JENSEN BEACH - The Martin County Library System is excited to announce the return of BookMania! taking place on Saturday, March 2, at the Jensen Beach

High School Performing Arts Center, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road in Jensen Beach, from

8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Support the school by purchasing a juvenile or young adult book amd donating it to the book drive at the event. Authors will participate in one of multiple panel discussions featuring emerging and prominent writers, with previous BookMania! guest and best-selling author James Patterson returning to participate. Additional panel themes include: Detective & Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Family & Women's Literature, and Historical Fiction. Titles by guest authors are represented through the Library's regular, Martin's Most Wanted, and eBook collections.

BookMania! is free and open to the general public. Lunch from the Martin County

Sheriff's Office BBQ team will be available for cash-only at the event. Additionally, a ticketed sponsors' event, A Literary Affair, will be held on the evening prior to the festival. This popular program has received national recognition for its stellar authors, record attendance, and impressive Barnes & Noble book sales. Now in its "silver anniversary," BookMania! remains a favorite destination for a wide and diverse audience and is sponsored by The Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc.

For more information (including a complete list of guest authors and full itinerary), visit and search for "BookMania!", call 772-288-5702, or pick up a Library Events Newsletter at any MCLS location.

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