Even though we are all social distancing, sometimes it is nice to get together – even if only virtually. Libraries are a place of community and connection, and the libraries of Minnesota are working together to bring our patrons closer with our new program One Book | One Minnesota. 

A statewide book club, One Book | One Minnesota asks Minnesotans to read the same book and virtually come together to discuss, reflect, and connect over the topics they’ve read. From October to December is the third installment of this program and this season’s title is The Plague of Doves by Minnesota author Louise Erdrich. “The Plague of Doves is a gripping novel about a long-unsolved crime in a small North Dakota town and how, years later, the consequences are still being felt by the community and a nearby Native American reservation,” (Amazon).

In a time of such diversity,  One Book | One Minnesota seeks to remind Minnesotans of community and connection through books that tackle similar topics we are facing right now. This is a unique opportunity to take part in author videos, group discussions, reading guides, and much more. You can invite your friends to take part with you, or you can read alone and connect online with other Minnesotans across the state. 

For more information, check out the official One Book | One Minnesota here:

https://minitex.umn.edu/news/ebooks-minnesota/2020-10/third-chapter-statewide-one-book-program-features-louise-erdrich