PARIS – The books for One Book One Community: Oxford Hills Reads have arrived and are available for purchase in the following libraries:

Bolsters Mills Village Library (Harrison), Freeland Holmes Library (Oxford), Harrison Village Library, Hebron Academy Library, Norway Memorial Library, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Library, Paris Public Library, Waterford Library, West Paris Public Library, Stephens Memorial Hospital Library.

The book, “Suburban Safari; A Year on the Lawn” by Maine writer Hannah Holmes, is nonfiction and relates the author’s close observation of the wonders of nature in her backyard in South Portland.

The kickoff event will feature Holmes, who will talk about the book and her writing at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the Forum at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.

Books will be available for purchase and information will be distributed regarding the other programs planned in association with the reading. Participants will learn about the “Wonders Contest,” which will be launched that same evening. For information contact any of the libraries listed above.

The public is invited to participate in the eight-town community reading event. Due to sponsorship from the Maine Community Foundation, Maine Humanities Council and Norway Savings Bank, books are offered for sale at a reduced rate of $5 each.

Book discussion groups are planned in nine locations throughout the Oxford Hills, including Bolsters Mills Village Library, Books N Things, Freeland Holmes Library, Harrison Village Library, Norway Memorial Library, Otisfield Town Office, Paris Public Library, Waterford Library and West Paris Public Library.

Brochures are available in the local libraries and at book distribution locations for dates and times of discussion groups.

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