'Three Cups of Tea' chosen for 10th annual “Woodbury Reads” town-wide program

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:22

Central Valley — The 2011 book choice for the town-wide reading program, “Woodbury Reads!” is “Three Cups of Tea One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time,” by Greg Mortenson. Everyone is invited to join the Friends of the Woodbury Public Library in answering the question, “What would happen if the whole town read the same book?” Books will be available at both branches of the library throughout February. A book discussion and other programs will take place in March. In 1993 a mountaineer named Greg Mortenson drifted into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram mountains after a failed attempt to climb K2. Moved by the inhabitants’ kindness, he promised to return and build a school. Three Cups of Tea is the story of that promise and its outcome. The history of “Woodbury Reads!” began in 2001. Having heard of “One City, One Book” programs in Seattle and Chicago, the Friends of the Woodbury Public Library began to think about the idea of “Woodbury Reads” shortly after the events of Sept. 11, 2001. In an effort to find a way to touch the neighborly spirit of Woodbury that came out as a response to that tragedy, the Friends of the Library began to plan. In February and March of 2002, the first program was held. Each year a book has been chosen and presented to the community. For more information, call 928-2114.