On May 23rd and 24th, South Fayette Township Library held its second annual One Book, Once Community conversation. This year’s book was The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce; selected by a committee of five South Fayette residents who participated in the 2021 One Book, One Community event as well as two library staff members.
The concept behind One Book, One Community is to encourage the entire South Fayette Township community to read the same book with an invitation to participate in a community conversation facilitated by Sarah Grebinoski, Adult Programming Coordinator. In sharing this reading experience, we get to know one another as we discuss a wide range of topics and characters. Our discussions were lively, informal, and thought-provoking.
Those who attended enjoyed the conversation so much they decided to read Joyce’s novel, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, whose plotline parallels Harold Fry. The discussion for this book will take place at the end of June.
Several programs throughout the summer have been planned around the book. Whether you read with us this year or not, please JOIN US for:
- Q & A with author Rachel Joyce
Saturday, June 11 at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom
Miss Joyce will join us via Zoom from the U.K.
- Exploring the Appalachian Trail with Sarah Robison
Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the library
In-person talk with Pittsburgh resident Sarah Robison. Sarah will share the ups and downs, experiences and lessons, from her 7-month adventure walking the Appalachian Trail.
- Book Discussion: The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
Monday, June 27 at 11:00 a.m.
or Tuesday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the senior center
Discover Queenie’s journey as we read and discuss Rachel Joyce’s parallel story to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
- Walk & Talk at Helicon Brewing
Saturday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m. at Helicon Brewing
Meet us in the parking lot at Helicon Brewing in Oakdale and walk on the Panhandle Trail in the spirit of Harold Fry. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy some refreshments at Helicon Brewing.
- Coping with Grief & Loss
Monday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the library
Kaitlyn McInnes, licensed counselor, will meet in-person at the library to discuss the process of grieving, and what you can do to support yourself, or someone you care about who is grieving.