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About One Book, Everybody Reads
"One Book, Everybody Reads" is the library's annual community-wide reading and book discussion program, funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library. The library selects one book that is the focus of the program, which takes place each spring. In order to facilitate the experience for the community, the library offers numerous copies of the book in various formats for patron use.
We are thrilled to announce that the 2012 "One Book, Everybody Reads" selection is Ann Patchett's newest novel, STATE OF WONDER.
Local residents are encouraged to read the selected title and participate in a series of events that explore the book and its themes. The various programs are designed to create opportunities for shared enjoyment of the selected book as well as enhance an individual's personal reading experience. The culminating event takes place when the author visits Wilmette to discuss his or her book.
The "One Book, Everybody Reads" program began in 2006. Previous selected titles were:
- 2006: Before You Know Kindness, by Chris Bohjalian
- 2007: A Hope in the Unseen, by Ron Suskind
- 2008: Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan
- 2009: The Man Who Loved China, by Simon Winchester
- 2010: Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout
- 2011: Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann
Funding for "One Book, Everybody Reads" is made possible by Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.
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