'One Book' Fall Events Announced
The "One Book, One Community" program will feature several October and November events related to this year's selection, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
A free zumba Latin dance class for adults, along with a youth activity, are scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at the Marquette YMCA. The evening's activities will continue at 7 p.m. with a showing of the movie Carol's Journey at the Peter White Public Library. The film tells the story of a Spanish-American 12-year-old girl who is separated from her father, a pilot in the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War, and leaves New York for her mother’s village in Spain in the turbulent spring of 1938. From Oct. 20-26, a “Cemetery of Not-to-Be-Forgotten Books” display will be set up on the NMU academic mall.
November activities include a "Dinner by Artists" fundraiser for Oasis Gallery, with a Spanish theme, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Tickets are available at Snowbound Books. On Nov. 10, Spanish foods will be served by Capers Restaurant in the Landmark Inn at 6 p.m., followed by a "Books in Translation" presentation by Tim Compton (Modern Languages and Literatures) at 8 p.m.
Book discussions for The Shadow of the Wind are scheduled as follows (with a start time of 7 p.m., unless otherwise indicated): Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Peter White Public Library; Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Dead River Coffee; Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Coffee Cup and at 7:30 p.m. at Chapter Two; Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Babycakes; Wednesday, Oct. 29 at L'Attitude and a 7:30 p.m. discussion of a related book, Orwell's Homage to Catalonia, at Chapter Two; and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Ishpeming's Carnegie Library.
For more information, visit One Book.