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Celebrate the Book event slated for Saturday in Carlisle

2013Central PA Book Festival Art Contenst Winners

Winners of the 2013 Central PA Book Festival Art Contest hold up their prize winning illustrations on Tuesday evening during a awards ceremony at the Bosler Library, Carlisle.  Photo courtesy of: Jason Malmont/The Sentinel


SOUTH MIDDLETON TWP. — This weekend is the time to celebrate books in Carlisle.


The Friends of the Bosler Memorial Library will host the Celebrate the Book! festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Parish Activity Center at 85 Marsh Drive in South Middleton Township.


The event features several author visits, writing workshops, storytelling, an “Alice in Wonderland” tea party, Junior Jeopardy and young adult panel discussions and book signings.


Among the notable authors speaking and signing books is Dr. Eben Alexander, who will speak at 10 a.m. about the near-death experience he chronicled in his book “Proof of Heaven.”


Other authors include Artie Bennett, Traci Vallano, Nelson Lauver, Jackson Taylor, Victoria Thompson, Maria V. Snyder and Ellen Crosby. Young adult authors will also be on-hand for a panel discussion about the issues they face each day. Those writers include Jennifer L. Armentrout, Zoraida Cordova, Wendy Higgins and Cyn Balog.


The event costs $5 for adults and is free for children ages 12 and younger. For more information, visit the website at


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