Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Reading Rainbow

Last week my 7 year-old niece told me she wanted to be a librarian when she grew up. My heart swelled with pride for this incredibly smart beauty, and then I wondered about the future of libraries. Will there be any libraries left for her to govern?
At nearly every speaking gig I lecture about the importance of books. Electronic devices are great for containing reading materials, but guess what? Sometimes electronic devices don't operate properly (trust me) & you can't read your e-book while soaking up the sun on vacation. Or you may have to consult a REAL, paper map, you know those archaic lines printed on ancient tablet. There is something charming about having a book to actually hold in your hands so you can flip through & compare items, or look at the pictures at an easy glance. Or proudly display your coffee table books full of knowledge & images in full color.
Or....pat the bunny.....
I hope our society doesn't lose track of the value of books.

This Sunday, Evansville's Central Library kicks off National Library Week with a local author event.  I am very excited to be one of the authors at the event who will be speaking about their book(s), chatting with guests and also selling copies to the public - with portions of book proceeds going to the library.  ($5 from ea set of Recipe Records will be contributed to the library)

Please share this event with all of your friends & I hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 13, 2014
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Central Library - Browning Event Rooms A and B

National Library Week kickoff
Here is the line-up as I received from the Library:

Mary Hukill Community Garden Revolution
Jackie Egan (pen name Jackie Coleman) A Summer in Ocracokeand Boomerang
Lanea Stagg Recipe Records, Recipe Records: The 60’s Edition and Recipe Records: A Culinary Tribute to the Beatles
Sandy Morris (pen name Sandy Andrews) Best Friends series
Terry Seaton Across the Channel
David Hayden Muhammad and the Birth of Islamic Supremacism: The War with the Jews, 622-628 A.D.
Robert R. Railey Detective Morris, Homicide andDerek Christian, Antichrist
More Info:  Contact Lesa Holstine, 428-8200 ext. 1461

My Music Nugget of the Day:

Late Night's Jimmy Fallon does a screamin' good impression of Jim Morrison in this video clip of "Reading Rainbow" by The Doors...

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Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the night of music begins at 7 p.m.!
Free Will Donation at the door
Please support your local high school bands Folks....I remember wearing those stinky wool uniforms in August & can't imagine how many years of use they endured....please help those kids that just wanna play music....
Check out The Unusual Suspects & their performance video on their Facebook page, The Unusual Suspects


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1 comment:

Jenn V. said...


In my research for my book about Jim Croce, the biggest help I've received have been from the librarians at the universities across the country!

Librarians rule!