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Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers seeks new members

The Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers welcomes visitors and is seeking new members. The group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, 16 North Walnut St., Mechanicsburg. Published and unpublished writers … Continue reading

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York County Parks Naturalist Kelsey Frey to present program at libraries

York County Parks Naturalist Kelsey Frey hopes to help kids and parents discover the science which is all around them this summer when she presents “Science in Your Backyard” at York County Libraries, according to a news release. Frey’s interactive … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Life After Life’ by Kate Atkinson

“No point in thinking,” she said briskly, “you just have to get on with life . . . We only have one after all, we should try and do our best.  We can never get it right, but we must try.” “What … Continue reading

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Megan Erickson returns with ‘Make It Count’

by Sarah Chain, for Book Buzz When Megan Erickson began writing her newest novel, she didn’t set out to write something funny. A scene just popped into her head – a girl, sitting in a college library, zoning out as … Continue reading

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Book sale to benefit York Rescue Mission

The York Rescue Mission is holding its biannual book sale 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 23 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 24 in the Fellowship Hall of York Alliance Church, 501 Rathton Road, York. Thousands of books … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘The Divorce Papers’ by Susan Rieger

“Marriage is a counter-cultural act in a throwaway society.” —Dr. William H. Doherty, noted marriage scholar and therapist  Researchers estimate that 40-50% of all first marriages end in divorce.  Even more disheartening is that 60% of second marriages end in … Continue reading

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On the Shelves: Library and school get silly to get kids to read

It was a hair-raising experience when Maryland Science Center Education Outreach Specialist Seth Schuler introduced a school student to static electricity using the Van de Graaff machine during a Traveling Science program. Submitted photo. by Reading, ice cream, and duct … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Little Failure’ by Gary Shteyngart

It took me some time with this one. I don’t know what my barrier was to Gary Shteyngart’s memoir “Little Failure.” It has everything I love – humor, an almost unbelievable coming of age tale involving immigrant parents and the … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk’

After a particularly tumultuous day of sibling fighting, parent frustration, a few tantrums, and lots of tears, I decided to call a family meeting.  I invited my daughters and my husband very formally, and we all sat around the kitchen … Continue reading

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Local author, illustrator publish nonfiction book about Chinese asylum seekers imprisoned in York

Author Judy Wolfman and illustrator Brett Greiman, both of York, have published a book about the true story of 286 Chinese people seeking asylum in America, some of whom ended up in York County Prison. “The Long Escape!” details the … Continue reading

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