Dr. Eva Tettenborn, associate professor of English at Penn State Worthington Scranton, will be a panelist for this year's Susquehanna County Reads community book discussion, Travels with Charley: In Search of America, by John Steinbeck. The book is a beloved travelogue of Steinbeck's 1960's road trip around the United States in the company of his French standard poodle, Charley.
Susquehanna County Reads is a community literary program established by the Susquehanna County Library System, along with Susquehanna County Literacy. For one month out of the year, the community is invited to read the chosen book together and participate in programs inspired by the book. This year, the county libraries will accept donations of canned cat food (Friskies paté preferred), and canned dog food (Alpo preferred) for the True Friends Animal Welfare Center, a no-kill animal shelter in Montrose. Donations can be taken to any local library in Susquehanna County during the month of October.
"Working with Susquehanna County Reads is a rewarding experience as it shows how literature can bring together a community of readers to enjoy works that have impacted our culture in meaningful ways," said Dr. Tettenborn, who also participated in the program last year. "All participants read the same book, yet everyone brings different perspectives to the discussion."
The panel discussion will be held Wednesday, October 15 at 7 p.m. in St. Mark's Hall, 1184 Main St., New Milford.
For more information go to: http://www.susqcolibrary.org/#!susquehanna-county-reads/c1yz3