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Aug 18

Far Out: Regional Reading Program Relaunches in September

Posted on August 18, 2016 at 8:43 AM by Communications Department

Project Centers on “Shine Shine Shine” by Local Author Lydia Netzer

 A literary collaborative that began in 2015 as “7 Cities, 1 Book” is launching its second program this September with additional participants and a new name – Tidewater Reads. Newport News Public Library System is joining other area public libraries in hosting the program. Although boasting a new name and additional partners, the organization’s goal is the same – building a sense of community by encouraging people across the region to read and talk about the same book at the same time and participate in related activities.
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The book selected for Tidewater Reads 2016 is “Shine Shine Shine,” which is set in Norfolk and written by Norfolk resident Lydia Netzer. Nearly 40 programs based on the novel’s themes of space travel and robots will be offered around the region during the month of September. In Newport News, the public libraries will be offering programs for all ages. Grissom, South Morrison and Main Street Libraries will each be hosting “Skywatch”—an interactive program teaching participants about night sky constellations through the use of a mobile iPad lab. Additionally, Main Street Library will be hosting an author talk on September 15th at 7:00 PM and Grissom Library will host a program for adults titled, “Worth the Risk: Gus Grissom, JFK and America’s Race to the Moon” on September 17th at 2:00 PM.

For more information about programs at the Newport News Public Libraries, visit Library Events or visit Tidewater Reads.