As announced back in November this semester LVC will be reading The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan as part of the 2014 regional reading campaign One Book, One Community (OBOC). We currently have 11 copies of the book and one audio book at Bishop Library, plus some read-a-like selections on display near the DVDs and we will be hosting two major events this semester in coordination with this program.
The first event will be a Lunchtime Book Discussion on Thursday, February 27 at 11am. Like last semester, we will be again offering a free pizza luncheon. Please RSVP to Maureen Bentz via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-867-6974 prior to Thursday, February 20.
Second, LVC will be hosting the first ever OBOC Celebration of Readers Event on Sunday, March 9th at 2pm in Zimmerman Recital Hall. This event will feature songs and stories of the 1930’s in America and two Pennsylvanian old-time folk bands - We3 and the Buc Hill Aces. Plan to settle in for an afternoon of songs and storytelling that will take us back to the 1930’s dust bowl years, with the widespread depression and the stoic people who saw it through; the people that Woody Guthrie met and wrote songs about throughout his travels across our dusty old roads. The reception will be catered by Isaac’s and there will also be a silent auction to benefit future One Book, One Community events. The event will be held at no charge, but space is limited. Please RSVP to email@example.com
Finally, don’t forget that OBOC Selection Committee suggestions are still being taken for 2015. Any time you read or hear about a book that you think might be a good One Book pick, please let the selection committee know. The committee starts with a very long list and winnows it down to the three that will be voted on. If your title isn't submitted in time for the 2015 process, don't worry - they will save it for the following year, so feel free to recommend titles at any time. Please include the book title, author's name, a short description of the book, and why you think it would be a good One Book, One Community choice. Send an email to OneBookSuggestions@gmail.com
For more information an updates about the Campaign, go to: www.oboc.org