The Community Read: "Power of Half" Author Kevin Salwen Visits Jacksonville Public Library
Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
Author Kevin Salwen Visits Main Library
As part of The Community Read, join Kevin Salwen, author of The Power of Half, as he makes a special appearance at the Main Library’s Hicks Auditorium on Oct. 20 at 11:00 a.m. Salwen is a writer and entrepreneur who, along with his 15-year-old daughter Hannah, co-authored The Power of Half: One Family's Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back. The book chronicles the Salwen family’s decision to sell their expansive Atlanta home and donate half of the profits to charity. Salwen had an 18-year career at The Wall Street Journal where he wrote two columns, covered two presidential administrations and served as National Small Business Editor. He is now an expert on small business issues for Yahoo!
About The Community Read
the Jacksonville Public Library and Community Connections as we read The Power of Half- One Family's Decision to Stop Taking and Start
Co-authored by Kevin Salwen and his daughter Hannah, the book chronicles how one family came to the realization that by giving away half of what they had, they could help others, and end up having so much more. It made us ask, what would happen if everyone in Jacksonville found their half?
The book is the focus of The Community Read: Jacksonville Turns a Page Together, in which all residents are encouraged to read the same book at the same time, in celebration of 100 years of service to Jacksonville by Community Connections.
The library is offering book clubs and other special events to help you find your half. Thanks to Barnes & Noble, on September 17 you can support the library simply by shopping online or in store for books, magazines, gifts- even a cup of coffee! The Community Read will culminate on October 20th with a special appearance by author Kevin Salwen at the Main Library in the Hicks Auditorium.
Visit the following links to learn more about how you can participate in The Community Read:
- Jacksonville Public Library - The Community Read:
- Community Connections of Jacksonville - The Community Read: http://www.communityconnectionsjax.org/Community-Read.html
- The Power of Half - Reader's Guide:
- The Community Read: Jacksonville Turns a Page Together (Facebook):