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2009: How to Participate

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads 2009 is a community-wide event! How may you participate?

Hold A Discussion Group In Your Community

Organize an event or discussion related to the read.
Events may be open to the public or restricted. Examples include:
• Book clubs wishing to use the book at a private meeting or discussion
• College or high school instructors assigning the book to their class
• Local workplaces hosting discussion groups for their employees
• Coffee shops inviting customers to connect over coffee on a particular night
• Film societies presenting a film related to the topic

Learn How To Moderate a Discussion Group
Training will be provided, at several conveniently located sites in January, for individuals who would like to learn how to moderate a discussion about the book for their organization or reading group.

These sessions will be interactive classes, conducted by Library and University staff. Model practices and advice on holding successful group discussions will be central features of the training. Registration is required and space is limited.

Sessions will be offered on the following dates at these locations:

Wednesday, January 7, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Ann Arbor District Library
Third Floor Freespace
343 South Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor
To register, call the Ann Arbor District Library at 327-4555 or register online

Monday, January 12, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Ypsilanti District Library
Community Meeting Room
5577 Whittaker Road
To register, call the Ypsilanti District Library at 879-1303

Come to these sessions and learn how to start a discussion in your organization or neighborhood!

Tell Us About Your Event

If you have an event related to the read, and would like to have it listed on this site, please contact Tim Grimes, Ann Arbor District Library Community Relations and Marketing Manager at (734-327-4265). Please tell us the title of the event, date, time, location, sponsoring organization and contact information. Also, let us know if registration is required or if the event is on a drop-in basis.

Keep Checking this Website for Updates!
The site will change often as events are added. Please check for changes.