The Sanibel Public Library will host an author talk, book signing and reception for the new book “Images of America — Sanibel Island” from 6 to 8 p.m. June 16 at the library, 770 Dunlop Road, Sanibel.
Authors Yvonne Hill and Marguerite Jordan, both residents of Sanibel, in collaboration with the Lee County Black History Society Inc., have joined in combining historical text with captivating images that celebrate Sanibel’s fascinating history.
Highlights of “Sanibel Island”:
• Features vintage photographs donated from archives, ancestral family members and interested collectors;
• Reveals images seen by the public for the first time;
• Depicts early black and white pioneers in Sanibel, and the roles they played in settling the island;
• Contains interesting and little-known facts about some of the settlers; and
• Recognizes the contributions of different individuals and cultures.
Several of the photographs reproduced in the book were on display at the library during February’s Early Settlers of Sanibel Black History Month exhibit.
“There was so much interest in that exhibit, and people are still talking about it. It’s a natural progression for the library to move from exhibit to author talk and reception, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to offer that to library patrons,” said library director Margaret Mohundro.
Books will be available for purchase and signing at the library during the event.
The evening celebration is funded in part by the Sanibel Public Library Foundation Inc.
For more information contact program coordinator Duane Shaffer at the Sanibel Public Library at 472-2483.