February 25, 2012
With colder weather, it might be a good time to stay at home with a good book.
The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library is kicking off its sixth-annual Big Read. The goal of the program is to increase literary reading in the community.
For the month of March, the library is encouraging everyone to read Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya. It's a book that chronicles the spiritual transformation of a young boy during the World War II era in the Southwest United States.
"In Charlottesville, we really hope that people will come visit the library, check out copies of this book, talk about it with their neighbors," said David Plunkett, circulation manager of the JMRL. "I'd like to think when you're sitting on the bus next to somebody, instead of talking about the UVa. baseball team, you might talk about Bless Me, Ultima this year."
The book will be available at local JMRL branches. The month of March will feature a variety of programs, book discussions, author talks and cooking contests to celebrate the Big Read.
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