Cynthia Berger, director of public affairs programming at WPSU-FM, will discuss the challenges and rewards of writing for public radio. WPSU listeners will recognize Ms. Berger's voice from "Sports that are not Football," "Bookmark," or the award-winning series, "Pennsylvania Radio Expeditions." In addition to writing for locally produced shows, Berger has written hundreds of scripts for internationally distributed science radio programs, more than 100 magazine articles on birding and biology, and books on dragonflies and owls.
Greg Halpin, systems administrator at Penn State University, will discuss the technical side of blogging. He will be demonstrating the new blogging site that he is setting up for the NVWN, and will show how to post stories and blogs. All bloggers are welcome to share their own expertise.more info
Orphaned at a young age and shuttled from relative to relative, Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson explores two sisters' journey through not only the physical act of keeping house, but also the psychological aspect of "keeping one's house" in order. This is a book club favorite across the country - come in to see what the ballyhoo is all about!more info
Our October evening book is this award-winning novel by Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. Follow 15 year old Christopher as he investigates the titular incident, for which he is blamed. While the mystery is, in itself, a compelling story, the fact that Christopher is autistic with a penchant for Sherlock Holmes and a supreme distaste for the color yellow adds to the development of his story and provides for a gripping autumnal read.more info