One Book One Marin

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What is One Book One Marin?

The Marin County Free Library, along with City Public Libraries of Marin County and Community Partners Book Passage and Dominican University of California, is pleased to announce the One Book One Marin reading program and we’re excited to be able to share it with the Marin community.

One Book programs take the idea of a localized book discussion club and expand it to cover a whole city or county. Each year, cities across the US select a book of their choice and encourage their communities to read and discuss that book.

The goal of One Book One Marin is to foster connections and build an enriched community through library use, discussion, and the exploration of literature and culture. A variety of community partners collaborate to bring the community interesting programming and events related to the book throughout a three-month period, February – April, each year. Anyone can participate. All events are free and open to the public.

The One Book One Marin Selection for 2018 is Strangers in their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild

Upcoming One Book One Marin Programs:

Launch Party at Book Passage with Arlie Russell Hochschild
Tuesday, February 27
7pm, Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera
Launch party to introduce the author and programming events. Meet this year’s author Arlie Russell Hochschild, buy or bring your copy of the book for an autograph and join us for an always delightful evening as she shares her background and insights.

Start a Sketchbook: Faces
Saturday, March 24
11am, Council Chambers
Feeling frustrated with personal or global issues? Trying to make sense of the negativity in the world? You’re not alone. Let go of the stresses of daily life in a fun yet simple way: ART! Start a sketchbook with professional artist and teacher Janet Jacobs. This workshop focuses on drawing faces and what you see in people. In her book, Strangers in their Own Land, Arlie Russell Hochschild concentrates on the people she meets and not just their political views. Connect with yourself and others while discovering your inner artist in this FREE drawing workshop at the San Anselmo Public Library. Registration is required and will begin on February 24. All materials will be provided. Sign up at the San Anselmo Library: call 415-258-4656 or email

Afternoon Book Buzz
Tuesday, March 27
2pm, Historical Museum
The San Anselmo Public Library's daytime book discussion group will discuss Strangers in their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild. No registration is necessary and everyone is welcome to attend. Email for more information. 

Culminating Celebration
Wednesday, April 18
7pm, Angelico Hall
Dominican University of California
Author Arlie Russell Hochschild will be joined by KQED host and author Michael Krasny in a discussion of her book at this special culminating event. Presented in conjunction with the Dominican University of California Institute for Leadership Studies/Book Passage Spring Leadership Lecture Series.

Visit the One Book One Marin webpage for more information, past selections, and all events for Strangers in their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild.