"Everyone is Reading" is Howe Library's one book, one community event. In 1998, Seattle Public librarian Nancy Pearl developed the idea for a program that would bring people together by reading and discussing the same book at the same time. The idea soon spread around the country, reaching all the way to a small town in New Hampshire.
This year's title is A Walk in the Woods
by Bill Bryson. When Bill Bryson returns to America after living abroad in England, he decides to reconnect with his native country by hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Bryson is no seasoned outdoorsman, nor his is companion Katz, an old friend from Iowa. They quickly learn that things do not always go to plan when you hike the AT and that the people you meet along the way are only part of the journey. At times humorous, insightful, and entertaining, A Walk in the Woods
is a classic travelogue of America's love affair with the idea of outdoor adventure.
This year's event schedule features programs that feature themes of nature, wilderness, and adventure. Take a look at this year's schedule.