Literary Society

adriana-trigianiThe PLYMC Literary Society Hosts Free Virtual Event – An Evening with Adriana Trigiani

Join us for a free virtual event with Best-Selling Author Adriana Trigiani on Thurs., Oct. 29, at 7 p.m.

The virtual event is free; donations are welcome. For a $20 donation or more, the donor will receive a Library mask. Registration is required and Zoom information will be sent to those who register. Details are coming soon. Watch for more information.

Adriana Trigiani Free Virtual Event – Click Here to REGISTER or DONATE

The event is sponsored by The Muransky Companies, Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Fund, Frank & Pearl E. Gelbman Charitable Trust.

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Ladies in Little Black Dresses for Literacy

LBD-21SAVE OUR NEW DATE: June 3, 2021 

The Lake Club  • 1140 Paulin Road. Poland, OH

We greatly appreciate your understanding and support during this time as we navigate through the changing way we celebrate “Ladies in Little Black Dresses for Literacy.”

Your safety, and the safety of our guests, is of the utmost importance to us, and therefore, we are happy to announce that we’ve set a new date!

More details will follow, but mark your calendar for June 3, 2021.

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Literary Society Author Event

Andrew Gross was the featured author for the 2019 Literary Society Author Event.

Stay tuned for information about the 2020 author event…


Photo of donation by Bacon family to create the Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Author Fund. In the photo are: Dr. David Ritchie, Aimee Fifarek, James Bacon, and Deborah Liptak

Library Foundation Adds Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Author Fund with $75,000 Donation in Memory by Family

The Carol A. Bacon Literary Society Author Fund has been created in the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s (PLYMC) Foundation. The fund was created with a $75,000 donation made in Mrs. Bacon’s memory by her husband, James Bacon, and her family. LEARN MORE

Pictured in photo are: (from left) Dr. David Ritchie, Library Trustee President; Aimee Fifarek, Library Executive Director; James Bacon; and Deborah Liptak, Library Development Director.

Author Events Bring Great Books to Life!

Literary Society logoDonation Books buttonThe 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:

 Each year, the Literary Society features noted authors such as:
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Best-selling Author
Louise Penny
Best-selling author
Lisa Gardner
Best-selling author
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Jennifer Weiner
Best-selling Author
Jessica Fellowes
Author of Downton
Abbey Bestsellers
Carol Higgins Clark
Best-selling Author
David Lee Morgan, Jr.
Sports Writer & Author
Beverly Lewis
Best-selling author
Tess Gerritsen
Best-selling Author
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Adriana Trigiani
Best-selling Author
Lisa Scottoline
Best-selling Author