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Celebrate 15 Years of One Book, One Philadelphia!
February 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2017, One Book, One Philadelphia is a signature event of the Free Library of Philadelphia that promotes literacy, library usage, and citywide conversation by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book. From January 25 to March 23, nearly 100 events and programs will center around The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, the 2017 One Book, One Philadelphia featured selection.
“The book that we’re reading, is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon.
Kalela Williams with One Book One Philadelphia says during the program they are hosting various events around the city with a focus on themes from the book.
On Wednesday night, they held a forum at the Free Library of Philadelphia headquarters that took a look at working dogs.
“We have dogs from PAWS up for adoption. We have a therapy dog here. We have dogs from PAWS and Affection, which is a training organization and a service dog providing organization,” Williams said. “We have the Penn Vet working dog center here and they’re going to do some search and rescue.
Williams says the book and the event help build a bridge between dogs and people.
“It’s a really good opportunity to explore the bond between humans and animals,” she said, “and it’s a really good opportunity to explore ways that we can sort of find comfort in different things.”