Events and Programs

Community Read



Sargent Memorial Library would like to invite you to our first ever Community Read event! 

This fall, join us to read and discuss two books: Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder (published 1935), and Prairie Lotus, by Linda Sue Park (published 2020). Both books are about a young girl and her family's experience as settlers during the American western expansion in the late 1800's. Read and see how their experiences match up or differ. We chose these two books because they are both wonderful reads that can be read by readers of all ages so the whole family can read together. Furthermore, the books provide an opportunity for us to continue and deepen our conversations about communities, histories, and different perspectives. 

If you would like to participate, place holds for both of the titles through the library catalog. The Silver Unicorn Bookstore will also have them available for purchasing. If you need assistance placing holds, let us know!

We will be hosting multiple sessions of book discussions for different age groups (and one for the whole family to participate together) in October. Dates and times are listed below. Please visit the event calendar to register for the session you would like to attend. We hope you can join us!

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Family Tea:

Saturday 10/16, 3pm-5pm

Kids discussions:

Tuesday 10/19: 4:30pm

Wednesday 10/20: 4:30pm

Adult discussions:

Wednesday 10/20, 7pm via Zoom

Saturday 10/23, 1:30pm in-person