Come to the library on April 23 to receive a free copy of Moneyball by Michael Lewis.*
*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. In 2013, World Book Night will be celebrated in the U.S, the UK and Ireland.
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 www.WorldBookNight.org
About MONEYBALL, by Michael Lewis
“You need to know absolutely nothing about baseball to appreciate thewit, snap, economy…and incisiveness of [Moneyball]. Lewis has hit another one out of the park.” -Janet Maslin, New York Times
Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager, is leading a revolution. Reinventing his team on a budget, he needs to outsmart the richer teams. He signs undervalued players whom the scouts consider flawed but who have a knack for getting on base, scoring runs, and winning games. Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball and a tale of the search for new baseball knowledge- insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.