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A COOPERATIVE PROGRAM OF
FOURTEEN LIBRARIES
OF THE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY

 
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WELCOME READERS

This web site has all the activities and events for the Read Across the Valley program. This year's theme is Living Simple, Living Plain.  We will be focusing on our Pennsylvania Heritage with Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch roots. Our goal is to explore regional cultures, promote reading, and build a sense of community.

What if everyone in the central Susquehanna valley region read the same book at the same time? That was the idea behind two earlier "Read Across the Valley" projects. In 2011, though, libraries in Montour, Northumberland, Lycoming, Snyder, and Union counties will be taking a different approach -- four speakers and one theme.


This year, we will be hosting 4 different speakers.

Kevin Williams, Editor of the Amish Cook 
Nationally Syndicated Newspaper Column and co-author of the Amish Cook book series. Kevin will be presenting at the Degenstein Community Library on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.

Marta Perry
Author of a new series of "Amish Suspense" books will be presenting at the Degenstein Community Library on Tuesday, August 16, 2011.

Tamar Myers
Author of a mystery series set in Pennsylvania will be presenting on Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

Dr. Donald B. Kraybill
Professor and author of "Amish Grace" will be presenting at Susquehanna University on Thursday, October 13, 2011.

Check out the events listed at right and make sure you check back with this site for additional programs that may be added.

RAV is sponsoring a Hand-Stitched Quilt Raffle to help offset costs.  Click here for the schedule and more information.

 

Thank you kindly to our sponsors.

 

 

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2011 Schedule


 Inside PHC (Pennsylvania Humanities Council) Newsletter article about Read Across the Valley  and  interview with Tamar Myers


SATURDAY, JULY 23
Nottingham Village, Northumberland

10am-2pm
Family Day Events

TUESDAY, JUL 26
Degenstein Community Library, Sunbury

7:00-8:30 pm
Presentation by Kevin Williams
Editor of the Amish Cook

TUESDAY, AUG 16 Degenstein Community Library, Sunbury
7:00-8:30 pm
Presentation by Marta Perry

WEDNESDAY, SEP 14
James V. Brown Library, Williamsport

7:00-8:30 pm
Presentation by Tamar Myers

THURSDAY, OCT 13
Susquehanna University
7:00-8:30 pm
Presentation by Dr. Donald Kraybill.