Barbara Rinella, a former teacher, defines herself as an “academic entertainer.” For many years she has been celebrating literature and learning through her delightful programs on current books. New for Winter, 2019, will be a "Tribute to Barbara & George H. W. Bush" based on two wonderful books by their granddaughters: George and Barbara Bush, A Great American Love Story by Ellie LeBlond Sosa and Kelly Anne Chase, and Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush! Barbara is still presenting her dynamic program on Ulysses S. Grant and his wife Julia, based on a wonderful historical novel, Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule by Jennifer Chiaverini. Barbara is also presenting a timely program on the wonderful, fascinating, enlightening biography, Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life by gifted historical author Sally Bedell Smith! This book presents a fine portrait of the man who will be King–Princess Diana, Camilla, Princess Kate and now Meghan, Prince Harry’s bride, will appear to shed light on the true personality of His Royal Highness! Barbara is still bringing to life Where the Light Falls, A Novel of the French Revolution by Allison Pataki and Owen Pataki. This terrific combination of dynamic historical and fictional characters make the challenges of the quest for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity come truly to life–Vive La France! Favorite characters from past dramatizations such as Eliza & Alexander Hamilton, Jackie Kennedy, Coco Chanel and Diane Sawyer might also make program appearances! Ms. Rinella also gives a current list of her “favorite reads” at each program. Contact information and her updated reading list are given below.
Programs Open to the Public:
Feb. 13,2019, Hunters Run, Boynton Beach, FL Program: "A Visit with the Royals." Contact: Rivie Andrews, email@example.com or 847-751-4300
March 29, 2019, Blake Library, Stuart, FL. Program: Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule. Contact:Martin County Library Public Line: (772) 221-1403 or firstname.lastname@example.org