Marlborough Reads: One City, One Book

MarlboroughReads2015We are excited to announce that this fall, Marlborough is holding a one book, one city reads initiative! This is a community-wide program to promote literacy among all ages and strengthen the sense of community by encouraging all residents in Marlborough to read and discuss the same book within a six week period (October 4 – November 14).

What We Are Reading:
 This fall’s choice is Hoot by Carl Hiaasen.


Marlborough Reads: One City, One Book

List of Events:

  • October 4th-November 14th: Participate in a Scavenger Hunt around Marlborough to find a beloved character from the book. If you find all 10 locations (and get a stamp for each), you can return your booklet to enter a special raffle. You may also download a booklet here, too! Owl Stamp Form in English | Forma Búho en Español
  • Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 1pm: The World of Owls (live owl presentation by Wingmasters). Many free copies of our book, Hoot, will also be available! Special thanks to the Brigham Family Trust for covering the cost of the books and more!
  • Saturday, October 24 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main Street.  Before discussing the book, this group will dissect owl pellets to learn more about what owls eat.
  • Sunday, October 25, 2015: Attend the Heritage Festival and stop by our table to pick up a free copy* and attend a live owl show at 12pm (noon)! (Book supplies are limited; copies will also be available at the library
  • Monday, November 2 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Coffee Loft, 406 Lincoln Street.
  • Thursday, November 12 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Post Road Art Center, 1 Boston Post Rd E. Light refreshments will be served.
  • Saturday, November 14th at 1pm: Closing Party! Buy steaming hot dogs from Archies on the Roll (Food truck), participate in fun book related crafts, and watch the movie Hoot!

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The planning committee consisted of members from the community, like Marlborough Public Library, the local schools and Marlborough organizations. If you would like to join the planning committee for next year, please contact Margaret Cardello, Library Director, at mcardello [at]

*A special thanks to the Brigham Family Trust for awarding us a grant that covers the cost of programs and allowed us to buy 500+ free books to hand out to the community.

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