FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (8/03/07) Adopt A Library - Getting books to people who need them

Lynn Gaubatz
Goes Green
with Oprah & Friends'
Peter Walsh

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia -- Lynn Gaubatz, internationally-acclaimed soloist and lecturer, will be featured on the Oprah & Friends radio program hosted by Peter Walsh as creator and executive director of the smash hit literacy advocacy website

Click here to read about the show on Peter Walsh's Oprah & Friends website.

The show’s topic is “Going Green” and will air Friday, 8/10; it will be rebroadcast at 1am, 5pm, 11pm; on 8/11 at 7am and 8pm; 8/12 at 4am and 7pm, all Eastern time, on Oprah & Friends XM Radio 156.

Lynn was also honored in April when April 23rd was named “Adopt A Library Day” by proclamation of the governors of Virginia and Nebraska.

Says Lynn, “I am THRILLED to be on Peter Walsh’s show on Oprah & Friends radio! I’ve been a fan of his for years. The show is on “going green”, and his audience is the perfect group for - people who are simplifying their lives. Since helps people donate their books to new owners, I think this is a match made in heaven.” was also featured in the April 2007 edition “Special Green Issue” of Town & Country, a monthly magazine from The Hearst Corporation. The Town & Country special section, written by Francine Maroukian, was called “Going, going, GREEN.” is designed to encourage and facilitate donations to libraries in prisons, Native American reservations, and schools around the world. does not ask for or accept donations - all donations go directly to libraries and schools or organizations which aid them.

Peter Walsh is an expert in organizational design, an experienced educator and a skilled motivational speaker. Born and raised in Australia, Peter moved to Los Angeles in 1994 to launch a corporation to help organizations improve employees' job satisfaction and effectiveness. His company, Peter Walsh Design, has helped thousands of home owners and corporations organize their living and work spaces for optimal efficiency. He is the author of How to Organize Just About Everything and It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff, which has become both a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller. Peter appears regularly on the popular design and organization program Clean Sweep on Discovery's TLC Network. In addition, Peter has designed a successful line of organizational products called Own It, Click It, Store It.

Besides Town & Country, Woman's World, and Quick & Simple magazine, hundreds of newspapers throughout the US, from an editorial in Bigfork, Montana to "Hints from Heloise", have featured, which has had over 250,000 visitors who have donated many thousands of books (and not a few dollars!). is the brainchild of musician Lynn Gaubatz, considered to be one of classical music's most brilliant soloists. Named "One of America's Ten Most Outstanding Young Working Women" by GLAMOUR Magazine, Lynn has wowed audiences on four continents – North and South America, Europe and Africa – including virtuoso solo performances in Vienna, Salzburg, New York, Boston, Chicago, Seville, Málaga, Caracas, and Washington.

Besides her international career as a soloist and chamber musician, Lynn is an avid literacy activist who performs benefit concerts in the US and Europe. On her three benefit "Concerts for India" in Austria, Lynn performed the world premières of two of the five works composed especially for her by composer Fritz Berens, an Austrian composer who fled the Nazis in 1939, and the world première of a work by Danish composer Ivar Danielsen.

An innovator in both music and literacy activism, Lynn recently ran a competition through to find the most clever and eco-friendly uses for old National Geographic magazines, with the prize awarded by the National Geographic Society.

She also researches, performs, and lectures on music banned and destroyed during the Nazi regime to bring to light the forgotten music, and credits libraries with preserving much of the music and literature that would otherwise be lost.

Lynn's performances have been broadcast worldwide on radio and TV by The Voice of America, CBS, PBS, Radio Nacional de España, and Radio Nacional de Venezuela, and several of her solo recitals from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC have been broadcast worldwide via the Internet. She's the only bassoonist ever featured by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC on their lectures Art of the Virtuoso and The Concert Experience.

Lynn taught at the world-renowned Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria for several years, and has given master classes in Salzburg, Vienna, Boston, Chicago, Washington, Seville, Málaga, Caracas, Madison, Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

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