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2018 Community Reads

The 2018 book selection is The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark, recounts the gripping story of Flint’s poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it. It is a chronicle of one town, but could also be about any American city, all made precarious by the neglect of infrastructure and the erosion of democratic decision-making. Cities like Flint are set up to fail―and for the people who live and work in them, the consequences may be mortal.

Between the Lines Book Discussion: The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy
Monday, October 8 at 7 pm.

The Flint River and the Drinking Water Crisis
Monday, October 29 at 7 pm

When Flint chose to switch its drinking water source to the Flint River, inadequate treatment coupled with terrible government oversight and an aged drinking water infrastructure led to the catastrophe that made national and international headlines. Rebecca Fedewa of the Flint River Watershed Coalition will talk about how the river took on much of the blame, but we know that #itsnottheriver. Register.

Author Anna Clark will speak at the Community Center next to the Wixom Public Library, Friday, November 9 @ 7 pm. Register.

Learn more
about the schedule of book discussions and related events at each of the six participating libraries.  Everyone is welcome to attend programs at all NLA libraries; registration is required for most events.  Community Reads 2018 brochure.

community reads logoThe Neighborhood Library Association (NLA) is a group of six area libraries in a collaborative partnership. Our goal is to bring members of our communities together to read and discuss the same book in an annual Community Reads. These six libraries also encourage community members to come together for events and programs related to that year’s book. The six libraries composing the NLA are: Lyon Township Public Library, Northville District Library, Novi Public Library, Salem-South Lyon District Library, Walled Lake City Library, and Wixom Public Library.

Visit the Neighborhood Library Association’s Community Reads website for more information.