As part of the countywide One Book One Community reading program, Massillon Public Library is organizing a very special event on Monday, October 15
, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lions’ Lincoln Theater.
A book discussion of Chris Spielman’s book That’s Why I’m Here will feature a guest panel of men who coached or played with Spielman during his high school years in Massillon. Confirmed are Coach Mike Currence, and teammates Brian DeWitz and Tim Sampsel, among others. They have read the book, and will start the discussion with their own memories of football and other life experiences related in the book, but your comments are welcome too.
That’s Why I’m Here certainly refers not to football, but to faith and family and fortitude that lift others up in times of adversity. It has something to say to any reader about how we use our time, talents, experiences and in Spielman’s case, celebrity, to make a difference in the world.
School board members Mike Slater and Mary Strukel have been very supportive of the event and have their own reminiscences to share. The library greatly appreciates the assistance of the Massillon Tiger Football Booster Club, especially Vice President Bill Brown, in organizing the panel participants.
Don’t forget that the book is available for loan
or purchase at the library. Get your copy soon so you’ll be prepared to listen or join the discussion.