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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

One Book, One Community: El Dorado Reads "In Cold Blood"

This is the fifth year of our program which selects one book for the community to read and discuss together. We were a little dismayed when the state librarian chose "In Cold Blood." Upon reflection, it's a good choice for El Dorado, with the prison holding BTK here in the community, and the death of Emily Sandler just two months ago. Murder, capital punishment, the criminal mind, small towns in Kansas... well, you get the picture.

Here's the events at the Public Library; they have public performance rights for the film showings:

1) We’ve ordered 15 copies of In Cold Blood, so there will be plenty of copies to work with, if we want to add that information to the poster or site.

2) Our first movie is Tuesday the 29th. We’ll be doing a small “kickoff” for OBOC with refreshments and we’ll be showing Capote with discussion of the movie to follow.

3) The second movie, In Cold Blood is Tuesday the 5th. There will be refreshments and discussion of the movie after.

4) Our last movie will be Tuesday the 12th. We’ll be showing Infamous, again with discussion of the movie and refreshments. Anyone with an interest in Harper Lee is also encouraged to attend.

a. All the movies will be shown at 6pm in the Clymer room. Everyone is welcome, but the movies are rated R, so minors will need to be accompanied. Reading the book isn’t necessary for participation in the movie events but we hope they’ll consider checking out a copy. Contact Tammy at 321-3363 for more information.

Here in the college library, Martha Gregg will lead a book discussion at 12 noon on Feb. 21 in the L.W. Nixon library on the second floor of the 600 building. All are welcome. We have 6 books to loan out, and copies of the movies for personal viewings on DVD.

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