09 May 2008

Nancy Pearl to Speak at Area Libraries

Nancy Pearl, author of bestseller, Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason and commentator about books on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition,” is scheduled for a local, on-air interview on WAMC’s Roundtable, Tues., May 20, during her visit to the Capital District. Pearl will be coming to the area during the week of May 19, and will be speaking to the public and to library professionals, free of charge, at local libraries.

On Tues., May 20, 7-8pm, Pearl will speak to the public at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, on “The Pleasures and Perils of a Life of Reading,” presented by the Friends of the SSPL. Seating is limited and tickets are required.

On Wed., May 21, 2-3:30pm, at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Rd., Clifton Park, Pearl will address Adult Service Librarians with the topic “Opening Books, Opening Doors: Providing Effective Reader’s Advisory Service.”

At 7-8:30pm, also on May 21, Pearl will talk to Youth Services Librarians, again with the topic “Opening Books, Opening Doors: Providing Effective Reader’s Advisory Service,” but geared toward young and YA readers.

Pre-registration is required for all programs. Please contact Saratoga Springs Public Library or Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library to register.

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