“Google It!” Book Launch Party & STEAMfest!

Join local author, Anna Crowley Redding, at the Main Library for the launch of her debut middle grade nonfiction book, “Google It: A History of Google,” on Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 p.m.! Anna will read an excerpt from her book, and help lead kids through a fun festival of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) related activities! Create your own Google Doodle, build the strongest tinfoil boat, construct the Google logo and more at this fun all-ages event! After you try your hand at the STEAMfest activities, enjoy ice cream with Google colored toppings! Bull Moose will be selling copies of Anna’s book at the event, and Anna will be available to sign books, bookmarks and more!

About the Book

Larry Page and Sergey Brin started out as two Stanford college students with a wild idea: They were going to organize the world’s information. From that one deceptively simple goal, they created one of the most influential and innovative companies in the world. The word “google” has even entered our vocabulary as a verb. Now, find out the true history of Google?from its humble beginnings as a thesis project made out of “borrowed” hardware and discount toys through its revolution of the world’s relationship with technology to a brief glimpse of where they might take us next.

In Google It, Anna shares an inspiring story of innovation, personal and intellectual bravery, and most importantly, of shooting for the moon in order to change the world.

About Anna

Before diving into the deep end of writing for children, Anna’s first career was as an Emmy-award winning investigative television reporter, anchor, and journalist. The recipient of multiple Edward R. Murrow awards and recognized by the Associated Press for her reporting, Redding now focuses her stealthy detective skills on digging up great stories for kids — which, as it turns out, is her true passion.

For more information about Anna and “Google It,” visit her website HERE. For more information about the book launch and STEAMfest event, call Youth Services at 767-7660 x 3. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the South Portland Public Library.

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