Book Party @ Emory tonight

“Once upon a time – for that is how all stories should begin…”

This is the 2nd-to-last-time I’ll write about the Book of Lost Things…

I’m just sending out the Ferndale Public Library’s humble invitation to our groovy little Book Party… happening at the Emory, tonight at 7:30 pm. After a month’s worth of community events centered around our staff-favorite, The Book of Lost Things… (hopefully you picked up your free copy from our circulation desk). But even if you didn’t, come join us anyway – learn about the book and chat with the FPL staff about the author (who, by the way, is visiting the library next tuesday for an Author’s Speak, 7pm -3/29).

Learn about the book here… or, if you’re a Wiki-person, here.

…And come one, come all, to the Emory, for a Lost Things BOOK PARTY; -free appetizers + -free well drink or draft beer if you show your library card (up until 9:30pm) + -stimulating/reflective conversation and insights from all types of book worms… @ 22700 Woodward (at Troy)

“I think the act of reading imbues the reader with a sensitivity toward the outside world that people who don’t read can sometimes lack. I know it seems like a contradiction in terms; after all reading is such a solitary, internalizing act that it appears to represent a disengagement from day-to-day life. But reading, and particularly the reading of fiction, encourages us to view the world in new and challenging ways…It allows us to inhabit the consciousness of another which is a precursor to empathy, and empathy is, for me, one of the marks of a decent human being.”
John Connolly (The Book of Lost Things)

“Stories come alive in the telling. Without a human voice to read them aloud, or a pair of wide eyes following them by flashlight beneath a blanket, they had no existence in our world. They were like seeds in the beak of a bird, waiting to fall to earth. Or the notes of a song laid out on a sheet, yearning for an instrument to bring their muasic into being. They lay dormant, hoping for the chance to emerge. Once someone started to read them, they could begin to change. They could take root in the imagination and transform the reader. Stories wanted to be read. They needed it. It was the reason they forced themselves from their world into ours. They wanted us to give them life.”
John Connolly (The Book of Lost Things)

 

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