Friends of the Library Events
Friends of the Library Book Sale!
The Library book sale dates for the upcoming school year. We should have alot of new things for this years sales so don't miss it!
September 24 – 28, 2012
November 12 – 16, 2012
February 18 – 22, 2013
April 22 – 26, 2013
Annual Dinner & Business Meeting
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Dr. Daniel Dyer will present at the Friends of the Library annual program on Thursday, April 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the Pritchard Room of the library.
Dyer’s talk, “‘Do You Like it Here?’ Inside the Literary World of John O’Hara,” will explore the life and career of a writer who was once famous, but is now largely forgotten. A winner of the National Book Award, O’Hara produced best-selling novels that were adapted into popular films, such as Pal Joey and Butterfield 8, as well as short stories and journalism. He even graced the cover of Newsweek and featured in the lyrics of a Simon and Garfunkle tune. After his death in 1970, however, his reputation quickly eroded. Illustrated with images from sites important in O’Hara’s life, Dyer’s talk will explore the reasons for this fall from grace and evaluate O’Hara’s works and literary career. The program is co-sponsored by the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature.
A graduate of Hiram College (1966) who went on to earn his master’s and doctorate in English at Kent State, Dyer taught for many years in Aurora and at the Western Reserve Academy. His excellence as a teacher has been recognized by several awards, including the prestigious Teacher-Scholar award of the National Endowment for the Humanities. His book reviews have been a staple of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Kirkus Reviews for many years. Although he has published several memoirs and young-adult novels, and produced an annotated edition of the The Call of the Wild, Dyer is perhaps best known for his biographies of literary figures, including William Shakespeare, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and particularly Jack London.