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Mar 15, 2011
Curtis Rogers

One Book, One Columbia

The City of Columbia and Richland County Public Library have joined forces to launch our first citywide reading adventure, One Book, One Columbia. The 2011 book selection is “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years,” and we’re inviting all the residents of Columbia and Richland County to read the book between April 1 and May 15, then share their experiences with friends and neighbors. Numerous discussions and programs centered around this remarkable book will take place during the reading period, so stay tuned for more info on all the great One Book, One Columbia activities. So get ready to read, Columbia!

One Book, One Columbia’s goal is to bring together a diverse audience of readers to share ideas, issues, and adventures while reading the same book at the same time. “Having Our Say” traces the lives of Bessie and Sadie Delany, who were 102 and 104 respectively at the time of its writing. Equal parts memoir, oral history, and commentary on our nation’s history, “Having Our Say” provides many fascinating themes for readers to explore. Plus, it’s a great story!

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