Dec 07 Wednesday
Do you want to improve your English?
Imagine what could happen if you spent 30 minutes each week reading an English book?
The Adult ESL Book Group meets Wednesday mornings virtually to read aloud together and have a discussion after each book!
**Please note that registering for this event will register you for the weekly meetings from September through December.**
The book chosen is usually available for free online, and the participants read aloud during the time, working on pronunciations and comprehension. The meeting also includes some discussion about the text. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org you have any questions.
Dec 10 Saturday
Create a new family tradition!Play a giant wintry game, joina snowy storytime, and muchmore. Stay tuned for furtherdetails! Registration not required.
Join us for an online chat with bestselling author Fredrik Backman as we discuss his outstanding body of work, including his breathtaking new novel, The Winners, the third installment of the Beartown series.
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About the book:
In the beautifully written, Beartown—which inspired the HBO series of the same name—a small town obsessed with the local junior hockey team is rocked by a shocking act of violence. As accusations and rumors fly, the town must grapple with its identity as never before.
The series continues and tensions rise when it’s rumored that the Beartown hockey team will be disbanded in Us Against You. The entire future of the team and the town hinges on an upcoming game that could change everything forever.
Finally, the series comes to an evocative conclusion with The Winners. The Winners return to the close-knit, resilient community of Beartown for a story about first loves, second chances, and last goodbyes. In the two years since the events of Beartown, the residents must face difficult questions and determine just what they are willing to sacrifice for their home.
About the author: Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, and Anxious People, as well as two novellas and one work of nonfiction. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter @BackmanLand and Instagram @Backmansk.
This event is sponsored by the Schlow Library Foundation and patrons like you!
Don't miss the next event in our series when we welcome Nicole Eustace, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian.
No registration required
Dec 11 Sunday
Dec 13 Tuesday
The Nittany Valley Writers Network will host an open reading night for all levels of writers on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Schlow Library's Community Room, 211 S. Allen Street, State College. Attendees can bring a short writing sample to share, or come to listen and meet other writers. The event is free and open to the public. The Nittany Valley Writers Network is a sharing, supportive, inspiring community linking local writers of all genres and levels of experience: expert and novice, published and hopeful. For more information, contact Dave at email@example.com.
Dec 14 Wednesday
The book chosen is usually available for free online, and the participants read aloud during the time, working on pronunciations and comprehension. The meeting also includes some discussion about the text. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions.
Join us for storytime witha Children’s Staff Member!Enjoy books, songs,fingerplays, and more.Recommended for ages 2-6.Registration required. Limit: 15.
Dec 17 Saturday
Join us for storytime with aChildren’s Staff Member! Enjoybooks, songs, fingerplays, andmore. Recommended for ages 2-6.Registration required. Limit: 15.
Dec 20 Tuesday
Dec 26 Monday
AAUW State College seeks book donations for resale at their May 13-16, 2023 Used Book Sale at the Penn State Snider Ag Arena. The sale funds local scholarships and grants that reflect AAUW's mission to advance equity for women and girls.
Books may be donated 24/7 in outdoor donation bins located at the AAUW State College Used Book Workshop, 2197 High Tech Road, State College. For assistance bringing books inside, the workshop is open Mondays 6-8 pm, and Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-2:30 pm. For book donation guidelines, visit https://aauwstatecollege.org/used_book_sale_donations/