‘Marley and Me’ Author Coming to Susquehanna University
SELINSGROVE—A series of events sponsored by the Read Across the Valley Committee, a cooperative of 14 Susquehanna Valley libraries, will culminate in an appearance by John Grogan, author of the national best-seller “Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog”on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at Susquehanna University’s Weber Chapel Auditorium.
The events begin with a pet parade Aug. 22 at the Priestley-Forsyth Library in Northumberland. Other events include “adopt-a-thons” on Aug. 29 hosted by Haven 2 Home at the Montgomery House Library in McEwensville and Mostly Mutts at Central Park in Sunbury. Haven 2 Home will have a third Adopt-a-Thon Sept. 12 at Brookpark Farm in Lewisburg.
“Marley & Me” book discussions will take place Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Montgomery House Library and Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Degenstein Community Library in Sunbury. The Watson Theatre in Watsontown will hold a screening of the 2008 film version of “Marley & Me,” starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.
Other sponsors of events include the Brookpark Farm in Lewisburg, Middleburg Community Library, Selinsgrove Community Library, McClure Community Library, Allen’s True Value in McEwensvilleand Beavertown Community Library.
Grogan, a former columnist with the Philadelphia Inquirer, is a native of Detroit and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He also worked for the South Florida Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale and Rodale Press as editor in chief of Organic Gardening magazine. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the National Press Club’s Consumer Journalism Award.
“Marley & Me” and Grogan were featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, People, Newsweek, Life, and Better Homes & Gardens. He has appeared on“Good Morning America,” “The Early Show,” “Fox & Friends” and other programs.
For more information on events leading up to Grogan’s appearance, visit Read Across the Valley’s Web site at www.montgomeryhouselibrary.org/rav/index.html.
Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 30 states and 12 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.
Karen M. Jones