Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dark Tide: One Book One Community


The public is invited to attend Bridgewater’s One Book One Community Kickoff at the Bridgewater Public Library. “A Sweet Event” will take place on Saturday, March 5th from 10:30a.m. to 12:00 noon in the library’s Flora T. Little Meeting Room on the lower level.


This year’s title is Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo. Check it out at the Bridgewater Public Library, Raynham Public Library, or the Maxwell Library at Bridgewater State University. It is also available for purchase in paperback format at Scholar’s Bookstore in Bridgewater.


“A Sweet Event” will include a molasses cookie contest, with judging provided by Bridgewater’s Town Administrator, Troy Clarkson, and members of the Bridgewater Town Council. The program will feature music and a display of household items from the early 20th century. Light refreshments (i.e. molasses treats and apple cider) will be served.


The winner of the molasses cookie contest will receive a copy of Dark Tide and their recipe will be featured at two local bakeries: Just Desserts and Cake in A Box. The second place winner will receive a copy of Dark Tide and a jar of Grandma’s Molasses. The third place winner will receive a jar of Grandma’s Molasses. Registration forms for the contest are available at the Bridgewater Public Library, Bridgewater Senior Center, Maxwell Library at Bridgewater State University, Just Desserts, and Cake in A Box, and online at www.bridgew.edu/ucp/onebook.cfm. Registration forms must be submitted on or before February 25th.


The One Book One Community Program is a partnership between Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District, Bridgewater Senior Center, Bridgewater Public Library, Raynham Public Library, and the Bridgewater Business Community. For more information about the Kickoff, call the library at 508-697-3331 and ask for Mary O’Connell, or email the library at bwpl@sailsinc.org.


The Bridgewater Public Library is located at 15 South Street; parking is available in back of the library.

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