The planning committee for the annual community reading program known as Linn Area Reads has selected Running Away to Home: Our Family’s Journey to Croatia in Search of Who We Are, Where We Came From, and What Really Matters by author Jennifer Wilson for the 2014 edition of the program.
Linn Area Reads is a program of the Metro Library Network, which is made up of the Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha Public Libraries. All Linn Area Reads events are free and open to the public.
Running Away to Home tells the story of the author’s trek to the land of her ancestors. For more information on the author or the book, visit www.jennifer-wilson.com.
“This is a story we thought would appeal to a broad swath of our community and encourage discussions about where we all come from and what matters to us,” said Amber Mussman, Community Relations Manager with the Cedar Rapids Public Library and member of the selection committee.
Linn Area Reads 2014 programs include:
- Weekly Book Discussions: 6:30 pm, March 6, 13, and 20 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 333 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids.
- Family Legacy—Find Meaning in Your Family’s Story, presented by Linda Schmidt: 2:00 pm on March 8 at the Hiawatha Public Library, 150 West Willman Street, Hiawatha.
- Heirloom Recipe Swap: 2:00 pm on March 15 at the Marion Public Library, 1095 6th Avenue, Marion. Share your family favorites with new generations. Registration is requested for this free event. Register online or contact a metro library.
- Author Visit: Jennifer Wilson: 3:00 pm, March 29, at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids. Registration is requested for this free event. Register online or contact a metro library.
For more information on Linn Area Reads, visit www.metrolibrarynetwork.org/linnareareads.
Linn Area Reads is supported by Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Friends of the Cedar Rapids Public Library, Friends of the Hiawatha Public Library, Friends of the Marion Public Library, and the Metro Library Network.