The time for the annual Our Lady of Mercy Scholastic Book (October 12th-16th) Fair is upon us! This exciting
week of events will start with Family Day on Sunday,October 12th from 10:00am – 2:00pm in the school library. Local author, Cornell Landry will be on hand to sell and sign copies of his books. Steeped in New Orleans, Cornell Landry and his work embody the city he has known and loved for more than 43 years. Cornell grew up in a family where he was surrounded by faith, tradition and delicious food daily. He was educated in the Catholic school system all the way through college. His first book, “Goodnight NOLA,” was published in 2009, and now has over 50,000 copies in print. He went on to found his own press, Black Pot Publishing, and to release five
other New Orleans-themed books.
The fun doesn’t end with Family Day; join us for Family Night on Wednesday, October 15th from 5:00pm-8:00pm in the OLOM church parking lot for a food truck roundup! No need to worry about dinner on Family Night as several local food truck vendors will be parked on campus, selling their delicious delights during the fair. Another exciting feature for the night is the sale and signing of another local author’s book, “Our Holy Father, The Pope” by Don R. Caffery. Caffrey’s book answers the questions, Who was the first pope? Who is the pope today? What does he do? And why do we need one anyway? These questions and more are answered as children are brought back to the Biblical origins of the Papacy. The book includes a complete list of all the Popes through history, from St. Peter to Pope Francis.
The annual book fair proves to be a great time year after year. One last surprise for the event, Clifford will make appearances at Family Day and Family Night! Students in grades 7th and 8th can even take advantage of a special pre-sale starting on Friday, October 10th. Parents are encouraged to view the teacher’s wish list located in the library. Teachers in grades 2nd-8th complete a wish list of books to help fill their classroom libraries. In addition to the grand events, students will have the opportunity to purchase books throughout the week. All profits from the book fair will benefit the purchase of new books for the school library. We look forward to seeing you there!