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A companion page for Bridgewater's common reading program

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A community that opens the same book together closes it in greater harmony.

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All events are free and open to the public!

September 7, 2023
Throwback Thursday!
11:00 AM-12:00 Noon
Images and Artifacts from Camp Myles Standish
Old Colony History Museum
66 Church Green Taunton, MA
Free tickets:
(This event is not sponsored by One Book One Community)

Monday October 2, 2023
6:00 PM
Author Talk with Kerrin Willis
Holmes Public Library 
470 Plymouth St. Halifax, MA

(781) 293-2271

Thursday October 5, 2023
11:00 AM
Book Discussion (and Lunch)
Bridgewater Senior Center
10 Wally Krueger Way
Please register with the Senior Center
in advance if you plan to stay
for the lunch at noon

(508) 697-0929

Tuesday October 17, 2023
6:00 PM
Author Talk with Kerrin Willis
East Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St.

(508) 378-1616

Tuesday October 17, 2023
7:00 PM
Book Discussion
Bridgewater Public Library
15 South St.
(508) 697-3331

Tuesday October 24, 2023
5:00 PM
Book Discussion
West Bridgewater Public Library
80 Howard St.
(508) 894-1255

Tuesday October 24, 2023
7:00 PM
Book Discussion
East Bridgewater Public Library
32 Union St.
(508) 378-1616

Wednesday November 8, 2023
6:30 PM
Lecture - POW Camp at Myles Standish
Bridgewater State University History Professor William Hanna
Bridgewater Public Library
15 South St. 
(508) 697-3331

Our Current Read

Our Fall 2023 Book is Strange Arithmetic 
by Kerrin Willis


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Looking ahead to spring

One Book One Community will be reading The Lioness of Boston by Emily Franklin in spring 2024. The Boston Public Library is hosting a virtual event with the author on Monday September 11. Register in advance for this event at


Special Event

All the Books We've Read

2005-2006            Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich 

2006-2007            My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

2007-2008            Night by Elie Wiesel

Fall 2008               Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 

Spring 2009         Silent Spring by Rachel Carson 

Spring 2010         Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

Fall 2010               In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Spring 2011         Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 
                                 by Stephen Puleo 

Fall 2011               Dragon House, by John Shors

Spring 2012         The Town that Food Saved, by Ben Hewitt

Fall 2012               The Lemon Tree, by Sandy Tolan

Spring 2013         In The Heart of The Sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick

Fall 2013               We Band of Angels, by Elizabeth Norman

Spring 2014         A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson and 
                                Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis

Fall 2014               The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Spring 2015         Cold Case to Case Closed by Richard Little

Fall 2015               The Remarkable Courtship of General Tom Thumb, 
by Nicholas Rinaldi

Spring 2016         Life, Animated by Ron Suskind

Fall 2016               Code Talker, by Joseph Bruchac

Spring 2017         The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony

Fall 2017               On Pluto; Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s,
                                by Greg O’Brien and
                                 Lewy, Mom and Me, by Peggy Bushy

Spring 2018         Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome, by Reba Riley

Fall 2018               The Island of Worthy Boys, by Connie Hertzberg Mayo

Spring 2019         Freedom by Any Means and Forbidden Fruit,
                                by Betty DeRamus

Fall 2019               The Library Book, by Susan Orlean

Spring 2020         Thanks A Thousand, by A.J. Jacobs

Fall 2020              Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Spring 2021          Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Fall 2021              The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Spring 2022          A Backpack, A Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka by Lev Golinkin
Fall 2022.              Voyage of Mercy by Stephen Puleo
Spring 2023          The Martian and Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
Summer 2023.      You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar

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