Big Library Read explores ‘The Art of Taking it Easy’

North Olympic Library System patrons are invited to join thousands of readers around the world in laughter and learning during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club.

From April 5-19, book lovers can enjoy psychologist Dr. Brian King’s “The Art of Taking It Easy,” as an eBook with no waitlists or holds.

The free program runs for two weeks and only requires a NOLS library card to get started.

NOLS readers can join by visiting anytime.overdrive.com or downloading the Libby app, then discuss online at discuss.biglibraryread.com.

“The Art of Taking It Easy” is King’s guide to embracing humor to reduce stress and live a fuller, happier life. King earned a degree in psychology before becoming a world-touring comic and the host of humor therapy seminars. In the book, he presents hands-on techniques for managing stress by rewiring our brains to approach potentially difficult situations through a lens of positivity.

King’s techniques are “chemical and cost free, and embrace humor, resilience, relaxation, optimism, gratitude, and acceptance,” library representatives say. “Instead of a dry medical approach to dealing with stress, this unique volume is filled with life-changing tips and instructions presented with humor and a wealth of memorable, smile-inducing anecdotes.”

Big Library Read is an international reading program that simultaneously connects millions of readers around the world with an eBook through public libraries. It Read is available at more than 22,000 libraries and schools around the world, including more than 90 percent of public libraries in North America, and facilitated by Rakuten OverDrive.

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