Okay, that's enough about the book. We have some really great events planned in March as part of the Community Reads. Here are just a few of the highlights, check out the full schedule here.
During An Afternoon with Child Holocaust Survivor Janet Singer Applefield, Ms. Applefield will discuss her experiences during the Holocaust, as well as share her thoughts on "The Book Thief". She had some similar experiences as Liesel, so it will be a fascinating presentation. Ms. Applefield will grace us with her presence Saturday, March 15th from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the Robbins Library Community Room.
We will have a special Teens Only Book Group on Wednesday, March 19th from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Robbins Library Teen Area where we will discuss "The Book Thief". Copies can be tricky to get a hold of, so keep your eyes out for copies in the Teen Area and on the ART display by the elevator at Robbins. We have a bunch of e-book copies through OverDrive, so click here and login with your library card number and pin to check for availability. There were some ready to download last time I checked!
Scholar Geoffrey Brahmer, M. Div. will tell us about Librarian and socialist Herman Kruk during the event The Diary of Herman Kruk: A Librarian in the Vilna Ghetto. Herman Kruk kept his diary from the beginning of World War II to the day before he was murdered in Lagedi, Estonia on September 18, 1944. Mr. Kruk hid books from the Germans to keep them from being burned, one might say he is also a Book Thief... This event will take place Monday, March 24th at 7:00 pm in the Robbins Library Community Room.
There are no registrations for any of these events! Just drop in and enjoy! Click here for the full schedule of events.
"What the heck is Arlington Reads Together?"
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is this year’s community-wide read, known as Arlington Reads Together, which will take place during the month of March. Each year, representatives from Arlington’s libraries and community leaders select a book with a strong message that will touch a variety of community members. The goal is to get as many people of all ages to either read the book or participate in the events relating to themes found in the book.