Organizations part of statewide read

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JASPER — The Jasper Public Library will work with Jasper Community Arts and The Dubois County Museum to present a special “book club” discussion of this year’s Indiana Humanities One State/One Story, book discussion. 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 on Tuesday, April 28th at 6:30 p.m. Area book clubs will join in this project and it is also open to the public. 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 at the Jasper Public Library at 812- 482-2712 as soon as possible to reserve your copy of the book.

This New York Times bestseller has been named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a People magazine “Pick of the Week,” and an Indie Next and Midwest Connections selection. 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 Watson. You may also contact Donna Schepers with Jasper Community Arts, 812-482-3070.

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