July Updates

Hello everyone,

As you enjoy the summer weather, stay healthy, safe, and hydrated in this extreme heat! While doing so, consider reading and attending the following events:

July 7th – 9th is PA’s Virtual BookFest: an annual community event celebrating authors, local life, and art.

The event will feature 3 Virtual Visits with National Authors. Also, authors and artists have the opportunity to meet their fans and to sign and sell books. Come browse the work of BookFestPA artists and authors in the virtual book tent featuring adult, children’s, comic, and YA options.

Joining us this year is our NVWN President, J.L. Delozier, along with other authors such as John Frederick, Hilary Hauck, Artie Bennett, Pamela Behrend, Andrea Denish, Areyoshi, Jason Lenox, and many more! BookFest has something for casual readers as well as diehard fans of genre fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, comics, graphic novels, children’s fiction, and more.
Register at https://bookfestpa.schlowlibrary.org/home

Additionally, adults can still join the Summer Reading Program! Schlow’s super popular Summer Reading Program has taken off, and you still have time to jump in, win prizes, and meet your reading goals! “Tails & Tales” has a host of online experiences through August to get you reading all season long. Enjoy activities from the comfort of home, join SummerQuests, and find ways to win and track your progress. Sign up and get reading!

The Well-Read Book Club’s book for July is The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King. Register at the Schlow library website (here). Discussion on Wednesday, July 28th from 7 – 8 PM.

The Inspiration Book Club’s book for July is The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. They now meet at Barnes and Nobles every Monday at 10 AM.

The AAUW Diversity and Inclusion (Adelante) Book Club’s July book pick is Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. They will meet on the afternoon of Thursday, July 15th.

The Powerful Voices Book Club’s July book pick is Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong.

(Send email to crevey@msn.com for info on how to join any of the bookclubs)

Nick Feffer reviews Powerful Voices June’s book pick The Fifth Season by N.K, Jemisin. Nick is a recent graduate of Dartmouth University. A computer science major and member of Dartmouth’s Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field teams, he graduated with high honors and will be continuing his studies (and athletics) as part of a Master’s program at Stanford University this fall.