The Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo Public Libraries are pleased to announce the 2014 One Book, One Community selection Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Selected by public vote, this novel explores universal themes relevant to us all – resilience in the face of adversity, second chances and friendship. All area residents are encouraged to unite in reading Orphan Train in preparation for the upcoming related events to be held at area public libraries and participating organizations.
This year’s One Book, One Community reading program launches Wednesday, Aug. 13, with two author events. Christina Baker Kline will start off the community-wide reading program with an invitation only, informal “Tea with the Author” event at the Moorhead Public Library in the afternoon. Later that evening, Baker Kline will take the stage for an author presentation and visit at The Stage at Island Park
The One Book, One Community project will extend into early October, with many opportunities to connect with Orphan Train and its themes. Along with reading the novel, community members are encouraged to participate in related events including themed book discussions, movie screenings at all three libraries and many other engaging programs. Copies of the novel are available for check out at each of the participating libraries. Book club kits are also available. A list of One Book, One Community related events and resources, will be available soon. Visit any participating public library, or www.1book1community.org.
This is the third community-wide One Book reading effort in the Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo area.
All One Book, One Community events are free and open to the public.
This project is generously supported by the Friends of the Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the Moorhead Library, and Moorhead Community Education.