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2012 Community Read based on 'The Things They Carried'

The 2012 Community Read, "One Community, One Book," will focus on the book, The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.

The collection of stories is about a platoon of American soldiers in the Vietnam War.

The Community Read events include:

February 9 at 7 p.m. - Showing of the movie, In Country, at the Douglas County Library meeting room. Discussion to follow.

February 16 at 6:30 p.m. - Discussion of the book The Things They Carried at the Douglas County Library meeting room.

February 22 at 2:45 p.m. - Discussion of The Things They Carried at the Jefferson High School media center with English teacher Sara Kosters.

February 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Discussion of The Things They Carried with Major General Larry Shellito (location to be announced).

All events are free and open to the public.

Community Read is a collaboration of the Douglas County Friends and Foundation, Cherry Street Books and Alexandria Community Education.

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