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Everyone is Reading:
A Month-Long Community Reading Event

"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.

This year's title is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.  When Bill Bryson returns to America after living abroad in England, he decides to reconnect with his native country by hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.  Bryson is no seasoned outdoorsman, nor his is companion Katz, an old friend from Iowa.  They quickly learn that things do not always go to plan when you hike the AT and that the people you meet along the way are only part of the journey.  At times humorous, insightful, and entertaining, A Walk in the Woods is a classic travelogue of America's love affair with the idea of outdoor adventure.

This year's event schedule features programs that feature themes of nature, wilderness, and adventure.  Take a look at this year's schedule. 
If you read a book that you think would be a good candidate for the 2016 "Everyone is Reading" series, please let us know by emailing
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
    A Walk in the Woods book cover    2015
        A Walk in the Woods
        by Bill Bryson
    Schedule of Events

      Beekeeper's Apprentice  2014
        The Beekeeper's Apprentice
    by Laurie R. King

     The Story of Charlotte's Web by Michael Sims    2013
          The Story of Charlotte's Web

         by Michael Sims

    Moby-Duck by Donovan Hohn    2012
         by Donovan Hohn
         The Wisest Man in America
         by W. D. Wetherell
         Strength in What Remains
         by Tracy Kidder
         by Geraldine Brooks

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