Brian Shields, co-author of the NY Times best-selling "The WWE Encyclopedia" will be speaking and signing books this Wednesday, July 28, at the Farmingdale Public Library at 116 Merrits Road.

The event begins at 7 p.m. Visit the library for more information, check out the event web site, or visit the library's web site.

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I got the encyclopedia shortly after it came out last year and was blown away by the depth of information and history inside. At more than 350 pages, covering more than 1,500 superstars and containing more than 1,000 great photos, it's, by far, the most ambitious and impressive publication ever put out by WWE.

Brian's a smart dude, a big wrestling fan, and an all-around good guy. I'm sure he'll have loads of great stories and insights to share on putting the book together. He's also a Long Islander. So if you're a fan, it's worth coming out for the free event.

Tickets are going fast, so call ahead to the library at 516-249-9090 to see if they're still available.