Oct. 18-Library Literary Society Fundraiser with Bestselling Mystery Author Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner authorMain Library Will Be Closed Oct. 18 to Prepare for Event

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YOUNGSTOWN (September 24, 2018/For Immediate Release) – The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County (PLYMC) will welcome Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, for the Library’s 15th Literary Society fundraising event on Thursday, October 18, in the Main Library, 305 Wick Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail and appetizer reception. Seating for the lecture is at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $65.

The Main Library will be closed all day on Thursday, October 18, to prepare for the Literary Society event. All other libraries in the PLYMC system will be observe their regular hours.

Ms. Gardner has been hailed as “one of the best-known names in all of thrillerdom,” Lisa Gardner has an undeniable talent for creating irresistible page-turners.

From the author’s website [https://lisagardner.com/about]:

“Lisa Gardner, a #1 New York Times bestselling thriller novelist, began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. A self-described research junkie, she turned her interest in police procedure and criminal minds into a streak of internationally acclaimed suspense novels, including her most recent release, Look For Me.

Literary Society committee

Library Literary Society Planning Committee – These Literary Society committee members recently met to plan the October 18 event: (front, from left) Beth Lenzi, Library Development Director Deborah Liptak, Carol Sankovic, (back) Anna Marie Jones, Amy Chismar, Julie Costas, Doris Layfield and Betty Cmil.

“With over 22 million books in print, Lisa is published in 30 countries. She’s also had four novels become TV movies (At the Midnight Hour; The Perfect Husband; The Survivors Club; Hide) and has made personal appearances on TruTV and CNN.

“Lisa’s books have received awards from across the globe. Her novel, The Neighbor, won Best Hardcover Novel from the International Thriller Writers, while also receiving the Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle in France. She was also recognized with the Daphne du Maurier Award in 2000 for The Other Daughter.  Finally, Lisa received the Silver Bullet Award from the International Thriller Writers in 2017 for her work on behalf of at-risk children and the Humane Society.

“For a bit of fun, Lisa invites her readers to enter the annual ‘Kill a Friend, Maim a Buddy’ Sweepstakes at LisaGardner.com. Every year, one Lucky Stiff is selected to meet a grand end in Lisa’s latest novel. Past winners have nominated spouses, best friends and even themselves.

Lisa lives in New Hampshire where she spends her time with an assortment of canine companions.  When not writing, she loves to hike, garden, snowshoe and play cribbage.”

The $65 admission price includes membership in the PLYMC Literary Society and an autographed book. Reservations are required in advance. For information or to reserve a spot, call the Library Development Office at 330-740-6086. To attend, send a check made payable to the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County – Literary Society, and mail Attn: Fiscal Officer, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, 305 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44503.

This event is sponsored by Denise DeBartolo York, Huntington Bank Trust – The Frank & Pearl Gelbman Charitable Trust, and Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Fund.