Local author, Mike Allegra, will be visiting the Scotch Plains Public Library on Tuesday November 20th at 4 pm for a reading of his new picture book for children, Sarah Gives Thanks, followed by a discussion and signing. Sarah Gives Thanks is the true tale of Sarah Josepha Hale, who dedicated her life to making Thanksgiving a national holiday during the nineteenth century. She also became a groundbreaking writer and women's magazine editor, all while raising her family.

A former journalist for North Jersey Newspapers, Mike Allegra is the editor of The Lawrentian, the nationally award-winning alumni magazine of the Lawrenceville School (Lawrenceville, NJ). His plays have been performed around the country, and he was the recipient of a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship.

All programs at the Library are free and open to all interested participants. The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town. For further information, to register, or get directions, please call the Scotch Plains library at 908-322-5007, x.209 or e-mail kids@scotlib.org.