2016 is in full swing and that means the library is already planning out the events for the year. One Book, One Community may still be nine months away, but we can’t wait to get started!
That’s where we need your help. We’re taking suggestions for this year’s One Book, One Community Selection. Know any locally-authored, Midwestern-centric, or community-driven stories? We want to know about them!
So, what is One Book, One Community?
The staff of area public libraries and schools are working together to plan community-wide events, discussions, and author talks centered around a single book promoted for everyone to read. Really, it’s like a giant, yearly, intercity book club. We encourage anyone and everyone to join in the fun. Even if you’re not able to finish the book, or if you can only make it to a few scheduled events, we’d love to hear what you have to say!
This year, the Moorhead Library is participating in discussions and events with the Fargo, and West Fargo Public Libraries, MSUM, Concordia, NDSU and Moorhead Community Education. It’s a great opportunity to get the whole community talking!
In the past, we’ve discussed:
- The Giver by Lois Lowry (2012)
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville (2013)
- Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (2014), and
- Fractured Land by Lisa Westberg Peters (2015)
We’ve had great successes with planning multiple events for the community to take part in as they read the book, as well as a few really enlightening author talks, so we’re hoping to continue the tradition.
Visit the Moorhead, Fargo, or West Fargo Public Libraries to submit an entry to our suggestion boxes, or visit us online to submit an entry there.
Thanks for your help!