The Columbia County Libraries Association is launching a countywide read this month, encouraging community members throughout Columbia County to read a common book and come together for discussions and programs centered around the book’s themes. The book is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, by William Kamkwamba – the true story of a boy who helped a drought-stricken Malawi village by constructing a windmill to generate electricity and pump water, after seeing an example in a book at his local library.
Upcoming events to celebrate this community-wide program will include:
Make a Pinwheel Drop-in Craft
Monday, September 18 – Saturday, November 4, anytime during library hours. No registration required. Ask for a kit at the library’s Main Desk.
Meet the Illustrator with Elizabeth Zunon
Thursday, October 5, 7pm on Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Webinar on Wind Energy with Anne Reynolds, executive director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York
Monday, October 30, 6pm. To receive the Zoom link, email email@example.com
Hudson Area Library’s Nonfiction Book Group Discussion
Monday, October 23, 6pm on Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Crandell Theater Film Screening: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.
Sunday, November 5, 1:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.