Playing with the Enemy featured in One Book, One Freeport

From press release

FREEPORT, Ill.—Freeport Public Library will join thousands of libraries across the country in offering One Book, One Community programs. One Book, One Freeport is handing out free copies of the book Playing with the Enemy by Gary Moore to any Freeport resident.

Free Book Days are Jan. 8 and 15, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Freeport Public Library. Author Gary Moore will be present Jan. 8 to sign books.

One Book, One Freeport also offers a dynamic range of programs and book discussions to explore many of the topics in Playing with the Enemy.

Author Gary Moore will not only be available for the book signing Jan. 8, but he will return for a free public presentation in February.

To tell his experience with baseball in the 1940s, Negro Leagues baseball legend Art “Superman” Pennington will discuss his career on Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 17, at 5 p.m., at the Middle School Conference Center. He will also be honored as part of the formal event at 6 p.m. at the Jeannette Lloyd Amphitheater.

Helen Wyatt, a player for the Rockford Peaches, will discuss her experiences in baseball in the 1950s at 7 p.m., Feb. 10, at the Freeport Public Library.

The Freeport Art Museum partners with One Book, One Freeport to bring the original curator of the U-505 exhibition at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Keith Gill, for a special program at the museum at 4 p.m., Feb. 5.

Mark Herman from Midway Village Museum in Rockford will provide a living history presentation about the history of baseball, bringing historic gloves, balls, bats and uniforms from the late 1800s. This program is scheduled for 7 p.m., Feb. 15, at the Freeport Public Library.

Dr. Edward Finch, director of the Stephenson County Historical Museum, will give a talk at 7 p.m., Feb. 8, at the Freeport Public Library, focusing on Freeport during World War II and what made our community unique.

Winneshiek Playhouse presents a readers’ theater production of Bleacher Bums at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 25 and 26.

Visit for more information. To make a tax-deductible contribution to One Book, One Freeport, mail checks to: One Book, One Freeport c/o Troy Lessman, State Bank, 1718 S. Dirck Drive, Freeport , IL 61032.

From the Dec. 29-Jan.4, 2011 issue

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