Tuesday, March 31, 2009

“Baseball Dreaming" - An Evening with Gary W. Moore

District 202 Education Partners,

This is a reminder and special invitation to the CULMINATING EVENT for the 2009 Great Read community literacy program.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1, 2009, The Great Read is proud to present “Baseball Dreaming - An Evening with Gary W. Moore” in the auditorium at Plainfield East High School, 12001 S. Naperville Road, Plainfield.

The program is free and the entire community is invited. Please spread the word and plan to attend.

Author Gary W. Moore will talk about his book, Playing with the Enemy, which has been the center of this year's Great Read program. The program started last fall, just as baseball was ending, and is ending tomorrow, just as baseball is beginning!

If you haven't read it yet, Playing with the Enemy is a fascinating and exciting true story about Gene Moore, a baseball phenomenon from Sesser, Illinois who gets drafted into the military during WWII, ju st as he is signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers -- at the ripe old age of 15!

However, if you can believe it, that is just the beginning of this incredible, true adventure about baseball, the war and father-son relationships, and, of all things, the U505 submarine housed at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

Moore will sign books from 5-6 p.m. before speaking. PEHS drama students will perform a scene from the book. There will be a display of WWII memorabilia, and Moore will begin speaking at 7 p.m.

A reception/meet-and-greet will follow the program from 8-9 p.m. Plainfield East High School baseball players will also be on hand to make the evening even more authentic and special.

Here is more information about the program, Gary Moore, and this great book. http://www.learningcommunity202.org/greatread/

The Great Read is presented by the Plainfield Public Library, District 202, the Joliet Public Library and the Fountaindale Public Library system, and is supported by a generous grant from the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence.

We hope to see you all tomorrow night!

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