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Northfield Reads continues its 2017 season focused on understanding those with a mental illness and creating caring and supportive communities for them. The book we are inviting people to read this year is Unholy Ghost, a collection of essays by writers who have depression. Most people have either experienced mental illness themselves or have had a family member or friend with mental illness.  We invite people to come together to share experiences and discuss how to make Northfield a better place for all who live here.

Our next event will take place on Thursday, March 23, 6:30-8:00 pm, at Content Bookstore, 314 Division Street S.  This will be a time to discuss the book as well as ways to create an understanding and supportive community.  It is not necessary to have read the book to join in the discussion.  The book is available at Content as well as at the Library.

Northfield Reads events are free and open to everyone.  Please join us for this discussion as well as a final community gathering and sharing on March 30, 7:00-9:00 pm, Methodist Church, 1401 Maple Street S.

Northfield Reads is a collaborative effort of Northfield Human Rights Commission, Northfield Public Library, League of Women Voters, Rice County Mental Health Collective, and Carleton College--Center for Civic and Community Engagement, Humanities Center, and Arts at Carleton.