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One Book, One Community events canceled to slow spread of coronavirus

One Book, One Community of Monroe (OBOC) had over 15 events scheduled for 2020. The coronavirus shut down all but one as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer increased restrictions on public gatherings. The events, scheduled for March 11 through April 3, included an on-stage conversation between Agora staff members and Dr. Mona […]

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Flint residents speak out over crisis

Special from Monroe News “Nor Any Drop to Drink” a documentary by Cedric Taylor, tells of the community of Flint coming together to share their story and personal accounts of the Flint water crisis. Starting back in 2014, the Flint water crisis continues to make an impact on Flint and […]

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Celebrity waiter sets fundraising record

The smell of pasta and fresh bread filled the air as members of the Monroe County area gathered to support an annual reading program. One Book, One Community (OBOC) hosted its sixth celebrity waiter event Feb. 17. Cheryl Johnston, a former MCCC employee, chaired the event. Johnston said a venue […]

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One Book One Community announces book and events

One Book One Community, OBOC, released their featured book for 2020. “What the Eyes Don’t See” by Flint pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha was announced as the focus of the community-wide reading program, which will run from March 9 to April 3. “What the Eyes Don’t See” tells the dramatic story of […]

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One Book, One Community novel set in the Old West

2019 One Book, One Community book selection "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles, on display during the unveiling event at Bedford Branch Library Thursday evening. A morally complex historical fiction set in the Old West is this year’s One Book, One Community (OBOC) selection. “News of the World,” a […]

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Agora hosts immigration panel

Panel members Diego Bonesatti, Rev. Dr. Jill Hardt Zundell, Samad Nadeem, Mary Kamidoi and Cindy Garcia Immigration, deportation, and prejudice all continue to be hot button issues in the United States. On Wed, March 28, the Agora put a face to the issue by hosting the forum “Balancing Act: Security […]

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One Book, One Community 2018

  March 14 — One Book, One Community kickoff, 6-8 p.m., La-Z-Boy Center, Monroe County Community College, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. The event will feature a tribute to Asian culture: tai chi, origami, teas and other activities. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a used book sale. Copies […]

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Celebrity waiters raise money for One Book One Community

Professor Edmund La Clair reads off the winning numbers for the raffle prizes at Public House Mon. evening  It’s not often the mayor of Monroe takes your dinner order and refills your drink, but for those who came out to Public House on Monday night, there was a chance of […]

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One Book, One Community returns for 2018

Community Librarian Suzanne Krueger unveils this year's book (Photo by Vanessa Ray) One Book, One Community (OBOC) has enjoyed countywide support for the past 12 years. The mystery behind the next book is part of the excitement. On Sept. 13, those wondering what the 2018 choice would be got their […]

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Students and faculty join actors on stage for Poetry Alive!

Poetry Alive! actors Brian Knox and Hank Brannocle embrace after a fantastic performance, Through dramatic readings, Poetry Alive! actors introduce audiences to new and exciting ways to experience poetry. On April 6, the MCCC Introduction to Humanities students sponsored a Poetry Alive! performance in the Little Theater. Professors and students […]