Northern Kentucky reading event kicks off with a concert

ERLANGER, KY (FOX19) -- The fourth annual One Book One Community reading program kicks off their festivities with a musical performance on Wednesday.

The Bacchanal Steel Drum Band performed at the Kenton County Public Library's Erlanger Branch for the kick-off. Visitors enjoyed Hors d'oeuvres and other surprises.

Northern Kentucky One Book One Community is a reading program that gets people reading and talking about the same book. This year's book selection is, "A Pearl in the Storm", by Tori Murden McClure fro Louisville.

Libraries in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties encourage people to get the book, read it, and attend the supplemental programs, in September, books discussions in October, and meet the author in November.

The book is a true story chronicles of McClure's effort to be the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic. she was also the first woman and first American to travel over land to the geographic South Pole.

This is McClure's first book.

Other One Book One Community Events include:

Books, Boats, Maidens IV & More!
Friday, September 10, 2010 from 7-9 p.m.
Cold Spring Branch, Campbell County Public Library

View a fantastic boat display from the Sea Scouts and see a 54' Dragon Boat.  Enjoy a captivating performance by Maidens IV, known for their intricate harmonies, choreography and costumes. Sample appetizers and desserts while viewing a pictorial display of the author's life and accomplishments.  Enter to win a copy of the book or a canoe trip for two!

Renovation, Rowing & Refreshments
Saturday, September 11 at 10 a.m.
Scheben Branch, Boone County Public Library

See the renovations of the Scheben Branch and pick up a copy of A Pearl in the Storm. Enjoy treats then at 11 a.m. the Cincinnati Rowing Club will demonstrate how to row a 2,800 lb. vessel and guests can try for themselves.

Get to Know the Author-Before You Meet the Author
Friday, September 10 from 9 6 p.m.
Grant County Public Library

Pick up a copy of A Pearl in the Storm and see a pictorial version of the author's story with photos from her childhood, family and building and living on the American Pearl. View KET's One to One interview with Tori Murden McClure about her first voyage and gathering courage to try it again.