Rozzie Reads One Book 2020!
On your mark, get set, go! And we’re off to Roslindale’s third Community Read, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng! The Roslindale Library is closed for renovation and most of us are staying close to home but the goals of reading a book together are to get our neighborhood talking and communicating with each other and we can still do this. Little Fires Everywhere is a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who unexpectedly disrupt their lives. It was also made into a Hulu series recently starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.
RSVP for this event at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Rozzie Reads One Book" in the subject line by October 16. Two attendees will win a book of their choice worth up to $25 from FORL partner, Rozzie Bound!
How To Get The Book:
1. Borrow the Book - We purchased copies of the book and the JP Branch is holding 10 copies just for this event, where you can borrow one, without an appointment, during these weekday hours: Mon-Thurs: 2-5:30 and Fridays 1-4:30. To pick up a book, patrons should call the posted number when you get to the front door of the branch. You can just give the title and staff will know where to find the books. If anyone can't make the preferred afternoon times, they can come on weekday mornings after 10 am. There is a long waitlist for the ebook on bpl.org.
2. Roslindale Community Library Network - We purchased 20 copies of the book and placed them in little libraries around the neighborhood. You can find your nearest little library with our map. Also, if you have a copy you don’t need anymore, please consider passing it along to a little library near you.
3. Rozzie Bound - You can purchase the book in many formats at our local independent bookstore, Rozzie Bound! It is also listed on their Racial Justice bookshelf, where 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute.