Celebrate World Book Night! April 23

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Come to the library on April 23 from 5-7 PM to receive a free copy of “The tipping point: how little things can make a big difference” by Malcolm Gladwell.*
*While supplies last. Limited copies available.

WHAT IS WORLD BOOK NIGHT?

World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Night paperbacks to light and non-readers.

World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so. But it is also about more than that: It’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways—through the sharing of stories.

World Book Night is a nonprofit organization. We exist because of the support of thousands of book givers, booksellers, librarians, and financial supporters who believe in our mission. Set for April 23 each year to honor Shakespeare’s birthday, World Book Night was successfully launched in the U.K in 2011, and World Book Night was first celebrated in the U.S. in 2012.

Read more at http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/

About “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.

Malcolm Gladwell is also the author of the #1 bestselling Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. He was a reporter for The Washington Post from 1987 to 1996, working first as a science writer and then as New York City bureau chief. Since 1996, he has been a staff writer for The New Yorker.

Visit our Shakespeare Display

To commemorate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, we have created a display along the back side wall of the East Wing on the 1st FL (to the left side as you come into the front doors). Some images from the display are below. Haven’t read Shakespeare in a while? We have quite the collection, so click here to browse our catalog of Shakespeare literature and video.

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