Bill Beckett talks with Debra Kavanaugh, the Literacy Coordinator for Shreve Memorial Library, about the Big Read, a community wide literacy program centering on Tim O'Brien book "The Things They Carried." There will be public dialogues and workshops about the themes in the stry and copies of the book will be handed out while supplies last. These events are set to kick off on Saturday, October 6 at the Shreve Memorial Library Broadmoor Resource Center. To learn more about all these events surrounding this program go to Shreve Memorial Library or call 318-226-5864.
Hundreds of residents from Caddo and Rapides parishes may read the same book this fall. Several Louisiana library systems are sharing in a $15,000 Big Read grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. In Caddo parish, public dialogues and workshops are planned around the Tim O'Brien book, "The Things They Carried," set to begin Oct. 6 at the Shreveport Memorial Library Broadmoor Resource Center.