One Book, One Community – The 2016 Unveiling
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Posted by: Heather Otten
One Book, One Community – the 2016 Unveiling
On October 31st, 2015, Forum 35 joined the East Baton Rouge Public Library at the Louisiana Book Festival to help unveil the 2016 selection for One Book, One Community. Even though the weather did not cooperate there was a great turnout!
Eight volunteers from Forum 35, dressed in 1920’s attire and helped the library hand out 150 copies of next year’s book, The Kingfish – by Richard White.
There were hundreds of visitors to the EBRPL tent and Forum 35 was there to explain the One Book, One Community initiative and invite guests to take fun pictures in front of Forum 35’s step and repeat. All of the fun was unfortunately cut short by the weather and we had to pick up early due to the threatening storms heading in our direction.
Worry not, because there will be many more events planned around next year’s book and Forum 35 will be there along the way.
Interested in being a part of the One Book, One Community initiative? Join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd. Register here: http://bit.ly/oboc120215
The One Book, One Community initiative aims to use a common and compelling reading experience to:
1. inspire thought-provoking dialogue among readers
2. to increase visibility of issues relevant to the community
3. to raise awareness of literacy issues within our area.
The One Book, One Community program is a partnership of several non-profit agencies within the Baton Rouge area. Hosted by East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Forum 35, Up Alliance and other organizations support the 3 month long community-wide program with events, outreach and awareness.