Next time you’re in the library, keep your eye out for our Everyone’s Reading 2016 display near the magazines in the Adult Services area. Everyone’s Reading is a community wide reading program sponsored by metro Detroit libraries in Oakland and Wayne counties. Now in its fifteenth year, Everyone’s Reading promotes community dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book.
This year’s selection is Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. Set in the time of World War II, this is the story of two sisters’ journey from their beloved Shanghai to Los Angeles, where they are sold as wives by their father to pay his debts. Along the way, they make terrible sacrifices, face impossible choices, and confront a devastating, life-changing secret.
During March, copies of “Shanghai Girls” will be on display in the Adult Services area for check out. You will also have an opportunity to win tickets to hear Lisa See speak at nearby venues. Also, on Saturday, April 9, from 2:00-4:00 pm, Oakland University history professor Yan Li will give a lecture in TPL’s meeting room about Chinese history during the time of “Shanghai Girls.”
Please join us for any one of these opportunities: reading “Shanghai Girls,” submitting your name to win tickets to hear Lisa See speak, and/or joining us on April 9 for our program “China in the Time of Shanghai Girls.” Also, be sure to check out what other participating libraries are doing to celebrate this community reading experience http://everyonesreading.org/.