Range of One Read programs to bring community together

Spend an evening as a refugee, help save tigers, discuss health care in third-world countries, an animal safari. Local readers will have the opportunities to experience all of these activities and more as part of programming for the Daniel Boone Regional Library’s 2012 One Read Program.

This year’s One Read Selection, “The Tiger’s Wife” by Téa Obreht, centers around a young doctor in the Balkans as she looks into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of her beloved grandfather and recalls some of the stories he shared with her over the years — including those of the tiger’s wife and of the deathless man.

Callaway County adult services librarian Sherry McBride-Brown said she is looking forward to this year’s programs, which center around “The Tiger’s Wife” and its themes of fantasy, myth, family legacy, story telling, history and health.

“I enjoy it every year. I enjoy hearing other people’s input on (the book) and it’s a fascinating way to see what the community is interested in,” McBride-Brown said.

She said she is particularly excited about the fact that there are more programs this year that are family-oriented rather than just aimed at adults, including an animal safari in which children will get to see and touch exotic animals.

“The theme just lends itself to that,” McBride-Brown said, noting the strong family ties that are a part of “The Tiger’s Wife.”

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