The Art of the Audiobook at Mounce Library: Saturday, July 16

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Come one, come all, to the third annual “Art of the Audiobook” session with narrator Amy Rubinate. Note: We have just added a children’s session after the adult program.

  • When: Saturday, July 16 | 9:30 a.m.
  • Where: Clara B. Mounce Library in Bryan | Second Floor Meeting Room
  • Cost: Free

Amy Rubinate, voiceover actress and award-winning audiobook narrator, will talk about her experiences as a narrator, how she started her career as a musical theater and cabaret singer, and how she got into voiceover acting and audiobook narration. Rubinate will also discuss what makes a good audiobook, how her many creative experiences influence her work as a narrator, and what led her to form her own audiobook company.

New titles from audiobook publishers Penguin Random House and Recorded Books will also be reviewed.

This is the third year that Mounce Public Library has invited audiobook narrators to talk about the “Art of the Audiobook.”

Demand for audiobooks by the patrons of the Bryan+College Station Public Library System is high. Between June 2015 and May 2016 there were 41,700 system-wide checkouts of audiobooks in both CD format and as e-audiobook downloads. This includes adult, young adult and children’s titles.

Just added: Special Storytime and Mini Recording Session with Amy Rubinate

  • When: Saturday, July 16 | 10:45 a.m.
  • Where: Clara B. Mounce Library in Bryan | Second Floor Youth Area by Murals
  • Cost: Free
  • Details: After her adult program, Ms. Rubinate will hold a special storytime for children and will conduct a mini recording session to show how she works as a narrator and director. Children will be able to read and record from a Judy Moody and Stink book by Megan McDonald, and even very young children will be able to portray chickens in a recording of “Chickens to the rescue!” by John Himmelman (no reading skills required).
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