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Deadline passes to vote on Arlington Reads Together book

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You are invited to vote for Arlington’s next community book pick. 

Each March, hundreds of Arlingtonians participate in the annual Arlington Reads Together program, either by checking out the book at Robbins or Fox libraries or by attending one of the many community-read programs. New this year, the library invites you to vote for the 2022 community read at The voting period closes Friday, Oct. 15.

Since 2002, Arlington Reads Together has brought the community together annually to talk about inspiring ideas through book discussions, author talks and events for children, teens and adults.  The Robbins Library solicits community-read nominations in the summer.  A committee of library staff and community partners come together to select the book choice from the submissions.  This year, the selection committee chose a three titles from an list of 31 community nominations. Anna Litten, assistant director of libraries, said in an Oct. 1 news release, “We want the book choice to be meaningful and inspiring to the community. What better way than to have Arlington vote?”

The nominees are:

  • Good Talk by Mira Jacobs.  A bold, wry and intimate graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us.
  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.  An inspired weaving of indigenous knowledge, plant science and personal narrative from a distinguished professor of science, </li?
  • Disability Visibility, edited by Alice Wong, who Wong brings together an urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people.

Find additional information about these titles through the library catalog.

The Arlington Reads Together community read program began 19 years ago as a way of finding common ground through literature. The goal is to address issues, understand differences and create connections through the shared experience of reading.

Direct questions Litten at alitten at or 781-316-3202. 

This news announcement was published Wedneday, Sept. 8, 2021, and updated Oct 1.


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