These are the type of community connections that make a charity personal for people.
– Jacqueline Miller, president of End Hunger In Calvert County
Event will feature The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and food sorting to be distributed to End Hunger Partner Food Pantries
Calvert Library has partnered with End Hunger In Calvert County to host a book discussion and volunteer opportunity on Tuesday, September 29 from 7-8:30PM at the End Hunger Warehouse in Prince Frederick.
That evening, individuals will discuss The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by James Brown. Following the discussion participants will then experience first-hand the difference teamwork makes as together they sort food items to distribute to End Hunger Partner Food Pantries.
The Boys in the Boat is the book selected for One Maryland One Book this year and the whole state is being asked to read it and talk about it. According to Calvert Library Director Carrie Plymire, “This year’s book reminds me of several aspects of our new strategic plan. The theme of teamwork is the obvious conjunction, but The Boys in the Boat also speaks to one of the community needs that we heard while developing our new strategic plan; a desire to give back to the community. It made perfect sense to partner with an organization who can give our customers a chance to contribute to the community through teamwork.”
“End Hunger In Calvert County is proud to be partnering with Calvert Library for The Boys in the Boat book discussion,” says Jacqueline Miller, president of End Hunger In Calvert County. “These are the type of community connections that make a charity personal for people. The library is giving individuals the opportunity to participate in a practical teambuilding experience in a way that makes a difference in their own community.”
Space for the event is limited to 15 people and registration is required. Recommended for adults and youth ages 14 and up. To register, go to the Calvert Library website at calvert.lib.md.us/events.html and click on One Maryland One Book or call 410-535-0291 (Location: End Hunger Warehouse, 141 Schooner Lane, Prince Frederick, MD 20678).
The Boys in the Boat is a about more than just the 1936 Olympics. It’s a story about the human spirit, overcoming adversity, poverty, hunger, family relationships, romance, and national and world politics. It promises to be an absorbing, worthwhile read even for those who have no interest in the sport of crew. There are other discussions of the book scheduled throughout September and October. Monday, September 14 there is one at the Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch at 7pm. Tuesday, September 15 there is one at Calvert Library Prince Frederick at 7pm. There will be a discussion and canoe trip on Sunday, October 11 in partnership with the American Chestnut Land Trust. Other related writing workshops and discussions take place in October. Check the library website for details and registration.