Thu, 16 October 2014
Each year, the DC Public Library celebrates reading for pleasure with DC Reads. This citywide literacy program works like a giant book club, encouraging everyone in the District to read the same book together. The book is selected by a public voting process, with thousands of votes cast at libraries and bookstores around the city. Find more information about the program here: dclibrary.org/dcreads
This year's DC Reads selection is "The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears" by Dinaw Mengestu. Mr. Mengestu stopped by the MLK library to kick off the celebration and talk a little about his work. In this interview he discusses what it's like to write a book set in DC and the importance of communities sharing literature.
Intro/Outro music: Dustin Wong - "Matthew and Kenneth"