Community Reads One Book at Long Beach Sunday Market

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the solist, reads one bookThe Long Beach Sunday Market in California Heights will host the All Day Read today, Sunday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Book Week is the annual celebration of literature organized by the Long Beach Public Library Foundation. Come listen to The Soloist being read aloud in the family friendly atmosphere of the Long Beach Sunday Market, located on the playground of Longfellow Elementary School.

The event will also feature performances throughout the day by student cellists and musical portrait photo sessions by Ogg Studios.

The Long Beach Library Foundation’s annual Reads One Book selection is “The Soloist – A Lost Dream, An Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music” by Steve Lopez. A variety of events, for all ages, are scheduled throughout Long Beach from Wednesday, March 3 through Sunday, March 14.

Long Beach Reads One Book is a community-focused cultural initiative designed to bring people together and raise the standards of literacy by encouraging everyone in Long Beach to read the same book at the same time. The Long Beach Public Library Foundation coordinates this multi-faceted program, which includes participation by dozens of Long Beach organization partners. Visit the Library’s website for more information about Long Beach Reads One Book.


One Response to “Community Reads One Book at Long Beach Sunday Market”
  1. It turned out to be a great event, with great weather and lots of readers. The big surprise at the end of the day? The age group reading The Soloist, ranging in age from 1st to 6th graders. The enthusiasm for reading aloud displayed by our younger crowd has inspired a new regular feature for 1st Sundays at the market…a book club and read aloud opportunities!! All in all, a perfect day.