Jon Katz to speak at the Milne Public Library
Saturday February 21st at 1:00, famous author, known for his many dog books and the animals from Bedlam Farm, NY Jon Katz, will speak at the library in Williamstown. His latest book will interest readers of all ages and families are encouraged to attend this event.
It was a call from an animal control officer about a neglected donkey named Simon that set off a chain of events, forever changing New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz’s outlook on mercy and compassion. In his latest heartwarming and heartrending memoir, SAVING SIMON, Jon examines the depths of the human-animal bond with his trademark grace, strength and skill.
In spring 2011, Jon wasn’t planning on adding another animal to his already full home on Bedlam Farm, but when he was notified of a malnourished donkey on a failing farm in upstate New York, that all changed. From the moment Jon saw the wrenching sight of Simon, he couldn’t help falling in love with the skinny, mangy donkey who had already suffered so much. Jon immediately decided to take him in.
A difficult road to recovery, Jon fed Simon by hand, read to him, and took him on walks. As their friendship grew, Simon taught Jon the true significance of compassion and how to open up “not just to [Simon], not just to animals, but to the human experience. To love, to risk, to friendship.” With warmth and keen emotional insight, Jon takes his readers on a rewarding journey to discovering a more meaningful life.
Jon will be bringing a special friend with him to the program and many of his books will be available for purchase and Jon will signing them supplied by Water St. Books, Williamstown.
For more information call Pat McLeod, Library Director (413) 458-5369 email@example.com