in early September with Katie Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of the Magnolia League series for young adults, and other books.

The community is invited to join an exploration of the wilderness in our own Bay Area backyard. The San Francisco Bay Area offers a variety of backpacking destinations, perfect for all ages and abilities. Avid hiker and author Jim Rogers will talk about ten great backpacking trips within a one to two hour drive of anywhere in the Bay Area.

As Jim describes trips from Point Reyes National Seashore to the Ohlone Wilderness, and to Butano and Henry Coe State Parks, he’ll introduce natural and historic features to discover on foot. He'll discuss where to find majestic redwoods, rare birds, spectacular vistas, and waterfalls. There will also be valuable information about trip-planning essentials, including reservations, facilities, and resources for gear and more. Jim will sign copies of his guide, Masters on the Trail. Jim's website is

Meet the Author - Jim Rogers
Wednesday, August 23 at 7 pm
Downtown Library - Fireplace Room
1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

Then, the Library brings Katie Crouch for a special author presentation and reading. People Magazine said of her latest, “"Prepare to have your heart broken while laughing out loud at this breathtaking, scathingly sardonic novel." This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Redwood City Library. Library Donors will be honored at a pre-event reception hosted by the Library Foundation.

Katie Crouch is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels "Girls in Trucks," "Men and Dogs," and the Magnolia League series for young adults. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Observer, Tin House, Glamour, Slate, the London Guardian, and McSweeney's. Ms. Crouch received her M.F.A. at Columbia University, and was awarded a Sewanee Walter Dakin Fellowship and a MacDowell Fellowship. To learn more about Katie Crouch, visit

Meet the Author - Katie Crouch
Thursday, September 6 at 7 pm
Downtown Library - Community Room
1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

The award-winning Redwood City Public Library inspires learning through innovative and visionary programming and services-literacy programs, support for school success, access to technology, safe, inviting spaces for youth and families, and gathering places that connect the members of the community with a love of reading and learning. The Library's website is

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Roz Kutler
Redwood City Library


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