GLEASON PUBLIC LIBRARY

22 Bedford Road
Carlisle, MA 01741

phone: 978-369-4898
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ABOUT THE LIBRARY

CARLISLE READS

Carlisle Reads is sponsored by the Friends of the Gleason Public Library. Would you like to receive updates on library events? Click here to subscribe to our monthly enewsletter.

PAST READS

Past community reads have included:

  • 2017: American Spring: Lexington, Concord, and the Road to Revolution, by Walter Borneman
  • 2016: No Man's Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America, by Elizabeth Samet
  • 2015: Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson
  • 2014: American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, by Colin Woodard
  • 2013: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, by Candice Millard
  • 2012: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
  • 2011: Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers
  • 2010: The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, by Jeffrey Toobin
  • 2009: The Post-American World, by Fareed Zakaria

CARLISLE READS

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PAST EVENTS

American Nations dinner
2014's American Nations dinner

ABOUT COMMUNITY READS

The One City, One Book concept began in Seattle in 1998, when librarian Nancy Pearl asked what would happen if the whole city read the same book. The idea caught on nationwide and has become popular in the Boston area as a way to promote reading, build community, and provoke discussion. Carlisle's program was established in 2009.