Feb 2020 Events Nwsltr

The theme for the 2020 One Book, One Community is the power of reading. We want to celebrate ways that reading lets us explore the world, motivates us to action, provides an escape, and so much more. Many people have their own One Book, which can represent so much more to them than the title and words. In 2020 we want to let you share the passion you have for your One Book with the rest of our community. You’re invited to post a 1-3 minute video on social media about a book that has influenced their life or that represents a personal passion. Talk about your book itself, how or why it matters to you, or whatever makes it special to you. Format your video however you’d like; we want to hear the meaning behind your selection. To share your video on social media, use the hashtag #onebookpickaway. You may also visit the Pickaway County Library for help recording or posting your video. If you don’t want to use social media, you may submit a paper copy of your One Book story to the library, and we will share it with the community. To kick off a celebration of One Book, the library has selected Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The book represents the library’s commitment to a world where information is open and available for all. Fahrenheit 451 is a classic novel about a society that burns books to prevent dangerous thinking and individuality. Author Ray Bradbury once said, “You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” Print, digital and audio copies of Fahrenheit 451 are available through the Pickaway County Library, including the Younkin Branch in Ashville and the Bookmobile. This year’s One Book, One Community reading program coincides with the library’s Winter Reading Challenge, which is available now and runs through March 15. The Winter Reading Challenge is available through the online tool Beanstack, where you will find 20 suggested reading prompts to help you discover your new favorite book. Visit our website or use the app store to find Beanstack. The Winter Reading Challenge is a way to explore new genres and titles, and you may just find a new favorite. February 2020 Newsletter www.pickawaylib.org Main Library, 1160 N. Court Street, Circleville, OH 43113; 740-477-1644 Floyd E. Younkin Branch Library, 51 Long Street, Ashville, OH 43103; 740-983-8856