Thursday, July 22, 2010

Calling all Book Clubs and Community Groups for The Big Read

Calling all book clubs and community groups! The Ridgefield Playhouse in partnership with the Library is hosting The Big Read in Ridgefield this fall. During September and October, we will be organizing dozens of events related to John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath.” There will be concerts, lectures, exhibits, film screenings and much more. One of the key components of this national literacy initiative is to have as many people as possible in the community read the book and come together to talk about it.

There will be a number of discussions hosted by the Library and others that will be open to the general public. Independent book groups are invited to register with the Library to receive educational materials, training for discussion leaders and copies of the text for their members to borrow. We are also encouraging churches, fraternal and service groups and other community organizations to schedule a discussion for their own members, perhaps focusing on issues of special relevance to their mission. Contact me as below to register or get more information.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.

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