This new year the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library would like to remind the public that reading is key not only to build and expand your vocabulary but also to succeed in your studies. Therefore, the library is kicking off the new year with a local authors' book fair and everyone is invited. The event is scheduled for Thursday, January 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library’s Friends Meeting Room.

The book fair will showcase a wide range of very affordable books, including children’s and young adult. Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet and greet local authors. Each author will be speaking about their writing process, reading passages from their newly released book and answering people’s questions. Those in attendance will also have the chance to purchase books and get an author’s autograph.

Coordinator and emcee of the night will be Gabriel Sanchez. Sanchez is an author, filmmaker, director, actor, and publisher. He is the co-founder and editor of The Raving Press which publishes anthologies that include works by local, national, and international authors.

Authors reading that night will include: Nely Gonzalez, Mary Humpal-Bain, Patty York Raymond, Katelynn Renteria, Nati Carrillo, Stephen Pantoja, and Pedro Garcia,

For more information on this event, contact Jose Tamez at 956-383-6246.  The library is located at 1906 South Closner Boulevard in front of the historic Echo Hotel.