Thursday, March 11, 2010

South Hadley Reads…Three Cups of Tea

1993: Dangerously ill, lost, and disheartened during a climb of the world’s second tallest mountain, K2, Greg Mortenson stumbled onto the small Pakistani town of Korphe. The villagers revived and sheltered him for seven weeks; in return, Mortenson promised to build them a school. This raw promise resulted in Mortenson’s life-long dedication to promote community-based education and literacy programs, especially for girls, in the remote mountain regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan

What is South Hadley Reads?

South Hadley Reads began in 2002 as a cooperative effort of the Odyssey Bookshop, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley Public Library, Gaylord Memorial Library, and the South Hadley COA, with sponsorship from PeoplesBank.

The community is invited to participate in South Hadley Reads by reading the selected novel and by joining in book discussions and other community events. The goals of this program are to encourage reading, spark discussion, and promote community involvement.

Copies of the book are available at both libraries and for purchase at the Odyssey Bookshop at a 25% discount.

Events include the following:

Thurs. March 11, 7:00 pm Odyssey Bookshop
Three Chapatis: A Mountaineer’s Perspective on “Three Cups of Tea”
Talk and slideshow—Stuart Remensnyder of Field Touring Alpine.

Fri. March 19, 10:30 am Gaylord Memorial Library
Children’s Storytime—Listen to the Wind:
The story of Three Cups of Tea for children followed by a craft. Refreshments will be served.

Mon. March 22, 1 pm South Hadley COA
Movie: Into Thin Air: Death on Everest
Movie based on Jon Krakauer’s best seller followed by discussion of Three Cups of Tea. Refreshments will be served.

Thurs. March 25, 6:30 pm Gaylord Memorial Library
Three Cups of Tea
Group discussion of the book. Refreshments will be served.

Residents of towns other than South Hadley are warmly welcomed to join us!

~ Christine Quigley, Director, Gaylord Memorial Library

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