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World Book Night

Tuesday, April 23 at 8:00 PM

On the Square in Downtown Dover

World Book Night U.S. is a celebration of books and reading. On April 23, 25,000 passionate volunteers across America will hand out a total of 500,000 books to those who don’t read regularly. Reading for pleasure improves literacy, employability, social interaction, and can have a positive effect on mental health and happiness. Book readers are also more likely to participate in positive activities such as volunteering. Or more simply put, books are fun—and they can be life-changing. With the passionate volunteer support of thousands across the country, World Book Night U.S. is spreading the love of reading, person to person. Stop by the Square in downtown Dover beginning at 8:00 PM to pick up your copy of this year’s FREE book:

About Population: 485, by Michael Perry

Welcome to New Auburn, Wisconsin, where the local vigilante is a farmer's wife armed with a pistol and a Bible, the most senior member of the volunteer fire department is a cross-eyed butcher with one kidney and two ex-wives (both of whom work at the only gas station in town), and the back roads are haunted by the ghosts of children and farmers. Against a backdrop of fires and tangled wrecks, bar fights and smelt feeds, Population: 485 is a comic and sometimes heartbreaking true tale leavened with quieter meditations on an overlooked America.

 

Date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 8:00pm

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