BOOKSTORE TO HOST TRIBUTE TO LOCAL POET BOOK SALE IN LEOLA COSTUMED CLIFFORD IS COMING TO LIBRARIES LIBRARY NEEDS FRIENDS TWO WORLD BOOK NIGHT CELEBRATIONS IN COUNTY
Calling him "one of poetry community's most vibrant and unique voices," DogStar Books will pay tribute to Le Hinton -- "publisher, poetry ambassador and, most of all, poet" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the store, 401 W. Lemon St.
Local poets, including Keith Baughman, Michael Hoover, Carol Clark Williams, Rich Hemings and Barb DeCesare, will read from Hinton's work, with musical interludes provided by guitarist Tyler Clever. Refreshments will follow the special program, which replaces the regularly scheduled Poetry Night open reading this month.
Founder and chief editor of the poetry journal Fledgling Rag, Hinton is the author of four collections of poetry, including "Black on Most Days" and "The God of Our Dreams." His work also has been published in various journals.
His poem, "Our Ballpark," was chosen for the Poetry Paths installation at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
Friends of the Leola Branch Library will hold a used-book sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, 18 Quarry Road, Leola. Of the more than 3,000 books, most paperbacks are 50 cents; hardbacks, $2; and children's books, 50 cents and $1.
Clifford, the lovable storybook character from Norman Bridwell's book "Clifford The Big Red Dog," will visit local public libraries in April to celebrate National Library Week and his own 50th anniversary, according to a press release. Listen to classic Clifford stories, enjoy fun activities and bring your camera for a picture with Clifford.
The Clifford series includes more than 70 books designed to teach life lessons. Clifford was the runt of the litter, chosen by a city child named Emily Elizabeth Howard as her birthday present. No one expected Clifford to grow, but Emily Elizabeth's love for her tiny red puppy changed Clifford dramatically. Before long, he was over 25 feet tall, forcing the Howard family to leave their home and move to the open spaces of Birdwell Island.
The first visit is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lititz Public Library. Visits are scheduled throughout the month at various county libraries, concluding at 10:30 a.m. April 26 at Lancaster Public Library West-Mountville Branch.
Visit lancasterlibraries.org and click on the Clifford image for a complete listing of visits; then contact the local library to register to attend the program.
The Friends of the Quarryville Library is in need of new friends, who are welcome to attend the group's 10 a.m. Tuesday meeting in the Carlson Room at the library, 357 Buck Road. Meetings take place the first Tuesday of each month.
Friends are needed to volunteer in the library's used-book store and to help with semiannual used-book sales, a yard sale and holiday bazaar and bake sales that support the library.
Call 786-1336 for more information.
World Book Night, observed April 23, is dedicated annually to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Some 25,000 readers each will hand out free World Book Night paperbacks to 20 nonreaders in their communities.
Eastern Lancaster County Library, New Holland, will host a reception at 7 p.m. April 15 for the community to learn more about the event, meet the book givers, and find out how to get involved next year.
nAaron's Books, Lititz, will offer a champagne toast to book givers at a party starting at 6:30 p.m. April 18. Aaron's is an official WBN host book shop and book box pickup location.
The store has three extra boxes of books for anyone who would like to be a book giver but missed the application; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year's books range from classics to current best-sellers, including Willa Cather's "My Antonia," Tina Fey's "Bossypants," Walter Mosley's "Devil in a Blue Dress" and Rick Riordan's "The Lightning Thief."n