Community Wide Reading Program

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

The Community Wide Reading program is bringing the Isle/Mille Lacs Lake community together through a shared reading experience. This program helps  promote literacy and build relationships with adults in the community. Residents in the area read the same book at the same time.

The book chosen for the 2010 program is They Named Me Marjorie by Ann Zemke.  Older elementary and teens will be able to read the book, Rodzina by Karen Cushman.

Copies of both books are available at the Mille Lacs Lake Community Library for checkout.

Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 pm at the Mille Lacs Lake Community Library will be  gathering to discuss the novel, They Named Me Marjorie by Ann Zemke.

Along with reading the book and discussing it with your neighbors you can also do some other events. On Tuesday, Oct 26 at 6:30 at the Isle City Center meeting room, there will be a showing of the documentary, The Orphan Trains.  On Wednesday, November 3 at 3:30, older elementary students and teens are invited to come together at the Mille Las Lake Community Library for a discussion of Rodzina by Karen Cushman.

The main event of the community reading program will be an appearance by Ann Zemke, author of They Named Me Marjorie.  She will discuss her book at the Mille Lacs Lake Community Library on Saturday, November 6 at 11:00 am.

The Community Wide Reading program is sponsored by East Central Regional Library and Mille Lacs Lake Community Library. All the activities were funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. All events are free and open to the public.

1 Comment

  1. lmsl 01/15/11 at 3:30pm

    I realize I am responding late, but through searching for information on the Orphan Train (my mother was An Orphan Train Rider from New York, which is where the Orphan Trains came from. In reading her book, she states that her grandmother rode “an orphan train”, when in fact, according to the Orphanage in Owatonna, MN, which is where her grandmother came from Actually, she rode A TRAIN from Owatonna to Bertha, MN. The true story has been told by many, however, author Renee Wendinger’s book Extra Extra The Orphan Trains and Newsboys of New York. Excellent book, and the true facts about the Orphan Trains, Baby Trains. Ann speaks as though her grandmother was a rider from the East Coast and unless you have read the history or are very close to the history – you would not know the true facts. I suggest before East Central Regional Library do further research on the facts of the Orphan Train. Quit honestly I am offended by what Ann states in her book, and her fictional information.

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