Author Jason Reynolds to read from ‘All American Boys’

Jason Reynolds, co-author of “All American Boys,” will read from the award-winning novel he wrote with Brendan Kiely about police brutality, racial tension and the power of social media, as seen from the eyes of two teens — one black and one white.

The evening promises to be interesting, as Reynolds has vowed never to write boring books. Bonus: There will be a drawing for a chance to win one of the author’s novels.

A book signing follows the program, which takes place 6 to 8 p.m. April 27 in the third floor auditorium at the Mandel Public Library, 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Call 561-868-7703 for more information.

This program for teens is sponsored by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the West Palm Beach Library Foundation.

Other upcoming events at the Mandel Public Library:

Sibling Harmony: Joan Friedenberg and Bill Bowen of PinkSlip Duo share the story and perform the most beloved songs written by the Everly Brothers, including “Bye Bye Love”and “Wake Up, Little Susie.” The audience is invited to join in. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Real or Fake? How can you tell if something is fake news? How do you find the information you’re really looking for? Explore this topic and find answers to your questions. 10 a.m. Tuesday. Preregister.


Main Library

3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach


Hidden treasures: Master Gardener and Mounts Botanical Garden board member Molly Sims will showcase natural areas, especially those with accessible walking trails and sidewalks. 2 p.m. Friday.

Royal Palm Beach Branch

500 Civic Center Way, Royal Palm Beach


Art for adults: Part of the beginner’s series, the session focuses on perspective and proportions. Using graphite and charcoal, learn the basics of perspective and how to achieve depth and dimension. Ages 16 and older. Preregister. 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Lantana Road Branch Library

4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth


Checkmate: Chess fans unite to practice strategy skills with other players. Basic game knowledge is required. Preregister. 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Acreage Branch Library

15801 Orange Blvd., Loxahatchee


Crafternoon: Turn an empty coffee bag into a stylish eco-friendly shopping tote. Materials provided or bring your own. Space limited. Preregister. 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Wellington Branch Library

1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington


Meet the author: Writers LIVE! presents Julie James. This best-selling contemporary romance writer discusses her new book, “The Thing About Love.” Preregister by phone, in person or online at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Greenacres Branch Library

3750 Jog Road, Greenacres


Book online: Do you love to travel, but want to get the most for your money? We’ll compare airline booking sites, examine discount travel sites and discuss ways of getting the best deals. Preregister. 2:30 p.m. April 27.

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