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Cricketing Legend Michael Holding to Join Libraries Book Chat

Posted on Tuesday 27th July 2021
Victoria Wilson in Library NR

West Indies cricketing legend and pundit, Michael Holding, will take part in a special online book chat being organised by Staffordshire County Council’s Libraries service.

The chat will include a discussion on Michael’s new book ‘Why We Kneel, How We Rise’, all hosted by sports commentator Gary Newbon MBE.

The event will be held on Staffordshire Libraries’ Facebook Book Chat Group on Thursday 29th July at 7pm.

The event is free and will be streamed via Microsoft Teams. 

Anyone can join the libraries Book Chat Group and sign up for the event. 

Details on how to join are available on the libraries Facebook page.

Victoria Wilson, Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture at Staffordshire County Council said:

“Our libraries Book Chat group is one of several online activities introduced over the past year to help people to stay connected through their love of reading.

“The group has grown from strength to strength and now has over 500 members. 

"Our online events with guest authors are particularly popular and we’re all really excited about this next event, which is sure to attract sports fans and book-lovers alike.

"I would encourage everyone to join the Book Chat group and get involved.”

‘Why We Kneel, How We Rise’, in which Michael and some of the most iconic athletes in the world such as Thierry Henry and Usain Bolt share their experiences of racism, in the hopes of educating and inspiring future change, is currently riding high in the Sunday Times bestseller charts.

The event is being supported by Ben Robinson MBE, Chairman of Burton Albion Football Club, and publishers Simon & Schuster UK.

For opening times and more information about Staffordshire library services visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/libraries

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