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Thank you, Nickie and Warren Askov!
Schlow Library is pleased to feature Warren and Nickie Askov as one of the Diamond Donors to the Schlow Library Celebration event “Meet the Sportswriters”. The Askovs moved to State College in 1974 when Nickie was offered a position in the Penn State College of Education as an Associate Professor. Their two children, ages 4 and 9 months, were involved in activities at Schlow from an early age, and the Askovs were committed to literacy both in their professional lives and with their own children.

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Celebrate with us, Schlow style
How would you expect a library to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its building? With a celebration of books, of course! Schlow is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its 211 S. Allen Street building in a way that one would expect from book lovers - with exciting author visits on October 1 and 2.

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Sponsor Spotlight
Many generous individuals and businesses have provided sponsorship for our Schlow Celebration. This month, we are pleased to share profiles of sponsors Mimi Barash Coppersmith, Centre Eye Physicians and Surgeons, First National Bank, and Susan and David Werner. Stay tuned for profiles of Dan and Suzie Hawbaker, Harrison’s Wine Grill, Eileen Leibowitz, Mount Nittany Health, Barbara Palmer, and more in our October eNews!

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Everyone has a story. Tell yours with a One Button Studio - coming soon.
Schlow Library had the honor of presenting the exciting, innovative plans for a One Button Studio to the members of the Centre Foundation Anniversary Circle on Sept 4. Three organizations presented ideas to the Anniversary Circle donors and Schlow was honored as a Runner Up with a prize of $2,000 to go toward the One Button Studio.

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Prevent intellectual malnutrition: dine at Harrison’s
Savory Hunan grilled chicken salad. Sea bass with lobster butter. Bacon-wrapped scallops. Is your mouth watering yet? Ours is! If you’re like us, you’ll head over to Harrison’s between October 4 and 17, where you can sate your appetite for delectable, locally-sourced foods, and help support your library at the same time.

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I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream!
Looking for a way to liven up your Thursday afternoon? Research Unplugged returns October 8, with an all-star line-up of presentations sure to please - starting with Thomas Palchak of the Berkey Creamery, taking listeners through the process of ice cream making, “from cow to cone.” Our usual refreshments of coffee and bagels will be replaced during Tom’s talk with some surprise ice cream flavors direct from the Creamery!

To see the full schedule of fall Research Unplugged, click on the headline.

Way to go, Schlow readers!
At the start of the Summer Reading Program, Schlow set the ambitious goal of 170,000 checked out items in 80 days. We are thrilled to report that Schlow readers exceeded this goal! At the conclusion of Summer Reading, the check-outs numbered 174,689.

“Averaging some 2,000 items a day, our patrons have demonstrated that this is a community that loves to read!” says Lisa Rives Collens, Head of Patron Services.

Keep up the great work, Schlow readers!

Upcoming Events at Schlow Library: Enrichment for All Ages
Kindermusik: Saturday, October 3, 10:00am and 11:00am
Call 235-7817 to register.
Teen Reading Lounge: Saturday, October 10, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Call 235-7816 to register.
Penn State Reads Author Visit: Tuesday, October 13, 7:30pm
Special location: Days Inn, 240 S. Pugh Street
Russell Gold will discuss his book, “The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World”.

From Fabric to 3D Fabrication: Maker Week 2015
Join us August 24 -29 for the first annual Maker Week, a community-wide celebration of traditional and new technologies! Featuring demonstrations, hands-on activities, presentations by industry insiders, a community art project, and much more, Maker Week brings the maker revolution to you.

For a full schedule of events, including a day of contests, community art, and demonstrations at Sidney Friedman Park on the 29th, read more at our website.

Save the Date: “Meet the Sportwriters”
In celebration of our building’s 10th anniversary, Schlow is teaming up with Town&Gown magazine to host a “Meet the Sportswriters” fundraiser on Friday, October 2, 7:00-9:00 pm. Nationally-recognized sportswriters and authors Harvey Araton (NY Times), Nancy Armour (USA Today), Filip Bondy (NY Daily News), David Pencek (Town&Gown), and Michael Weinreb (Rolling Stone) will be on hand to talk about sportswriting in the 21st century and sign copies of their books.

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Start an Adventure: Library Card Sign-up Month Coming Soon
“A library card is the start of a lifelong adventure.”
~ Author Lilian Jackson Braun

Do you know someone who needs a library card? Point them in our direction! September is National Library Card Sign-up Month - the perfect time to bring in family and friends who don’t yet have this very important card in their wallet.

Schlow has recently improved our library card sign-ups by adding an online option (available at our website), and by providing easy-to-use iPads in our main lobby. Any resident of Centre County is eligible for a Schlow Library card, and there is no minimum age to sign up!

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Get updates on events at Schlow. Tell us what you’re reading. Give us feedback on our programs. Become part of a conversation about books, movies, and music. You can do it all on the social media platform of your choice–and help us learn more about patron interests and desires.

Schlow staff are on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Tumblr, and we’d love to hear from you—so like us today! Also, coming soon: Schlow’s own GoodReads account, with book reviews by your favorite librarians!

Upcoming Events: Enrichment for All Ages at Schlow!
Saturday Stories Alive: August 22 & 29, 11:00 am

Gadgets for Grownups: iPad Basics: September 19, 10:30 am (Call 235-7816 to register.)

Gadgets for Grownups: Irish Genealogy: September 26, 10:30 am (Call 235-7816 to register.)

Read to Your Child and Enter to Win a Storybook Quilt

In August, Schlow Library launched its 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Recently, the program had its first finisher, 20-month-old Mae Chazal! The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages caregivers to read 1,000 books to their children before they begin kindergarten. An ambitious endeavor, to be sure - but one that is of critical importance. Studies show that reading to children helps build their vocabulary and promotes reading readiness, and helps prepare them for a lifetime of reading and learning.

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