Literary Society

Andrew Gross

The Fifth Column book

Literary Society Author Event Featuring Andrew Gross

Andrew Gross is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of No Way BackEverything to Lose, and One Mile Under. He is also co-author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard.

Thurs., Sept. 26, 2019, at 6 p.m

Main Library, 305 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, OH

• Doors open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail and heavy appetizer/dessert reception.

• The author presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $65 for this library fundraising event.

• Ticket price includes membership in the Literary Society, an autographed copy of “The Fifth Column”, and a complimentary glass of wine.

Invitation Andrew Gross

Andrew Gross printable invitation

For information, please 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 to Attn: Mark Mrofchak-Fiscal Officer, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, 305 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44503

Please note that Main Library will be closed all day on Thursday, Sept. 26, to prepare for this event.

Andrew Gross website »

Proceeds benefit the Library Foundation– Carol A. Bacon Fund

Thank you to our sponsors:

Huntington Bank

The Frank & Pearl Gelbman Charitable Trust
– Huntington Bank Trust

Muransky Companiesdenise-debartolo-york
Vince & Phyllis Bacon sponsorThank you to these sponsors:
Susan Sokolov, Theresa Trucksis, Richard & Eugenia Atkinson, Deborah Liptak


Literary Society committee

Library Literary Society Planning Committee – These Literary Society committee members recently met to plan the September 26 event: (from left) Donna Bricker, Amy Chismar, Library Development Director Deborah Liptak, Beth Lenzi, Ruth Nabb, Betty Cmil and Doris Layfield.

Andrew Gross James Patterson books

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
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Carol Higgins Clark
Best-selling Author
David Lee Morgan, Jr.
Sports Writer & Author
Beverly Lewis
Best-selling author
Tess Gerritsen
Best-selling Author
Adriana Trigiani READ posterLisa Scottoline READ poster
Adriana Trigiani
Best-selling Author
Lisa Scottoline
Best-selling Author