Centre County Reads 2019

Jan 29, 2019 06:00 PM to
Apr 04, 2019 09:00 PM

The 2019 selection for Centre County Reads is Katie Fallon's Vulture.

Film Screening of Winged Migration

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 | 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Downsbrough Community Room, Schlow Library
Friday, February 1st, 2019 | 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Centre County Library, Bellefonte

Join us to watch and discuss Winged Migration (G, 90min). This family-friendly documentary (2003) focuses on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents. Snacks will be provided. 

An Evening with Katie Fallon

Thursday, April 4th, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Nittany Lion Inn, Assembly Room, The Pennsylvania State University

In Vulture, Katie Fallon discusses the turkey vulture, an overlooked and under-appreciated species that plays an extremely important role in our ecosystem. Written as a travelogue, scientific exploration, ecological memoir and love story, Vulture will appeal to a wide variety of readers. Book signing to follow. FREE and open to the public; no registration necessary.

Katie Fallon is the author of Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird (UPNE, 2017) and Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird (Ruka Press, 2011), as well as two books for children. Her essays and articles have appeared in a variety of literary journals and magazines, and she has taught writing at Virginia Tech, West Virginia University, and in the Low-Residency MFA programs of West Virginia Wesleyan College and Chatham University. She is also a founder of the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia and a Penn State graduate. Find out more about Katie at

..And More!

There are several exciting events leading up to Katie Fallon's visit, including a film night, winter bird walk, writing contests, book discussions, and more. Click here for a full list of events.

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