Sept. 15 - Nov. 17|
Hopkinton Public Library
One Book / One Hopkinton
Featuring the inspirational book, Digging to America, by Anne Tyler, the One Book / One Hopkinton program, sponsored by HPLF, will run from September 15 - November 17, and include all sorts of programs and discussions relevant to the themes in the novel.
Time & Location
Sept. 15 - Nov. 17
Hopkinton Public Library, 13 Main St, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA
Digging to America is about two families who meet at the Baltimore Airport as they are picking up their adopted Korean daughters. The Yazdan and Donaldson families form a lifelong friendship. As they raise their daughters, both families grapple with questions of assimilation and cultural identity. The Library has 150 copies of the book, which are available compliments of the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation.
The One Book/One Hopkinton committee, composed of library staff and representatives from the community, have planned book discussions and other programs relevant to the themes in the novel, for all ages. Programs range from a coffee house with French-Canadian singer Josee Vachon to a genealogy program on ethnicity and migration with Eric Migdal. The Library will have a DIY Korean Lantern making program, as well as a presentation by the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Network on becoming a foster parent and adopting in Massachusetts. Chinese acrobat Li Lu will be back for an acrobatic performance, and children will be able to participate in storytimes on the themes of love and family. All ages will also be able to attend a program featuring Kathaka: Dancing Rhythms and Stories of India (funded through a Talk Story grant from the American Library Association).