The 2009 Centre County Reads Persepolis program ended with a Happy Nowruz gathering at Barnes and Noble on Sunday, March 22. There were beautiful Persian rugs and delicious cookies. The kids painted eggs and stamped greeting cards for Spring. Everyone had a great time. Now it is time to move on to our Spring reading!
I see that the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency has made it to the small screen (HBO). It sounds like they have done a good job with the series. If you have HBO, let me know. I think the books are usually better with more background and character development, so if you have also read the books, tell us how the tv series compares. In case you don't know, these books are written by Alexander McCall Smith and he has written about 40 of them, so read one while you are waiting for the next episode.
If you like nonfiction, you might like The Lost City of Z by David Grann. The author follows in the footsteps of an earlier adventurer, Percy Fawcett, who disappeared in 1925, along with his son, while searching the Amazon for the City of Z. This one sounds like a winner.
The Centre County Reads committee will be meeting on April 14 at 9 AM at Schlow Library to discuss our next project, which will be a Breakfast Serial in the Centre Daily Times. Members of the community are welcome to join the committee or send input through this blog or to firstname.lastname@example.org 
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Pat Griffith - Schlow Librarian