Book Review Luncheon Friday April 3


The April 3, 2015, Book Review Luncheon/Program will feature retired Penn College professor Ned Coates reviewing the book Football by Don Skiles. Yes, football – but so much more!  It’s the mid 1950s in a small western Pennsylvania town.  It’s high school – social acceptance and status, dating, teachers, pep rallies, jocks and cheerleaders, winners […]

Brown Library to host free showing of ‘Bully’ movie


More than 13 million American kids will be bullied this year, making it the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation. The 2011 documentary film “BULLY,” directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, brings human scale to this startling statistic, offering an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying […]

Library has resources available for residents to file taxes


The James V. Brown Library, can help taxpayers file their state and federal income tax return with PA Free File, which offers free, safe and convenient Internet-based, electronic filing options. To qualify for the free software, filers must have federal adjusted gross income of $58,000 or less. Free offers vary by vendor, and details of […]

Registration open for next title of Forever Young (Adult) Book Club


The Forever Young (Adult) monthly Book Club has announced that the next selection for the club will be the winner of the 2012 Michael L. Printz and William C. Morris Award, Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley. In this darkly humorous debut, Whaley weaves two stories into a taut and well-constructed thriller…Vulnerability balances […]

Movie Matinees announced for March, April


The March and April Market Street Matinees will feature Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. Market Street Matinees are free films shown at the James V. Brown Library at 2 p.m. each Tuesday. Movies are shown in the Lowry Theatre on the third floor of the Welch Family Wing. Films starring Meryl Streep, an American actor […]

Brown Library and Lycoming College partner for CollegeTown Book Chat Society programs


  The James V. Brown Library and Snowden Library of Lycoming College have collaborated for a year-long book discussion group. The CollegeTown Book Chat Society is a joint effort to engage members of the Lycoming College community and patrons of James V. Brown Library in a yearlong exploration of books from different genres focused on […]

The Big Library Read is Here


We’re excited to announce the return of the Big Library Read, the global digital book club where millions of people from around the world have the ability to read the same eBook at the same time. This time around, OverDrive users will be able to read Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with […]

March is Read an eBook Month


The James V. Brown Library is continuing free technology assistance at the James V. Brown Library Sue Mayshock, the library’s audiovisual specialist, will give individual help for people who would like to download free audiobooks and ebooks on their mobile devices using the OverDrive app. Bring your smartphone, tablet or e-reader and Sue Mayshock will […]