Throughout February and March, several groups around Centre County will read and discuss Jess Walter’s “Beautiful Ruins,” this year’s Centre County Reads book selection Pick up a copy of the novel at any Centre County library and join a group discussion. All events are free and open to the public.
• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Schlow Centre Region Library sun roomCANCELED
• 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Centre Region Senior Center, State College
• 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Centre County Library, Bellefonte
• 2 p.m. Feb. 25: Schlow Centre Region Library sun room
• 6 p.m. Feb. 26: Centre Hall Area Branch Library
• 1 p.m. Feb. 27: Centre County Library, Bellefonte
• 6 p.m. March 9: Holt Memorial Library, Philipsburg
Hollywood-themed roundtable discussion
• 3:30 p.m. March 5: Mann Assembly Room, Paterno Library, University Park
Reading and Q&A with author Jess Walter
• 7 p.m. March 17, HUB Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center, University Park
“Beautiful Ruins” writing contest
• Enter your best writing on your idea of a “beautiful ruin” to win in a number of categories or a $200 grand prize. Entries for the writing contest are due by March 2.