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ICPL HOSTS ONE COMMUNITY, ONE BOOK EVENTS THIS SATURDAY

by on October 23rd, 2013

This year’s One Community, One Book selection is The Boy Who Harnessed Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. The Library will host two events, a discussion for adults and a storytime for kids, centered around Kamkwamba’s amazing life story. Details for the events can be found below.

The Boy Who Harnessed the WindWilliam Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But Kamkwamba had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala—crazy—but he refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual’s ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.

 

One Community, One Book Events

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: A Discussion

  • Saturday, October 26
  • 10:30 a.m., Meeting Room E
  • Join ICPL Librarians for a discussion of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Mini Wind Turbines for Kids

    • Saturday, October 26
    • 1:00 p.m., Meeting Room A
    • Come read the children’s version of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and make mini wind turbines.

 

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