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An Evening With Cory Doctorow/Friends 40th Lecture

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Join the Friends of the San Diego Public Library as they celebrate 40 years of advocacy and support of your library with international best-selling science fiction author, blogger and journalist Cory Doctorow (Little Brother, Radicalized). Doctorow, a lifelong supporter of libraries, digital rights, and the Creative Commons, will discuss- in honor of the Friends and National Library Week's 2019 theme Libraries = Strong Communities- libraries as the last stand of a society where people are valued because of their humanity, not their money, and how that works in the current moment of extreme inequality, epistemological incoherence, and fear of imminent collapse. Following the lecture there will be a book signing. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.  To ensure a reserved seat simply pre-order a copy of Mr. Doctorow’s Radicalized below. All proceeds support the San Diego Public Library System. 

The Friends of the San Diego Public Library have provided financial support for events and programming at all 36 branches of the San Diego Public Library since 1978. To become a member, volunteer, or to find out how you can help visit

Since 1958 National Library Week (April 7-13) has been a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.  This year's theme is Libraries = Strong Communities

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist and journalist — the co-editor of Boing Boing ( and the author of many books, most recently WALKAWAY, a novel for adults, IN REAL LIFE, a graphic novel; INFORMATION DOESN’T WANT TO BE FREE, a book about earning a living in the Internet age, and HOMELAND, a YA sequel to LITTLE BROTHER.