Wednesday, October 3, 2007

One Book/One Glendale

The Library's first One Book/One Glendale citywide reading event is in full swing. This popular program, which originated in Seattle in the 1990s and has spread nationwide, is designed to bring the community together to read the same book at the same time, talk about the book in book discussion groups throughout the city, and come together to meet the author.

The book selected for this program is When the Emperor Was Divine, an historical novel about the Japanese American internment during World War II written by Julie Otsuka.

Ms. Otsuka will be here at the library to speak about her book with author Denise Hamilton on Wednesday, November 7 and will participate in a panel discussion on the book's topic the following evening, Thursday, November 8. Both events are in the Glendale Central Library auditorium at 7 p.m..

Check the One Book website at for a schedule of upcoming events. Next week, book discussion groups will meet at:

Glendale Central Library Special Collections Room on Tuesday, October 9, at 7:00 p.m.

Borders Books & Music, 100 S. Brand Blvd. on Thursday, October 11, also at 7:00 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public. Check out a copy of the book from any Glendale branch library and join us to share your views. For further information please call 818-548-3752.

There is also a One Book / One Glendale book for younger readers: See the children's library blog Tales From the Treehouse.

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