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Batavia reviewer to discuss Bill Bryson's book

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Submitted by Batavia Public Library

Batavia's Books Between Bites welcomes reviewer Tom Parisi of Batavia from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Batavia Public Library to discuss Bill Bryson's book. "A Short History of Nearly Everything."

Bryson, known for his humorous books on travel, tries his hand at writing about the history of science. The result is a fascinating, funny, accessible and hugely successful book that ought to be used as a primer for high school science.

Parisi, a longtime Fox Valley journalist, has worked at the St. Charles Republican, Beacon News and Batavia Sun. He currently works in media relations for Northern Illinois University, where his duties include working with science reporters nationwide.

The public is welcome to this free hourlong program held in the community room at the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave.

Parking is available in the lot just south and adjacent to the library. People are invited to bring their lunch to eat as they enjoy the program and discussion. Food and beverages are available for sale at 10 South Coffee House, in the library. Lunch can also be pre-ordered and available for pickup just before the program by calling (630) 406-8870.

For more information about Books Between Bites, call the program director, Betty Moorehead, at (630) 879-4426. The current season schedule can also be found at website