Author Archives: Caryn Shaffer

On the Shelves: Kids’ books that tickle a funny bone

By Deb Sullivan On The Shelves Last night I saw a movie trailer on television that instantly grabbed me. I know this story, I thought…all of these crazy, terrible things happening to this kid and his family. And then the … Continue reading

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Meet the author: Zachary Zinn

West York resident Zachary Zinn self-published his book, “A Song for Swans” in 2012. He discussed his book via our local author web form. The book follows Landon Hughes, a teen who experienced the anguish of cancer at a young age, Zinn … Continue reading

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Dover native writes memoir on baking, resourcefulness

Florence Ditlow, 67, never thought she would receive such interesting feedback from readers after publishing her book, “The Bakery Girls,” in November 2011. “One woman (who wrote to me) grew up smelling sticky buns because she lived so close to … Continue reading

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Semi-annual Book Sale slated in Hellam Township

The Friends of the Kreutz Creek Valley Library will hold its semi-annual Book Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Hellam Township Maintenance Building, across from the library at 45 Walnut Springs Rd. The Red Cross … Continue reading

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Feeling overwhelmed? Join a book discussion

Remember when I posted about the summer read program featuring Brigid Schulte’s “Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time”? Book discussion groups are forming at a library near you! Talks are scheduled: 2 to 3 p.m. … Continue reading

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Kreutz Creek library starts new ‘Chick Lit’ group

Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center is launching a new “Chick Lit” book group that focuses on women’s experiences in novels as penned by contemporary American women writers. The first meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 11th with a discussion … Continue reading

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Glatfelter Memorial Library accepting items for auction

Glatfelter Memorial Library in Spring Grove has been accepting donations of art from local artisans for a silent auction that will begin Oct. 1 and end Nov. 29. Donations have included various types of original fine art including but not limited to … Continue reading

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Dover author rises above adversity, finds happiness in writing

Elaine Foust’s three children are glad their mother is finding ways to make her life better. In 1991, Foust, then 39, was a single mother, raising 3 children on her own and graduating from York College with a degree in … Continue reading

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BAM Bestsellers for the week of 9/7

1.       “If I Stay” by Gayle Forman 2.       “Where she Went” by Gayle Forman 3.       “Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods” by Rick Riordan 4.       “Four – Divergent Story” by Veronica Roth 5.       “The Maze Runner” by  James Dashner

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