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One Book One Town: Books for Living

From Wednesday, March 01, 2017 -  10:00am
To Friday, March 31, 2017 - 06:00pm

web books for livingFairfield (CT) Reads Together
10th Anniversary season of One Book One Town: 2008 - 2017. We will spend March 2017 celebrating books and readers during Fairfield's tenth-anniversary bonanza! We know you’ll treasure these books as much as we do.

The One Book One Town 2017 selection is
Books for Living
by Will Schwalbe

From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.

Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from reality? For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and distractions. In each chapter, he discusses a particular book—what brought him to it (or vice versa), the people in his life he associates with it, and how it became a part of his understanding of himself in the world.  These books span centuries and genres (from classic works of adult and children’s literature to contemporary thrillers and even cookbooks), and each one relates to the questions and concerns we all share. Throughout, Schwalbe focuses on the way certain books can help us honor those we’ve loved and lost, and also figure out how to live each day more fully. Rich with stories and recommendations, Books for Living is a treasure for everyone who loves books and loves to hear the answer to the question: “What are you reading?”

One Book One Town 2017 bonus, a book for children!

a child of books 2 A Child of Books
by Oliver Jeffers & Sam Winston

New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and fine artist Sam Winston deliver a lyrical picture book inspiring readers of all ages to create, to question, to explore, and to imagine.

A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and calling him away on an adventure. Through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe, the two travel together on a fantastical journey that unlocks the boy’s imagination. Now a lifetime of magic and adventure lies ahead of him . . . but who will be next? Combining elegant images by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston’s typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children’s classics and lullabies, A Child of Books is a stunning prose poem on the rewards of reading and sharing stories—an immersive and unforgettable reading experience that readers will want to pass on to others.

Get your copies of Books for Living and A Child of Books today at Pequot Library, Fairfield Public Library, or Fairfield University Bookstore!

Families Unplug & Talk About Favorite Books at Pequot Library
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Come gather and unplug at Pequot Library as we discuss your family’s favorite books. All families welcome, from broods, to couples, to friends. Share with your community members a book that holds meaning for your family. Engage in an open discussion about your family’s favorite book, and the importance of reading and unplugging as a family. The dialogue will be lead by librarian, Christine Catallo, who will begin by sharing Pequot staff’s favorite books. Tea and cookies served. Free admission.

Author Talk "An Evening with Will Schwalbe" at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University, register online.
Wednesday, March 15,7pm - 9:30pm

For more information about other One Book One Town events visit Fairfield Public Library.


Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15