MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- The “One Book – One Community” Steering Committee is encouraging all book groups and book clubs in Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Rye Neck to read Daniel James Brown's "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" (Viking Books) by April 2016.
In an effort to connect the tri-municipality region through reading, the committee chose this inspirational book that appeals to both men and women alike, about the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their quest for an Olympic gold medal.
Set in the depths of the Great Depression, this unlikely crew of working-class boys showed the world -- and Hitler’s Germany -- what true grit really meant. Throughout the month of April, the Steering Committee is planning a host of exciting and interesting events throughout the community to celebrate this “one book.”
Famous sports personalities, athletes, commentators and more are visiting the communities as the themes of the book are brought to life. Community conversations will be encouraged through inspirational speakers and films.
The driving force behind this initiative are the Larchmont and Mamaroneck Public Libraries, schools, and many local community organizations who understand the benefits of uniting the communities through the inspiration of a good book.
For more information, contact Susan Riley at the Mamaroneck Library (914)-698-1250 or Laura Eckley at the Larchmont Public Library (914)-834-2281.
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