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ALL ALEXANDRIA READS 2020

 

The Alexandria Library invites its community to read The Library Book by Susan Orlean.

ABOUT ALL ALEXANDRIA READS
Facilitated by the Alexandria Library, this program is designed to create shared experiences through reading. Everyone is invited to read the featured title and selected books for younger readers. Join the events and discussions that relate to the themes of The Library Book.

ABOUT THE LIBRARY BOOK
In The Library Book, Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity; brings each department of the library to vivid life through on-the-ground reporting; studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; reflects on her own experiences in libraries; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL more than thirty years ago.

ALL ALEXANDRIA READS EVENTS
Wed, Jul 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Public Prosecutor Bryan Porter gives a talk on his book, "The Parable of the Knocker." Register

BOOKS FOR ALL AGES


PICTURE BOOKS

The Midnight Library



 

CHAPTER BOOK

 Ban this book



 

YOUNG ADULT


Suggested reading


More Read-Alikes

PREVIOUS ALL ALEXANDRIA READS SELECTIONS

 

2020

The Library Book
Susan Orlean

2019

It's All Relative
A. J. Jacobs

2018

Sergeant Stubby
Ann Bausum

2017

Priceless
Robert Wittman

2016

The Astronaut Wives Club
Lily Koppel

2015

Big Stone Gap
Adriana Trigiani

2014

When Washington
Was in Vogue
Edward Williams

2013

Listening iS an Act of Love 
StoryCorps Project

2012

Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
William Kamkwamba

2011

The Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

2010

The Geography of Bliss
Eric Weiner

2009

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara Kingsolver

2008
Marley and Me
John Grogan

ALL ALEXANDRIA READS SPONSORS


All Alexandria Reads is made possible through a generous grant from the JAMES M. DUNCAN, JR. LIBRARY FOUNDATION, INC.

Additional sponsors and partners include the Friends of the Alexandria Library groups, Alexandria City Public Schools, and the following local businesses and organizations:

 

                                                          



                           



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