If you're in the Boston area this Wednesday, join the Boston Public Library in a special fundraiser titled "The Big Thrill." Authors Lee Child, Charlaine Harris, Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter and David Hosp will be on hand, and you can also enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction full of various prizes.
This is part of a Save the Libraries campaign spearheaded by Karin Slaughter, who is quite passionate about the subject, adding, "The funding of American libraries should be a matter of national security. Keeping libraries open, giving access to all children to all books is vital to our nation’s sovereignty. For nearly 85 percent of kids living in rural areas, the only place where they have access to technology or books outside the schoolroom is in a public library. For many urban kids, the only safe haven they have to study or do homework is the public library."
Tickets are still available for this event, and you can also bid on eBay for signed books and other goodies.