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Meet Author Tim Madigan

One Book, One Community Stark County

2021-02-17 18:30:00 2021-02-17 19:30:00 America/New_York Meet Author Tim Madigan The author of this year's One Book, One Community Stark County selection "I'm Proud of You: My Friendship with Mr. Rogers," Tim Madigan, will join us virtually to discuss his book. Q & A will follow. Held on Zoom

Wednesday, February 17
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2021-02-17 18:30:00 2021-02-17 19:30:00 America/New_York Meet Author Tim Madigan The author of this year's One Book, One Community Stark County selection "I'm Proud of You: My Friendship with Mr. Rogers," Tim Madigan, will join us virtually to discuss his book. Q & A will follow. Held on Zoom

The author of this year's One Book, One Community Stark County selection "I'm Proud of You: My Friendship with Mr. Rogers," Tim Madigan, will join us virtually to discuss his book. Q & A will follow.

Each year Stark County residents join together to read a common book and share ideas through lively—and challenging—community conversation.

This year's selection, I'm Proud of You, by Tim Madigan, explores the author's magnificent relationship with Fred Rogers. It began when Tim when was assigned to write a  profile of the creator, showrunner, and host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. I’m Proud of You is the story of this friendship and of the enduring legacy left to us all by Fred Rogers.

This event is part of a series of events to celebrate One Book, One Community.

Each year Stark County residents join together to read a common book and share ideas through lively—and challenging—community conversation.

This year's selection, I'm Proud of You, by Tim Madigan, explores the author's magnificent relationship with Fred Rogers. It began when Tim when was assigned to write a  profile of the creator, showrunner, and host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. I’m Proud of You is the story of this friendship and of the enduring legacy left to us all by Fred Rogers.

Just visit our website, stop in to your local branch, or call 330-452-0065 to reserve your copy.  You may also listen to the Audiobook, which is available on Hoopla.

About Tim Madigan

In a journalism career spanning more than three decades, Tim has written for the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Politico, Reader's Digest, and for thirty years the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Tim's books include the critically acclaimed and best-selling The Burning: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, which is the definitive account of America's worst episode of racial violence. He's also published a novel of the Greatest Generation, Every Common Sight; and another work of non-fiction, Of the First Class: A History of the Kimbell Art Museum, a behind the scenes account of how the world-renowned Fort Worth cultural institution came to be.

It was a 1995 assignment for the Star-Telegram that led to Tim's interview with Fred Rogers, the icon of children's television, and a close friendship between the two men that lasted until Rogers' death in 2003. Tim's memoir, I'm Proud of You: My Friendship With Fred Rogers, is an intimate account of Rogers' human greatness, and a testament to the healing power of friendship.

That transformative relationship and Tim's own experiences as a seeking and healing human being remain at the heart of his work. More than a decade after it was first published, I'm Proud of You continues to inspire readers around the globe, and Tim continues to speak of Mister Rogers and matters of the heart to varied audiences around the nation.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Author Events |

TAGS: | virtual author | tim madigan | one book | mr rogers | author event | author |

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