Penn State fans won’t want to miss this speaker at the Schuylkill Campus on Wednesday, March 15. Author Lou Prato has written several books about Penn State including:PSU

  • 100 Things Penn State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
  • The Penn State Football Encyclopedia
  • What It Means to be a Nittany Lion: Joe Paterno and Penn State’s Greatest Players
  • Football Nomad
  • Penn State University Football Vault
  • We Are Penn State: The Remarkable Journey of the 2012 Nittany Lions
  • Game Changers: The Greatest Plays in Penn State Football History

kingThe book signing will be a 5 p.m. at the Fryer Conference Room (C Building). Books will be available for sale. There will be a book signing at 5 p.m. and a talk by Lou at 6 p.m.

Then on Thursday, March 16 Bruce Boyde will be signing King of the Mountain: The Bruno Family Story at the Schuylkill County Historical Society, 305 N. Centre Street, Pottsville from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

In the late 1800’s, life in Southern Italy was hard for many people so two brothers decided to risk everything and make the difficult journey to America. They had to leave behind all that was familiar to them. Their family, their way of life and their tiny village in Calabria. They walked from their mountain village to Napoli, then sailed across the ocean to New York City. The brothers had wild dreams of beginning a new life in America. They were determined to gain fame and fortune in America and were prepared to work hard to get it. Eventually the brothers settled in a small town in the mountains of Pennsylvania where work in and around the coal mines started them on their way to realizing their dreams. They worked long hours and the work was difficult. They had children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Their families were close-knit and the family members supported one another without question. Who could know that from such a humble beginning would come riches, power, political position, gambling, brothels, shame and imprisonment? Bruce Boyd writes his familiy’s side of the story surrounding the so called Kelayres Massacre.