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"News of the World" novel chosen for Crete Reads!

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Crete Public Library's Crete Reads! virtual guest, Dr. Joaquin Rivaya-Martinez on Friday, Aug. 27.
Crete Reads! upcoming and recent events: 

The Crete Reads! Movie Night scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 11 at the library has been postponed out of an abundance of caution given current, local COVID information. Please stay tuned for a rescheduled date for this event. Patrons with questions can contact the library.

The library hosted a virtual talk on Aug. 27 with Dr. Joaquin Rivaya-Martinez, about captivity among the Comanche. This event is in connection with Crete Public Library’s Crete Reads!, a community-wide program for the novel “News of the World,” by Paulette Jiles. View a recording of the event posted with this article.

"News of the World," by Paulette Jiles, is this year's Crete Reads! community-wide book selection.
March 2021:

Crete Public Library is pleased to announce the selection of "News of the World," by Paulette Jiles as the 2021 'Crete Reads!' book. Multiple copies in a variety of formats will be available at the library for the duration of this community-wide reading experience.

If a book club would like multiple copies, contact the library and staff can reserve them. The book is available in six formats - regular print, large print, Spanish, AudioBook, eBook, and eAudioBook. Summer events surrounding the Crete Reads! book will soon be announced.

There are two main goals for Crete Reads!: 1) encourage reading among people of all ages; and 2) bring the community together through a shared, common experience.

A committee of nine community members determined the parameters of Crete Reads, as well as the short-list of books that were put to a public vote, both online and in person, which ended on April 16. The other finalists were: "The Four Winds," by Kristen Hannah, and "The Vanishing Half," by Brit Bennett.