By popular request, the Tompkins County Public Library hosts the 10th annual Community Read. The Library, working in conjunction with Cornell University's New Student Reading Project, brings E.L. Doctorow's Homer & Langley to Ithaca and Tompkins County.
Copies of the Cornell edition of Homer & Langley are now available in the Library for patrons to check out. Additional copies are also available from the community libraries in Caroline and Danby, from the rural libraries in Dryden, Groton, Lansing, Newfield and Trumansburg, and can be borrowed through the Finger Lakes Library System.
From art exhibits to learning how to write historical fiction, our Community Read events will be taking place this summer and fall.
Attend one of the Library’s book discussion group sessions in September, or find all the resources you need to lead your own book group! Find discussion questions online, as well as Cornell University’s study questions for Homer & Langley.
Explore our foreign language copies of Homer & Langley and other E.L. Doctorow books in our World Languages booklist.
Check out the books Ithaca’s been reading each year since 2002 for the Community Read in our archive.
Book groups or area agencies interested in obtaining copies for their groups can contact the Library. For more information about the Community Read, or to receive copies for a book group, please contact Sarah Glogowski at 272-4557 ext. 255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2011 Community Read is made possible by the Brooks Family Foundation and Cornell University.