Help discuss One State/One Story book

JASPER — The Jasper Public Library will be working with the Jasper Community Arts and the Dubois County Museum to present a special discussion of this year’s Indiana Humanities One State/One Story book.

The three organizations are working together to provide multiple programs to the general public surrounding the topic of “Change in Rural America.” Funding for the programs was provided through a grant sponsored by Indiana Humanities. This will be the final event of the grant cycle.

The book, “The Year We Left Home,” by Jeanne Thompson, will be discussed in a large group setting at the Jasper Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28. Area book clubs will be joining in this project and it is also open to the public to allow greater participation. Copies of the books may be obtained on your own or limited copies will be available for those committing to join in the group discussion. Contact Jill Watson, Jasper Public Library, at 482-2712 as soon as possible to reserve a copy of the book.

Stretching from the early 1970s in the Iowa farmlands to suburban Chicago and across the map of contemporary America, “The Year We Left Home” follows the Erickson siblings as they confront prosperity and heartbreak, setbacks and triumphs, and seek their place in a country whose only constant seems to be breathtaking change. 

For more information on this project or others in the series, contact Jill Watson, Jasper Public Library, or Donna Schepers, education coordinator at Jasper Community Arts, at 812-482-3070.

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