BookFestPA 2014

10:00am to 4:00pm

Join the 5th Annual BookFestPA!

Celebrate the artistry of books with Pennsylvania authors at this Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts event​.

  • When: 10am to 4pm
  • Where: Schlow Library parking lot

The 2014 Speakers – Nature, Science & Imagination

Join these treasured Pennsylvania writers as they explore nature, science, and the make believe!

Scott Weidensaul – Learn the real scoop on bird migration from renowned naturalist Scott Weidensaul! An active field researcher specializing in birds of prey and hummingbirds, he is a hugely popular speaker who we are thrilled to welcome to BookFest PA.

The author of more than two dozen books, including Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds, Weidensaul’s work has appeared in Audubon, Smithsonian, the New York Times, Nature Conservancy, and National Wildlife

  • When: 2pm
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

For the kids - and all kids at heart!

Rebecca Hirsch – Award-winning State College author Rebecca Hirsch uses her awesome science background to bring vivid, exciting portraits of nature, geography and the world of innovations to her young readers. She has written more than twenty books for children, including Arctic Tern Migration, a Junior Library Guild Selection.

  • When: 11am
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Rebecca Thornburgh – At the age of seven Rebecca Thornburgh announced that she was going to be a bookmaker when she grew up. Talk about prophetic - she has gone on to illustrate more than 100 books! Her passion for reading as well as drawing is reflected in two of her favorites, Lewis the Librarian and The Shelf Elf

  • When: 1pm
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

At the BookFest Tent - Mysteries to Local History

  • Meet more than a dozen authors from throughout Pennsylvania!
  • Discover their inspiring paths to publishing and get signed copies of their books.
  • Win novel prizes, from reading glasses to book bags to a brand new tablet!

Note: The BookFestPA 2014 speakers will be autographing books at the BookFest Tent after their talks.

No registration necessary
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