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Grown Up Story Hour – Special Guest Reader: Neal Parker

Friday, February 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

We never outgrow listening to a good story read aloud. Join us every Friday afternoon at 11:00 am in the comfortable seating by the Teen Section. Librarians and community members take turns reading each week. Readings last 30 – 60 minutes. If you are interested in being a volunteer reader, please contact Julia at jpierce@librarycamden.org.

On Friday, February 21, the Camden Public Library welcomes author Neal Parker to read from his book, The Butcher’s Pig.

“From his humble beginnings in the English countryside and with the sure sentence of death upon him, Horatio Mudd escapes to America. There he begins life anew and discovers unimaginable hardships and a society unable to accept his porcine heritage.” 

Neal Evan Parker was born in Brooklyn in 1956. As a teenager, while sailing the waters of New England, he became devoted to traditional sailing vessels. By the age of 20 he was a licensed captain and in the years that followed, Parker skippered over a dozen large schooners and historic craft. Despite struggling with dyslexia and constantly failing English in school, writing has been a lifelong passion.

In April 2005, Capt. Neal Parker traded his beloved schooner Wendameen for more time with his fast growing daughter. It was a more than equitable deal. Since that time Parker has devoted himself to sailing, writing and, of course, enjoying life as a full-time father.





Friday, February 21
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Camden, United States