Plymouth READS Announces Book Selection
This year Plymouth is reading a book called “Locally Laid” by Lucie Amundsen. The book is about a Minnesota couple’s decision to leave corporate America and start a pasture-raised chicken farm.
A volunteer group of readers make up Plymouth READS and has picked a book each year for the past nine years. Chair LeAnn Svendsen says the book is a funny, enjoyable read. “It’s about food and everyone is interested in food, so it has a broad appeal,” says Svendsen. “It’s a fun read and it’s not hard to get into it.”
The group announced the book in January and offer free copies at the library. A sticker on each free book encourages people to pass the book on. The mission of PlymouthREADS is to spark conversation, find common ground, and foster learning and discovery in the community by rallying readers around a single book.
“I think people lose track of how fun reading is,” says Svendsen. “One of the reasons I’ve stayed involved is every year I’ve had one or more people say I should read more, this is really fun, or I like this.”
Plymouth READS organizes several free events at the Plymouth Library to get people engaged.
- Tuesday, April 3: Star Tribune food editor Lee Svitak Dean will discuss her career in food and talk about local restaurants, co-ops and farmers’ markets at the Plymouth Library from 7 to 8 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 17: Atina Diffley, author of “Turn Here Sweet Corn” will talk about organic foods and share her story about building a successful organic farming business in Minnesota. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Plymouth Library.
- All during month of April: The Plymouth Library will be growing indoor herbs and sharing recipes. A foyer display will talk about locally sustainable foods.
- Sunday, April 22: Lucie Armundsen, the author of “Locally Laid,” will answer questions and sign books at the Plymouth Creek Center. The event, like all offered during the month of April, is free to the public. It begins at 6:30 p.m.