It's good to have things in common

We all like spending time with other people who share our interests. Having things in common gives us a starting point for conversations and building relationships. We can talk with our friends and co-workers about the latest movies, television series or sporting events. It's not only fun, it also gives us a way to feel connected to each other.

Books offer the same opportunity to connect. In fact, they allow us to explore subjects more deeply, which can help us develop meaningful bonds with friends and family. That's why Charlotte Mecklenburg Library hosts Community Read every October. At least once a year, we can all read the same book and have a common experience to share with one another.

This year, we have an extra special opportunity with Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple. First, the critically acclaimed novel is incredibly funny, so there is a lot to enjoy together. Second, we had the opportunity to meet Maria Semple at ImaginOn October 2 (imagine, a book club so awesome even the author shows up!). And third, the book is in development as an HBO mini-series starring Julia Roberts. So we all have that to look forward to and revisit someday. Put simply, this is a Community Read to remember!

We invite you to join our Community Read book club. And remember, we have books for teens, preteens and children to read as well.

To learn more, visit or your favorite branch to learn how to join in on the fun. 

Community Read Events

"Read Like a Star" Book Club

Saturday, March 14 10:00 AM
Main Library

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00am. In March we will be discussing "Still Lives" by Maria Hummel, a selection from Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoon's book club.

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