If reading more in 2013 is on your list of new year’s resolutions, here’s a great way to start. The Barrington Area Library at the PTO President’s Council are hosting the third annual “One Book One Barrington” community reading event early in the new year, featuring Unbroken, best-selling book by Laura Hillenbrand.

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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, who also wrote Seabiscuit, tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, a WWII airman and former US Olympic distance runner.  After the crash of his B-24, Zamperini floated through the Pacific in a tiny life raft, ultimately traveling 2,000 miles before being captured and enduring Japanese prison camps for two years.

This year, One Book One Barrington programs will take place from February through April at locations around our community, from Barrington High School to The Annex Lounge to The Garlands.  “Resilience” will be the theme for this community-wide conversation about the book and there are programs planned for all ages.

The library has even put together a reading guide to get you started.  CLICK HERE for library links to additional reviews and videos about Louis Zamperini, Laura Hillenbrand and Unbroken.  And CLICK HERE for a list of discussion questions to review in advance.

Three of the upcoming community discussions for adults and young adults will take place at the Barrington High School Guidance Resource Center and are scheduled for the following days:

Saturday, Feb 16, 1 PM
Thursday, Mar 14, 7 PM
Thursday, Apr 11, 1 PM

If you’d like read more with the One Book One Barrington book  club in 2013, CLICK HERE to find the other books coming up on their list for the first months of the new year.

The partnership is made possible with the generous support of the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit volunteer organization that finds funds for initiatives that enhance learning but are not otherwise supported by tax revenues.  CLICK HERE to learn more about the D220 Foundation’s mission and, for more information about library programs, visit BarringtonAreaLibrary.org.


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