The Deschutes Public Library Foundation is hosting “A
Novel Idea” Unveiled on
Friday, December 6 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Downtown Bend Library
This free annual event is open to all ages and provides the public the first opportunity
to learn what the “A Novel Idea” community read selection is for 2014.
This year’s book will be available to purchase and check-out at the Library
For ten years, Deschutes County residents have celebrated “A Novel Idea…
Read Together.” Regarded as the premier community reading program in the state
of Oregon, “A Novel Idea” has taken readers from the rivers of Oregon
to the hills of Afghanistan to the streets of Manhattan and beyond. The success
of the project comes from the thousands of Deschutes County residents who embrace
the program and participate actively in its free cultural events and author visits
“We encourage the public to attend this free and festive event and check out
the first copies of this year’s “A Novel Idea” selection,”
said Community Relations Manager Chantal Strobel. “The Library Foundation
looks forward to hosting this event every year. As in year’s past, there is
a lot of excitement about the book that has been selected.” Guests can expect
the annual trivia quiz, appetizers and no-host beer and wine.
Planning for “A Novel Idea” 2014 is already underway says Strobel. “More
than 20 cultural programs are planned to build and expand the themes of the book
for deeper discussion and understanding,” she said. “We also make available
book club kits to local book groups throughout Deschutes County – free of
charge.” According to Strobel it is not too early to reserve a book kit. Book
club representatives can call (541) 312-1032 or email
to reserve a kit.
“A Novel Idea” officially kicks off Saturday, April 12, 2014 and culminates
with the author’s visit to Central Oregon in early May. All programs, including
the three author presentations, are offered to the public free of charge.
For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library
website at www.deschuteslibrary.org
People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or
auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 541/312-1032.