Children age 6 and younger who attend the Barnstormers game Sunday, July 27, will receive a free book from the Friends of the Lancaster Public Library, which is holding a used-book sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the concourse alongside first base, near the food court, inside Clipper Magazine Stadium.
And here’s more good news for kids who like baseball, books or both.
Children under 12 who will be accompanying adult ticket buyers can get a voucher at the library and exchange it at the stadium box office for a free ticket for the 1 p.m. game against the York Revolution.
A friend of the library, Ann B. Barshinger, will throw out the first pitch.
The Barnstormers also will donate $4 to the library for every $12 ticket purchased at lancasterbarnstormers.com/fundraising _partners.cfm or with a library voucher.
Pick up vouchers and fliers with all the details at the circulation desks of the Lancaster, Mountville or Leola libraries.
Exchange featuring York poet
The Lancaster Poetry Exchange will host Keith Baughman, of York County, reading from his work at its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1700-H Fruitville Pike.
“Poetry is a way into and out through the world,” Baughman has written. “It acknowledges the seed-like quality in everything, the inherent willingness of all things to accept annihilation in favor of becoming. As a vessel of memory and forgetting, as an evolving and subjective material, language offers this dynamic at the roots of poetry. Through metaphor as a connective expression of the world, poetry gains and gives access to the sacred, unfathomable mystery of the world. It is simultaneously incantation and epiphany.’’
Children's author at Civil War events
Retired teacher J. Arthur Moore, Narvon, will sign his award-winning Up From Corinth series of historical novels for children noon-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, in the store at Landis Valley Museum during the Civil War living history encampment there.
He will also make “Boys of the Civil War” presentations and sign his books 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Civil War living history encampment at Pequea Valley Public Library, Intercourse, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, in the conference center at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Elverson.