The residents of Danville and San Ramon will begin Aug. 31 to read a book en masse as part of the "Two Cities, One Tale" joint CityRead 2009 program that will last through Oct. 12. The book chosen for the six-week read is "Assassination Vacation," by Sarah Vowell. It takes readers on a pilgrimage to the sites that pay homage to assassinated presidents Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley. Librarians call it a "witty and engaging non-fiction book." Free copies of the book will be available at the Danville and San Ramon libraries and participating businesses.
The CityRead will include a presentation on "Abraham Lincoln at 200 - In Fact Rather than Fiction" at the Danville Community Center co-sponsored by the Museum of the San Ramon Valley at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24. Another event will feature the author at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center. Tickets are free but must be reserved; call 973-2787.
CityRead is sponsored by the Danville and San Ramon Library Foundations.