On Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m., following an introduction by State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, journalist and First Lady of Colorado Helen Thorpe will speak at Schlow about Just Like Us, her riveting, award-winning account of four high school students whose lives are impacted – and even defined – by the issue of immigration status.more info
John Connolly, bestselling author of the Charlie Parker crime thriller series and The Book of Lost Things spoke at Schlow Library on Tuesday, September 27 and everyone enjoyed his stories and description of the mystery genre. He left a list of his top 10 mysteries (available in the Adult Dept.). If you missed this one, don't miss our next author on October 13, Paul McEuen. It's a different genre (bio-thriller) but promises to be just as exciting.
Susan Russell, long-time actress, playwright, and assistant professor of theatre at Penn State will speak about her work. Susan is the founder of Cultural Conversations, a new visual, theatre, and dance festival devoted to promoting and fostering new works that circle themes of global and local diversity. She also started the Body Language project, a program that encourages adolescent girls to write monologues on body-image issues, which they performed as part of Cultural Conversations' theater event last year.
Are you interested in attending a live teleconference with the author of Shanghai Girls, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Peony in Love? Penn State University Libraries and the University Office of Global Programs will be hosting this event on Wednesday, November 17th, 4 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, in celebration of International Education Week.
To register please go to www.tinyurl.com/LisaSeeConvo
John Carr will discuss his career, which has spanned more than three decades and continues to prove fruitful, with two books coming out in 2010 and three scheduled for 2011. His earlier books include Ophidian Conspiracy (1975) and Kalvin Kingmaker, (2001), as well as others written with Roland J. Green and Don Hawthorne.
We begin our new season by yielding the floor to you! This is your chance to share your writing with the group. New writers are welcome. Please limit your reading to 5 minutes. Those who pre-register will be scheduled to read first, but latecomers are welcome, too. To pre-register, please contact Sally Driscoll at firstname.lastname@example.org info
Join Will Hillenbrand, illustrator of What a Treasure, at our April Book Club Party. Each family that has completed the program and reached their reading goal will receive a copy of the book to be autographed! This FREE program is appropriate for all ages. Public Welcome!more info
This summer Schlow Library will be hosting a brand new event during Arts Fest! BookFest PA will celebrate the art of bookwriting. You'll have the chance to meet local authors, hear them discuss their work, and get them to sign it for you if you choose. Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 10 and stay tuned to find out which authors we will be featuring.
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Jerry Zolten, musician, associate professor of communications at Penn State Altoona, and music producer for the Fairfield Four (known to most people from "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"), will discuss how he has integrated his passion for American roots music into a writing side business that has included books (Great God Amighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music), cd liner notes, magazine and journal articles, radio programs - including Chimpin' the Blues, a syndicated show on public radio with Robert Crumb, and other outlets.more info