#OneBookWednesday: Coming Together Through Stories

By Julie B. RSS Wed, March 22, 2017

The end of another phenomenal One Book, One Philadelphia season is upon us. We have spent eight inspired weeks reading, discussing, watching, creating, playing, and enjoying.

The 15th season of this shared reading endeavor has included writing workshops, reading to dogs, seminars on special needs, and math and puzzle workshops, bringing together people of all ages in every neighborhood of the city.

Founded in 2003 by the Free Library and the Mayor’s Office, One Book motivates tens of thousands of people annually to read one book and, through that shared story, connect with Philadelphians of different ages and backgrounds. It aims to unite the community through reading, as well as to encourage dialogue on a variety of social issues. This shared story opens the opportunity for people to share their own stories, and to become part of other’s stories.

In celebration of these stories and their power to bring us together, the One Book, One Philadelphia Grand Finale, Storytelling Above the Stacks, on Thursday night, March 23, will feature First Person Arts in a salon-inspired evening of music and spoken word. Artists will tell compelling and moving stories inspired by the One Book featured selection, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. All are invited to this free event! The program will run from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Stay for the entire show, or meander in and out as you’d like.

Thanks so much for being a part of our story this One Book season!

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