Waynesboro Library a host for One Book, One Community

Waynesboro Public Library, through the sponsorship of the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge and in partnership with the libraries of Augusta County and Staunton, is hosting an area-wide book read called One Book One Community.

The selection this year is Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton. It is the story of a spunky woman, a stray dog, a teenage delinquent, and the best home cooking in small-town North Carolina. This community read follows in the footsteps of the Big Read hosted once a year from 2008-2011.

During the month of March, free copies of Walking Across Egypt are available at WPL while supplies last. A book display on Southern fiction will also be set up in the library. In addition, everyone is invited to join the Wednesday Night Book Club on March 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss the novel.

Due to renovations, other activities are tentatively scheduled at WPL for April. On Saturday, April 7 at 12 p.m., an SPCA pet adoption event is scheduled. Find a new friend to take home like Mattie Rigsbee, the protagonist of the novel. Since culinary delights play prominently in the novel, Mollie Cox Bryan is slated to lead a discussion on “Food and Southern Literature” on Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m. Finally, the film adaptation of Walking Across Egypt is planned for Friday, April 13 at 6 p.m. as a part of WPL’s returning Friday Night at the Movies programming.

Please contact WPL regarding the status of these events or for more information. The community is also invited to take part in other activities throughout the area. A list of events can be found at www.sawcommunityread.org.