2023 One Book, One ‘Brook, Fountaindale Public Library

What is One Book, One ‘Brook?

2023 One Book, One ‘Brook, Fountaindale Public LibraryJoin 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 The Kitchen without Borders: Recipes and Stories from Refugee and Immigrant Chefs. We encourage you to check out the book from our shelves.

Book Giveaway

In February, we will be giving away 20 copies of The Kitchen Without Borders: Recipes and Stories from Refugee and Immigrant Chefs. Come back then to claim your copy. First come, first served.

One Book, One ‘Brook Events

Cooking Demo with Chef Maddox
Thursday, February 16, 7 p.m.
Spend your evening with Chef Susan Maddox. Learn some recipes from The Kitchen without Borders, this year’s One Book, One ‘Brook community-wide reading selection. Recipes will be provided. Registration opens Thursday, January 26.

Book Discussion (Zoom)
Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m.
Did you attend Chef Maddox’s program and enjoy the recipes? What about the chefs’ stories in the book intrigued you? Let’s talk about it! A zoom link will be sent one hour before the event.

Just for Kids:

Family Book Club
Monday, February 6, 4:30 p.m.
Are you a little young for the One Book, One ‘Brook selection? Bring an adult, and join us to share snacks and children’s books about food and immigrant experiences. Registration opens Monday, January 16.

Personalized Kitchen Spoons with Glowforge
Wednesday, February 15, 4:30 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Learn to use the Glowforge in Studio 300 and make a personalized kitchen spoon. Registration opens Wednesday, January 25.