Nearly a dozen writers will be on hand as the Lilian S. Besore Library, 305 E. Baltimore St., hosts a local author night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12.

"We're always eager to showcase local authors," said Sharon Zaretskie, who works at the library. "There's so much creativity in this area. What better place to showcase local authors than the local library?"

Local authors night is being held during National Library Week. In addition, Franklin County commissioners have proclaimed April 8 to 14 Franklin County Public Library Week (for more turn to page A-5).

"We all feel we have a book inside us," said Zaretskie, adding the authors will be able to answer questions about how to get started and what made them want to write.

There will be something for everyone, including biographies, science fiction, inspirational and children's books.

Books and authors featured:

"The White Lady of Pond Bank" by Sandy A. Kendall "Feathers of Love" by Kimberly S. Slayman "The Door Between the Trees" by D.E. Longacre "Begin with Light" by Patricia Divelbiss "Life Interrupted: The Story of a Young Stroke Survivor" by Marty Zimmerman "I Dare You" and "Yes You Can" by Isabella Morganthal "Not Abandoned" and "Out of the Dark" by Mackenzie Morganthal "Edwina the Exquisite" by Cassandra French "When Cancer Clouds the Sky" by Beverly E. Hannah "The Snarky Girl's Guide to Breast Cancer" by Andrea Ciccocioppo Rose Several children's books by Sue James

The evening will be a "mingling event" and people can come and go as they please, Zaretskie said.

Other books by local authors unable to attend the program also will be on display and there will be refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

For more information, call the library at 717-597-7920.