Community Read

Each year the Friends select one book or the works of one author and encourages the community to read and discuss the selection.  The culmination of the program is the annual reception featuring the appearance of the selected author.


Previous Community Read Selections

  • 2017 – Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • 2016 – Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar
  • 2015 – Guardians of the Night  by Alan Russell
  • 2014 – The Mapmaker’s Daughter  by Laurel Corona
  • 2013 – The Odd Thomas Series  by Dean Koontz
  • 2012 – Dreams of Joy  by Lisa See
  • 2011 – Private Life by Jane Smiley
  • 2010 – The Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear
  • 2009 – Men to Match My Mountains  by Irving Stone
  • 2008 – Run by Ann Patchett
  • 2007 – My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme
  • 2006 – California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker
  • 2005 – The works of John Steinbeck
  • 2004 – Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland