The Help: Have you read it yet?

One Book Events

This year's One Book, One Denver selection is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Have you read it yet? Check it out from the Library or use the coupon here to buy it from Borders.

The Help is available from the library in several formats:

If you'd rather buy a copy to keep, here is a coupon to buy it from Borders. Proceeds from Borders' sales using this coupon will help buy books for next year's One Book, One Denver program. The coupon is valid from September 9 through September 12, so do it this weekend.

The scheduled events start up the week of September 13 and continue through October. Are you going to host your own book discussion? Here are tips to organize a group and some questions to get your discussion of The Help started. Another list of discussion questions is available from Reading Group Guides.com Of course, these are only offered to help the discussion get started or to jump start one that has stalled. Ideally, the conversation will be organic and will flow on its own.

Tell us about your One Book, One Denver experience. Are you hosting an event you want to share? How did your book group's discussion go? Did you have an interesting conversation with friends, loved ones, or even strangers? That's the beauty of sharing One Book with all of Denver.

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I hope you'll post some gems from your group's discussion!

Tomorrow night, remember, is the first film in the Starz Film Center's free series in honor of One Book, One Denver, Help Wanted: A Light Dusting of Domestic Dramas.

The movie tomorrow night is Imitation of Life, with Lana Turner. Lana Turner is Lora Meredith, an aspiring actress and single mother who meets Annie Johnson, a black and similarly single and struggling mother. The two women move in together and face a huge challenge as they try to raise their children -- especially Annie's daughter, who, favoring her extremely fair-skinned father, slowly comes to resent her mother's black identity.

Wow, this sounds like a good tie-in to The Help!

Not only is the movie free, but parking will be validated. Park in the garage next to the theater and bring your parking stub to the theather.  

Tuesday, September 14, 6:30 PM @ Starz FilmCenter.  Get there early, seating is limited.

 

 

 

I'm actually hosting a book discussion on The Help for our division of the library. I think it will be a great way to socialize and bring people from different departments together.  Hopefully a good break from work for people, too.  

I'll definitely be using some of the tips from the One Book One Denver program. I'm in a book club myself but we are very informal (and often don't read the book!).  

Loved it. What an amazing story.

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