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Virtual Author Chat - Donna Cangelosi

Virtual Author Chat - Donna Cangelosi Online

Virtual Author Chat with children's author, Donna Cangelosi. For more information please email Janette - pardoj@waynepubliclibrary.org

Donna Cangelosi is a children's author and clinical psychologist. She has a background in child development and creative arts therapies and is passionate about helping children deal with social-emotional issues. Donna writes stories about people who made the world a better place and the wonders of childhood, animals, and nature. She also maintains a private practice working with both children and adults. Donna hopes her stories will connect children to themselves and others.


For a young Fred Rogers, music was a gift. It eased the pain of childhood illness and bullying and helped Fred express how he felt when words alone were difficult. As an adult, he gifted his melodies to the world, showing children by example that they can express themselves, cope with negative feelings, and connect to each other through music. This sensitive, life-affirming biography not only portrays the life of this beloved TV personality, but focuses on Fred’s most memorable songs and musical TV moments, and captures the enduring magic of his music in brilliantly colorful abstract illustration. Readers will not only learn about what music meant to Fred Rogers, but find the encouragement and inspiration to brighten their own lives with song.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm
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Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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Janette Pardo

Janette is the Assistant Director. She is responsible for ordering books for the adult fiction, nonfiction and large print collections. Janette has a background in archival processing and preservation and is currently hard at work processing the Lockett Local History Collection.  

An avid reader, Janette runs the Romantic Fiction (first Wednesday of the month) and the Page Turner's (second Wednesday of the month) book groups. She is also a supporter of the romance genre and will gladly help "match you" with the perfect romance novel.  

In 2021, Janette launched the Virtual Author Chat series where she chats with local authors about their writing and their path to publication. All of the chats have been recorded and are available to watch on the library's YouTube channel.

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