The Lake County Library Endowment Fund will host local author Patty Barnhart as speaker for the 2018 Library Endowment Dinner. The dinner will be held at 6:30 PM on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the Elks Lodge. Friends of the Lake County Library will hold a no-host reception fundraiser at the new Main Library from 5 to 6 PM.
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Barnhart will discuss the history of independent authors as well as what it takes to self-publish books today in her talk “Writing and the Independent Author.” Books will be available for purchase at the event, which will also include a reading and a book signing.
Barnhart is the author of ten books: six short story collections, a novel, two cookbooks, and an anthology of poetry. She has won four writing contests and placed in numerous others. In addition to her own titles, she has been published in The Arabian Horse World, Hoofbeats, Cascade Horseman, Rails and Trails, Horse Illustrated, and The Lariat. She has lived with her husband on Willow Springs Ranch near Valley Falls since 1996. Prior to her retirement she worked with the Lake County Juvenile Department for 18 years. In addition to writing she is an avid gardener and hiker. Jimmy, the cat, lives with them.
This year’s fundraising items include artwork, wine basket, a collection of books written by local authors, and more. Regular raffle tickets are $1 each, six tickets for $5, or arms’ length for $20. All raffle tickets sales begin on Monday, October 1, 2018 in the Main Library. You need not be present at the dinner to win raffle items.
Tickets to the dinner are $30 and may be purchased or reserved at the Main Library in Lakeview before October 13, 2018. No ticket or reservation is required for the no-host reception at the Main Library, which is open to all. Questions about the event may be directed to Amy Hutchinson, Lake County Library Director, at 541-947-6019