Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
A walking tour book group, one for middle school students, an evening group for adults, and a grand finale on November 8!
Sunday, October 29 from 2 to 4 pm
Time Marches On! A unique book discussion experience
Lisa Baylis will lead a walking tour through a cinematic history of key events in John Lewis’s memoir, MARCH. “We will gather nearby, beginning with First Parish on the Town Common,” said Baylis. “At each of four location, we will view short film clips of civil rights marches & pivotal events from MARCH including reflections of participants. We will walk together to each location. Our final destination will be the Bedford Public Library for refreshments and a one-hour book discussion.
“One focus of our discussion will be the nature of marching for a cause; be it for a charity or political/social change. How does the act of moving with like-minded people in a public forum differ from other forms of expression?” As Martin Luther King once said, “There is no sound more powerful than the marching feet of a determined people.”
Monday, October 30 at 3:30 pm
For Middle Schoolers
MARCH is the October selection for the Middle School Book Club. Teen services librarian Pam Aghababian will lead middle schoolers in a discussion of the series at 3:30 pm at the library.
Monday, October 30 at 7:30 pm
For Adult Readers
Librarian Doris Smith will lead a discussion for adult readers at 7:30 pm in the library.
Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30 pm
Final wrap-up discussion
A final discussion, concluding and evaluating the program series, will be led by Ginni Spencer at the library.
About One Book, One Bedford ~ MARCH
The MARCH trilogy, co-written by Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell, covers Lewis’s youth in rural Alabama, his young adulthood as a student activist and Freedom Rider, and his leadership in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Major events from the Civil Rights Era, including the 1963 March on Washington, the Freedom Ride movement, and the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March for voting rights, are covered in detail.
The One Book, One Bedford program is open to all. Books are available to borrow at the Bedford Library, and can be purchased through traditional and online booksellers.
More information on the programs can be found at https://www.thebedfordcitizen.org/march/
One Book, One Bedford is made possible through the support of the Bedford Free Public Library, the Friends of the BFPL, The Bedford Cultural Council, the League of Women Voters, the Town of Bedford, and the Bedford Public Schools.