Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Shark Lady book signing at Mote

Shark lovers won't want to miss the Saturday's meet and greet/book signing with Mote Marine's founding director Eugenie Clark, also known as the "Shark Lady."

Clark will promote the new edition of her book "The Lady and the Sharks" at the Books with Bites event, hosted by the Friends of the Mote Library. The new edition celebrates Mote's 55th anniversary as well as Clark's 88th birthday.

The book talks about how Clark, a local legend, started the Mote Marine Lab in the 1950s. The new edition features a chapter on Clark's life since the book was originally released in 1977 - read about her swimming with more than 50 whale sharks and other aquatic feats.

The event is from 2 to 6 p.m. in the New Pass Room on the third floor of Mote. Other fiction and non-fiction authors there include Pat Gussin of "The Test," Karen Rose of "I Can See You" and "Kill for Me," Don Burns of "Stuff To Spy For" and "Bahama Burnout" and Leslie Glass of the April Woo series. Glass will debut her new book "Sleeper."

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information, call 923-6399 or visit Mote Library. Mote is at 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota.

- January Holmes

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