ON THURSDAY September 15, the Friends of the Seaside Library will host Larry Colton, founder of Wordstock and author of â€œNo Ordinary Joesâ€.Â The event will take place in the Community Room and there will be book sales and signings presented by Beach Books.
â€œNo Ordinary Joesâ€ is the true story of four men who join the Navy during WWII and survive the loss of the submarine Grenadier, as well as two and a half years as POWs in Japanese camps.Â Their experiences are heroic and terrifying and upon returning home they live out somewhat checkered lives, with as many failures as successes.Â â€œThis is the greatest generation but with warts, wives, wobbling, and allâ€.
Larry Colton is the author of three previous books, â€œIdol Timeâ€, â€œGoat Brothersâ€ and â€œCounting Coupâ€. Â He is a former pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and founder of the nationally known literary festival â€œWordstockâ€.
Seaside Public Library is located at 1131 Broadway, across from the Youth Center and Swimming Pool.Â For more information call (503)738-6742 or visit us at www.seasidelibrary.org and www.facebook.com/seasidepubliclibrary.