January 21, 2021

Libraries’ citywide book club to conclude with Jason Reynolds author talk on Jan. 24

11-week program encourages central Ohioans to read the same book

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) partnered with eight other central Ohio library systems last fall for a citywide reading initiative, Let’s Talk About Race: One Book – One Community. The program invites central Ohioans to read the same book, STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, and join in the community conversation.

The 11-week program will conclude with a free virtual author talk featuring Jason Reynolds on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 at 4 p.m. Those interested can register to save their spot, or watch a replay afterward if they are unable to attend.

Participating libraries: Bexley Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, London Public Library, Plain City Public Library, Southwest Public Libraries, Upper Arlington Public Library, Westerville Public Library and Worthington Libraries.

Visit columbuslibrary.org/one-book to learn more.

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework Help Centers, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Challenge and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college and career readiness and employment resources.