Gallery Talk: Easton Nights, with photographer Peter Ydeen

Sigal Museum’s Chrin Gallery 342 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

Meet photographer Peter Ydeen and explore the mysterious and wonderful exhibition called Easton Nights. In over 70 photographs, Easton Nights evokes the surreal and romantic world of Easton’s small hours. […]

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Big Easy Easton Brass Kickoff Concert & Mini-Parade

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

March along with Easton’s own community second-line marching jazz band, the Big Easy Easton Brass (BEEB) as they bring a taste of New Orleans to downtown Easton. Bring your tambourine, […]

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Reading: Lehigh Valley Poetry Group

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Join the Lehigh Valley Poetry Group for a FREE reading outside at Book, and Puppet Co. 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA. Or join us online through Facebook! We will kick […]

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Floyd Cooper Memorial Children’s Story Hour: MAX AND THE TAG-ALONG MOON

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Bring the kids to a delightful storybook reading of the late award-winning children’s book author and Easton’s own Floyd Cooper. The Parents Choice Awards best books list title, Max and […]

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The Three Little Pigs, Puppet Show, with Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

The Three Little Pigs with YIPPEE SKIPPY PUPPET THEATER Bring your little ones to this delightful puppet show based upon the beloved children's tale, The Three Little Pigs. Yippee Skippy […]

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Ice Cream Truck outside Fidelity Bank on Centre Square

30 Centre Square, outside Crayola 30 Centre Square, Easton, PA

There’s no doubt that our sponsor Fidelity Bank delivers a refreshing approach to a community bank, so it only makes sense for them to deliver ice cream treats in the […]

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Drag Queen Story Hour, with Eileen O’Brennan

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Your kids and the whole family will be entertained and enlightened by this very special story hour that features PrideFest 2022 Royale Champion drag queen, Eileen O’Brennan. Children learn tolerance […]

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Easton: City of Resources, with Photographer Bruce Fackenthal

Lafayette College Store, 211 McCartney Street (on College Hill, corner of High Street) 211 McCartney Street, Easton, PA, United States

Meet Bruce Fackenthal, author of Easton: City of Resources --a stunningly photographed and designed history of the city of Easton, Pennsylvania. The book shows Easton at the height of the […]

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Games: DEVOUR Card Game Demo and Science on a Sphere

Nurture Nature Center 518 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

Enjoy Nurture Nature's Science on a Sphere program about animal habitats. Then, play the game of DEVOUR, taking on the role of one of seven forest-dwelling creatures and feeding upon […]

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Meet & Greet Authors of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group

The Grand Eastonian Hotel 140 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

Stroll in to chat and ask questions about writing and publishing of participating GLVWG authors. They will hold court at The Grand Eastonian Hotel, across Northampton Street at Connexions Gallery, […]

Cindy Williams Newsome Chasing Baseball for Life and Other Adventures

Sigal Museum’s Auditorium 342 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

Join award-winning author Cindy Williams Newsome for a preview of her new release, Chasing Baseball for Life and Other Adventures, a memoir begun by and dedicated to her late brother […]

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Prince Garrett Storyhour with author Jannie Pilgram

Bank Street Creamery 15 South Bank Street, Easton, PA, United States

Bring your kids to Bank Street Creamery for a very special story hour, hosted by the Prince Garrett stories author, Jannie Pilgrim. Prince Garrett lives in Garrett Land and loves playing with his […]

Poetry Reading: E.Lynn Alexander Find Me in the Iris

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Please join us for a poetry reading at Book and Puppet with E. Lynn Alexander, a local poet, and independent publisher. E. Lynn Alexander's latest poetry collection, "Find Me in […]

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Poetry Reading: Nancy Scott

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Prize-winning poet Nancy Scott has published more than 925 essays and poems. Her latest chapbook is entitled The Almost Abecedarian. She has had over 925 essays and poems that have […]

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Poetry Reading: Darrell Parry Twists: Gathered Ephemera

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Join Easton writer and artist Darrell Parry for a reading from his book Twists: Gathered Ephemera. The founder of the online publication Stick Figure Poetry Quarterly and co-host of the […]

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Poetry Reading: Rebecca Reynolds

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Please join us for a poetry reading with Rebecca Reynolds at Book and Puppet. Rebecca Reynolds has published two books of poetry, Daughter of the Hangnail, and  The Bovine Tw0-Step. […]

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Panel Discussion: Sex in the Text: Making Love Between the Pages

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

 Must be 18+ to attend. You won't want to miss this live panel discussion with romance and erotica writers on the hows and whys of putting sex You won't want […]

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Poetry Reading: Limn the Mask, with Danielle Notaro

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Hear Danielle Notaro read from her first book of poems, Limn the Mask, which explores ways to express the ineffable self on paper. Poetry and prose with COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS. In […]

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Live in Concert: Singer-Songwriter Dayna Kurtz, with Robert Maché

Connexions Gallery 213 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

The Easton Book Festival is proud to present New Orleans-based singer-songwriter, Dayna Kurtz and Memphis-based guitarist Robert Maché, for a very special afternoon performance in the garden of Connexions Gallery.     […]

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Virtual Short Story Panel: with Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group

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Join host Judy England-McCarthy and the Lehigh Valley Writer's Group (GLVWG) for a virtual panel discussion on creating short stories. Christopher Ochs, Rachel Thompson, Carol L. Wright, Hilary Hauck, and Suzanne Mattaboni. […]

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Story Hour with Cats: Prince Garrett , with author Jannie Pilgrim

Cat Cafe 452 Northampton Street, Easton, PA, United States

Children’s Book Author Story Hour: Prince Garrett, with author Jannie Pilgrim. Bring your kids to t purrfectly delightful Easton Cat Cafe for a very special story hour, hosted by the […]

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Virtual: Anatomy of a Novel, with Thomas Lubben

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Join author Tom Lubben as he discusses what it took to put a novel together. He outlines the events that led him to South Jersey and led to a novel about […]

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Open Mic:Poetry on the Square, hosted by Darrell Parry

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Here is your chance to participate in the 4th annual Easton Book Festival! Grab the mic and treat us to your favorite poem, written work, song, or anything you want […]

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Virtual Interview: Author Karen Lillis

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Interview with Karen Lillis, bookseller and the author of four novellas, most recently, "Watch the Doors as They Close" (Spuyten Duyvil). Karen writes in a variety of forms, including short stories, […]

Reading: Author Deborah Mortimer, Zorah and the Very Big Question

Easton Community Center 901 Washington St, Easton, PA, United States

Join children's book author Deborah Mortimer for a very special reading of her newest book Zorah and the Very Big Question, at the Easton Area Community Center.       […]

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Author Speak: Lehigh Valley Ghosts,with Katherine Ramsland

Sigal Museum’s Auditorium 342 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

Join local celebrity, Dr. Katherine Ramsland and the staff of the Sigal Museum for an evening of ghost stories and tales of mysterious Lehigh Valley murder cases, past and present! […]

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Grand Launch of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Permanent Bookshelf!

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

History is being made here in Easton, so don’t miss it! The Greater Lehigh Valley Writer’s Group (GLVWG), an all-genre writer’s support organization, will be inaugurating its own commemorative and […]

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Kids Art Workshop: Floating Painted Cardboard Cut-Outs, with Big Nazo

Easton Farmers' Market Scott Park, Easton, PA

BIG NAZO is an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians. During BIG NAZO's “Floating Painted Cardboard” Workshop, images are created through a collaborative drawing process […]

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Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Author Reading and Tables

Easton Farmers' Market Scott Park, Easton, PA

Meet and greet local authors under The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group tents, and enjoy their on-stage performances from 9 to 10 am. Featuring Phil Giunta, John Evans, Thomas Lubben, […]

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Reading: Mermaids Fast Asleep, with author Robin Riding

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Bring the kids to hear Easton author Robin Riding read her story Mermaids Fast Asleep –a lyrical bedtime picture book that looks at how mermaids sleep in the sea. This […]

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The Frog Prince, with Yippee Skippy Puppets

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Bring the little ones to see an interactive puppet show version of the children’s classic, The Frog Prince. Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater performs interactive, improvisational puppetry for children ages 2-8 […]

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Reading and Author Talk: The Bookmark with Author Anne Supsic

Lafayette College Store, 211 McCartney Street (on College Hill, corner of High Street) 211 McCartney Street, Easton, PA, United States

Author Anne Supsic will read from her historical romance novel The Bookmark, which recreates the story of the Marquis de Lafayette and the Moravian nurse who cared for him. Following […]

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Kids Reading: Mummy Makers of Egypt with artist Tamara Bower

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Your child will LOVE this mummy-making workshop and story hour, with Tamara Bower, author of the gorgeously illustrated story about a family of Egyptian embalmers that will enthrall kids with […]

Tucker and Zoey Adventures with Christian Bensing and Timothy Feather

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Bring the kids to libra and the love and joy they bring families. Lehigh Valley authors Christian Bensing and Timothy Feather will be on hand to tell stories and sign […]

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Arts Program: Bonnie Winfield’s Book Making Workshop

smARTivities 60 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

You will learn how to create your own artist book in this special workshop at Smartivities Showcase. The materials are free, so this workshop has limited enrollment. Sign up now! […]

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Author Talk: Exploring the Hymnal with author Professor Christopher Phillips

Lafayette College Store, 211 McCartney Street (on College Hill, corner of High Street) 211 McCartney Street, Easton, PA, United States

Professor Christopher Phillips, President of the Board of Easton Book Festival, will discuss the history and practices of reading and using hymnals and how it provides insight into poetry, literacy, […]

Meet and Greet: Young Adult Author Cyn Balog

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Bring your tween or teen to meet Cyn Balog, the Allentown author of many young adult novels, including Alone, which received a starred review from VOYA Magazine. Cyn Balog lives […]

Story Hour: Author CK Gregory Reads Mr. Sunnyside

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Bring the kids to hear Easton author CK Gregory read the story of Tommy, a young boy, who is stuck at home on a rainy day with nothing to do […]

Author Talk: CHAZAN Unfiltered, with Graphic Novelist Erminio Pinque

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Graphic novelist Erminio Pinque presents his biographical graphic novel about Joseph A. Chazan, MD, celebrating the doctor's contributions to the community. Erminio Pinque is the founder and artistic director of […]

Daedal Doodle with artist Victor Stabin

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Fueled by the love he felt for his children, drawing, and the dictionary, acclaimed fine artist Victor Stabin began combing through the pages of the Oxford English, Merriam Webster, and […]

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“Path Lit by Lightning” Jim Thorpe Panel Discussion

Sigal Museum’s Auditorium 342 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

Lafayette College's Helen H. P. Manson Professor of Bible, Eric Ziolkowski moderates a panel discussion of brilliant athlete Jim Thorpe's life and legacy, as assessed in this year's bestselling David […]

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Workshop: Zine Life,with Maryann Riker

Lafayette College Store, 211 McCartney Street (on College Hill, corner of High Street) 211 McCartney Street, Easton, PA, United States

What are zines, why do people make them, and how can I get started? Book artist, Maryann Riker will tell us about the counter-cultural history behind zines and show you […]

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Meet & Greet Authors of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group

The Grand Eastonian Hotel 140 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

Stroll in to chat and ask questions about writing and publishing of participating GLVWG authors. They will hold court at The Grand Eastonian Hotel, across Northampton Street at Connexions Gallery, […]

Film Screening: Fantastic Fungi & Host Defense’s Mushroom-Fest with Sampling

Nature’s Way Market 143 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

Enjoy a screening of the film Fantastic Fungi--which film critic Rex Reed called, “…fascinating, informative, educational, and totally entertaining.” Then, stick around for the Host Defense's Mushroom Fest to sample […]

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Art WorkshopFloating Painted Cardboard Cut-Out with Big Nazo

Easton Neighborhood Center 902 Philadelphia Road, Easton, PA

BIG NAZO is an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians. During BIG NAZO's “Floating Painted Cardboard” Workshop, images are created through a collaborative drawing process […]

Tasting Pennsylvania Recipe Sampling with Carrie Havranek

Easton Public Market’s Community Room 325 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

In Tasting Pennsylvania: Favorite Recipes from the Keystone State, food writer Carrie Havranek showcases 108 recipes from the best restaurants, inns, diners, cafés, and bed-and-breakfasts across the state. Mouthwatering photographs […]

Panel Discussion: Trials of Mumia Abu Jamal, moderated by Melba Tolliver

Sigal Museum’s Auditorium 342 Northampton St, Easton, PA, United States

In celebration of the breakthrough collective biography, The Trials of Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Biography in 25 Voices, the book's editor Todd Steven Burroughs talks with moderator Melba Tolliver --our book […]

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DEVOUR Card Game Demo with David Mazure

Punch Out Games 161 Northampton St., Easton, PA

Test out the new game DEVOUR, at our new Easton games hub, Punch Out Games. Play the game of DEVOUR, taking on the role of one of seven forest-dwelling creatures, […]

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Author Talk: Sean Ford Only Skin Presentation

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Only Skin is an exploration of the hallucinatory and grim landscape of rural America seen through the eyes of two orphaned siblings searching for answers in a world filled with terrible […]

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An Exaltation of Poets & IF Museum Fall Exhibition

International Fusionism Museum 107 N 4th St, Easton, PA, United States

The Unbearables Poetry Collective & Lehigh Valley Poetry perform at IF Museum, during the museum's fall exhibition opening party. The Unbearables are a loose confederation of poets and writers who […]

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CHAZAN! Unfiltered: Erminio Pinque

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Graphic novelist Erminio Pinque presents his biographical graphic novel about Joseph A. Chazan, MD, celebrating the doctor's contributions to the community. Erminio Pinque is the founder and artistic director of […]

Easton Small Press Expo

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Come meet independent small press publishers: Local and visiting independent publishers will have tables for visitors to check out. Join Pink Trees, Parisian Phoenix, Lehigh Valley Poetry Collective, Collapse Press, […]

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Author Readings: Pink Trees Press Group, the Unbearables

Quadrant Book Mart & Coffee House 20 N 3rd St, Easton, PA, United States

Join us at Quadrant Books at 1 pm for this free reading. Pink Trees Press authors and members of the Unbearables will read from their newest work. Readers include Ron […]

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Big Nazo and YOU Join the Halloween Parade

Union Station 178 South Main Street, Phillipsburg, New Jersey, United States

Help the Big Nazo surprise the annual Phillipsburg/Easton Halloween parade by suiting up in a monster costume at Union Station in P-Burg, and running out to join the parade peeps […]

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Easton Book Festival Brings Authors into the Schools

Easton Area Public Schools Easton, United States

We'll be out in the community, October 16th to 20th: Easton's seven elementary schools will host leading children's book authors Eric Velasquez ("Octopus Stew"), J.E. Thomas ("Control Freaks"), Robin Riding […]

Meet Levine Querido Children’s Authors J.E. Thomas and Rashin Kheiriyeh

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Easton Book Festival will be in the community, October 16th to 20th: Easton’s 7 elementary schools will host 6 children’s book authors, who will present 21 inspiring presentations that promote […]

VIRTUAL: Buried Treasures: The Power of Political Fairy Tales

Virtual Online: Facebook & Youtube

https://youtu.be/BwiRQpqn6rY?si=Y-oXG2bODvQJZ7x7 Jack Zipes--in conversation with Festival director Andy Laties--describes his passion for uncovering political fairy tales of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, explaining why these deserve greater attention and appreciation.

VIRTUAL: How to Resist Amazon and Why & How to Protect Bookstores and Why

Virtual Online: Facebook & Youtube

https://youtu.be/zbHIMEPUM_k?si=N1DgwWjhvM_x-dUx Readers understand that Amazon is a danger, while bookstores support community life. Bookseller Danny Caine’s manifestos have galvanized booklovers, explaining concretely the issues which bookbuyers have grasped intuitively. Easton […]

VIRTUAL: How Memoirs Heal the Social Fabric: Panel Discussion

Virtual Online: Facebook & Youtube

https://youtu.be/5xurOvDDBwM?si=9yOjRvjsB2gZd7ci While memoirs, at first glance, appear to be a self-oriented genre, these three panelists will show how they use life-story writing to bring people together, increase empathy, and heal […]

Big Easy Easton Brass Kickoff Concert

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

March along with our own community marching jazz band as the BEEB brings a taste of New Orleans to downtown Easton. Bring your tambourine, kazoo, or any instrument you like, […]

LVPC Presents: Poetry on the Square

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Our outdoor poetry event is part of the festival opening activities in downtown Easton, in Centre Square outside of Book & Puppet bookstore. Poets include Sean Hanrahan, Alison Lubar, Mike […]

Do Your Own Research! Panel Discussion with Independent Scholars

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Three independent researchers--whose work has been published through leading publishers Verso, Beacon Press, and AK Press--talk about the practices researchers with no institutional affiliation use in developing factual, truthful information. […]

Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group Author Tables Meet & Greet

Easton Farmers' Market Scott Park, Easton, PA

Established 1752--the year of the City’s founding--Easton Farmers’ Market is the oldest, continuous open-air market in the nation. Meet and greet local authors under the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group […]

Tucker and Zoey Adventures Storyhour

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Celebrate rescue pets and the love and joy they bring families. Lehigh Valley authors Christian Bensing and Timothy Feather will tell stories from their book.

Mermaids Fast Asleep Storyhour

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Easton author Robin Riding sings her book "Mermaids Fast Asleep," a lyrical bedtime picture book that asks how mermaids sleep in the sea. This wonderful read-aloud book about mythological sea […]

Just As It Is! Storyhour

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Self-love and self-image is everything! The love of others begin with the love of one’s self. If we can’t or don’t love any part of ourselves, we may hesitate to […]

Mr. Sunnyside Storyhour

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Easton author CK Gregory reads his story of Tommy, a young boy stuck at home on a rainy day with nothing to do, when an eggstraordinary egg named Mr. Sunnyside […]

Storytime for Dogs at Easton Farmers’ Market

Easton Farmers' Market Scott Park, Easton, PA

Stop by the Easton Book Festival tables for paw-some stories and treats. Make friends, celebrate books and community, and meet some of the EBF Board!

Echo City Capers Storytime with Artmaking

Easton Area Public Library 515 Church Street, Easton, PA, United States

Artist-entertainers Joe and Ralph are back with another fun storytime and interactive drawing session featuring their series of fun comic books for kids.

Looking Toward the Rising Sun: Author Reading

College Hill Tavern 420 Cattell Street, Easton, PA, United States

A novel tracing a decade in the life of Lizzie Ellison, a Black girl growing up in the deep South, determined to rise above the trap set by racial stereotypes, […]

Stick Figure Poetry Showcase

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Join a curated selection of poets from the virtual pages of Stick Figure Poetry Quarterly and beyond. R.Sen is a New Jersey based spoken word artist,writer, and poet who found […]

Drag Queen Story Hour with Yippee Skippy Puppets

Book and Puppet Company 22 Centre Square, Easton, PA, United States

Your kids and the whole family will be entertained and enlightened by this very special story hour that features PrideFest 2022 Royale Champion drag queen, Eileen O’Brennan. Children learn tolerance […]