Monday, February 25, 2013

One Book, One Philadelphia

We all know that Philadelphia is a wonderful book city and always has been. As part of that heritage, the 11th annual One Book, One Philadelphia project is under way and continues until March 13. A joint project of the Mayor's Office and the Free Library of Philadelphia, One Book, One Philadelphia has the goal of promoting literacy and encouraging the Philadelphia community to come together through reading and discussing a single book.

This year, the selected book is PEN/Faulkner Award Winner and National Book Award finalist The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka. The program includes a wide range of talks, discussions, films, performances, origami and bookmaking activities, and events with the author. There is something for all ages and interests.

Although PCB has no direct involvement in One Book, One Philadelphia this year, it offers  many events to interest members. And, as advocates of the city's book culture, we should applaud and support this project.

Details, schedule, background, resources, etc.:

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