2022 One Book, One ‘Brook, Fountaindale Public Library

2022 One Book, One ‘Brook, Fountaindale Public LibraryWhat is One Book, One ‘Brook?

Join us for One Book, One ‘Brook, our community-wide reading initiative! We’re inviting everyone in the Bolingbrook community to come together through the shared experience of reading the same book and to participate in enlightening and empowering conversations.

This year’s book is Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. We encourage you to check out the book from our shelves or from Axis 360, cloudLibrary or Libby.

Book Giveaway

We’re excited to give away 20 copies of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Fill out our short form to claim your copy. We’ll contact you when your book is ready. First come, first served.

Please note: All books have been given away. Thank you for your interest. 

One Book, One ‘Brook Events

Caste Book Discussions (Zoom)
Wednesday, February 9, 11 a.m.
Thursday, February 24, 7 p.m.
Read the best-selling book, and then join us for an intriguing community discussion. Drop in; no registration required.

Just for Kids:

Inspirations: Jacob Lawrence
Tuesday, February 1, 4:30 p.m.
Jacob Lawrence is remembered for his paintings of American and African American history. Come learn about his art, and make a painting of your own! Registration required.

2022 One Book, One ‘Brook, Fountaindale Public Library

Storytime: Manjhi Moves a Mountain
Saturday, February 5, 11 a.m.
Join us as we read Manjhi Moves a Mountain by Nancy Churnin, a story about Dashrath Manjhi, a man who worked by hand to make a way through a mountain to make life better for his family and his community in India. Drop in; no registration required.

Inspirations: Richard Wright
Tuesday, February 22, 4:30 p.m.
Richard Wright is known for writing fiction, autobiographies and also haiku! Come learn about this famous writer and try writing some poetry of your own. Registration required.


Take Your Reading Further

Nonfiction Books and Films for Adults
Let’s Talk About Race, Racism & Racial Justice: Teen Nonfiction Resources
Browse Kanopy’s Films on Social and Systemic Injustice
Race, Police and Justice: Reading Recommendations for Children (Blog Post)