Read Together Palm Beach County 2017

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Join the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County in our 9th Read Together Palm Beach County Campaign, a “one book, one community” campaign in which adults throughout the County read the same book at the same time. The community comes together at various events to discuss key themes in the book including a finale featuring a Skype interview by author Scott Eyman with “A Man Called Ove” author Fredrik Backman, Saturday, December 2 starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Hagen Ranch Road Library in Delray Beach.

Our 2017 selected title is “A Man Called Ove”, a New York Times bestselling book by Fredrik Backman about ordinary people learning how to live together in a community. It explores themes of youth, aging, reconciliation and redemption.

Read Together PBC Upcoming Events: 

The Read Together Campaign features more than 30 events planned in October 5 through December 2 at venues including libraries, museums, live theatre and dining establishments. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017; 6:00 PM   Main Library – Palm Beach County Library System 3650 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach 33406 Come see the film version of A Man Called Ove, the wildly popular novel by Fredrik Backman. A Man Called Ove received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film and is Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes. Preregister: 561-233-2600.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 6:00 PM   Palm Springs Public Library 217 Cypress Lane Palm Springs, FL 33461 A Taste of Sweden! Join us for a sampling of Swedish delicacies. Preregister at

Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 6:30 PM   Palm Springs Public Library 217 Cypress Lane Palm Springs, FL 33461 Cultural Tapestry Series Presents: Nordic Holiday Traditions. Find out what Santa Lucia, Trolls and Elves have in common.

Thursday, November 30, 2017; 6:30 PM   Riviera Beach Public Library 600 West Blue Heron Blvd Riviera Beach, FL 33404 The Riviera Beach Public Library will host an A Man Called Ove book discussion (60 minutes). Preregister: 561-814-0155

Saturday, December 2, 2017; 12:30 PM    Read Together PBC Finale – Join us at the Hagen Ranch Road Library as bestselling author Scott Eyman interviews A Man Called Ove author Fredrik Backman via skype. The event is free, but seating is limited.

Updated Read Together 2017-18 Events and Discussion Booklet

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • AT&T
  • Ed Morse Automotive Group
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) 
  • Travel Leaders of the Palm Beaches (Eileen’s Travel)