‘Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask’ is the 2021 One Book, One Community Title Pick

Author Presentation and Book Signing
October 26 at 7 PM
The Centrum – Concordia College

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In partnership, the Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo public libraries, Concordia College’s Carl B. Ylvisaker Library, Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Livingston Lord Library, North Dakota State University Libraries, Moorhead Area Public Schools Indian Education, the Indigenous Association, and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County have selected the national bestseller “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask” by Anton Treuer as the 2021 One Book, One Community selection.

 An essential and engaging book of questions and answers for Native and non-Native readers alike, Treuer’s book “Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask” answers each question with solid information, humor, and compassion while building a foundation for true understanding and positive action. Ranging from “Why is there such a fuss about nonnative people wearing Indian costumes for Halloween?” to “Why is it called a ‘traditional Indian fry bread taco’?” to “What’s it like for Natives who don’t look Native?” to “Why are Indians so often imagined rather than understood?”, and beyond, this book is a thoughtful, frank, funny, and sometimes personal tour of what’s up with Indians, anyway.

A Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University, Dr. Anton Treuer is a racial equality advocate and the acclaimed author of 20 books. His equity, education, and cultural work has put him on a path of service across region, the nation, and around the world.

This year’s One Book, One Community reading project launches in August and features several events including community book discussions, cultural presentations, and other engaging programs. The event series includes an author visit on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Knutson Campus Center Centrum on the campus of Concordia College. Further details about author Anton Treuer’s visit will be announced at a later date.

Copies of the book will be available for check out in several formats (physical and digital) at each of the participating libraries; book club kits will also available. For a list of related events and resources, visit any participating library’s website for in-person event policies starting August 1 or visit http://www.1book1community.org after July 1.

In its 10th year, the One Book, One Community reading project centers on the community-wide reading of a single book and is dedicated to creating a shared conversation along with a range of related events and activities for residents of all ages. For more information about the One Book, One Community reading project, visit http://www.1book1community.org

All One Book, One Community events are free and open to the public. This project is made possible in part with funding from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. In addition, this project is generously sponsored and supported by Concordia Cultural Events, the Friends of the Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the Moorhead Library, and Moorhead Community Education.

2021 One Book, One Community PSA

“The Cartographer of No Man’s Land” is 2018 One Book, One Community pick!

In partnership, the Fargo Public Library, Moorhead Public Library, West Fargo Public Library, Concordia College’s Carl B. Ylvisaker Library, Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Livingston Lord Library, North Dakota State University Libraries and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County are pleased to announce the 2018 One Book, One Community selection “The Cartographer of No Man’s Land” by P.S. Duffy. Set during World War I and centered on the themes of family, friendship, and sacrifice, Duffy’s book examines how peoples’ lives are forever changed in wartime whether on the battlefield and or at home.

This year’s One Book, One Community reading project launches in late September and features several events including a community book discussion, film screenings, cultural exhibits and other engaging programs. This year’s One Book, One Community project will finish with two events with the author on Thursday, Oct. 25. Duffy will speak at an invitation only, informal “Tea with the Author” event at the Moorhead Public Library in the afternoon. Later that evening, she will take the stage for an author presentation and book signing at the Knutson Campus Center Centrum (901 8th St. S.) on the campus of Concordia College. This event is free and open to the public.

This is the seventh year of the One Book, One Community reading project in the community. The project centers on the community-wide reading of a single book and is dedicated to creating a shared conversation along with a range of related events and activities for residents of all ages.

All One Book, One Community events are free and open to the public. This project is generously supported by the Friends of the Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the Moorhead Library, and Moorhead Community Education.

Announcing the 2017 One Book, One Community Title

We are excited to announce that the 2017 One Book, One Community selection is “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. Centered on the themes of commitment and hope, his book examines the cruelty of racism, the blindness of patriotism, all while set during one of the most conflicted and confusing times in American history.

This year’s One Book, One Community reading project launches in late September and features several events including a community book discussion, film screenings, cultural exhibits and other engaging programs. This year’s One Book, One Community project will finish with two events with the author on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Ford will speak at an invitation only, informal “Tea with the Author” event at the Moorhead Public Library in the afternoon. Later that evening, he will take the stage for an author presentation and book signing at the Knutson Campus Center Centrum (901 8th St. S.) on the campus of Concordia College starting at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Copies of the book are available for check out in several formats (print and ebook) at each of the participating libraries; book club kits are also available.

This is the sixth year of the One Book, One Community reading project in the community. The project centers on the community-wide reading of a single book and is dedicated to creating a shared conversation along with a range of related events and activities for residents of all ages.

All One Book, One Community events are free and open to the public. This project is generously supported by the Friends of the Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the Moorhead Library and Moorhead Community Education.

2016 One Book, One Community Title Selected

9781566892018 LatehomecomerIn partnership, the Fargo Public Library,  Moorhead Public Library, West Fargo Public Library, Concordia College Library, Minnesota State University Moorhead Library, and North Dakota State University Libraries are pleased to announce the 2016 One Book, One Community selection “The Latehomecomer” by Kao Kalia Yang.

A firsthand account of the immigrant experience from the Hmong perspective, this book chronicles the journey of the author’s family from a refugee camp in Thailand to America. This book addresses the universal themes of family and love while sharing the family’s struggle to adapt in a strange culture while holding onto traditions that are passed down from Yang’s beloved grandmother.

This year’s One Book, One Community reading project launches in September and features several events including a community book discussion centered on immigration, film screenings, a genealogy workshop, and other engaging events and programs. This year’s One Book, One Community project will finish with two author events set for Friday, Oct. 14. First, Ms. Yang will speak at an invitation only, informal “Tea with the Author” event at the Moorhead Public Library in the afternoon. Later that evening, she will take the stage for an author presentation and book signing at the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom (1104 7th. Ave. South) on the campus of MSUM. This event is free and open to the public.

Copies of the novel are available for check out in several formats (print and ebook) at each of the participating libraries; book club kits are also available.

The Latehomecomer is also available as a downloadable ebook through Ebooks Minnesota, in which readers within Minnesota’s borders can access a collection of ebooks without waiting lists or holds. No username or password is required and the collection is accessible at EbooksMN.org.

For a complete list of related events and resources, visit any participating library, or go to www.1book1community.org.

2016 marks the 5th year that the One Book, One Community reading project has been offered in our area. The Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo One Book, One Community reading project centers on the community-wide reading of a single book, and is dedicated to creating a shared conversation and a range of related events and activities for residents of all ages.

All One Book, One Community events are free and open to the public. This project is generously supported by the Friends of the Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the West Fargo Public Library, the Friends of the Moorhead Library, and Moorhead Community Education.