(Marietta, Ga. ? October 10, 2006) The Cobb County Public Library System,in conjunction with ?Marietta Reads!?, is launching ?Let?s Read Cobb!? a program designed to bring the community together through the books they are reading.
The official kick-off event for ?Let?s Read Cobb? will be at 7 p.m., Nov. 2 at the Cobb County Central Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta.
?Let?s Read Cobb? promotes reading for adults by encouraging participants to read the five spotlighted books and to discuss them either as individuals or as groups. The program is a spin-off of the successful ?One Book Marietta? program sponsored by Marietta Reads for two years.
?Book discussion groups are an increasingly popular way for people to connect through the shared experience of reading. They find fellowship, conversation, and connections through the medium of books,? said Patricia Latch, Cobb County Public Library System Program Coordinator. ?The ?Let?s Read Cobb? program will help promote reading and explore ways people can participate in book discussions through public, private and online groups. The titles were chosen because they are so open to discussion and represent the best of classics, fiction, and non-fiction.?
The list includes: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, The Color of Water: A Black Man?s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride, 1776 by David McCullough, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
The kick-off event will be an opportunity for community members to learn more about book discussion groups and how the library can be of assistance to them. Discussion leaders will share tips and resources. People interested in sharing experiences and expertise and those interested in forming or joining groups are encouraged to attend.
The Cobb Library System will also help promote the program by:
? Posting discussion questions and ?how to? help on setting up book groups;
? Supplying ?further reads lists? for each book.
? Buying extra copies of these items in all available formats.
? Setting up a moderated book discussion blog.
? Spotlighting book discussion groups on TV23.
? Wrapping up the program in Spring 2007 with a giant celebration.
For more information on ?Let?s Read Cobb,? call (770) 528-2342 or visit
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