Category Archives: Local events

L.J. Matarese weaves faith into fiction

One Thanksgiving morning, more than a decade ago, L.J. Matarese woke up with a sentence in her head: “Goodbye, mom and dad. I’ll miss you.” That sentence later became the first sentence of the first draft of Matarese’s manuscript for … Continue reading

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Dillsburg Area Public Library to host discussion on Cheryl Strayed memoir April 29

“Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” a memoir by Cambria County, Pa., native Cheryl Strayed, is the topic of a book talk to be held 7 p.m. April 29 at the Dillsburg Area Public Library, 17 … Continue reading

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Hallam author Stephanie Giese comes full circle through writing, blogging

As a new mom, Hallam writer Stephanie Giese turned to blogging to make connections with other women, mothers and writers. Just four years later, female writers are now looking to her to get connected. Giese has founded BlogU, a conference … Continue reading

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Lancaster Civil War Round Table to welcome author J. David Petruzzi

The Lancaster Civil War Round Table will welcome author, speaker and historian J.David Petruzzi at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road. The program is free to attend.  JD will speak on his latest book, … Continue reading

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Cartoonist, illustrator Mimi Pond to lecture at York College March 31

York College will host professional cartoonist and illustrator Mimi Pond for a lecture 3 p.m. Monday, March 31, in the Cora Miller Gallery of Wolf Hall at York College of PA, 441 Country Club Rd., York. The author and illustrator of … Continue reading

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York County Heritage Trust to accept donations for Book Blast

The York County Heritage Trust is will begin accepting gently used book donations April 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum, 250 E. Market St. Donations will be accepted Tuesdays through Saturdays. The last day … Continue reading

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Local authors funnel Oz fascination into new book for film’s 75th anniversary

Meet Jay Scarfone and William Stillman, the wonderful writers of Oz. Both of the Hershey area, Scarfone and Stillman have published a book called “The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion” that is chock-full of behind-the-scenes images and … Continue reading

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Friends of Legal Services annual book drive ends April 15

Volunteers at Chambersburg’s Friends of Legal Services are urging area residents to donate to their book drive, in its 30th year, before the April 15 deadline. Friends are seeking books old and new, plus old magazines, CDs and DVDs, books … Continue reading

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Collinsville Community Library’s book sale happening this weekend

The Friends of Collinsville Community Library’s Annual Spring Book Sale will be 1 to 8 p.m. March 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 21 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22. There will be a two-for-one sale and “two … Continue reading

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On the Shelves: Celebrity auction returns to Martin Library March 23, by Deb Sullivan

Now that the countdown for the Oscars is over, I have started counting down for another annual event that brings a little bit of Hollywood to York. Next Sunday, March 23, is the 17th annual Martin Library Celebrity Auction!

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