9/27/13

ALL PUEBLO READS

It is October, and time for All Pueblo Reads. For the ninth straight year, the Pueblo City-County Library District is pleased to present this annual series of events to our community which focuses on the themes of a great book. We are honored to offer The Help by Kathryn Stockett as this year’s selection. It is our hope and belief that this book will resonate with the residents of Pueblo County.
The Help has been on bestseller lists for longer than any other hardcover fiction title since The Da Vinci Code. It was USA Today’s 2009 Book of the Year and has been published in 37 countries around the world. The movie-version of the book is a 2011 film based on the novel that was adapted for the screen and directed by Tate Taylor.

The story revolves around three extraordinary women whose determination to start a clandestine project forever changes a town, and the way women, mothers, daughters, caregivers and friends view one another. A modern classic, The Help has been a cultural touchstone for the millions of readers who have cheered on Skeeter, laughed with Minny and hissed at Hilly. The noble and strong Aibileen has become a heroine for countless fans. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t.
The Friends of the Library are supporting the project again this year with a generous gift, which has made it possible to bring Stockett to Pueblo for public programs, with our featured event being her appearance at the Rawlings Library on Sunday, November 10. You will not want to miss the opportunity to meet this renowned author in person, hear her speak and have her sign your books. In addition, this year we also will host Tate Taylor, the movie's director, for the special program presentation on November 10.
Please join me in reading this great book and participating in many of the nearly 100 events made possible by All Pueblo Reads.

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