Author Cynthia Leitich Smith To Appear at Second Life

Young adult author Cynthia Leitich Smith, will be presenting on the main grid of Second Life on American Library Association’s Island at (129, 105, 29) Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. PST, and on the teen grid at the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County‘s Eye4You Alliance island (118, 153, 21) Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. PST. She will present on her YA Gothic fantasy, Tantalize (Candlewick, 2007-2008) and (Listening Library, 2008) as well as forthcoming related releases.

“I’ve long been interested in the idea that books and technology can compliment, rather than compete, and look forward to stepping into this new virtual venue,” says Smith.

For more information on how to access ALA’s island on the main grid, contact Donovan Vicha, Web Developer, ITTS at For information on how to access the teen grid, contact Kelly Czarnecki, Technology Education Librarian at

Cynsational Notes

Founded in 1903 as a Carnegie Free Library, PLCMC has become one of the premiere libraries in the country with 24 locations, 1.6 million volumes, and 28,000 videos, DVDs and CDs. The library sponsors a variety of community-based programs–from computer- and Internet-education workshops to the award-winning Novello Festival of Reading, a celebration that accentuates the fun of reading and learning.