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Princeton Public Library announces upcoming programs

Published: Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 1:50 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — The Princeton Public Library will hold an origami workshop at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Library programs coordinator Ron McCutchan will teach a number of folds appropriate for the Halloween season. Skill levels will range from beginner to intermediate. This is a family-friendly event appropriate for ages 8 and above. All materials will be supplied.

At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the library will host a talk by author Debra R. Borys, which will include a reading from her new novel, “Painted Black.” She will discuss the background experiences that led to the writing of her book and about her experiences in becoming a published author.

A former resident of Tiskilwa, Borys spent eight years volunteering with homeless on the streets of both Chicago and Seattle. She is a freelance writer who specializes in fiction but has experience in everything from news shorts to how-to manuals. Several of Borys’ short stories have been published in online and print magazines. Her debut suspense novel, “Painted Black,” released in December 2011 as an e-book and trade paperback by New Libri Press, combines the gritty world of Chicago’s homeless community with murder, corporate greed, and a bizarre collection of freeze-dried corpses. It’s the story of two throwaway kids not even old enough to vote or fight for their country or drink a beer — legally, that is — fighting to survive, to thrive, and of reporter Jo Sullivan, who finds herself caught up in the lives of those homeless people she used to just write about. Ten percent of the author profits for “Painted Black” will be donated to homeless services, including The Night Ministry in Chicago, in appreciation for the work they do in helping the homeless. The second novel in Borys’ Jo Sullivan series is scheduled for release March 2013.

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