Joanna M. Leone, Connecticut author of Slices of Life Italian-American Stories will share her book at an AuthorSpeak program at the Norwalk Public Library, located on 1 Belden Ave, Norwalk on Friday, Jan. 17, from noon until 2 p.m. The snow date is Friday, Jan. 24.

The AuthorSpeak series is designed to provide readers and authors an opportunity to meet, talk about their recently published books and share their thoughts, ideas and experiences.

Leone will discuss the Italian-Americans who shared their memories about family, love, devotion, struggle, traditions, celebrations and romance. Leone welcomes everyone to share their own memories as well.

A light lunch which will be provided by the Norwalk Public Library that will include soup, salad, bread, dessert, and coffee, compliments of the Norwalk Public Library. Leone will bring Italian cookies from a local bakery for all to enjoy, along with free bookmarks.

Admission is free but reservations are recommended. For more information, visit norwalklib.org or contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, Library Programming Specialist at 203-899-2780, ext. 15133 orclahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org .

Her book, Slices of Life Italian-American Stories will be available for purchase for $ 23.95 that day or simply sit back and enjoy participating in the nostalgic hour. Her book may also be purchased online at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, Authorhouse.com and many other online retail sites.