Reading Along the Appomattox
The Appomattox Regional Library System will begin its inaugural Community Read project this Spring entitled “Reading Along The Appomattox.” The intent of the project is to promote reading, research, discovery, and sharing of perspectives among the citizens of Hopewell, Dinwiddie, and Prince George by encouraging them to read the same book and to participate in related programs.
The book selected for this year is The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore, a popular nonfiction book in which a young man compares his life to that of a man with the same name and age, who grew up in almost the same neighborhood, who is in prison. We are encouraging everyone in the library’s service area to read this book. You may check one out at the library, or purchase one for the discounted price of $5. We have plenty! You may also see some of your county or city representatives, community and church leaders, and of course librarians reading this same book in the coming months!
Once citizens have had a chance to read the book and think on it, we will be holding events related to The Other Wes Moore that are open to all. We hope to facilitate discussion between community members, library staff, and city leaders, that will be a positive, interactive, and engaging opportunity for everyone, so we hope to see you there!
Book Discussion Meetings
Prince George Library – April 9th at 7pm
Dinwiddie Library – April 16th at 7pm
Hopewell Library – April 28th at 7pm
Panel Discussion With Community Leaders
Saturday, April 18, 2pm at the Hopewell Library
The panel discussion event is sponsored by the Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library, and will feature several community leaders who will be sharing their stories and thoughts, answering questions, and engaging in discussion with other readers on what can be learned from the book and each other.