Nancy Pearl, America’s Librarian in conversation with April Baer, OPB Saturday, October 20 at NCRD Performing Arts Center

Manzanita Writers’ Series Presents
Joint Fundraising Event for the Hoffman Center Manzanita and North Tillamook Library – Manzanita, OR
Nancy Pearl, America’s Librarian in conversation with April Baer, OPB
Saturday, October 20 | 7:00pm | Doors open at 6:30
North Coast Recreation District Performing Arts Center | 36155 9th St, Nehalem
General Admission: $25; Special Reception & Event: $100

Join us for this special event and joint fundraiser between the Hoffman Center for the Arts and the North Tillamook Library.

In honor of the 10th year of the Manzanita Writers’ Series, and in celebration of books, we are excited to bring “America’s Librarian” and former Seattle Librarian Nancy Pearl to the Oregon Coast on Saturday, October 20, 2018. We are honored to have April Baer of Oregon Public Broadcasting interview Pearl, as part of State of Wonder and recorded for later airing. The event will be held at the NCRD Performing Arts Center at 7pm. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Manzanita Writers’ Series and the North Tillamook Library Friends.

Nancy Pearl is a well-known National Public Radio contributor and has been called “America’s Librarian.” Since the release of the best-selling Book Lust in 2003 and the Librarian Action Figure modeled in her likeness, Pearl has become a rock star among readers and the tastemaker people turn to when deciding what to read next.

Renowned for her keen sense of humor and her witty insights, she will discuss the need for books and libraries and how books can change our minds, hearts and actions. Says Pearl, “This is not original to me, but our leaders need to be readers, because God help us if they’re not.”
In Seattle, Pearl started the first citywide book club called If All Seattle Read The Same Book, a program that became a national movement: the One City, One Book program. She is known for Book Lust, a compilation of her favorite reads, along with follow-on books Book Crush and Book Lust to Go. She recently published her first novel, George & Lizzie.
Nancy Pearl hosts a monthly Seattle television show “Book Lust.” A regular commentator about bookson NPR’s Morning Edition and NPR affiliate stations KUOW in Seattle and KWGS in Tulsa, she was named 2011 Librarian of the Year by Library Journal. In 2004, she became the 50th winner of the Women’s National Book Association Award for her extraordinary contribution to the world of books.
April Baer hosts the weekly radio arts show, “State of Wonder,”
on OPB, covering how art is made and experienced. Prior to this assignment, she worked as a reporter and was the local host of “Morning Edition” at OPB.
The evening promises to be fun and entertaining as well as stimulating. After the event, there will be an opportunity to purchase Nancy Pearl’s books and get them signed. There will be no Open Mic at the evening event to allow for the interview and Q&A.
Tickets are available on the Hoffman Center website, or from library board members and Manzanita Writers’ Series volunteers.
To allow for greater attendance, the event is being held at the NCRD Performing Arts Center.

Special Reception from 4 to 5:30 pm
The North Tillamook Library Friends invite you to join them at a pre-event reception for Nancy Pearl and April Baer.
This will be a smaller gathering that will give you the opportunity to talk with Nancy and April on a one-on-one basis while enjoying food and beverages.
This ticket ($100.) includes premier seating for the 7:00 p.m. event at the NCRD Performing Arts Center and proceeds from the reception benefit the North Tillamook Library Friends.