Community Book Read events announced

One Book One Community - The Plymouth Chapter has announced a number of events revolving around the “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown.

Events for the second annual community book read include:

Friday, Oct. 14: Social and talk with former Olympic rower Ginny Gilder, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Plymouth Public Library, 130 Division St.

Monday, Oct. 17: Book discussion with PHS English teacher Brad Feick, 6:30 p.m. at 52 Stafford, 52 Stafford St.

Wednesday, Oct. 19: Public screening of American Experience “The Boys of ‘36,” 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave., followed by Q&A with Olympic rowing gold medalist Beau Hoopman of Plymouth

Tuesday, Oct. 25: Book discussion with librarian Rachel Stoyke, 10 a.m. at Plymouth Public Library

Tuesday, Oct. 25: Book discussion with retired PHS teacher Jim Beaver, 6:30 p.m. at Plymouth Brewing Company, 222 E. Mill St.

Wednesday, Oct. 26: Book discussion focused on the young-adult version with Mr. Feick, 6:30 p.m. at Plymouth Public Library

Friday, Oct. 28: Public Screening of American Experience “The Boys of ‘36,” 1:30 p.m. at Generations, 1500 Douglas Drive

Tuesday, Nov. 1: Panel discussion with retired pastor Bill Rishel and others, 6:30 p.m. at Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E. Mill St.

Thursday, Nov. 17: Public Screening of “Race,” a documentary about 1936 Olympic track and field star Jesse Owens, 6 p.m. in the PHS auditorium

“The Boys in the Boat” is a nonfiction story about the University of Washington eight-oar rowing crew, which represented the United States in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. A young-adult version is available, and middle- and high-school students are encouraged to participate.

Plymouth Public Library has a number of copies available to lend to people participating in book read events. Copies also are available for purchase from Book Heads, with a 10 percent discount.

The Community Book Read is sponsored by Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation and the Plymouth Public Library. The Plymouth Library Foundation and the Plymouth Educational Foundation are providing funding for this year’s program.

Learn more at or One Book - Plymouth Facebook page.

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