You’re invited to join Northeast Ohio’s largest book club.
One Community Reads is designed to broaden and deepen our appreciation of reading and compel friends, families and neighbors to share their experience while reading the same book. The project is further intended to engage the community in dialogue on one of America’s most devastating problems.
One Community Reads is a collaboration among the City Club of Cleveland, Playhouse Square and all nine local public library systems to create a shared reading experience for the Greater Cleveland community. This year’s selection, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Dr. Matthew Desmond, will transform our understanding of poverty and the centrality of home. One Community Reads programming will include book discussions, film screenings and panel discussions on the topics of economic exploitation, inequality and housing – and how we might come together as a community to address the devastating problem of eviction. One Community Reads will conclude with an appearance by Matthew Desmond on March 15, 2018, in the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square.
This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.