Centre County Reads
Foster Auditorium in the Paterno Library on Penn State's Campus. Part of Centre County Reads' 2012 community read of "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak, panelists from the academic and publishing worlds will puzzle over the sometimes porous boundaries between "adult" and "young adult" literature categories, commenting on Markus Zusak's "The Book Thief" as a test case. Featuring Markus Zusak's editor, Erin Clarke who will provide insight into the work. Set during the Holocaust, Zusak's popular novel has been marketed around the world as "adult fiction" but as "young adult literature" in the United States. Following opening statements, the panelists will invite questions from the audience. This event is open to the public.
Announcing the 2012 Centre County Reads selection: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This award-winning book has captured the hearts and imaginations of people around the world. We hope you'll read it and discuss it with your Centre County neighbors. Centre County Reads has many exciting events planned for this year including an Indoor Sports Day at the YMCA, a Grim Reaper Writing Contest, and a Skype appearance by author Markus Zusak! Copies of the book are available for checkout at Schlow Library. For more information please visit the Centre County Reads website.
- Are you wondering what the 2012 Centre County Reads book is all about? Check out this book trailer created by Dotty Delafield, Mt. Nittany Middle School's Librarian. For more information about Centre County Reads and the upcoming programs, please visit Centre County Reads' website.more info
- The new Breakfast Serial, sponsored by Centre County Reads, has started in the Centre Daily Times. The story will be published in the weekend editions on Saturday and Sunday. Orphan Journey Home by Liza Ketchum is a story of four pioneer children who, against all odds, make their way alone back to their home in Kentucky. These are great stories for reading aloud and discussing. Don't miss a chapter! Start reading today.more info
Congratulations to the winners of the Center for American Literary Studies' (CALS) Family Writing Contest! As part of the 2011 Centre County Reads program, featuring Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls, Centre County residents and Penn State students were invited to submit work on a family related theme.
This event is "sold out". Watch for next year's Centre County Reads book in December 2011. Thanks for participating!more info
Take a look at the photos from Centre County Reads' fabulous Mustang Demo event featuring the Next Level Horsemanship Team: Suzanne Myers and Jazz, Lauren Ross and Durango, Brooke Myers and Jacuzzi. Thank you to the 400 people who came out, on such a snowy day, to make this a successful event!
Centre County Reads and the Center for American Literary Studies are pleased to sponsor this exciting event to tie in with our 2011 Reading Selection: Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls.
Centre County Reads is pleased to sponsor this exciting event to tie in with our 2011 Reading Selection: Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls.
Suzanne Myers, M.S., Ph.D., Next Level Horsemanship(TM), Port Matilda, PA, will show “Jazz,” the horse she transformed from a wild Mustang to a rideable saddle horse in just 90 days, competing with over 50 other trainers and winning the 2008 Midwest Mustang Challenge, Madison, WI. “Jazz” is known for his variety of talents, one of them being Trick Training where he “shows off”.
- Announcing the 2011 Centre County Reads Book! Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle, wrote this "true-life" novel based on the life of her spunky and resourceful grandmother, Lily Casey Smith. Click here to read more about this in the Centre Daily Times and read the review here.more info