Reflecting on 9/11 20 Years Later
This year's One Book Siouxland community reads are Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and The Only Plane in the Sky.
Starting on August 30 and running through September, Siouxland Libraries will host events and book discussions that will help us remember and reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. We hope you join the conversation as we build community through reading these powerful books.
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Garrett M. Graff Author Visit
Saturday, September 18, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | Downtown Library & Virtual
Author talk and discussion with Garrett Graff, author of Only Plane in the Sky
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Sunday, September 19, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Downtown Library
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close book discussion
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Month of September
Take & Make: Thank You Notes
Take & Make: September 11th Remembrance Chain Kit
Postcard Memorial Board
Launched in 2018, One Book Siouxland is a program that encourages area residents to read the same book and discuss it as a community. An annual event, it aims to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading and to bring together friends, families, and neighbors to share their experiences.
In 2018, One Book Siouxland participants read Fredrik Backman's best-selling book, A Man Called Ove. Library staff, in partnership with local library users, selected this story because of its theme--"people can change, even if they are set in their ways"--as well as the strong Swedish and Scandinavian heritage that is part of this region and the book.