Wellesley Reads Together is a key initiative of the Wellesley Free Library.  It is a town-wide program which invites participants of all ages to read the same books and then take part in related community events.

Wellesley Reads Together is also part of the larger Wellesley Celebrates Education initiative www.wellesleycelebrateseducation.org, which is a year-long series of education focused events culminating in the opening of the new Wellesley High School in February 2012.  

The Wellesley Reads Together Committee has selected two books for the community to share during the program’s first round, which runs from October 1 to November 13, 2011. 

The first, The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough, is by Wellesley resident, Katie Smith Milway.  It introduces children and families to the concept of food security – ensuring that all have enough to eat and be healthy. 

The second, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life is by Barbara Kingsolver, Steven Hopp and Camille Kingsolver.  This book chronicles a year in the life of Barbara Kingsolver’s family during which they procured as much of their food as possible from their own backyard and from neighboring farms. 

A variety of community events are planned for October and November including: author visits with Katie Smith Milway, book discussion groups, a film series, panel discussions, and a Harvest dinner.  Please visit our events page to find out more about what’s upcoming or check out our blog, to read participants’ collective insights.  

If you are interested in additional information or want to make a suggestion, please call 781-235-1610 ext. 1206.