PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

The Friends One County, One Book Committee has put together an impressive – and valuable – list of programs and outreach centered around the 2019 OCOB selection, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Sometimes, we need to get outside our comfort zones and start talking openly and honestly about important issues. These programs will provide us with a pathway to start those discussions in interesting, engaging and entertaining ways.

The One County, One Book Kickoff will be Monday, February 25th at noon in the McChesney Room with a review of the book as part of our Books Sandwiched In programming. A movie festival in March, facilitated book discussions, writers workshops, community discussions, and so much more will be presented throughout the month of March. Check out page 4 for a complete list of all the events planned. And then – join in.

We’re very lucky to have such an active Friends organization bringing us a program as important as One County, One Book. I thank everyone who has worked so hard to create this important opportunity to talk to each other about issues which need open discussions.

More great news is coming.  The Friends has opened a second book store, A Second Look, at ViaPort in Rotterdam. The store is set up, the inventory looks great and we’ll be looking forward to seeing you there, and at our Whitney Book Corner.  – Madelyn Thorne