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Khan with Woodward

    The Baldwin School Libraries hosted author Hena Khan in December.  Khan is is a Pakistani-American Muslim who enjoys writing about her culture and religion. She met with students in PreK – Grade 6 to share her journey as a writer and explain the need for more diverse...

Public Library Association seeks stories on courage, offering winners up to $1,000 and the opportunity to be published in Short Story Dispensers worldwide (CHICAGO) – Sept. 25, 2018 – America’s libraries are home to countless volumes and voices...

book week

(Carlisle, PA) The Bosler Memorial Library and Friends of Bosler Memorial Library biennial Celebrate the Book Week Festival is coming soon! Starting Friday, October 19 with Wine and Words and ending Saturday, October 27 with Young Adult Day there is something for everyone during...

Bethlehem Area Public Library had early 20th century poet Hilda “H.D.” Doolittle’s childhood home recognized as a Literary Landmark, near where the Bethlehem Area Public Library now stands. The library is now using GoFundMe to raise money to commission a portrait...

Once Upon a Time

The Come Write In program provides free resources to libraries, community centers, and local bookstores to build writing havens in their communities. Each November, writers congregate at Come Write In spaces to pursue their creative dreams and write the first draft of their novel. Come...

On May 16, the Meyersdale Public Library will host authors James and Suzanne Gindlesperger.  The authors will present a program about Gettysburg, featuring content from the first and second volume of their books So You Think You Know Gettysburg?  They will explore lesser-known...

Building Harrisburg

State Library of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Authors  Lunchtime Lecture Series! What? Meet Ken Frew, author of Building Harrisburg Where? State Library of Pennsylvania, Room 321 Forum Building 607 South Drive, Harrisburg, PA When? Wednesday, May 9 at 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Written...

Elizabeth Strout

Lancaster, PA – Elizabeth Strout is coming to Lancaster County! The award-winning author will appear at the 2018 Spring Author Luncheon on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 12:00 noon at the Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA. The Council of Friends of Public Libraries,...

Top 18 Interviews of PA Books To celebrate the contribution to preserving Pennsylvania’s history and culture by PA Books, the 18 favorites, including the 800th episode, will be available FREE of charge streaming on the PCN Select app or at this page until the end of March. PA...

The Muncy Public Library is celebrating it’s 80th Anniversary this year.  Celebrations will be kicked off on January 28 with Authors in Our Backyard.  The public is invited to stop in and meet twelve local authors.  Genres include children , young adult and adult fiction...