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[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

January 23, 2008

Poundstone will autograph books, aid Cofrin Library Friends

Paula Poundstone. GREEN BAY-Comedian/author Paula Poundstone who'll perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Meyer Theatre, will be available afterward to autograph copies of her book on sale at the theater, and in so doing will benefit the Friends of the Cofrin Library at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

A percentage from the proceeds from ticket sales for the performance and book sales that evening will be donated to the Friends organization.

Poundstone recently has become the national spokesperson for Friends of Libraries USA (FOLUSA) of which Friends of the Cofrin Library is a member. Poundstone says she is honored to be able to help support libraries. "It's funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women," says Poundstone. "The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never be shushed."

Poundstone's book, "There's Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say," features biographies of legendary historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller, Joan of Arc, Beethoven and others, from which Poundstone digresses to tell her own story.

The Friends of the Cofrin Library is handling the book sale after the performance. The organization was founded in 1996 to advocate for and assist the library at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. More information about the Friends will be available at the event.

Performance tickets are $32 and can be purchased online at www.meyertheatre.org.

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08-16 | Contact: Virginia Dell dellv@uwgb.edu, (920) 465-2144



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