What is a Community Read? Sometimes referred to as “One Book, One Community” or “One Book, Everybody Reads,” a Community Read is like a book club for an entire city.
When everyone gets together to read the same book, it gives people from all over our community a chance to talk and connect with each other. And after the year we’ve all had, what could be more necessary?
How about connecting with readers from Lincolnwood, Skokie, Niles, and Glenview?
About the book
This April, we’ll all be reading The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (library catalog), which is a fascinating look at the paths you might have taken.
In this engrossing novel, Nora Seed, depressed and isolated, discovers a unique library where every book she picks up shows her the life she would have had if she’d made a different choice: stayed with an ex-boyfriend and opened a pub, picked a different career path and become a scientist, and more.
How to participate
You can explore this thought-provoking book in several ways:
- Pick up a hidden book from our “Explore Different Lives” display in the Library
- Listen in to the Community Read-Alikes Book Talk on April 7 to get recommendations for books like The Midnight Library
- Attend our Between the Lines discussion on April 20 and get different perspectives on the novel
- And finally, don’t forget to register for An Evening With Matt Haig on April 21 to hear from the author himself as he joins us all the way from his home in London.
We look forward to seeing you at any or all of these virtual events!
Rebecca Hayes is the Reader Services Librarian at Morton Grove Public Library.