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Entire Community Invited to Read The Kite Runner, Enjoy Related Events and Activities, and be a Part of “Redwood City Reads – One Book, One Community”

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Redwood City, CA - April 4, 2006 - Redwood City Reads – One Book, One Community” is an exciting community activity that invites everyone in Redwood City – young and old alike, from all parts of the City – to read the same great book, at the same time! And then, get together for book discussions, literary presentations, panel discussions, and other related events – it’s happening now through May in Redwood City!

A volunteer committee surveyed the community and has selected The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini as the one book that the entire community is invited read at the same time.

Here’s how it works (also see, or call 780-7058):

  • People can get the book at Barnes and Noble (1091 El Camino Real) or their favorite local or online bookseller, or borrow it from the Redwood City Public Library.
  • Then, everyone can read the book right now – they are urged to join with friends and neighbors, read it as part of book clubs, or on their own.
  • During May, readers can join in any or all of the great events and activities that are scheduled – see the program details!

This is a perfect opportunity for people throughout our diverse community to join together with a common interest, around this wonderful book. It’s an unforgettable and moving story, and I’m sure people will be inspired to talk about it at the planned book discussions, presentations, and other programs” said Mayor Barbara Pierce. “I encourage all of Redwood City to read this one book right now, and be a part of building a great community together!

The Redwood City Public Library offers many free programs for children, adults, and families, and is the learning center of our community. For more information about library events and services you may access the library’s home page at or call 780-7026.

Visit Redwood City’s website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.


Rosalind Kutler
Redwood City Library

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