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Library Live Series - Tomi Adeyemi POSTPONED


Due to increasing public health concerns, we have decided to cancel tomorrow’s Book Discussion Group on March 11 at 9:30am and to postpone the March 12 Library Live presentation with Tomi Adeyemi. We will notify you when we reschedule the program for a future date. 

NBPLF is monitoring the COVID 19 situation daily and we will be making decisions about our scheduled programming on a case by case basis. We will update our website accordingly and if you have any questions, please contact us.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Tomi Adeyami

 Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone / Children of Virtue and Vengeance

Thursday, March 12, 7:00pm

At age 25, Adeyemi is a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. After graduating from Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she studied West African mythology, religion, and culture in Salvador, Brazil. Her first novel, Children of Blood and Bone, debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in 2018 and is being developed into a movie by Lucasfilm/Fox. Her highly anticipated second novel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, comes out in December 2019. Adeyemi speaks about her inspiration for her books, the creative process, and her many influences. When she’s not writing or watching BTS Korean music videos, she is teaching creative writing at 

Tomi Adeyemi on Jimmy Fallon:

 Lecture Details

  • Friends Room, Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA
  • Doors open at 6:30pm
  • Lecture and Q&A 7:00pm-8:30pm followed by book sale and signing till 9:00pm
  • Tickets: $27 General / $21 NBPLF member
  • Reserve tickets online at or by phone at 949-717-3892

For a full list of 2019-2020 Library Live program:

Children of Blood and BoneChildren of Virtue and Vengeance

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