The Village Reads

“The Village Reads” evolved from the ‘One City One Book’ program which takes the idea of a localized book discussion group and expands it to cover an entire community.  Started by Seattle in 1998, more than 50 US cities now sponsor similar programs, including many in California. Each city’s program has its own goals, which often include building a sense of community and promoting literacy.  These ‘books in common’ programs often seek to bring together disparate groups to read a book and then discuss it, cutting across race, religion, socio-economics, sexual orientation, politics and cultural identities. 

The Village Reads mission statement goals are
+ to become a positive change agent in our community,
+ to bring the reading public together through a common experience,
+ to value the pursuit of learning through books, and
+ to recognize our shared humanity.

The Village Reads currently conducts one community read event each year.   

If you’d like information about upcoming The Village Reads events, please send us your email address and we will add you to our database. Our email is  -

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Dear TVR Participants:

 Thank you for attending our April 6 event.  We hope you found it enjoyable and informative.  We know that some of you would appreciate more background on the presentations.  Others expressed interest in knowing which books we evaluated before choosing Lady Tan.   Should you wish to review the Lisa See video, the link below will take you there:

 Again, thank you for joining us for the third annual The Village Reads.  We look forward to seeing you next year.

 TVR Steering Committee

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