Community Read 2018
Another Community Read is in the books!
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Over the summer the READ committee held a variety of events related to this year's book selection.
We are reviewing this collaboration between the library, the Friends of the Library, the Legacy of the Lakes Museum, and District 206 Community Education, and are beginning to plan the next year's events.
We started out by purchasing 50 copies of the book from Cherry Street Books. Then we provided opportunities to gather to discuss the book whether it was at Carlos Creek Winery, in the gardens, or at the library. Other opportunities to get out among the flowers were to paint hydrangeas with ArtBar 39 or to attend the afternoon garden tea and garden tour at the Legacy of the Lakes gardens. We "said it with flowers" when we made nosegays at Eldens Downtown Floral. We had a good discussion about the companion film "White Oleander" at Grand Arbor. We also involved the local foster care network in a forum, and Jennifer McLaughlin spoke to the afternoon tea attendees. We also thank Robin Trott for sharing the language of flowers at the Master Gardener's brown bag lunch.