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Northern Colorado Common Read, 2012. Northern Colorado Common Read, 2012. About the Northern Colorado Common Read. The Common Read is community-wide reading initiative designed to bring people of all ages and from various libraries together to read, discuss and celebrate a single book.

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northern colorado common read 2012

Northern Colorado Common Read, 2012

Northern Colorado Common Read, 2012

about the northern colorado common read
About the Northern Colorado Common Read
  • The Common Read is community-wide reading initiative designed to bring people of all ages and from various libraries together to read, discuss and celebrate a single book.
  • This year's selected book is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.
  • Participating libraries include:
  • Aims Community College
  • Berthoud Community Library District
  • Boulder Public Library
  • Clearview Library District
  • High Plains Library District
  • Sterling Public Library
  • Westminster Public Library
about the book
About the Book
  • Unbroken tells the remarkable true life story of Louis Zamperini, a U.S. Olympic athlete and WWII B-24 bombardier.
  • In boyhood, Zamperini was a cunning and incorrigible delinquent. Then during his teen years, he channeled his defiance into running . This talent led him to compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
  • When World War II started, the athlete joined the US Army Air Forces, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.
about the author
About the Author
  • Laura Hillenbrand spent seven years meticulously researching, reporting, and writing Louis Zamperini’s story, all while essentially confined to her home due to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Unbroken was published in 2010.
  • In October 2011, author & her subject met for their first and only face-to-face meeting, when Zamperini (aged 94) traveled to Hillenbrand’s home in Washington, DC.
  • Hillenbrand has also written Seabiscuit: An American Legend.
no colorado common read berthoud events
No. Colorado Common Read Berthoud Events
  • Kick-Off Party : Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 –8:00pm WW II style foods of the home front and swing music and dancing. Local veterans will be sharing their personal experiences.
  • Express Your Stress : Monday, October 15, 5:30-7:00pm. We’ll talk about the book Behind the Secret Window. Local artist & illustrator, Lisa Davis DeMattei, will demonstrate art techniques that can be therapeutic.
  • Life on the Home Front during WW II, Saturday, October 20, 2:00-4:00pm, McCarty-Fickel House. This re-enactment of volunteer efforts by mothers & daughters event will include refreshments plus items on display from Helen Fickel’s personal collection.
nccr 2012 events cont
NCCR 2012 Events (Cont.)
  • Book Club Discussions : Tuesday, October 23, 1:30 pm and again at 6:30pm.
  • Colorado Service Dogs : Saturday, November 3, 1:00-2:00pm. Operation Freedom is a partnership developed between Freedom Service Dogs and the United States Veterans Administration to help returning war veterans and military personnel transition from active duty and combat to civilian life.
  • Berthoud Area Veterans Dinner & Exhibits : Thursday, November 8, Berthoud Community Center, 5:30-9:00pm. Hosted by the Berthoud American Legion, this is a special evening of patriotic comradeship and appreciation of service and sacrifice.
northern colorado common read berthoud events cont
Northern Colorado Common Read Berthoud Events (Cont.)
  • Books For Soldiers : October 1 – November 12, 2012. People may drop off paperback books, DVDs, magazines. The library will send items to Books for Soldiers to fill requests from deployed soldiers.
  • WWII Exhibits : October 1 – November 12, 2012. Photographic display of local soldiers, past and present, in military and civilian life; includes brief biographies of each person. Berthoud Historical Society will lend us materials, including a mannequin with Doc Fickel’s uniform.
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Northern Colorado Common Read 2012
  • NCCR 2012 Website:

http://www.mylibrary.us/events/common-read-2012