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One Book One Lower Merion: Author Event Sold Out

Post Date:09/07/2019 12:30 PM

The One Book One Lower Merion Committee is thrilled to announce the selection of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens for the 2019 program. The book has spent months atop the New York Times bestseller list so far in 2019, and has sold more copies (well over a million) than any other book this year—fiction or nonfiction—according to Amazon and Barnes & Noble. One Book One Lower Merion, OBOLM, Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owners

The Committee is having several events, but the biggest will be the talk by the author at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 10th (details below; NOTE: SOLD OUT--SEE BELOW). Because this will be Ms. Owens’ only appearance in the Philadelphia area, the event will be held at Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El of Wynnewood, where the meeting room has many more seats than the Board Room in the Township Administration Building (site of past author events). There are a substantial number of parking spots there and it is fully accessible. Lower Merion Police will be on hand for traffic control.

“We are thrilled and delighted to be presenting this wonderful author and her terrific book in our 15th year of One Book programming,” said Lenore Forsted, committee chair.

All events (except the book review session) will require pre-registration through the web site—click on “One Book One Lower Merion” and you will be able to sign up to pay online.

The programs are:

Sunday, October 27th: From 9:30 to 11 a.m., Riverbend Environmental and Education Center (1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne) will host a “Bio-Blitz” for our opening event. Just as the book’s protagonist Kya explores the swamp around her and made pictures of birds she saw, this program will give young families (with children younger than 12) a chance to learn how to explore nature in their own backyards, using science strategies and the iNaturalist app. Come dressed appropriately—long sleeves/pants and bug spray. Although the event is free, pre-registration is required since attendance is limited to 30 cars.

Sunday, November 3rd: The Bala Cynwyd Library (131 Old Lancaster Avenue) will host Main Line Art Center, leading a Mixed Media Art class for kids from 5 to 12 at 1:30 p.m.  Attendance is limited to 15 and is first come, first served—please pre-register. Cost for materials: $15 per person.

One Book One Lower Merion, OBOLM, Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia OwnersWednesday, November 6th: Everyone's favorite book reviewer, Beverly Rosen, will be back to review Where the Crawdads Sing at 1 p.m. in the meeting room of Ludington Library in Bryn Mawr. Light refreshments will also be provided. (No pre-registration required.)

**SOLD OUT** Sunday, November 10th: Author Delia Owens will speak, answer questions and sign your books, starting at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth Hillel/Beth El (1000 Remington Road, at Lancaster Avenue). Admission is $10 per person in advance; or $15 per person at the door. Payment in advance can be made by going to, then clicking onto “One Book One Lower Merion.” Main Point Books will provide books that can be purchased. **SOLD OUT** ... CLICK HERE TO BE PLACED ON THE EVENT'S WAIT LIST. 

Kids’ events: Two children’s books that are related to Where the Crawdads Sing will be featured in the toddler story hour at our libraries during October and November.


Author photo by Dawn Marie Tucker

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