2018 Northfield Reads Events Scheduled


The public is invited to this year’s Northfield Reads events, focused on the book The Revolution Where You Live.   This year’s book considers how people can reimagine their immediate world and, in so doing, create a new and deeper sense of community.Reading the book provides a background for the discussion, but is not necessary. Join your neighbors in a conversations about how to make this community even better.

The first event of the year is Making a Difference. Five local organizations will be telling their story in a way to help people think about how they can make a difference. Small group discussions will focus on a range of topics, from addressing racism to building community to supporting immigrants to creating a locally rooted economy. Events are based on the book "The Revolution Where You Live" and its message that we can reweave relationships in the places we live to provide a foundation for a better world. This event, the first of four, will take place on Monday, March 5, 7:00-9:00 pm, at St. John's Church, 500 3rd St. W. It will include a Voluneteer Fair, where people can learn of a variety of opportunities in town.

 Other events include:

 -Movie: "Welcome to Shelbyville" about a community's process of reacting and adapting to the arrival of new immigrant groups. Sunday, March 11, 4:00-6:00 pm, Weitz Cinema. Light meal included.

-Book Discussion: Focused discussion of the book.

Tuesday, March 13, 7:00-8:00 pm, Content Bookstore.

-Building Bridges: Activities, presentations, discussion about how to build bridges between various groups to create a stronger community. Thursday, March 22, 7:00-9:00 pm, First UCC Church.