SANDWICHED IN: The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics (Gotham Books, 2011) is the definitive account of the humble pun, its history, and why punning still matters. Meet author John Pollack, a former presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton and winner of the O. Henry World Pun championship, who leads readers on a remarkable journey through time, culture and language. Rich with anecdotes, history, pop culture, neuroscience, literature, anthropology and humor, this book will inspire every reader to reconsider what they think they know about puns. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 12:10 p.m.