One City One Book
One City One Book: Walnut Creek Reads is a “citywide book club” that encourages the community to read the selection and participate in a series of events that celebrate the book. The annual choice is typically announced in May-June and the community events are planned in the fall giving the community the summer months to read and enjoy the book.
Now in its eighth year, One City One Book: Walnut Creek Reads is presented by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation and Contra Costa County Library. Please sign up for our e news below to learn more.
2013 One City One Book: Fahrenheit 451
2013′s One City One Book selection was Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel about censorship and the burning of books, Fahrenheit 451. Published in 1953 this novel remains timely today as communities continue to debate the value of literacy, libraries, and freedom of thought.
One City One Book events included many lively programs and discussions at the Walnut Creek libraries and were timed to coincide with the American Library Associations annual “Banned Books Week!”
Download the discussion guide and suggested reading list HERE. Copies of the book are available for check-out through the public libraries, and at the Rossmoor Library.
Thank you to our 2013 sponsors.
Click HERE to learn about One City One Book programs at other Contra Costa County libraries.