On Tuesday, June 29 at 7:30 PM, the Summit Free Public Library will host author Jan Slepian reading from her newest book. "Astonishment : Life in the Slow Lane" is a collection of twenty brief essays about the astonishment of being old, the comfort and heartbreak of companionship in a retirement community, and the ridiculous moments in everyday life. She will be joined by illustrator by Laura Schreiber, who shares the author's wonderful tongue in cheek style. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Jan Slepian, a former Summit resident, was born and raised in New York City. She is a best-selling author of books for children and young adults. Her novel "The Alfred Summer" was nominated for the American Book Award, as well as becoming an Honor Book for the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.

The program will be held in the Ernest S. Hickok Meeting Room at the Library. It is free and open to all. Seating is limited. First come, first seated. Doors open 15 minutes before the beginning of the program. The Library is located at 75 Maple Street, Summit, New Jersey and is open Monday to Wednesday, 9:00am to 9:00pm; Thursday to Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm; and Sunday, 1:00pm to 5:00pm. For more information, go to www.summitlibrary.org