Friday, February 28, 2014

One Book One Community Kickoff

Bridgewater’s One Book One Community Committee will sponsor a Kickoff event at the Bridgewater Public Library on Saturday, March 15th. “Take a Hike: Tales of Life on the Appalachian Trail” will take place from 11a.m. to 1p.m. in the library’s Flora T. Little Room on the lower level. This will be a panel discussion led by through hikers from the Appalachian Trail. Gorp (a.k.a. trail mix) will be served.

The One Book One Community committee has chosen two selections this spring. One is Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods and the companion title is Jennifer Pharr Davis’ Becoming Odyssa. Both books are memoirs written by people who have hiked the Appalachian Trail.

For more information about A Walk in the Woods visit: For information about Becoming Odyssa, visit For a resource guide including a bibliography of titles about hiking and the Appalachian Trail, visit Bridgewater’s One Book One Community Committee also has a presence on Facebook, and a blog at

This semester’s One Book One Community program is a partnership of Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School, Mitchell Elementary School, Williams Intermediate School, Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library, Bridgewater Public Library, Bridgewater Senior Center, Bridgewater State University Bookstore, and the Nunckatessett Greenway. For more information about OBOC, contact Susan McCombe at

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