2018 Local Author's Day

2018 Booked for Lunch Program

2018 Writer's Workshops

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2018 Local Author's Day


10 am to 4 pm -  Monday, October 22 in the main lobby!

Meet local authors and purchase their books! Select authors will be doing readings throughout the day.

Joseph Cress   Don Helin   Sherry Knowlton   

Pat LaMarche

Phyllis Orenyo   Dennis Royer   David Schroeder

Max Shenk   Robert Walton   

Jody West

2018 Booked for Lunch Program - GHOSTS & GRUB with Mark Podvia


Thursday, October 25 - 12 NOON - Lunch included

Library Meeting Room A.

Registration requiredClick here

Oh, what fun you will have in learning about the ghosts that haunt our Pennsylvania libraries. Join Mark Podvia, Associate University Librarian, Head of Public Services, Special Collections and Instruction Librarian at West Virginia University College of Law as he takes us through the amazing number of PA libraries that are said to be haunted. He may even share a few Carlisle ghost stories! FREE PROGRAM

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John Carr - Author & Editor of Science Fiction


Author and Editor, John Carr

Monday, October 22 - 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Library Meeting Room A

Registration required. Click here

Join John Carr, as he discusses his life as an author and editor of science fiction and his devotion to the works of H. Beam Piper and the continuation of Piper’s Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen and other works.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in San Diego, Carr is the author of seven published novels and, along with co-editor Jerry Pournelle, has edited over twenty-theme anthologies and short story collections. He is also an authority on the life and works of H. Beam Piper and has written H. Beam Piper: A Biography, published in 2008. His other works include the space opera, The Ophidian Conspiracy, and several novels (some co-written with Roland J. Green) set in the Paratime universe of H. Beam Piper.

He is also recognized as an editor, having edited numerous collections or series involving Libertarian science fiction and Military science fiction. He is best known for working with Jerry Pournelle. In 2002, Carr and Pournelle were honored with a Prometheus Award for editing The Survival of Freedom.  FREE PROGRAM.

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Tapping into Your Soul: The Joy of Writing Your Own Story


Saturday, October 20,2018

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Library Meeting Room

No registration required

“Sweaney makes one appreciate the extraordinary lives of ‘ordinary’ people.” Cathy Gorn, Ph.D. Executive Director, National History Day

Carlisle resident, Deborah Sweaney, will encourage us to write our own story. She will base her talk on her own experience of writing three books based on family stories from her childhood in rural Missouri. She believes that everyone has a story to tell. She will tell how she got started, give us some hints for sharing our own story, and help us ‘unpack’ our memories. She will have copies of her three books for purchase: Unpacking Memories, Up in the Air, and Blest be the Tie.

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Telling Stories in New Caves


Saturday, October 20, 2018

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Library Meeting Room

No registration required.

Join well respected and beloved Carlisle bookstore owner, Jeff Wood, as he presents “Telling Stories in New Caves.” Wood is the owner of the Whistlestop Bookshop (129 W. High Street, Carlisle), past-President of the Cumberland County Historical Society, and past-President of the Bosler Memorial Library Board. Jeff has always been an avid supporter of Celebrate the Book Week.

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