What to Read during Spring Break

Happy Spring! Happy Spring Break!

If you are looking for something to read during spring break, we have a suggestion. Every year the Deschutes Public Library Foundation sponsors a community read program to encourage everyone to read the same book at the same time. The library then sponsors events and programs to help bring the book to life.

This year’s book, in the words of Entertainment Weekly, is “nothing short of amazing.” The book is the prize-winning, The World to Come, the second book from Dara Horn. This work of fiction chronicles a real painting by Marc Chagall, as it is given, stolen, and copied throughout decades and generations. The story is beautifully told, full of intertwined stories that engage you and imagery that connects and deepens your understanding of the story. Reserve a copy with your Deschutes Public Library card.

In late April and early May the public library will host a series of events including a Jewish bread making class, art workshops for kids and adults, book discussions, art lectures, and author panels. The program culminates with a reading by Dara Horn at the Tower Theater. All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required for some, so look at the schedule and register before spaces fill up.

Whatever you choose to read this spring break (here’s some new fiction and some new non-fiction titles to browse), relax and enjoy.

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