The Neighborhood Library Association Announces the Second Annual Community Reads & Author Visit
From a Northville District Library press release:
Once every few years a novel comes along that touches readers so deeply that it changes the way they look at their own lives. This year’s Community Reads book selection from The Neighborhood Library Association (NLA) is one such novel -- The Art of Racing in the Rain by award-
winning author and documentary film maker Garth Stein.
The goal of the NLA’s Community Reads is to bring community members together to read and discuss the same book, and attend related events and presentations. The NLA is comprised of Lyon Township Public Library, Northville District Library, Novi Public Library, Salem-South Lyon District Library and Wixom Public Library. Copies of the book are now available for checkout at each library. Programs to be hosted include a Pet Adoption Expo, Pet Psychic, and World of Drag Racing. Events kick off
September 22 and will culminate with a visit from the author, Garth Stein on Nov. 10.
The Art of Racing in the Rain is a heart-wrenching love story and moving tale of redemption, narrated in the opinionated and insightful voice of an extraordinary dog, Enzo. He provides a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life as he tells his tale about his friendship with his best friend and owner, Denny, an aspiring race car driver.
“The Art of Racing in the Rain has everything: love, tragedy, redemption, danger, and – best of all – the canine narrator Enzo. This old soul of a dog has much to reach us about being human. I loved this book,” says Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants.
Garth Stein will be available for a “Meet the Author” event on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at Novi Public Library. Please contact the library to register at 248-349-0720. Book discussions are scheduled at each library in September and October. A list of the dates and times for all events, including book discussions for adults and children can be found on mynla.info. Contact the individual library to register.
Community Reads events include: Pet Psychic on Sept. 22, Session 1 at 5 p.m. and Session 2 at 6:15 p.m. at Wixom Public Library; Are Pets Like People: Animal Behavior on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at Northville District Library; Pet First Aid and Healthcare on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Lyon Township Public Library; Pet Adoption Expo: Pet Adoption 101 from noon–1 p.m. and Pet Adoption Drive from 1–5 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Salem-South Lyon District Library; and Pedal to the Medal: The World of Drag Racing on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.
at Novi Public Library. Registration may be required at these events. Contact each library for details.
To learn more about the book and for a schedule of Community Reads events, dates and times, please