4 PM - David DeKok reading and signing

Saturday Oct 25th, 2014

David DeKok reads and signs his book Murder in the Stacks: Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the Killer Who Got Away. 
From Publisher's Weekly: DeKok, a former investigative reporter noted for his coverage of the Centralia mine fire, turns his attentions to a baffling murder that has haunted Penn State for decades. In 1969, Betsy Aardsma, a graduate student, was murdered in the stacks of Penn State’s Pattee Library. Despite years of investigation, the killer was never definitively identified or brought to justice. DeKok reconstructs Aardsma’s life and death, sparing no detail in his attempt to provide the full and authoritative story from beginning to end. In the process, he points the finger at one suspect, Richard Haefner, a geology graduate student and secret pedophile with a checkered past and a volatile temper. Though Haefner was never charged with the murder, DeKok follows his subsequent legal troubles, and paints a convincing picture of a man with the means, motive, and opportunity for the murder. DeKok examines other suspects and every other aspect of Aardsma’s life, as well as the cultural events influencing the era: 1969, he claims, was the “long, hot summer of the murder year,” defined by a rash of high-profile murders whose culprits—the Coed Killer, the Zodiac Killer, Charles Manson—quickly gained tabloid notoriety. The sheer amount of information in the book may be excessive, but it’s well written, accessible, and undeniably thorough, making this an exemplary true-crime story. [And here's another review from WPSU.]

David DeKok reads and signs his book Murder in the Stacks: Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the Killer Who Got Away. 

From Publisher's Weekly: DeKok, a former investigative reporter noted for his coverage of the Centralia mine fire, turns his attentions to a baffling murder that has haunted Penn State for decades. In 1969, Betsy Aardsma, a graduate student, was murdered in the stacks of Penn State’s Pattee Library. Despite years of investigation, the killer was never definitively identified or brought to justice. DeKok reconstructs Aardsma’s life and death, sparing no detail in his attempt to provide the full and authoritative story from beginning to end. In the process, he points the finger at one suspect, Richard Haefner, a geology graduate student and secret pedophile with a checkered past and a volatile temper. Though Haefner was never charged with the murder, DeKok follows his subsequent legal troubles, and paints a convincing picture of a man with the means, motive, and opportunity for the murder. DeKok examines other suspects and every other aspect of Aardsma’s life, as well as the cultural events influencing the era: 1969, he claims, was the “long, hot summer of the murder year,” defined by a rash of high-profile murders whose culprits—the Coed Killer, the Zodiac Killer, Charles Manson—quickly gained tabloid notoriety. The sheer amount of information in the book may be excessive, but it’s well written, accessible, and undeniably thorough, making this an exemplary true-crime story. [And here's another review from WPSU.]

 

10am-2pm, Sunday Music Brunch featuring Sammy Cannillo & Danny Brumbaugh at noon

Sunday Oct 26th, 2014


Great food from 10-2, with live music by Sammy Cannillo at 12 and Danny Brumbaugh at 1!

2 PM: Tea Party!

Sunday Oct 26th, 2014


Enjoy a lovely afternoon at Webster's with cupcakes and tea in our special event cafe, created especially for this event! Your pre-teen or teen will love Emerson, a young girl who can think independently and who shows good character. In a climate where many books for young readers are consumed with scenes of vampires, violence and innuendo, Emerson's Attic proves to be a breath of fresh air! $20, includes the author tea, cupcakes, and a signed copy of Emerson's Attic. Parents are welcome to pay to attend the tea party, or they may enjoy the cafe or bookstore during the event at no charge! 
RSVP required: stop by or call 814-272-1410. 

 

4 PM: Community Discussion of Margaret Atwood's Oryx And Crake (2 of 3)

Tuesday Oct 28th, 2014

Join us at Webster's for a community discussion of Margaret Atwood's book Oryx And Crake. Part of the local celebration of Atwood and her work. The discussion will take place over three consecutive Tuesdays: 10/21, 10/28, and 11/4. 

Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey–with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake–through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining.

7PM - Argentine Tango

Tuesday Oct 28th, 2014

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, 133 East Beaver Avenue (http://www.webstersbooksandcafe.com/). All levels of experience are invited--no partner needed. If you are interested in a FREE introductory lesson, phone Stephanie in advance: 814-360-9755. We suggest a donation of $1 or $2--we use this to tip Websters' baristas, buy floor care supplies, and build a fund to keep group lesson costs down when we bring guest teachers to town.

7 PM, Argentine Tango

Tuesday Oct 28th, 2014

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, 133 East Beaver Avenue (http://www.webstersbooksandcafe.com/). All levels of experience are invited--no partner needed. If you are interested in a FREE introductory lesson, phone Stephanie in advance: 814-360-9755. We suggest a donation of $1 or $2--we use this to tip Websters' baristas, buy floor care supplies, and build a fund to keep group lesson costs down when we bring guest teachers to town.

7 PM, Muriel's Repair (Storytelling)

Wednesday Oct 29th, 2014

Tell your story, and hear your friends and neighbors tell theirs. This month's theme is "the condition my condition is in" ... or tell anything you want! Hosted by Pam Monk.

4 PM: Art reception for Leslie Sotomayor with live music by Eric Farmer

Saturday Nov 1st, 2014


Join us as we celebrate the opening of a new art exhibit in our gallery featuring the work of Leslie Sotomayor. Free refreshments and live music by Eric Farmer

10am-2pm, Sunday Music Brunch featuring JT & Andy at noon!

Sunday Nov 2nd, 2014

Our oughta-be-award-winning menu from 10-2, with live blues by JT & Andy starting at noon.

4 PM: Community Discussion of Margaret Atwood's Oryx And Crake (3 of 3)

Tuesday Nov 4th, 2014

Join us at Webster's for a community discussion of Margaret Atwood's book Oryx And Crake. Part of the local celebration of Atwood and her work. The discussion will take place over three consecutive Tuesdays: 10/21, 10/28, and 11/4. 

Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey–with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake–through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining.

7 PM, Argentine Tango

Tuesday Nov 4th, 2014

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, 133 East Beaver Avenue (http://www.webstersbooksandcafe.com/). All levels of experience are invited--no partner needed. If you are interested in a FREE introductory lesson, phone Stephanie in advance: 814-360-9755. We suggest a donation of $1 or $2--we use this to tip Websters' baristas, buy floor care supplies, and build a fund to keep group lesson costs down when we bring guest teachers to town. 

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, 133 East Beaver Avenue (http://www.webstersbooksandcafe.com/). All levels of experience are invited--no partner needed. If you are interested in a FREE introductory lesson, phone Stephanie in advance: 814-360-9755. We suggest a donation of $1 or $2--we use this to tip Websters' baristas, buy floor care supplies, and build a fund to keep group lesson costs down when we bring guest teachers to town. 

7 PM: First Wednesday Poetry Series - One Year Anniversary featuring Sean H. Doyle

Wednesday Nov 5th, 2014

The First Wednesday at Webster's Poetry Series celebrates its first anniversary on November 5 with food, an open mic, and a reading by Sean H. Doyle from Brooklyn. Join us at 7 p.m. We'll also be giving away books of poetry and a Webster's gift certificate.

HOW IT WORKS: Each month, we host a reading by a featured poet, plus an open mic for everyone to share their work. Featured poets will read for 25 minutes. Open mic poets may read one poem, so that the night moves along at a good pace and everyone stays till the end. The series is free, but we'll ask for donations to pay each featured poet. 

ABOUT OUR FEATURED POET: Sean H. Doyle lives in Brooklyn, NY. He works hard every day to be a better person and is learning how to love himself more. His book, This Must Be The Place, is forthcoming from CCM Press in 2015. For more information on Sean and his work visit his website: http://www.seanhdoyle.com/ 

6 PM, First Thursday Wide Open Mic

Thursday Nov 6th, 2014


Bring your music, your comedy, your stories, your poetry, whatever talent you want to share, and join us for our monthly open mic. Hosted by Jim Colbert. Stop by 15 minutes early to sign up or email jim@jimcolbertmusic.com.

5-9 PM, First Friday!

Friday Nov 7th, 2014

First Friday is the perfect time to visit downtown State College and Webster's. We offer 10% off drinks and books from 5-9 pm. Then at 9, it's the Lemon Tree Punk Series, the area's only all-ages punk show. $5, BYOB. 

9 PM: Lemon Tree Punk Series (all ages, $5, BYOB)

Friday Nov 7th, 2014


Jenn Fiorentino | The Warmingtons | Annalisa Barron

$5 at the door | 9-11pm | ALL AGES | BYOB

THE ONLY ALL AGES PUNK SERIES IN STATE COLLEGE! Come hang out, drink coffee, drink beer (if you're of age), listen to some incredible music, and have a good time! GET STOKED!

 

11 AM - 7 PM: Rag and Bone Vintage Clothing Trunk Show

Saturday Nov 8th, 2014


The hippest clothing store in town appears once a month at Webster's. Kinda like Brigadoon. Be here for great deals on great duds from Rag And Bone!

10am-2pm, Sunday Music Brunch featuring Eric Farmer at noon!

Sunday Nov 9th, 2014


You know the deal: spectacular food from our oughta-be-award-winning brunch menu, plus live music by Eric Famer. Food 10-2, music at noon. Sunday Music Brunch at Webster's is the best hang in town.

3 PM: Group reading of Walt Whitman's "Song Of Myself"

Sunday Nov 9th, 2014


Prepare yourself for a powerful and beautiful experience. It takes about two hours to read the whole thing. If you have a section you'd like to read, email 
jason@webstersbooksandcafe.com. Otherwise, just show up!

Prepare yourself for a powerful and beautiful experience. It takes about two hours to read the whole thing. If you have a section you'd like to read, email
jason@webstersbooksandcafe.com. Otherwise, just show up!Prepare yourself for a powerful and beautiful experience. It takes about two hours to read the whole thing. If you have a section you'd like to read, email
jason@webstersbooksandcafe.com. Otherwise, 

7 PM, Argentine Tango

Tuesday Nov 11th, 2014

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, 133 East Beaver Avenue (http://www.webstersbooksandcafe.com/). All levels of experience are invited--no partner needed. If you are interested in a FREE introductory lesson, phone Stephanie in advance: 814-360-9755. We suggest a donation of $1 or $2--we use this to tip Websters' baristas, buy floor care supplies, and build a fund to keep group lesson costs down when we bring guest teachers to town. 

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, 133 East Beaver Avenue (http://www.webstersbooksandcafe.com/). All levels of experience are invited--no partner needed. If you are interested in a FREE introductory lesson, phone Stephanie in advance: 814-360-9755. We suggest a donation of $1 or $2--we use this to tip Websters' baristas, buy floor care supplies, and build a fund to keep group lesson costs down when we bring guest teachers to town. 

10:30: Bilingual Storytime (English/Spanish)

Thursday Nov 13th, 2014


On the second Thursday of every month, meet in the kids' area at 10:30 for a bilingual (English/Spanish) story time. Songs, games, books and more.

7 PM: Talk and performance by Honduran activist Karla Lara

Friday Nov 14th, 2014

 

¡Viva la Resistencia!
Interested in social justice and the role of the United States in HONDURAS? Wondering what is causing the Central American child migrant crisis? Five years after an illegal coup, join KARLA LARA & Híbridos Jazz for an evening dedicated to a revolution taking place in the very heart of the Empire.


Interested in social justice and the role of the United States in HONDURAS? Wondering what is causing the Central American child migrant crisis? Five years after an illegal coup, join KARLA LARA & Híbridos Jazz for an evening dedicated to a revolution taking place in the very heart of the Empire.

10am-2pm, Sunday Music Brunch featuring Richard Sleigh at noon!

Sunday Nov 16th, 2014

You know the deal: spectacular food from our oughta-be-award-winning brunch menu, plus killer blues harmonica from one of our area's musical treasures: Richard Sleigh. Food 10-2, music at noon. Sunday Music Brunch at Webster's is the best hang in town.

7pm - Argentine Tango

Tuesday Nov 18th, 2014

Tuesday Tango practica meets every Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, 133 East Beaver Avenue (http://www.webstersbooksandcafe.com/). All levels of experience are invited--no partner needed. If you are interested in a FREE introductory lesson, phone Stephanie in advance: 814-360-9755. We suggest a donation of $1 or $2--we use this to tip Websters' baristas, buy floor care supplies, and build a fund to keep group lesson costs down when we bring guest teachers to town.