Big Library Read Virtual Discussion

Thursday, April 97:00—8:00 PMHome ActivityBillerica Public Library15 Concord Road, Billerica, MA, 01821

The Billerica Public Library is participating in Overdrive's Big Library Read, the world's largest digital book club, from March 23-April 13! The title is Michael McCreary's "Funny, You Don't Look Autistic." Check out and comment on our ongoing discussion on our Facebook Group, Big Library Read Book Group! We will also be hosting a virtual book club to discuss this title on Thursday, April 9th at 7 pm.* There are no waitlists or holds for this title, so you can download it instantly whenever you would like to read it until April 13. If you have any questions about how to access this title on your device, please email Lizzie at lmeier@billericalibrary.org, or check out this video tutorial on our website here.  Space is limited and registration is required. 

*Important Information about the virtual discussion:*

-We will be using Zoom to hold this discussion. You will need a device with a working speaker, microphone, and camera to participate.

-All registrants will get an email with the link to join the discussion on the morning of the program. You do not need to create a Zoom account to join this meeting. Simply click on the link a few minutes before the discussion begins at 7 pm.

-Please reach out to Lizzie at lmeier@billericalibrary.org with any questions.

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For more information about this title, and about Big Library Read, see below:

“Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic is a journey through this young comedian’s life on the spectrum,” said author Michael McCreary. “I want to thank you for taking the time to read it.”

Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic is stand-up comic Michael McCreary’s memoir in which he points out that autism “looks” different for just about everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Diagnosed with ASD at age five, McCreary got hit with the performance bug not much later. During a difficult time in junior high, he started journaling, eventually turning his pain into something empowering—and funny. This unique and hilarious #OwnVoices memoir breaks down what it’s like to live with autism for readers on and off the spectrum. Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic is an invaluable and compelling read for young readers with ASD looking for voices to relate to, as well as for readers hoping to broaden their understanding of ASD.

Big Library Read is an international reading program that simultaneously connects millions of readers around the world with an ebook through public libraries. Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic is the 21st selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year. Readers can join an online discussion about the book at https://discuss.biglibraryread.com/. The free program runs for three weeks and only requires a valid library card to get started. For readers without a library card, sign up for a temporary library card on our library website at https://billericalibrary.org/templibcard/.

To join the discussion, learn about past Big Library Read titles and download Libby, visit biglibraryread.com.

Capacity: 8 of 10 spaces available.

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