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21 September 2005

NALIS PROMOTES READING WITH ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY PROJECT

The National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) launched its first One Book, One Community project on Monday 19 September 2005, at the National Library of Trinidad and Tobago.

The One Book, One Community project is a countrywide reading and discussion programme that encourages all persons to read the same book at the same time to create a countrywide book club. The project is part of NALIS’ drive to promote the reading habit, and foster a sense of community. This type of project has been presented in more than 250 cities around the world.

The selected book Night Calypso by local author, Lawrence Scott is written against the political and historical background of Trinidad and Tobago in the 1930s and 1940s. It looks at the world at war during World War II, as it explores the complexities of human love, human cruelty and the need for healing, self-healing and communal healing. It highlights issues that can be paralleled to current issues. Copies of the book are available at all Public Libraries throughout the NALIS Library System.

Discussions will be held during National Library Week.


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