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UI Library to Host Regional Author on November 13

The UI Library is co-sponsoring a talk by Gregg Olsen on November 13 at 7pm at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. Gregg will be discussing his book The Deep Dark: Disaster and Redemption in America’s Richest Silver Mine”, winner of the 2005 Idaho Library Association Idaho Book Award.  This event is free and open to the public.

The Deep Dark tells the story of the 1972 Sunshine Mine disaster near Kellogg, Idaho, in which 91 miners were killed. It was selected as this year’s featured book in the regional “Everybody Reads” project.  “Everybody Reads” began in 2001 at libraries in the Lewiston/Clarkston area and has now expanded throughout the region to Moscow, Pullman, Colfax, Palouse, Lapwai, Kooskia, and Orofino.  The goal of the project is to bring communities together by providing the opportunity to read and discuss the same book and interact with the author.

Everybody Reads 2007 is sponsored by several public and high school libraries, including the Latah County Library District, Moscow High School, and the University of Idaho Library.  Additional support is provided by grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Washington State Library, the Idaho Humanities Council, and the Friends of the Moscow Library.

For additional information, please contact Nancy Sprague (nsprague@uidaho.edu) or Michael Tarabulski (tarabuls@uidaho.edu).

Modified: Friday May 15, 2009