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Two authors will be visiting State College this month. First, Marilynne Robinson, author of Housekeeping, the 2009 Community Read book at Penn State, will be at the State Theatre on April 17th at 7:00 PM. If you read her book, I know you will be interested in hearing her take on what it all meant. This event is sponsored by the Penn State Center for American Literary Studies - http://www.cals.psu.edu. There is still one more public book group discussion before the author visit at 102 Kern Building on April 9, from 7-8 PM on the Penn State campus.
Steven Sherrill is not only an associate professor of English and integrative arts at Penn State Altoona, but an author of three novels*; one of which, Visits from the Drowned Girl, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. His presentation will touch on character and plot development in his own work and techniques culled from his wildly popular intensive novel writing workshop offered each summer at the University of Iowa.
*He is also an accomplished painter and a novice banjo player!
Swing by Schlow for craft fun! Every Tuesday from 11 AM-2 PM during Schlow's Be Creative @ Your Library Summer Reading Program we will be making crafts and bookmarks in the Children's Department.
All Ages Welcome. No Registration Necessary.
Cartooonist and storyteller Joe Wos adds a new spin to his popular program this year as he illustrates classical music! Kids will have the chance to guess the movements in Carnival of the Animals based on Joe's lively illustrations. You will be mesmerized as Joe demonstrates the creative process in rhythm to the music. Cartoons and classical music have always gone great together and now is your chance to see that magial combination live!more info
Bill Metzel, Itenerant Gizmologist, challenges you to think outside the box and create games, toys, puzzles and musical instruments from throw-away "stuff"!more info