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Special Events

Special Events

For the first time this year, Reading Together will feature a more age-appropriate title for younger readers.

In Laura J. Burns' The Case of the Prank That Stank, seventh-graders Agatha Wong and Orville Wright, who has Asperger's syndrome, try to prove that the prank they organized did not cause the fire that burned down their rival school's field house.

Saturday February 17, 2007 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Local Leaders to Discuss Reading Together Book

Local leaders, including Kalamazoo Mayor Hannah McKinney, Portage Mayor Pete Strazdas, commissioners and council members, will meet to discuss Curious Incident. This event is open to the public.

Dr. Bruce Mills, professor of English at Kalamazoo College, will facilitate the event. Discussion will be limited to commissioners and council members during the first hour. The public and media may observe their discussion, but will be asked to hold their comments and questions.

At 11:30 am, Dr. Mills will open the discussion to audience members. A public reception follows until 12:30 pm. Members of the public are welcome to continue informal discussions with local leaders during the reception.

Location: Portage District Library

Saturday February 17, 2007 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Families Under Stress

This panel discussion will include representatives of families stressed by divorce, social pressure, and care of a child with autism. Moderated by a family therapist. Hosted by the SW Michigan Black Heritage Society.

Location: Douglass Community Center

Saturday February 17, 2007 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Writing Workshop for Parents

KVCC creative writing instructors will help the parents of children with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, or any disability, reflect on their lives and share their experiences through non-fiction narrative essays, fictional stories, memoirs, or children’s stories. Free, but registration required. Call 488-4701 x 2075.

Location: KPL Oshtemo

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Past Books

2006: The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien2005: The Color of Water, by James McBride2004: Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich2003: Fehrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
   Questions? Contact Joan Hawxhurst: readingtogether@kpl.gov or (269) 553-7913.