Meet “The Wild Truth” Author Carine McCandless April 26 at the Central Library

Friday, April 10, 2015

Virginia Beach resident and author Carine McCandless, sister of Chris McCandless, whose story was made famous in the popular book and movie “Into the Wild,” will be at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, Sunday, April 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. She will talk about her family’s story and her new book, “The Wild Truth.” The event is free and open to the public.

Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library members are invited to a special reception with the author at 5 p.m. and will receive a discount on purchases of “The Wild Truth.” The Friends will accept memberships at the door before the reception. Friends membership dues support community programming and events for all ages at Virginia Beach Public Library. 

About the Friends

Established in 1976, The Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that supports Virginia Beach Public Library. The group sponsors important library and literacy programs for citizens of all ages, primarily through sales of used books and audiovisuals at the Friends Book Shop at Central Library and through membership dues. For more about the Friends, visit


About Virginia Beach Public Library

A community anchor for more than 50 years, Virginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music and magazines in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, as well as movies, music, and a variety of specialty collections. Visit for more information.

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