Tag: One Book One Community


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


‘One Book’ releases 2015 schedule

The 2015 version of the One Book, One Community program  is all about food. The book chosen for this year’s One Book is “The American Way of Eating,” a New York Times bestseller by award winning journalist Tracie McMillan. McMillan went undercover in three jobs — picking crops in California […]


Students discuss immigration issue with panel

Imagine leaving school and noticing two missed calls. Your first reaction is you’re late for dinner or need to pick up some milk. But if you’re an immigrant, fear might be your first reaction – fear that the call could lead to deportation, that you’re being sent back home. A […]