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May 4, 2018
Vol. LXX, No. 9

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NIH ‘Big Read’ To Feature Author Yong

Author Ed Yong
Author Ed Yong

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The NIH Library and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences announce the NIH Big Read 2018 featuring I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong. Published in 2016, the book examines the world of microbes that exist within and around us in a tour that takes us through their history and illuminates the impact they have on our daily lives.

The event culminates Tuesday, June 5 in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 from 1-2 p.m., when author and science journalist Yong will discuss his book with NIH director Dr. Francis Collins in an informal conversation. Afterward, there will be a meet-and-greet and book signing on the FAES Terrace from 2-3 p.m. followed by a reception for the author in the NIH Library from 3-4 p.m.

Before the final event in June, there will be a series of book discussions hosted by the NIH Library in May. Get started reading now through the NIH Library’s OverDrive platform (https://nihlibrary.overdrive.com/). Unlimited online access to both the eBook and the audiobook is available through July 2 for all NIH staff. Learn more on the NIH Big Read information page (https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov/nih-big-read), where you will find information on book discussions in May.

Individuals who need sign language interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate should contact the NIH Library information desk at (301) 496-1080 5 business days in advance and/or the Federal Relay, 1-800-877-8339.

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