Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Are In Town! (YA Book Events 11/27-12/3)

Hi book lovers! I hope you all had a great holiday weekend. This week there aren’t that many events happening but the events that are happening this week are pretty great. Check out the full schedule below and make sure to follow YA Book Events on Twitter.

Wednesday, November 29

Children’s Book Signing with Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton & Chelsea Clinton at The Strang (6-9 p.m.)

Join the Clinton’s as they sign copies of their books It Takes a Village, She Persisted, What Happened, and It’s Your World. You must purchase books from the store in order to be admitted. Click the link for ticket options.

Friday, December 1

The Polar Express Storytime at all Barnes & Noble (7 p.m.)

Visit your local Barnes & Noble to enjoy a read of the holiday classic, The Polar Express. After the reading there will be coloring and activities. Free event.

Saturday, December 2

Great Chapter Book Reads at Books of Wonder Uptown (3-5 p.m.)

Join Jay Cooper, Stuart Gibbs, Dan Poblocki, and Courtney Sheinmel as they introduce the latest additions to their middle grade series. Free event.

Eight Celebs Who Were Once RAs

Before they were famous these celebs were once Resident Assistants so next time you want to hate on your RA just remember one day they might be famous. Check it out.

1. Kerry Washington, George Washington University

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Before playing DC’s most powerful fixer, Washington was stopping football players from making a ruckus on her floor.

2. Adam Sandler, New York University

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To help pay his way through college, Sandler acted as a RA at NYU.

3. Hillary Clinton, Wellesley College


Clinton went from Resident Assistant to First Lady to Secretary of State to next president? We shall see.

4. Sheryl Crow, University of Missouri, Columbia

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Before writing music Crow was writing up residents (probably).

5. Katie Couric, University of Virginia


Couric may cover major news stories now but back in the day she was responsible for covering her floor.

6. Wesley Snipes, State University of New York at Purchase


Before Snipes started protecting all mortals from vampires he was protecting his residents.

7. Donald Glover, New York University


Glover worked as a staff writer on 30 Rock while being a RA. Talk about multi-tasking.

8. Jerry O’Connell, New York University


Before going into acting O’Connell was responsible for his residents at NYU.

In summary: Being an RA totally has future benefits. #waitonit