John Green to answer questions during live Skype session at Fishers library

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Author John Green will host a live-chat Skype session at the Hamilton East Public Library in Fishers at 6 p.m. Jan. 11. The event will feature a series of audience-generated questions answered by Green.

HEPL Deputy Director of Engagement Beth Meyer said the library is excited to host a Skype-session with John Green. (Submitted photo)

Green is the New York Times bestselling author of “Looking for Alaska,” “An Abundance of Katherines,” “Paper Towns,” “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Turtles All the Way Down”. “Paper Towns”, “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Looking for Alaska” have been turned into movies.

“Back in the spring of this year, our teen advisory board at the Fishers library entered a nationwide contest that was hosted by Baker and Taylor,” said Beth Meyer, HEPL’s deputy director of engagement. “The contest encouraged teens to create a display with John Green materials. Our teen advisory board entered, and they won the 30-minute Skype event with John Green.”

The library encouraged patrons to submit questions for Green to answer.

“We’ve submitted the questions to him in advance,” Meyer said. “So, he’ll basically be beamed in after-hours at the library and he will be speaking to whoever attends, answering the questions that we’ve submitted.”

The event will take place in the HEPL’s center room and is geared toward students in grades 6 through 12, but anyone who is a fan of Green’s work can attend.

“We’re incredibly excited because this type of thing doesn’t happen every day,” Meyer said.

The library will be closed during the event. Guests are not required to have a library card, but should note seating is limited. For more, visit hepl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?lib=1&et=11.

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