It’s hard to remember a world before Harry Potter. But it’s been 20 years since readers in the U.S. were first introduced to the boy wizard, whose story has captivated audiences since.
THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey)*.
Join WSKG at the Sherburne Public Library on Thursday, August 23, 2018 for a special screening of The Great American read. Vote on-site for your favorite book, enjoy the library’s collections, and help yourself to refreshments. The library is located at 2 East State Street Sherburne, NY, and the event beings at 6:00pm. https://youtu.be/MRCF_qIPvnM
‘Fresh Air’ book critic Maureen Corrigan will be speaking at the 2018 Women’s Fund Breakfast hosted by the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation for South Central New York. She joins us by phone to tell how she became book critic for ‘Fresh Air’, how many books land on her front porch every week, and what it is like to discover a great book by a previously unknown author.
For Father’s Day, PBS Books has put together a list of terrific books for you to give to the special men in your life.
You’re invited to WSKG Studios for a special event celebrating the new PBS series The Great American Read! Join us on Thursday, June 14th for a one-hour screening, mingle with literary-minded guests, and hear remarks from author and Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me panelist Amy Dickinson.
Partner organizations including Literacy Legacy Project, Lyceum, Riverow Bookshop, Four County Library System, and School Librarian Association of the Southern Tier East will also be on site throughout the evening. Doors open at 5:30pm.
Roth, one of the most influential novelists of the later part of the 20th Century, is the author of American Pastoral, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and 1969’s Portnoy’s Complaint.
Tom Wolfe wasn’t interested in fitting in. In his signature white suit, the best-selling author and journalist described himself as “the village information gatherer.” Wolfe died Monday in a New York hospital.
Caryl Phillips’ new novel, set in the waning years of the British Empire, follows the perpetually alienated Rhys from her birthplace in the West Indies to England and then the Continent.
FREE Webinar for Teachers & Librarians, Grades 6-12
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7pm EST
Loved by generations worldwide, LITTLE WOMEN is a universal coming-of-age story. In this webinar for educators, we use the new MASTERPIECE adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN and partner with the Great Books Foundation to explore why the classic novel’s themes still resonate with audiences 150 years after its publication. This webinar will support English teachers and librarians grades 6-12 and offers:
A tour of the media-based resources on PBS LearningMedia, featuring key scenes from the MASTERPIECE broadcast
A discussion of Great Books Foundation’s shared inquiry technique to help students think critically about the novel and reflect on its relevance today
Q&A with resource developers
A Certificate of Participation will be sent to all who attend the live stream. A recording link will be available. Registration is limited so please sign up today.
The Lifters takes some of today’s grown-up economic concerns and folds them into a supernatural story for kids. Kids are “heroes in waiting,” Eggers says; they just need a chance to prove it.