Add this Event to Calendar 07/15/2019 07:00 PM 07/15/2019 08:00 PM Idlewild: History and Memories of Pennsylvania's Oldest Amusement Park Author Jennifer Sopko

“A Universe of Stories”

Beginning Thursday, June 13, visit the library, check out a book or audio book (no children’s books) or attend a program and you will receive a ticket to enter into our raffle.  One lucky winner will receive a gift basket from Sarris Candies to be drawn Wednesday, August 7th. Norm (from Sarris) will be doing the honors. You do not need to be present to win.

“Idlewild: History and Memories of Pennsylvania’s Oldest Amusement Park” Author Jennifer Sopko

Monday, July 15 at 7:00pm

Idlewild and SoakZone has charmed people across Western Pennsylvania and beyond since the late 1800s. The park was developed by Pittsburgh's Mellon family as a picnic grove to boost traffic on the Ligonier Valley Rail Road. When C.C. Macdonald took the helm in 1931, rides, entertainment and other attractions came to Idlewild over the next half century, along with the adjacent Story Book Forest. After joining the Kennywood family of amusement parks, Idlewild added a Wild West town, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe and a water slide complex. Author Jennifer Sopko tells the heartwarming history of a Pennsylvania amusement park that continues to delight generations of families. (amazon).  Jennifer will have copies of her books to sign and sell for $21.99 + tax if you’re interested.  Please call to register.

Contact: Donna Neiport 412-833-5585