Northfield Reads' final event is approaching.  This year's book is "$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America".  The book highlights the strengths and challenges of people who are living on a very low income, in a way that helps explain a complex issue.  

The closing event will offer a variety:  Interspersed among discussion of the issues, Broke Folk will provide music, an NHS group will perform a one act play, two speakers will share their stories, Jim Blaha will speak about Northfield, and Kevin Dahle and Todd Smith Lippert will suggest action ideas.  This will be held on Thursday, April 7, 7:00-9:00 pm, at St. John’s Church, 500 Third St. W. 

The three earlier events were each very well attended by people in the community. They generated stimulating, sensitive, and engaging conversations. The goal of Northfield Reads is to strengthen our understanding, as a community, of the rich diversity that makes up Northfield. Everyone is invited to join the conversation; it is not necessary to have read the book.  The book is available at Northfield Public Library and at Content Bookstore.

Northfield Reads is sponsored by many groups including:  Human Rights Commission, Northfield Public Library, League of Women Voters, NHS One Act Plays, Community Action Center, Thrivent Financial, Content Bookstore, Carleton College’s Center for Community and Civic Engagement, and St. Olaf College’s Department of Social Work and Family Studies.