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 and a simultaneous 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 Northern Michigan University 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 at 8 p.m. by Tim Compton, professor of modern languages and literatures at NMU.

            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 also 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 www.nmu.edu/onebook.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director