Looking for an antidote to the post-holiday blues, chilly temps, and lack of sun in the coming months? Well grab your copy of The Soloist (you can borrow it from any branch of the Free Library) and get ready—One Book, One Philadelphia kicks off its seventh season tomorrow night!
From January 14 through March 19, Philadelphians are encouraged to read Steve Lopez’s tale—which highlights complex issues such as mental illness and homelessness—and participate in the hundreds of city-wide events. From book discussions and musical performances to screenings and workshops, the 2009 One Book events offer a variety of opportunities for everyone.
During our special kick-off at 7:15 pm tomorrow evening, Steve Lopez will speak with the audience at Parkway Central Library, as well as participate in a question-and-answer session and book signing. Tying in Lopez’s theme of music, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, one of the program’s community partners, will perform before Lopez’s talk.
For a calendar of events and other resources, check out our One Book page. And don’t forget to stop by and join the conversation on our blog—I’ll be frequently updating with One Book-related posts!
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