On the same page
What is "on the same page?"
The Friends of the Claremont Library sponsors the annual citywide reading program: Claremont: On the Same Page.
We engage as many people as possible in the discussion of one book as the basis for a common experience.
Local reading groups and educators are are encouraged to read the book as part of their activities or curriculum.
After the book is selected in September, a variety of local events are offered to discuss the book and topics related to it. All events are all free and open to the public.
We would love you to join us in reading these books, and to attend as many events as possible.
Our 2020/2021 Selection
"Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson is the 2020/2021 selection.
Call the Claremont Library, (909) 621-4902, to arrange for pick-up of copies that are on reserve.
We are working on a reading list centered around social justice. We will also find ways of providing the programming that you expect from On the Same Page each year. Check back here for updates.
Past selections include:
- 2019 The Library Book by Susan Orlean
- 2018 The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen
- 2017 Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California by Frances Dinkelspiel
- 2016 Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas
- 2015 Wonder by R.J. Palacio
- 2014 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- 2013 Take one Candle Light A Room by Susan Straight
- 2012 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- 2011 Into the Beautiful North: A Novel by Luis Alberto Urrea
- 2010 The God of War by Marisa Silver
- 2009 The Soloist by Steve Lopez
- 2008 Distant Land of Our Fathers by Bo Caldwell
- 2007 Cannery Row by John Steinbeck