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2017 Marathon Read

When Sep 07, 2017 01:00 PM to
Sep 08, 2017 01:00 PM
Where The lawn in front of the Pattee/Paterno Library
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During this annual event, volunteers take turns reading over a 24-hour period. This year's event, First Books, focuses on Author's first books that they published or their first book in a series, by authors from all around the world. Each title will be available in English and the original language in which it was published.

Anyone may volunteer for two to five minutes of reading. Groups --  classes, teams, social organizations -- are encouraged to participate by  volunteering for larger blocks of time. Remember, it gets really fun in the wee hours of the morning.

There will be pizza, t-shirts, and other surprises. 

Questions? Want to sign up to read in advance? Want to read in Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Portuguese or Russian? EMAIL us at 




2017 Book List:

  1. JD Salinger, Catcher in the Rye
  2. Lyriae Van Clief-Stefanon, Black Swan
  3. Ernset Kline, Ready Player One
  4. Cesar Vallejo, Black Heralds
  5. Eileen Chang, Love in a Fallen City