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Friday, March 22, 2013

Teen Community Read Celebrates 100th birthday of PT Library!

The book chosen for this years Teen Community Read is Life is So Good by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman.  It's an amazing story about a man who went to school for the very first time when he was 98 years old and learned to read.  Glaubman saw a photo in his local newspaper of Dawson reading his birthday cards at his 100th birthday party, called him on the phone, then flew to Dallas, Texas to meet him. He flew back and forth from Seattle to Dallas many times, even living with Dawson, and spent hours listening to and recording his stories.  Glaubman captures Dawson's irresistable voice and view of the world, from segregation, civil rights, presidents, and world events.  Through it all shines the inspiring message that sustained Dawson for over 100 years, "Life is so good.  I do believe it's getting better."
Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Library.  Richard Glaubman will give a presentation on Thursday, April 18 at Port Townsend High School from 9:40am-10:30am or 11:10am-Noon.  Presentations are open to the public.