Saturday, 3/25 - Main Day of Events

SATURDAY, March 25 

10 - 5 pm  Bethlehem Area Public Library 

Main Branch 11 West Church St., Payrow Plaza, Bethlehem, PA  

7 pm  Double-Feature Rom-Com Fun:

The Shankweiler's Drive-In Theatre with guest author Timothy Janovsky.


Bethlehem Area Public Library 10 - 5 pm

10:15 am:     Lehigh Valley Book Festival Opening Program

Keynote: Edgar Award Winner, Rupert Holmes, How to Murder Your Employerin conversation with Christine Dempsey Sr. VP of Radio, WLVR/NPR

11:15 am      Featured Panel – Shiny Stickers: What Changed After the Award for These Children’s Book Authors: Victoria Jamieson, Alison Green Myers, Greg Pizzoli & Alexandra Villasante

12:00 pm     Break & Book Signing 

12:20 pm     The Thread That Binds: Building Relationships Through Story: Dr. LaToya Council, Andrea Denish, Michael Gardner & Katey Howes in conversation with Melissa Kamyab, Ed.D, Cedar Crest College

1:00 pm       Break & Book Signing 

1:40 pm      One Head, Many Hats: How Creatives Juggle Writing, Illustrating & Editing:  Lauren Castillo, Katherine Locke, and Matt Phelan in conversation with Paul Acampora

2:20 pm       Break & Book Signing 

2:40 pm      Making History: Illuminating the Past Through Novel, Memoir and Nonfiction: Robert H. Mayer, Josh Stehle, & Jenni L. Walsh in conversation with Theresa Hegel.

3:20 pm       Break & Book Signing 

3:45 pm       Let's Take a Breath with Shonda Moralis, LCSW author of Breathe, Mama, Breathe

4:00 pm       Plot Potluck: Storytelling That Runs the Gamut From Heart-Warming to Bone-Chilling: Ethan Joella, Amelia Kahaney, Jason Rekulak & Victoria Schade in conversation with Timothy Janovsky. 


1:00 pm       Let's Play Books - Drop in fun

1:40 pm       Picture Book Palooza Chapter 1: Marie & Baldev Lamba, Lisa Papp, Courtney Pippin-Mathur, Laura Renauld & Nancy Viau with Tara M. Santoro.

2:20 pm       Break & Book Signing 

2:40 pm       Picture Book Palooza Chapter 2: Colleen Rowan Kosinski, Zach Manbeck, Deborah C. Mortimer, Jennifer Raudenbush & Debra Kempf Shumaker with Jen Grima.

3:20 pm       Book Signing 


1:15 pm & 3:30 pm Storytime with picture book authors

MEET BLUEY 1 - 2:15 pm 


SUNDOWN (Approximately) 7 pm         

 Double-Feature Rom-Com Fun: The Shankweiler Drive-In Theatre with guest author Timothy Janovsky. 

Book Drive for Lehigh Valley Reads - bring a new book to the film and receive a free small popcorn!