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Book Signing – “Alexander Graham Bell Answers The Call”

September 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Simi Valley Public Library is pleased to host the launch of the latest book by renowned local author and illustrator, Mary Ann Fraser.

Well before Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, Aleck (as his family called him) was a curious boy, interested in how and why he was able to hear the world all around him. His father was a speech therapist who invented the Visible Alphabet and his mother was hearing impaired, which only made Aleck even more fascinated by sound vibration and modes of communication.

Naturally inquisitive and inclined to test his knowledge, young Aleck was the perfect person to grow up in the Age of Invention. As a kid he toyed with sound vibrations and began a life of inventing.

This in-depth look at the life and inspiration of the brilliant man who invented the telephone is sure to fire up the imaginations of young readers who question why and how things work.

Ms. Fraser will read her book and take questions.  Copies will be available to check out of the library, as well as for sale (credit cards and cash only).

Prior to the presentation, the public will have the opportunity to interact with STEAM-type activities.  There will also be a selection of vintage phones to view and touch, courtesy of the Strathearn Historical Park and Museum and the Santa Susana Train Depot. The timing for this portion of the event will be from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: the Library’s community room.

For more information, visit the Library’s website or call 805-526-1735.



September 9, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Simi Valley Public Library


Simi Valley Public Library
2969 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063 United States
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