DLIT Announces Books for Dedham Reads Together
The Dedham Library Innovation Team (DLIT), a non-profit dedicated to creating best-in-class libraries in Dedham, would like to announce the two book finalists for the “Dedham Reads Together 2012” program this spring.
During a poll last fall, Dedham residents voted for a nonfiction book and a fictional book. The results are in! Adult readers interested in nonfiction are encouraged to read “Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition” by Daniel Okrent, recently featured in Ken Burns’ documentary, “Prohibition.” For readers who prefer fiction, the selection is Dawn Tripp’s “The Season of Open Water,” winner of the Massachusetts Book Award in 2006. Copies of each book are available at both Dedham libraries and will soon be available at local independent book stores as well.
Both books focus on the Prohibition-era, and several events are planned in the month of March to complement the books, such as book discussions a do-it-yourself homebrew workshop, Charleston dance lessons, an Author Night with Dawn Tripp, and a speakeasy grand finale at a secret location.
Younger readers will be directed to age-appropriate books that take place during that era, and will be encouraged to listen to music and to learn dances from the roaring 1920s.
More details about the events will be released at the kick-off in mid-February.