Virtual Community Rooms
Monday to Friday 9am to Noon, and 4pm to 7pm
Services by Telephone
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Author, Deirdre Mask, will visit Centre County readers virtually to discuss her award-winning book, The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power. A satisfying and entertaining read, Mask asks questions readers never thought they had about street addressing. Moderated by Dr. Lorraine Dowler, Associate Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Professor of Geography, Penn State.
Deirdre Mask graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude and attended the University of Oxford before returning to Harvard for law school, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. She completed a master’s in writing at the National University of Ireland.
The author of The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power, Deirdre's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Guardian. Originally from North Carolina, she has taught at Harvard and the London School of Economics. She lives with her husband and daughters in London.
Funding for the event is provided by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.