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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘Ed Palattella’
Posted: April 16th, 2013

nat'l library weekIt’s National Library week, and I remember great times with my kids at many of Erie’s public library locations. We often visited the West Erie Plaza branch, and we were regulars at the Blasco Library on the bayfront.

One celeb that most impresses me with what she has done in regard to reading is Honorary Chair of National Library Week Caroline Kennedy. She has visited schools, throughout the years, and started interesting high school groups with her own book ”Poems to Learn by Heart.” Check out the video above.

In Erie, events at Blasco Library, 160 E. Front St., include: Ed Palattella and Jerry Clark (April 18, 7 p.m.); and Holly Jacobs and Nancy Kay (April 18, 2-3:30 p.m.); as well as Debbi Lyon and Sandy Sagala. Call or visit the library’s website for more information on Library Week schedule. Cost: Free. Info: 451-6927, www.erielibrary.org

Ken Springirth, local author of 20 books about railroads and trolley cars, wrote an article for the Erie Times-News that discusses the Darby Public Library, outside Philadelphia. It is the oldest continuously operating public library in the U.S. His article also discusses that the Erie Public Library’s roots on Perry Square date back to Feb. 16, 1899. Read his entire article here.

We went to the library for books, vidoes and much more. Whatever you do this week, grab a few minutes at one of the branches of the public library. I guarantee you will return.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three. 

 

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Posted: December 12th, 2012

If you are stuck for a gift idea for anyone with ties to Erie, here are some of my faves:

Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America’s Most Shocking Bank Robbery” Ed Palattella and Jerry Clark co-authored the book about their investigations into the collar-bomb death of Brian Wells. You can watch a replay of their live chat on GoErie.com at www.goerie.com/chat. I know both these guys — they are awesome.

They will have a book signing today at The Erie Book Store at 4:30 p.m and at Books-A-Million in the Millcree Mall Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. The book is available at Barnes & Noble, Werner Books, Books Galore, The Erie Book Store and on Amazon and other outlets. For more information: pizzabomber.com. The book has been optioned for a movie in Hollywood.

“Bluff” by Lenore Skomal. Lenore’s book is a terrific mystery that will keep you guessing, and she is planning a sequel. I know Lenore, and she weaves a great story with memorable characters.

Honoring the New York Central Railroad”  by Kenneth Springirth. Ken knows railroad, and he has a series of books that are all fascinating railroad tales. I know Ken — he is an interesting historian — if you have a question on rail, just ask him.

Fortune and Fury” by David Frew and Jerry Skrypzak. These gentlemen share some of Erie’s richest history of the waterfront. It’s a great read for anyone who loves Erie. I know both of these guys, and this book is filled with personality and memories of old Erie. All proceeds benefit The Erie Historical Society.

These are just a few of the great books written by local authors. Suggest more right here.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

 

 

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