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March 17, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Public Library
2101 S 4-J Rd
Gillette, WY 82718
Nancy Pearl
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Nancy Pearl: Get Lucky @ Your Library

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Nancy Pearl, author and renowned librarian, will speak at Campbell County Public Library on the luckiest of days, March 17 at 7 p.m. thanks to The Library Foundation, Inc. This author of the best-selling Book Lust series is a perfect fit for lucky St. Patrick’s Day! Check out our website for a list of books Pearl will talk about.

Nancy Pearl speaks about the pleasures of reading to libraries, literacy organizations, and community groups throughout the world and comments on books regularly on NPR's Morning Edition.  She’s the author of Book Lust To Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers; Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason; More Book Lust: 1,000 New Reading Recommendations for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason; and Book Crush: For Kids and Teens: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest. Her two most recent projects involve reprinting a dozen of her favorite novels for adults published between 1960 and 2000, called Book Lust Rediscoveries, and Book Crush Rediscoveries, a dozen reprints of long out of print books for kids and teens.  Born and raised in Detroit, she received her library degree (MLS) in 1967 from the University of Michigan.  She also received an MA in history from Oklahoma State University in 1977.

Among her many honors and awards are the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award from Library Journal; the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association; the 2011 Literary Lions Award from the King County Library System; the 2010 Margaret E. Monroe Award from the Reference and Users Services Association of the American Library Association, “presented to a librarian who has made significant contributions to library adult services;” the 2004 Women's National Book Association Award, given to "a living American woman who …has done meritorious work in the world of books beyond the duties or responsibilities of her profession or occupation;" the Brava Award from the Seattle Women’s University Club, recognizing “women of exceptional ability in the Greater Seattle Area; 2004 Louis Shores Greenwood Publishing Group Award for excellence in the reviewing of books and other materials for libraries; the 2004 Media and Communications Award from the Ontario, Canada, Library Association; the 2003 Humanities Washington Award, “which recognizes an individual or organization whose time and talents enlarge the meaning of the humanities in our lives and whose work reflects the spirit and programs of Humanities Washington;” and the Public Library Association’s 2001 Allie Beth Martin Award, which “recognizes a public librarian demonstrating a range and depth of knowledge about books and other library materials and the distinguished ability to share that knowledge.”  She also was named the Totem Business and Professional Women’s “1998 Woman of Achievement,” award and received the 1997 Open Book Award from the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference. 

On her monthly television show, Book Lust with Nancy Pearl, she has interviewed authors as diverse as E. L. Doctorow, Elizabeth Strout, Ann Patchett, and Terry Pratchett

In 2004, Pearl became the 50th winner of the Women’s National Book Association Award for her extraordinary contribution to the world of books. In the moments when Pearl finds herself without a book, she is an avid bicyclist and happy grandmother of three. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Joe.


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