Wednesday, February 02, 2011

ONE BOOK ONE CITY 2011: The Ragtime Kid

On Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 7:00 p.m., the Friends of the Crowell Public Library, led by President MARYANN SEDUSKI, announced their One Book, One City selection for 2011: The Ragtime Kid by Larry Karp. A mystery set in the late 1800s in Sedalia, Missouri, The Ragtime Kid weaves the story of a white teenage pianist who implicates his idol, Scott Joplin, in a crime. Naturally most of The Ragtime Kid related events will be musical in nature, such as Thursday night’s lively performance by the Middle School Jazz Band. Other upcoming festivities celebrating The Ragtime Kid will include: Thursday, February 24, 10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Screening of the 1973 film, The Sting, with Robert Redford & Paul Newman. Thursday, March 3, 7:00 p.m. Pianist Gil Gunderson Thursday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. Ragtime Music II, TBA Thursday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. Pianist Doug Haise Thursday, April 14, 7:00 p.m. Crown City Dixeland Band The concept of One Book, One City originated in Seattle back in 1998 as an entertaining strategy to build community – imagining a huge book group consisting of friends and neighbors, discussing plots and characters, while promoting literacy. Past selections for San Marino’s One Book, One City event have included Iron River by T. Jefferson Parker, Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart, and Samurai’s Garden, by Gail Tsukiyama. More details on the One Book, One City program will be announced in upcoming weeks, including a special bus trip, so readers are urged to check the Crowell Public Library website frequently: