8 PM: LGBTQA Friday Night Live
Friday Jan 30th, 2015
2 PM: Madame President book launch
Saturday Jan 31st, 2015
Nichola D. Gutgold, local author and associate dean at Schreyer Honors College, will talk about her beautifully illustrated new children's book on Jan. 31 from 2-4 p.m. at Webster's. This is her first book for kids, following numerous books focusing on women in office. Gutgold will be joined by Abigail Kennedy, a Schreyer student who co-authored the book. The book is illustrated by Pennsylvania artist Jane Ramsey.
Madam President: Five Women Who Paved The Way tells the stories of a few of the women who have run for the presidency, including Margaret Chase Smith, Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, Patricia Scott Schroeder, Elizabeth Hanford Dole, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. The book, based on research Gutgold conducted for several years on women and the American presidency, is an affirmation to children ages 6-12 that they can do anything they want with hard work and perseverance. It reminds them that women can and will become president, something that children sometimes don’t realize because of the long tradition of male presidential leadership.
10am-2pm, Sunday Music Brunch featuring JT & Andy at noon!
Sunday Feb 1st, 2015
Our oughta-be-award-winning menu from 10-2, with live blues by JT & Andy starting at noon.
7 PM, First Wednesday Poetry Series featuring Cecil Blutcher
Wednesday Feb 4th, 2015
The First Wednesday at Webster's Poetry Series continues on Feb. 4 with an open mic, and a reading by featured poet Cecil Blutcher. Join us at 7 p.m. We'll also be giving away a book 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: This Chicago born artist does not believe in the idea of "boundaries" when it comes to creative expression. Currently enrolled in Penn State’s Graduate Actor Training Program, Cecil believes that human beings’ tendency to label or categorize causes the world to limit you and your creativity, and wants to use his voice to channel the human experience and liberate listeners from the chains of mental slavery. A lifelong writer and performer, Cecil has used his voice and gifts to excel at every level of his educational and artistic experience. As a member of the renowned Bradley University Speech Team, Cecil was a 3-time National Champion (twice winning Poetry Interpretation).
6 PM: Harold Taddy's Open Mic Variety Showcase
Thursday Feb 5th, 2015
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 Harold Taddy.
5-9 PM, First Friday!
Friday Feb 6th, 2015
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 Feb 6th, 2015
$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!
11-5: Board Game Day
Saturday Feb 7th, 2015
The Tabletop and Role-playing Gamers of State College are hosting an epic day of gaming at your favorite local café and bookstore, Websters. If you threw out your copies of Monopoly, Sorry, and Parcheesi long ago for better and more challenging adventures, then please join us for an afternoon of friendly gaming. Feel free to bring your own or learn new games from our extensive library. Learn more details here: http://www.meetup.com/Gaming_in_State_College/
10am-2pm, Sunday Music Brunch featuring Robin Yukiko at noon!
Sunday Feb 8th, 2015
Fabulous food from 10-2, with live music at noon by singer-songwriter Robin Yukiko and her band!
6 PM: Science Cafe
Wednesday Feb 11th, 2015
10:30: Bilingual Storytime (English/Spanish)
Thursday Feb 12th, 2015
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.
8 PM: Valentine's Day dinner theatre
Saturday Feb 14th, 2015
Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8. Get your tickets here.
7 PM: Eric Ian Farmer
Friday Feb 20th, 2015
A concert by one of State College's finest musicians. Not to be missed.
4 pm: Steven Sherrill book launch
Saturday Feb 21st, 2015
A darkly insightful evocation of the post-industrial era, Joy, PA tells the story of a family teetering on the precipice of ruin. The Augenbaughs live in a broken and decaying town where the last vestiges of country-club wealth run up against the terrible realities of working-class poverty. Abigail, a fervent believer in the apocalyptic teachings of a radio preacher, is desperate to save her son from Judgment Day as she readies herself for the Rapture—due to arrive in just a few days. Her husband, Burns, has moved to the basement to live out his days in a medicated stupor, unable to cope with memories of his service in Iraq. Caught between the suffering of his mother and father, ten-year-old Willie fights the inherited demons that have savaged his parents’ tenuous grasp on reality. See more at: http://lsupress.org/books/detail/joy-pa/#sthash.dSVUh832.dpuf
7 PM: The Strayers
Saturday Feb 21st, 2015
Bill Strayer has been been writing music and playing the guitar since 1996. His lyrics are deep and to the point, leaving listeners pondering his message. His voice is rugged and appealing. He provides a solid foundation for the music through his acoustic guitar rhythms.
Denise Strayer is a piano player who took up the accordion in 2009. Her interpretation of this traditional instrument is sultry with exceptional expression to her counter melodies which complement Bill’s vocal lines.
10am-2pm: Sunday Music Brunch featuring Harold Taddy at noon!
Sunday Feb 22nd, 2015
Singer/songwriter/open mic impressario Harold Taddy joins us for brunch. Food from 10-2, live music at noon. Be here!