Author Events

Author, Paula McLainDon’t miss this year’s literary event!

April 25, 2019

Best-selling author, Paula McLain to speak at the 2019 Spring Author Luncheon!

The Council of Friends of Lancaster County Public Libraries, Aaron’s Books and The Library System will host Paula McLain at the 2019 Spring Author Luncheon to be held at Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.

Paula McLain is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels, The Paris Wife and Circling the SunThe Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Her latest novel is Love and Ruin. Find out more about Paula McLain.

In The Paris Wife, McLain captured Paris in the 1920s where we learned of an extraordinary love affair between Ernest Hemingway and Hadley Richardson.

Love and Ruin by Paula McLainIn the sequel, Love and Ruin, McLain brings to life the passionate, stormy marriage between legendary Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn—one of the greatest war correspondents of the twentieth century!  Paula McLain’s visit to Lancaster County is a celebration of the paperback release of Love and Ruin!  Luncheon guests will receive a complimentary copy of the release.   Reserve your luncheon spot now before we sell out!



Luncheon Tickets are $50.
Tickets are on sale NOW!

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About The Council of Friends

Established in 2000, the award-winning Council of Friends of Public Libraries is made up of volunteers who are avid readers and are committed to promoting reading countywide. The group has organized and hosted author events that have featured best-selling authors for the past 17 years.  In 2010, they formed a partnership with Independent Bookstore Aaron’s Books in Lititz that brings authors to Lancaster County while they travel on their national book tours.  This annual event is a fundraiser for the Public Libraries of Lancaster County.  Since 2011 the Council of Friends have raised $87,125 for public libraries.

For more information, including library hours, visit the Library System of Lancaster County’s website at to access system-wide events as well as your local library’s web page!

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