Chicago Ridge library to host ‘Tipping Point’ discussion
BY STEVE METSCH firstname.lastname@example.org June 11, 2014 4:52PM
Updated: July 13, 2014 5:08PM
If everyone who received a free book shows up, the discussion set for Thursday night at the Chicago Ridge Public Library will have a crowd of participants.
Library personnel gave away to train commuters 125 free copies of “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference” by Malcolm Gladwell for World Book Night on April 23.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, a discussion of that book will be held at the library, 10400 S. Oxford Ave. Light refreshments will be served.
Angeline Nalepa, head of adult services for the library, does not expect a huge crowd but hopes some of the recipients attend.
The giveaway was a big hit as she, library director Kathy McSwain and library board Trustee Mary Jo Janik had distributed the entire supply of free books by the time the first two trains had headed for Chicago that morning.
“Some of the people who were excited said they had a commuter buddy at the next stop and requested a copy for them. We said, ‘Yeah, sure.’ It was almost too successful. We hadn’t done this before,” Nalepa said at the time of the promotion.
The goal of the giveaway was to kindle interest in the library, which is one block east of the train station. Bookmarks touting library offerings such as audio books and ebooks, popular with commuters, were handed out with the books.
Those who have a copy of the book should bring it Thursday night, she said.