GLEASON PUBLIC LIBRARY

22 Bedford Road
Carlisle, MA 01741

phone: 978-369-4898
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ABOUT THE LIBRARY

CARLISLE READS

What if all of Carlisle read and discussed one book? The Carlisle Reads 2016 title was No Man's Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America. Events included a visit by the author, Elizabeth Samet, a professor of literature at West Point.

Carlisle Reads is sponsored by the Friends of the Gleason Public Library. Would you like to receive updates on library events? Click here to subscribe to our monthly enewsletter. If you have suggestions for future titles or programs, or if you'd be interested in helping to plan Carlisle Reads, please email Martha at mpatten@gleasonlibrary.org or ask at the Library any time.

2017 PLANNING IN PROGRESS

Stay tuned for this year's contenders!

CARLISLE READS

American Nations dinner
2014's American Nations dinner

PAST READS

Past community reads have included:

  • 2016: No Man's Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America, by Elizabeth Samet
  • 2015: Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson
  • 2014: American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, by Colin Woodard
  • 2013: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, by Candice Millard
  • 2012: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
  • 2011: Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers
  • 2010: The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, by Jeffrey Toobin
  • 2009: The Post-American World, by Fareed Zakaria

The One City, One Book concept began in Seattle in 1998, when librarian Nancy Pearl asked what would happen if the whole city read the same book. The idea caught on nationwide and has become popular in the Boston area as a way to promote reading, build community, and provoke discussion. Carlisle's program was established in 2009.