August 10 & 11 at Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry
Paula Poundstone, comic, author, and panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait..Don’t Tell Me performs in concert August 10 and 11 at the Tupelo Music Hall in Londoderry . Paula is the National Spokesperson for The Association of Library Trustees Advocates Friends & Foundations (ALTAFF), a national network of enthusiastic library supporters who believe in the importance of libraries as the social and intellectual centers of communities and campuses. Paula is supporting libraries on a local level by partnering with promoters and the local Friends organization in cities where she performs. The local Friends group receives tickets for use in fundraising or promotion as well as a portion of the book and CD sales after her performance where she makes herself available for signings.
“It’s funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women,” says Paula. “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. If you haven’t been to your library lately, you’re over-due.”
terate adults. Libraries can never be shushed. If you haven’t been to your library lately, you’re over-due.”