Community Read 2022
The Community Read strives to bring our community together to read, discuss and celebrate books and writers.
The book chosen for 2022 is I KNOW AN OLD LADY by Margaret Standafer.
Many events and discussions have been set for this year's community-wide reading of I Know an Old Lady. Multiple copies of the book are available for checkout at the Douglas County Library.
The author event was held on June 13th where Standhafer shared the story of her book with the community.
Dementia and Alzheimer's discussion was held on June 27th, led by Rona Karasik, Instructor at St. Cloud State University—Gerontology.
Anne-Marie Erickson shared her personal experience of living with her husband’s dementia on June 7th. She is writing Love in the Time of Dementia: A Memoir in Essays, a book that challenges society’s fears of dementia.
Friends of the Library Book Club held a book discussion open to the public on June 22nd.
The final event will be held on July 18th. where Dr. Jospeh Gaugler, Professor, will discuss Dementia and Alzheimers, at 10am & 2pm at the library.
This program is sponsored by Douglas County Library, Douglas County Friends of the Library, Bethany on the Lake, Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, and Viking Library System.
This project was funded in part or in whole with monies from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.