Everyone is Reading

Howe Library's one book, one community event.

In 1998, Seattle Public librarian Nancy Pearl developed the idea for a program that would bring people together by reading and discussing the same book at the same time. The idea soon spread around the country, reaching all the way to a small town in New Hampshire. Each year since 2009, Howe Library has invited the Upper Valley community to read the same book and join us for programming around themes found in the book. 
Everyone is Reading 2018:
Join us as we read The Lady in Gold: the Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Anne-Marie O'Connor. See our full program.
Please join us:
All events are free and open to the public; please note that some events may require registration to attend.  Copies of the book can be checked out by any Upper Valley resident; a Howe Library card is not required to borrow a copy. 


The Lady in Gold
Schedule of Events

Etta and Otto and Russell and James book cover 2017
Etta and Otto and Russell and James
Emma Hooper
  Soul of an octopus book cover 2016
The Soul of an Octopus
Sy Montgomery
  A walk in the woods book cover 2015
A Walk in the Woods
Bill Bryson
 Beekeeper's apprentice book cover 2014
The Beekeeper's Apprentice
Laurie R. King
   The story of Charlotte's web book cover 2013
The Story of Charlotte's Web
Michael Sims
   Moby Duck book cover 2012
Donovan Hahn
 Wisest man in America book cover 2011
The Wisest Man in America
W. D. Wetherell
   Strength in what remains book cover 2010
Strength in What Remains
Tracy Kidder 
   March book cover 2009
Geraldine Brooks

Suggest a title:
If you read a book that would be a good candidate for next year, please let us know by emailing reference@thehowe.org.

Keep in mind that the book must:

be well-written
have a compelling story that raises interesting questions
suggest varied programming possibilities
appeal to men and women
be available in paperback
have fewer than 350 pages