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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Berwyn Reads Kick Off This Weekend!

As I hinted here, Berwyn Reads is set to begin! We really go all out every other year to offer this One Community, One Book Event in Berwyn. And for the first time ever, the BPL RA Dream Team was given the task of choosing the book.  We took the entire process very seriously and are now both nervous and excited to begin.

Well, the wait is over.  The Kick Off will happen this Saturday, September 21 at Berwyn's Oktober Fest.

The full 12 page brochure can be seen here, and it has ALL of the details.  It includes programming info, a letter by Ernest Cline, and many readalike options. I think it is fantastic in both look and content.

I also just posted the wonderful reading map  Intern Elizabeth did for us in preparation of Berwyn Reads.  Much of her work can also be see throughout the brochure.  Click here to see more from Elizabeth. Click here for the Ready Player One Reading Map or here for a full archive of the Berwyn Public Library reading maps

Many of us at the BPL are hard at work trying to make this bi-annual event a success, but as for me specifically, I will be leading the book discussion on November 4 as well as participating in running the 80s Prom on November 16th. And, as I mentioned here, in early October I will be interviewing Cline via Skype.  As soon as the video is available I will provide a link to it.

I hope you can join us either in person or virtually at some point over the next 8 weeks.


Elizabeth said...

Berwyn Reads is finally here! The brochure looks AMAZING and it's so exciting to see the reading map go live. Brings back happy memories from my BPL internship :) Can't wait to hear about all of the RPO festivities!

Becky said...

It all made me miss you too. See you at Book Lovers on the 24?

Rebecca said...

What a great schedule of events! My husband is currently reading this book, and I can NOT wait for the Prom!!

Elizabeth said...

Yes! I will see you at Book Lovers, looking forward to it :)

Emily Borsa said...

Awesome choice!!!!!

Christi said...

Elizabeth! Reading map looks fabulous! Looks like a great Berwyn Reads!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks Christi! We've been missing you at Book Lovers, hope to see you soon!