One Book, One Village returns this fall, using the shared experience of reading the same book title to spark conversation and foster community. Join us as we read Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People. Told with wit, charm, and a few twists, eight anxiety-prone people form an unlikely bond while being held hostage by the world’s worst bank robber.
We invite you to read the book and engage in community events, including discussions, walk and talks, crafting, fun giveaways, and an after-hours book social held at the library. Multiple formats are also available for checkout from the library catalog.
More Themed Activities and Programming
Click the links below to register.
Adult Silent Reading
Enjoy 30 minutes of dedicated silent reading. Read Anxious People or bring your own book. Optional socializing and bookish button-making to follow silent reading. Refreshments provided.
One Book, One Village Walk and Talk
Take a 30-minute walk through the neighborhood as we chat about the book. All walking speeds welcome!
Swedish-Inspired Plate Decorating
Learn to design and paint a Swedish-inspired plate to display in your home. Crafters of all levels are welcome to celebrate this title originally written in Swedish.
Library After Hours: One Book, One Village Social
Come join us at the library for an after-hour event! Socialize with your neighbors over snacks and wine while we provide you with some conversation starters about our featured title. For ages 21 and up.
Self-Care Kits for Anxious People
Treat yourself to fun and relaxing goodies celebrating the theme of compassion in Anxious People. Pick up a self-care kit at the Fiction/AV/Teen desk during the month of October. Limit one kit per person, while supplies last.
Join others in the community for a casual discussion — no previous book discussion experience necessary! Click the links below to register.
Virtual Book Discussion:
Polish Book Discussion/ Dyskusyjny Klub Ksiazki
Presented in Polish.
Thursday, October 12, 7 p.m.
Spanish Book Discussion/ Discusión sobre el libro en español
Presented in Spanish at South Branch.
Friday, October 20, 6 p.m.