Beginning on June 1, the Woodbridge Town Library is kicking off a new community program called Woodbridge Reads: One Book, One Town. This program is designed to bring the community together through reading a common book and sharing in the discussion and programs surrounding it.
Members of the community will have an opportunity to unite by reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver. The library will offer programming and discussions around this book throughout the months of June and July. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle chronicles the journey of the author and her family as they move to a farm in southern Appalachia and vow to become “locavores” for a year, eating only food that they grow themselves or that was grown locally.
The book alternates in sections written by Kingsolver, her husband Steven, and teenage daughter Camille, making it appealing to both adults and teens. A separate bibliography will be available of children’s books and activities with similar themes.
Events will be held at and around the Woodbridge Town Library and Woodbridge Town Library Farmers’ Market. The Farmers’ Market will begin its second year on June 24 and run bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 4-7pm on library grounds. Other activities include a cheese-making workshop, natural living workshop, beekeeping presentation, and special Woodbridge night at Wheelers Restaurant with a special menu. For an event schedule and more information, please visit the library website at: www.woodbridge.lioninc.org. Copies of the book are available for check out at the Circulation Desk.