What if everyone in our local community all read and discussed the same book? This year we read the excellent Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann and I am certainly looking forward to next year's selection as well.
It's Bloomington Reads Week! The Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools is hosting a week of reading related activities designed to focus on the importance of everyday literacy. For more information visit their website and help Monroe County focus on reading and literacy.
EVENTS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27,11:30 to 1:00 Bring Your Own Book and Read Monroe County Courthouse Lawn Pack a lunch, a book and a blanket and spend your lunch hour reading. Sponsored by the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Monroe County Public Library, & FMCCS Read more about Bloomington Reads Week
As part of the City of Bloomington's Black History Month schedule of events, a review and discussion of Kathryn Stockett's The Help will be held on Saturday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m at Showers City Hall Council Chambers at 401 North Morton Street.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett details the lives of black maids in 60's Mississippi and the white women they work for. It chronicles the lives of three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. Read more about City of Bloomington Book Review and Discussion