What’s Happening: April 2017

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We have finally approached the final full month of the spring semester and things are likely getting completely out of hand. Remember self care and check out one or all of these exciting events!

Tuesday April 4 at 7pm: Stephanie Powell Watts, professor at Lehigh University, has a book launch at the Bethlehem Barnes and Noble (4445 Southmont Way, Easton). Watts new book, No One Is Coming to Save Us, has received a great deal of critical praise and attention.

Wednesday April 5 at 4pm: Barbara Cole,  Dr. Barbara Cole, the Artistic Director of Just Buffalo Literary Center, will give a talk entitled “Lit City: Tending to the Literary Landscape in Buffalo, NY.”

Thursday April 6 At 4pm: the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Environmental Programmes, Elliott Harris, will present, “Achieving Sustainability – A Universal Challenge” in Linderman Library 200.

Tuesday April 18 at 6:30pm: The first meeting of the Jane Austen Book Club will take place at the Bethlehem Area Public Library, Laros Room, Second Floor from 6:30 to 7:30. Whether you have devoted your life to studying Austen or you have been meaning to read Northanger Abbey for decades, you are welcome!

Wednesday April 19 at 12pm: On Wednesday the Graduate Student Awards Lunch will be held in the Wood Dining Room.

Thursday April 20 at 12pm: On Thursday, April 20th at noon, Amaranth and The Friends of the Library will partner to host the final DWS (Drown Writers Series) of the spring 2017 semester. The event will be held at the Bayer Galleria in Linderman Library.

The reading will include Creative Writing Thesis Students, Amaranth Prize winners, and a mix of undergraduate and graduate student writers reading their own original creative works. We will also release the 2017 edition of Amaranth and distribute copies at the event for free! Lunch and refreshments will also be served! Please come join us for this end-of-the-semester celebration!

Wednesday April 26 at 6:30 to 7:30pm: Following the success of the new PBS hit, Victoria, and the Netflix original, The Crown, Heather Simoneau, Humanities Librarian at Lehigh University, will lead an informal conversation on the influence of women on the British monarchy and world affairs. Come dressed in your best royal, Victorian, or steampunk attire and chat with others about the TV series. Prizes will be awarded. Tea and scones will be served. (The talk is geared toward young adults, hence the cosplay.)

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