Everyone is Reading

Everyone is Reading

"Everyone is Reading" is 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. 
 
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. 
 
Everyone is reading 2017:
This fall, we are inviting the community to better know our neighbors to the North.  We are a short drive to the border, but how much do you know about Canada?  Join us as we read Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper and celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday through programming that looks at our countries similarities and influences on each other.  See our full program.
 
 
Suggest a title for community reads:
If you read a book that you think would be a good candidate for the 2018 "Everyone is Reading" series, 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 less than 350 pages

 

                          
Etta and Otto and Russell and James book cover 2017
Etta and Otto and Russell and James
Emma Hooper
See Series Schedule
  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
Moby-Duck
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
March
Geraldine Brooks