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November 20, 2014

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‘Own-A-Day’ at the James V. Brown Library offers unique gift opportunity for any occasion

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The holidays are rapidly approaching and you may be trying to search for that perfect gift for the person on your list who seems to have everything. more»

Arbonne ‘Angels in Action’ supports teen girls at James V. Brown Library with $1,000 grant

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library recently was the recipient of a $1,000 grant from Arbonne Charitable Foundation’s “Angels in Action” program. more»

James V. Brown Library has the tools to help you find your next great read

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2 weeks 6 days ago

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library has “Got You Covered for Your Next Great Read.” That’s the slogan of our popular readers’ advisory service, which was designed to help readers fall in love with a new book. more»

Author to visit James V. Brown Library as part of statewide ‘Speak Up’ initiative

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Author Lindsay Barrett George is speaking up for Pennsylvania libraries when she makes an appearance at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, as part of a special statewide event titled, “Speak Up for Libraries, a PA Forward-Pennsylvania Libraries Initiative.” more»

Get Ready to SURF, November 2014!

October 8, 2014

We are excited to announce the launch of  Lee Lee the Surfing Monkey Goes to Australia, by Maryland’s own, Krissy Mach Atchison. more»

October Book Review

October 8, 2014

Fortunately, the Milk ~ by Neil Gaiman more»

Comic Book and Manga Club for teens meets weekly at library

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9 weeks 5 days ago
Grace Lawton, 12, is animated as she talks about the character she is working on, Hena. Image provided.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Teen Comic Book and Manga Club now meets weekly from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays at the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St. The group, facilitated by Kim Cochran, Information Services librarian, meets on the second floor of the Welch Family Wing. more»

Williamsport community photos sought for history book

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A new book is being compiled about the Williamsport community and the public’s help is needed. more»

It’s Here!

September 1, 2014

Ever wonder about the monster in your closet? Is he nice or will you get a FRIGHT? One little boy finds out when his closet monster pays a visit one night! Get ready for big surprises and even bigger FUN in Candy Grant’s newest release by The Omnibus Publishing. more»

10 Tips for Kids & Parents for Back to School

August 28, 2014

It’s that time of year again! Whether you started this week or will begin your school year after Labor Day Weekend, we’ve asked our staffers to come up with a list of 10 tips to help parents and kids alike adjust to the start of the new school year. Below is our list, in no particular order.

10 Tips for Back to School: more»

New York Times bestselling author Beverly Lewis to visit library

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Award-winning and bestselling author Beverly Lewis will make an exceptional 25 stops through Pennsylvania and Maryland in promotion of The River, a stand-alone novel set in Lancaster County. more»

Brown Library and Lycoming College partner for CollegeTown Book Chat Society programs

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14 weeks 14 hours ago
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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library and Snowden Library of Lycoming College have collaborated for a year-long book discussion group. more»

Weapon of Love

July 28, 2014

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Whether for love, country or just a thrill, women from both sides rose up as spies during World War One. more»

We Have Big News!

July 24, 2014

Congratulations Candy Grant! more»

Announcing Our New Book!

July 16, 2014

We are pleased to announce the launch of our newest children’s book: Will You Bee My Honey? by Candy Grant, Illustrated by newcomer, Beth Hughes. more»

Look What’s Coming!

July 14, 2014

We have a big year ahead for children’s authors Candy Grant and Krissy Mach Atchison! more»

Local Author a Finalist in Amazon Contest

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Local Author, Carrie Anne Noble

Montoursville, PA:  Montoursville's Carrie Anne Noble was notified last week by Amazon Publishing officials that her novel, "Seashell, Stork and Apple Tree," is the winner in the young adult fiction category of the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. Noble's entry was one of about ten thousand, and one of five which have advanced to the finals. more»

The Powerful Gift of a Book

July 9, 2014

child with reptileI’ll never forget the day Christopher opened his birthday present from me 10 years ago. more»

Summer Sizzle: Madeline Sloane Box Set

June 27, 2014

Summer Sizzle: Madeline Sloane Box Set
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Romance novel Box set for 99 centsCan’t beat this heat! more»

Little League Book Celebrates 75 Years of History

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Lance Van Auken is the author of 'Play Ball! The Story of Little League Baseball.' Photo by John Green: http://www.littleleaguenow.org

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- This year, Little League Baseball® observes its diamond anniversary, and fans are celebrating with an updated book, “Play Ball! The Story of Little League Baseball®” and a one-hour, original documentary film, “Little League®: A History.” more»

Now Available For Kindle!

June 7, 2014

Our newest children’s books are now available for your kindle! more»

Fight Summer Boredom with a CWIST!

May 27, 2014

My mother must have heard my brothers and I say, “I’m bored!” nearly fifty-thousand times while we were growing up. Her response was always the same, though.  She’d say, “Only boring people are bored,” but ten minutes later we’d be back to complaining about being bored again. more»

“The Pigs Did It!” Cover Reveal!

May 22, 2014

Feast your eyes on the book cover  for Candy Grant’s The Pigs Did It!  In this debut children’s picture book, Mom hears noises coming from her son’s room at bed time. He claims the pigs messed up his room, broke the broom, and more! A fun, fabulous read for ages 6 months and up. Order your copy today!  more»

The Omnibus Publishing

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The Omnibus Publishing produces traditional print books and multi-sensory ebooks & apps that encourage readers of all ages to: Explore. Dream. Discover.℠

 

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Play Ball!

May 15, 2014

NewPlayBallCover_low-682x1024As baseball season is in full swing, we wanted our readers and fans to check out Lance and Robin Van Auken’s more»

Candy Grant’s Debut Picture Book is on Pre-Sale Now!

May 2, 2014

Congratulations to our own Candy Grant as her picture book, The Pigs Did It! is set to debut this month! Pre-sale orders start today and run through May 30th with pre-sale orders shipping June 1st! ORDER TODAY BEFORE THEY SELL OUT! more»

BREAKING NEWS: Sneak Peek at Candy Grant Galley!

April 23, 2014

Ever seen a galley? Well here’s your chance to take a peek at Candy Grant’s, The Pigs Did It!, debuting in May 2014! 

Help Kids Learn US Geography

April 9, 2014

Grab A Sneak Peek Inside Luigi Discovers Philadelphia! Andiamo! Let’s Go!

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You Won’t Find This in the Common Core!

March 31, 2014

Underpants + Kids = Giggles Galore!

Collage of kids books about underpants more»

Incandescent

March 30, 2014

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8 Great Pre-K Reads for March

March 11, 2014

Pre-school is a great time to get our littlest ones involved with reading! We get to pass on a love of stories and storytelling, while they are learning letters, numbers, and colors along the way. Best of all, it allows us to spend quality time with our kids in our laps! more»

Incandescent on Wattpad

March 5, 2014

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Incandescent by Madeline Sloane more»

My New Obsession: Narrowboats

February 24, 2014
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Historic working narrow boats on the Macclesfield Canal in Cheshire, England.

Courtship Customs

February 17, 2014

Here in the Highlands of Pennsylvania, we’ve been blanketed with snow and freezing temperatures. The snow is more than two feet deep and has been for weeks. We’re thinking of Spring and the end of this blasted winter. more»

7 Great Reads for Black History Month

February 17, 2014

Great Reads Featuring Fantastic Illustrations  more»

BOOK REVIEW: Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple

February 8, 2014

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Title: Zoe & Zak and the Tiger Temple more»

Guys Read

February 4, 2014

Guys ReadI hate to admit it, but when I was a kid, I didn’t read.  It wasn’t that I couldn’t read or hated reading, I just never thought of reading as something more»

St. Valentine’s Day Giveaway

January 31, 2014

St. Valentine's Day Giveaway 2014!

St. Valentine’s Day Giveaway 2014! more»

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

February 16, 2014

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Warm Hands, Warm Heart

“Cold Hands, Warm Heart” is a myth that scientists have busted. more»

Giveaways

January 20, 2014

West Wind by Madeline Sloane Giveaways

Free eBook! more»

Highland Homecoming

October 19, 2013

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Highland Homecoming by Madeline Sloane more»

Skinterns

October 19, 2013

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Skinterns by Madeline Sloane more»

DEAD LINE

January 14, 2014

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DISTRACTED

January 20, 2014

Distracted by Madeline Sloane

Distracted by Madeline Sloane more»

EAST OF EATON

January 19, 2014


East of Eaton more»

WEST WIND

January 18, 2014

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West Wind by Madeline Sloane more»

CONSEQUENCE

January 16, 2014

Consequence 2014 purplecover 200x300 CONSEQUENCESyndicated columnist Bridget Cormac has built a comfy lifestyle writing about history’s mysteries. more»

SALINGER biography: You’ll Never Read 'Catcher' in the Same Way Again

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By now, most “Catcher in the Rye” fans know the big news from the recent bio of J. D. Salinger: This reclusive author, who published nothing after 1965, continued writing daily till his death in 2010; several of the resulting works are slated for release over the next few years. more»

Local Author Publishes Epic Fantasy Adventure

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ElissaBeth Frear has published ‘White Horses for Greyy’ the third book in “The Thin Greyy Line” trilogy, the epic fantasy adventure of the elf maiden Greyylene. more»

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