Monday, January 11, 2010
It's that time again: the eighth annual Everybody Reads event at Multnomah County Library. This year's book promises to be a great read: The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson, a gripping historical account of the violent cholera outbreak of 1854 London. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a national bestseller, the Washington Post calls The Ghost Map "a true page-turner."
Everybody Reads is sponsored by Beyond Fact, a partnership between Multnomah County Library and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The goal of Everybody Reads is to create dialogue within our communities. From the Web site: "What if everybody read the same book? We'd talk to each other about issues that matter, and we'd celebrate the power of books in creating a stronger community."
Pick up your free copy at any Multnomah County Library, download a copy from Library2Go, or purchase one at participating bookstores. But hurry; copies are going fast. When you're finished, pass the book off to a friend who wants to read it or return it to the library. For more information on Everybody Reads 2010, including related events and discussion groups, visit the MCL Web site: http://www.multcolib.org/reads/