The Baldwin Public Library will once again be taking part in the “Everyone’s Reading” program this year. The Metro Detroit public libraries in Oakland and Wayne counties have just announced author Michael Connelly’s thriller The Lincoln Lawyer as their 2011 selection.
The Everyone’s Reading program, now in its tenth year, was established to enhance the reading experience by sharing a single title throughout the community. Participating libraries are set to offer book events such as group discussions, appearances by Michael Connelly, and related topic presentations to facilitate dialogue.
According to this year’s Everyone’s Reading Reader’s Guide, best-selling author Michael Connelly “has set the standard for writing well-paced, well plotted, and well-crafted crime fiction” and has published “an impressive 22 novels, multiple short stories, and one non-fiction collection of crime stories.” In addition, the film adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer is scheduled to open in theaters this March and his newest novel, The Fifth Witness, will be released this upcoming April.
How do you get involved in the program? By participating in the various events listed by both date and library location on the Everyone’s Reading homepage. The Baldwin Public Library will be shelving extra copies of The Lincoln Lawyer, stocking reader’s guides, and will act as host for one of Michael Connelly’s speaking engagements. Also, two of Baldwin’s librarian-led Book Groups will be meeting for discussion and are open to everyone.
This year’s Everyone’s Reading program featuring Michael Connelly and The Lincoln Lawyer runs February 14 – April 14, 2011.
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-Post by Megan Shaffer