On This Day: Anne Frank Gets a Diary

On This Day: 12th June 1942 – Anne Frank Gets a Diary for her Birthday Anne Frank, a Jewish girl from Frankfurt, Germany received a diary for her birthday. In this diary, she recorded the experiences of her family while they were in hiding from the Nazis for 2 years. She died at the age […]

Reader Roadtrip to the Central PA BookFest

Reader Roadtrip to the Central PA BookFest on July 15, 2023 Schlow Library once again hosted the Central PA BookFest as part of the State College Festival of the Arts. For some reason, the Arts Festival takes place over 5 days whereas the BookFest is only during one of those days, but I suppose many […]

Recipe & Review: The God of Lost Words, A.J. Hackwith

Book Review: The God of Lost Words, Hell’s Library Book 3, A.J. Hackwith   Fantasy: The God of Lost Words, Hell’s Library Book 3, A.J. Hackwith   Hell’s Library has always had a fraught relationship with its host domain. In the previous novel of the series, The Archive of the Forgotten, former librarian Claire, current […]

Recipe & Review: The Archive of the Forgotten, A. J. Hackwith

Book Review: The Archive of the Forgotten, Hell’s Library Book 2, A. J. Hackwith   Book Review: The Archive of the Forgotten, Hell’s Library Book 2, A. J. Hackwith   Claire and Brevity have saved the Unwritten Library, but at enormous cost. Thousands of books were sacrificed and the remaining books have cast out Claire as librarian. […]

Recipe & Review: The Library of the Unwritten, A. J. Hackwith

Book Review: The Library of the Unwritten, Hell’s Library Book 1, A. J. Hackwith   Book Review: The Library of the Unwritten, Hell’s Library Book 1, A.J. Hackwith   If you were a story, what would your “hell” be? Not a character in a story, but an actual story. In A.J. Hackwith’s brilliantly inventive novel, story hell […]