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Patch Picks: Read Across America

Top library picks in celebration of One Book, One Town and National Read Across America Day.

Last week, Norton Patch's new Patch Picks feature listed a few general businesses and events happening around town. Now, we're focusing our sights on local librarians’ choices for kids and adults for Thursday, March 3, National Read Across America Day:

1.)  Participate in the Read Across America / Get Caught Reading "You can read anywhere" project. Self Help Inc. Community Partnerships for Children and the are celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read Across America with this program for the month of March. Snap a picture of your child reading here, there and everywhere. Submit it either by email to ldunn@selfhelpinc.org or bring it to the library so that your picture will be added to the bulletin board displaying all our readers. Your child will receive a certificate and our library receives a gift basket for participating -- and the library will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to purchase program supplies. Get caught reading - and remember, the more unusual the place the better.

2.) At Sharon Public Library Saturday, March 5, 2:30 p.m., this year’s One Book selection will be “The Given Day,” by Dennis Lehane. A discussion will be facilitated by Danielle Margarida. The book may be purchased for $15 or borrowed at Sharon Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Barbra Nadler, 781-784-1578, extension 25 or bnadler@ocln.org.

3.) At Sharon Public Library Sunday, March 6, 6:30 p.m. One Book, One Town presents Historic Boston with a panel discussion. The panel is composed of sports historian Mel Springer, history professor of social movements and gender issues Suzanne McCormick and adjunct professor of race, racism and American law Charles Walker. The panel will talk about many themes covered in the One Book selection, “The Given Day.” Attend even if you haven't read the book. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Barbra Nadler, 781-784-1578, extension 25 or bnadler@ocln.org.

4.) America Reads will be celebrated at Attleboro Public Library Wednesday, March 9, 4 to 5:30 p.m. America Reads is a literacy program held in partnership with Wheaton College. College students help kids in grades 1 through 3 with reading, writing or spelling with creative activities. For more information contact Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Rhilinger, 508-222-7820 or attleborokids@sailsinc.org.

5.) And finally, it was Dr. Seuss’ birthday March 2. In celebration, check out some of the series at Norton Public Library.

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