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<p class="paragraph" style="vertical-align:baseline"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">This is the third year of the MCLS Libraries Read: 1 Book program. By reading one book together, across library
 types and state lines, we aim to create deeper connections among libraries that span geographic and other boundaries. We hope you’ll join us and add your voice to the conversation.&nbsp;</span></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&nbsp;</span></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="paragraph" style="vertical-align:baseline"><span class="normaltextrun"><i><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Hillbilly Elegy</span></i></span><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">,
 a memoir by J.D. Vance, was selected as the title for 2017, capturing 40% of the votes. MCLS encourages library staff to read the book throughout the summer, then join us for a discussion about the book.</span></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&nbsp;</span></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="paragraph" style="vertical-align:baseline"><b><span style="font-size:16.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The Michigan discussion will be Tuesday, Aug 8, 5:30pm Eastern, Lansing Brewing Company, Lansing, MI.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="paragraph" style="vertical-align:baseline"><span class="normaltextrun"><i><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Discussion questions are available to libraries who would like to host their own discussions. Email Jan Davidson
 at </span></i></span><a href="mailto:davidsonj@mcls.org" target="_blank"><span class="normaltextrun"><i><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:#0563C1">davidsonj@mcls.org</span></i></span></a><span class="normaltextrun"><i><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">.&nbsp;</span></i></span><span class="eop"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">&nbsp;</span></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="paragraph" style="vertical-align:baseline"><span class="normaltextrun"><b><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Register
</span></b></span><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">for an in-person book discussion using the online
</span></span><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><a href="https://goo.gl/forms/2sN35OyuBdrvKLFc2" target="_blank"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="color:#0563C1">Libraries Read: 1 Book Registration form</span></span></a><span class="normaltextrun">
 on our <a href="mcls.org/engagement/libraries-read-1-book/">website</a>. </span>
</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="paragraph" style="vertical-align:baseline"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">For more information about this year’s book and the 1 Book program,<b>
</b>visit our </span></span><a href="http://mcls.org/engagement/libraries-read-1-book/" target="_blank"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:#0563C1">website</span></span></a><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">.</span></span><o:p></o:p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Jan Davidson<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Administrative Assistant, Member Engagement<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Midwest Collaborative for Library Services<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black">Phone: 517-492-3811 / toll-free 800-530-9019 x111<br>
<a href="mailto:davidsonj@mcls.org"><span style="color:#0563C1">davidsonj@mcls.org</span></a><br>
<a href="http://www.mcls.org/"><span style="color:#0563C1">www.mcls.org</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Check out the MCLS Training Calendar at: <a href="http://mcls.org/calendar">
<span style="color:#0563C1">mcls.org/calendar</span></a><o:p></o:p></p>
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