For those looking for new reading material, the Peters Township Public Library will host 22 Pittsburgh-area authors to showcase their work.
It is part of the library’s third Read Local/Eat Local event, to be held at 10 a.m. on August 6 in the library parking lot.
The library launched Read Local in 2018, although the library has delayed the event for the past two years due to the pandemic.
It has proven popular and is now moving from inside the library to the outside.
“We really wanted to give more space for people to move around with the authors,” said Illyanna Logan, assistant director of the library.
Logan called Read Local/Eat Local “a fun community event.”
Read Local will begin with a talk by JD Barker, a New York Times best-selling author. His latest book is “Death of the Black Widow”, which he co-wrote with James Patterson. Logan described the book as a popular choice at the library.
At 11 a.m., participants will be able to visit the various tents where the authors will be stationed with their work. Logan said they come from a variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, short stories and children’s books.
“People can buy their books if they want. We will also have a raffle basket. Anyone who comes to the event and stops by to visit all the authors can get a raffle ticket,” Logan said.
Attendees will receive “passports” to collect stamps from each of the authors, which they can then redeem for the raffle.
And since the event is also called “Eat Local”, there will be three food trucks from Johnny’s Seafood Shack, Wooden Peel Pizza and Millie’s Ice Cream. There will also be other family attractions, such as a balloon artist.
Read Local/Eat Local will run until 1 p.m. At 1:15 p.m., a representative from Riverstone Books will offer tips for aspiring authors.
“This is a community event that has worked very well in the past,” Logan said. “We are very happy to bring him back after a two year hiatus due to COVID. We hope people will come and find out. »
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