A Novel Idea Unveiled

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich
Date Posted:  11/18/2013

Be the first to knowThe Deschutes Public Library Foundation is hosting “A Novel Idea” Unveiled on Friday, December 6 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Downtown Bend Library. This free annual event is open to all ages and provides the public the first opportunity to learn what the “A Novel Idea” community read selection is for 2014. This year’s book will be available to purchase and check-out at the Library that evening.

For ten years, Deschutes County residents have celebrated “A Novel Idea… Read Together.” Regarded as the premier community reading program in the state of Oregon, “A Novel Idea” has taken readers from the rivers of Oregon to the hills of Afghanistan to the streets of Manhattan and beyond. The success of the project comes from the thousands of Deschutes County residents who embrace the program and participate actively in its free cultural events and author visits every year.

“We encourage the public to attend this free and festive event and check out the first copies of this year’s “A Novel Idea” selection,” said Community Relations Manager Chantal Strobel. “The Library Foundation looks forward to hosting this event every year. As in year’s past, there is a lot of excitement about the book that has been selected.” Guests can expect the annual trivia quiz, appetizers and no-host beer and wine.

Planning for “A Novel Idea” 2014 is already underway says Strobel. “More than 20 cultural programs are planned to build and expand the themes of the book for deeper discussion and understanding,” she said. “We also make available book club kits to local book groups throughout Deschutes County – free of charge.” According to Strobel it is not too early to reserve a book kit. Book club representatives can call (541) 312-1032 or email to reserve a kit.

“A Novel Idea” officially kicks off Saturday, April 12, 2014 and culminates with the author’s visit to Central Oregon in early May. All programs, including the three author presentations, are offered to the public free of charge.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 541/312-1032.

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