Salem Reads 2021: One Community, One Book will focus on
Walking with Peety by Eric O'Grey, a heartwarming book about a man and a rescue dog who walk their way to better health.
Salem readers are invited to join together to celebrate the themes of reading, community, healthy living, and dogs from February 1-28. Many free
community activities and virtual events are planned throughout the month, including:
- Author Talk with Eric O'Grey - 7 p.m. Thursday, February 4 on Zoom.
Sign up to get the Zoom access information for this and other Salem Reads events like book discussions, dog trivia night, lectures and workshops, and walking and biking activities.
Salem Reads: At Home and On the Go Challenge - Join this challenge on Beanstack to earn badges and chances at prizes for reading and activities related to the themes of
Walking with Peety throughout the month of February. Visit Salem Public Library's
Beanstack to get started.
- Walking with Peety Art Exhibit - February 3-25 at the Elsinore Find Art Gallery, 444 Ferry St. SE. View the work of local professional artists inspired by reading
Walking with Peety. Groups of 10 or less welcomed with masks.
A completed, detailed
schedule of events is available at the Salem Public Library Foundation website.
Salem Reads is a community-wide reading project that invites the people of Salem to come together in person or virtually through reading, discussion, and programs based on the themes of a common book. The
Salem Public Library Foundation funds this effort to foster community and invite people of diverse ages, backgrounds, and viewpoints to discuss compelling topics.
Walking with Peety is available from the library in English and Spanish in print or as downloadable ebooks and eaudiobooks on the
Libby apps. Copies are also for sale at the Friends of Salem Public Library Bookstore, The Book Bin, and Reader's Guide Bookstore.