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Reading Together

We partner annually with Kalamazoo Public Library, preparing programs that link us to the greater goal of sharing one book with all of Kalamazoo County.
The selection for 2020 Reading Together is We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins with Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer. Click here to check for availability at PDL.

One Book, One Community


The purpose of Reading Together is to build a stronger community with deeper connections through the common experience of reading the same book and exploring its themes together. When we do that, we engage and learn, not only about ourselves but more importantly, about each other and the world around us.

By experiencing the same book, hearing the author of that work speak right here in Kalamazoo, and delving deeper into the books’ themes, we are able to embrace our similarities and differences from a common point of reference.

Very simply, when we read together, we grow together.

The Program


Each year following book selection, a community steering committee develops a wide variety of programs that may include films, concerts, exhibits, expert presentations, author visits, and more. The culmination of the programming phase of Reading Together is a public appearance by the author of that year’s selected title.

The Event


Foer will speak about his book at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, March 10 at Chenery Auditorium.

Admission is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register, please Click here

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