In partnership, the Fargo Public Library, the Moorhead Public Library and the West Fargo Public Library are launching the 2014 One Book, One Community reading project next week. Selected by a public vote earlier this year, the selected title for the libraries’ 2014 reading project is Christina Baker Kline’s best-selling novel Orphan Train. All area residents are encouraged to unite in reading this engaging novel as part of this 8-week project.
To kick off this year’s One Book, One Community reading project, residents are invited to an author visit and book signing by Christina Baker Kline set for Wednesday, Aug. 13, starting at 7 p.m. at The Stage at Island Park (333 4th St. S., Fargo). The event is free and open to the public. All seats are general admission, so seating is first come, first served. Books will also be available for purchase.
Chosen by a public vote earlier this year, Baker Kline’s Orphan Train explores universal themes relevant to us all. The book connects the intertwining story of a foster care teen and an elderly widow as they explore what it means to be “family”. Friendship, second chances, and resilience in the face of adversity are also themes which make this a thought-provoking read. All three area public libraries have copies the title in several formats (print, eBook, and audiobook) to check out. For a complete list of One Book, One Community events and related resources visit any participating public library or go to www.1book1community.org.
Along with reading Orphan Train, readers of all ages are encouraged to participate in related events at participating libraries through early October. Events include an online “Same Story, Different Perspective” themed photography contest for youth and adults (Aug. 18 – Sept. 18), book discussions, historical programs, craft events, and film screenings. A complete list of events and activities are available at www.1book1community.org.
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 Moorhead Library, the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library and Moorhead Community Education.