Bookendsstill Many Ways To Enjoy One Book Book Sale In Ephrata Stores Feature Writers Book Is The Basis For A New Ballet At Mu Talk About Tolkien, Rice
One Book, One Community book discussions continue, with author Tom Bailey set to appear at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, on the Lancaster Campus of HACC; and at 1 p.m. at Lititz Public Library and at 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers Saturday, Oct. 25.
Discussions of his novel “The Grace That Keeps This World” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Strasburg-Heisler Library; 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Stauffer Mansion; 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Lancaster Public Library; 10:30 a.m. at Leola Branch Library and 7 p.m. at Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland, Monday, Oct. 13; 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Mountville Area Branch Library; 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Elizabethtown Public Library; and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Lititz Public Library.
Friends of the Ephrata Public Library will hold a used-book sale to benefit the library Oct. 10-15. The sale starts 6-9 p.m. Friday, with food stands opening at 5 p.m. Admission on opening night is $7 for adults and $1 for children, but free at all other times.
Additional hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
DogStar Books, 529 W. Chestnut St., will feature an open poetry reading at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, followed at 7:45 p.m. by Amanda Kemp reading from her newly published play, “Show Me the Franklins! Remembering the Ancestors, Slavery and Benjamin Franklin.” Call 823- 6605 for details.
lAaron’s Book Corner, Lititz, will host Lancaster County Poet Laureate Barbara Buckman Strasko 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, as part of Lovin’ Lititz Every Second.
lBorders Book Shop, 940 Plaza Blvd., will host Starbucks Hear Music founder and philanthropist J. Kevin Sheehan, of Boston, discussing and signing “A Leader Becomes a Leader: Inspirational Stories of Leadership for a New Generation” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. The 230-page book from True Gifts Publishing sells for $27.95.
“Worlds End. And Worlds Begin,” a world premiere of the American Repertory Ballet Company, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in Lyte Auditorium, Alumni Hall, Millersville University. A talk-back with the audience will follow the performance.
MU music faculty member Rusty Banks composed the music, based on the book “Writing at the End of the World,” by Richard E. Miller, of Rutgers University, which imagines a “catastrophe that causes the end of the world, but the beginning of something else,” Banks explained.
“I didn’t want reading the book to be a prerequisite for understanding the piece,” Banks said. Banks chose topics from the book “to capture the spirit as an arch,” he said.
The 100-voice MU Choral Union, directed by Dr. Jeffrey Gemmell, will be onstage with the dancers and the Continental Trombone Quartet.
Miller will deliver a lecture on writing in the 21st century at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall. Afterward, there will be a luncheon in the Lehr Room, Gordinier Hall, followed by a 1 p.m. panel discussion of “How Artists Become Entrepreneurs When the Arts Become too Expensive,” by the major collaborators.
Tickets are $20 for the public, $15 for senior citizens, $10 using an MU ID for outside students and $5 for MU students, where two tickets per ID may be purchased.
Reserved seats are $20 for the public, $15 for seniors, $10 for students of other schools, and $5 for MU students. Tickets may be purchased 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Student Memorial Center, by calling 872-3811, or online at www.MUTicketsOnline.com.
“Good Works of Imagination: Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ and Anne Rice’s ‘Christ the Lord’ ” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church library, 310 Church Ave, Ephrata, by Dr. Jared Lobdell, of Elizabethtown. He is editor of “A Tolkien Compass,” a book about Middle Earth that includes a chapter written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The event includes informal discussion with refreshments and is free to the public.
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