On the Same Page http://wvxu.org en Nationally-known librarian Nancy Pearl http://wvxu.org/post/nationally-known-librarian-nancy-pearl <p>You may have heard <a href="http://www.nancypearl.com/"><strong>Nancy Pearl</strong></a> during one of her appearances on <strong>NPR’s Morning Edition</strong> where she opines about all things books. A former librarian, she is the creator of the first community-wide reading program back in 1998, which led the <strong>Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County</strong> to undertake their <a href="http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/samepage"><strong>On the Same Page</strong></a> effort. As part of the wrap-up to this year’s <strong>On the Same Page</strong>, <strong>Nancy Pearl</strong> will appear via Skype at the downtown branch of the library on Saturday, March 23 at 2:00pm. But first, she joins Mark Perzel by phone to talk about the origins of community reading programs, her lifelong love of books, and her incredibly popular Librarian Action figure.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 05:31:25 +0000 Mark Perzel 10252 at http://wvxu.org Nationally-known librarian Nancy Pearl On the Same Page Community Reading Selection http://wvxu.org/post/same-page-community-reading-selection <p>The <a href="http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/"><strong>Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County</strong></a> have kicked off their annual <a href="http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/samepage"><strong>On the Same Page</strong></a> community reading program, this year featuring the book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/End-Your-Life-Book-Club/dp/0307594033/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1361308261&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=will+schwalbe"><strong>The End of Your Life Book Club</strong></a> by <strong>Will Schwalbe</strong>. On March 2, the author will be in Cincinnati to discuss his moving account of a book club he and his mother had during the waning years of her life. <strong>Will Schwalbe</strong> joins Mark Perzel by phone to talk about his book and having it chosen as the twelfth <strong>On the Same Page</strong> community reading selection.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 05:30:10 +0000 Mark Perzel 9420 at http://wvxu.org On the Same Page Community Reading Selection