LCLS One Book One Community

Our Region Reads! the worst hard time book cover

The winning title for the 2014 One Book program is The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan.

The public voted by ballot to select the title from the three top candidates presented by the One Book Selection Committee.

New Schedule for 2014!

Dec 1, 2013 – Announce winning title for 2014.
Jan 2014 – READ the book.
Feb 2014 – Participate in discussions and programs during Library Lovers’ Month!
March 9, 2014 Celebration of Readers event at Lebanon Valley College. “That Dusty Old Road, songs and stories from the 1030′s in America.” A gala celebration for ONE BOOK readers featuring music, stories, food, and fine company! RSVP required
May 2014 – Last year’s book author Steven Galloway comes to Lebanon County! Tickets go on Sale Feb 2014 at Beth Israel Synagogue.
Aug 2014 – Voting opens for 2015 selection

Lebanon County Programs

February 4 at 2pm (moved to MARCH 4 due to snow)
Book Discussion – The Worst Hard Time
Richland Community Library

February 6 at 2pm
Book Discussion – The Worst Hard Time
Lebanon Community Library

February 25 at 7pm
One Book, One Community Special Program
“Life during the Great Depression”
Share and listen to stories about life during the years of the Great Depression.
Myerstown Community Library

February 25 at 6:30pm
Book Discussion – The Worst Hard Time
Lebanon Community Library

March 4 at 2pm
Book Discussion – The Worst Hard Time
Richland Community Library

March 4 at 7pm
Book Discussion – The Worst Hard Time
Myerstown Community Library 

Sunday March 9
Celebration of Readers gala event
“That Dusty Old Road, songs and stories from the 1030′s in America.” A gala celebration for ONE BOOK readers featuring music, stories, food, and fine company!
Lebanon Valley College
Annville, PA
More Information on the Celebration of Readers Event

How to Participate

      • Read the book
      • Start a conversation
      • Check out discussion questions and related materials at www.oboc.org

2013 Campaign – The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

the cellist of sarajevoSteven Galloway will be in Lebanon, Pennsylvania on May 13 2014  at 7:30 PM at the annual lecture series hosted by Beth Israel Synagogue.  Tickets will go on sale in February 2014. Galloway will discuss The Cellist of Sarajevo at this appearance.

Past One Book Titles

2012 - Zeitoun by Dave Eggers / 2011 – The Help by Kathryn Stockett / 2010 – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak / 2009 – The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks / 2008 – The Grace that Keeps this World by Tom Bailey / 2007 – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon / 2006 – The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini / 2005 – The White by Deborah Larsen / 2004 – Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam, Jr. / 2003 – A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson / 2003 – Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

What is the One Book, One Community Our Region Reads! Campaign?

Community-wide reading, or “One Book,” programs are designed to promote the value of reading by recommending a compelling book that links the community in a common conversation. One Book programs encourage dialogue about a particular book, but also foster lifelong learning and the development of a strong community identity.

This year the campaign reflects collaboration among six counties: Berks,  Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York Counties.
Academic library partners include Harrisburg Area Community College libraries, the State Library of PA, Lebanon Valley College, Shippensburg University Library, and others. The partnership represents more than 90 public libraries and two bookmobiles in a combined community of nearly 2 million people.