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weiner-invitationTickets Still Available - Admission to this fundraising event is $75.

Consider a sponsorship of $250 which includes 2 reservations; $500 which includes 4 reservations; or $1,000, Corporate Table, which includes 8 reservations

Place: The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Rd., Poland, OH 44512

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014

Doors Open: 6 p.m.

Author Reception and Cocktails: 6-7 p.m.

Dinner: 7 p.m.

Author Presentation and Book Signing: 8 p.m.

For information or to reserve your spot: dliptak@libraryvisit.org or 330.740.6086

(News media, contact Janet Loew, Library Communications/Public Relations, at jloew@libraryvisit.org or 330.740.6088)

2014 Literary Society Donors:
Denise DeBartolo York
Huntington Bank - Gelbman Trust
Renee and Richard Smythe
George and Maggie McCloud
James and Carol Bacon Charitable Foundation
Drs. Lyn and Carmen Julius
Ed and Chris Muransky
Deborah S. Liptak
Mary DeGenaro
Mary James Lipinsky
Mark and Kathy Scheel
Compco Industries
Richard and Eugenia Atkinson

Jennifer Weiner banner“Jennifer Weiner was born in 1970 on an army base in Louisiana. She grew up in Connecticut and graduated with a degree in English literature from Princeton University in 1991. She worked as a newspaper reporter in central Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Philadelphia until the publication of her first novel in 2001, and has been a full-time fiction writer ever since.

“Her books include GOOD IN BED (2001); IN HER SHOES (2002), which was turned into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine; LITTLE EARTHQUAKES, (2004); GOODNIGHT NOBODY (2005); the short story collection THE GUY NOT TAKEN (2006); CERTAIN GIRLS (2008), the sequel to GOOD IN BED, BEST FRIENDS FOREVER (2009); FLY AWAY HOME (2010); THEN CAME YOU (2011) and ALL FALL DOWN. She was also the co-creator and executive producer of the ABC Family show State of Georgia, which ran during the summer of 2011.

“Jen is a frequent public speaker who has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and a number of now-defunct national talk shows that she suspects she killed just by showing up. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Seventeen, Redbook, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, In Style, Allure, and Elle. Time Magazine named her as the author of one of its 140 Best Twitter feeds, and Forbes put her on its list of “25 Working Moms to Follow on Twitter.”

“Jen likes sunsets, sushi, reality TV and long walks on the beach and dislikes fake people, humidity, and entrenched sexism in the literary world. Her last name is not pronounced exactly the way it’s spelled. She can be found on Facebook, and on Twitter, where she keeps readers up to date on her writing life and live-tweets cheesy reality TV shows, including but not limited to ‘The Bachelor.’” [Source: http://jenniferweiner.com/about-jen]

LitSocietyLogoGIFAuthor Events Bring Great Books to Life!

The Library’s Literary Society was launched in 2005, the Library’s 125th anniversary year. The Literary Society is comprised of generous individuals who care deeply about the Library and would like to bring to our community special programs, including noted authors, to celebrate reading and literacy.

The Literary Society’s first author event, in October 2005, featured Pulitzer Prize nominated author, Mary Doria Russell. Each year, the Literary Society features noted authors such as: award-winning crime novelist Laura Lippman; Cleveland’s famous mystery author Les Roberts; Scott London, internationally known journalist and photographer; and New York Times bestselling authors Adriana Trigiani, Lisa Scottoline, Tess Gerrittsen, and Carol Higgins Clark.

To find out more about how your gift can make a lasting difference in your community, contact Deborah Liptak, Development Director, at: (330) 740-6086 or click here to email: dliptak@libraryvisit.org

 Each year, the Literary Society features noted authors such as:
Jessica Fellowes Carol Higgins Clark Tess Gerrittsen LisaScottoline-READ Adriana Trigiani
Jessica Fellowes Carol Higgins Clark Tess Gerritsen Lisa Scottoline Adriana Trigiana

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John H. Clarke Fund - books. 

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