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MEET THE CANDIDATES AND WINNER OF
THE 2023 COMMUNITY READ 

Books

IN THE PRESS

Reading for pleasure reduces stress, heightens empathy, improves students’ test scores, slows the onset of dementia, and makes us more active and aware citizens

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

The words on the printed page...cause you to enter what is essentially an altered state of consciousness...[Reading for six minutes slows heart rates, lessens muscle tension, and reduces stress levels.

DR. DAVID LEWIS, NEUROSCIENTIST

In the UK, Doctors have been incorporating required reading as part of a patient’s prescription...to bring the benefits of reading to millions of patients with anxiety and depression.

READINGPARTNERS.ORG

In The Press

ABOUT

A stack of books in on the ocean sand with beach sunglasses. The water is in the backgroun

Hello One Book, One Islanders,

 

The Nantucket Atheneum invites all organizations, book clubs and businesses to submit their team's candidate for the annual community read. The submissions are then made part of this community wide vote.

  • By November 15

    Teams submit titles 

  • November 30 

    e-Ballot published

  • December 15 2022

    OBOI Winner Announced

  • January 15
    Free copies available

  • March 25
    FREE programs begin

We ask participating teams and you the voter to consider the following selection criteria, established over 15 years ago by  OBOI's founding Librarian and organizations committed to the concept of Community Reads projects.

 

A great selection: 

  • has broad appeal for community discussion

  • fosters enjoyment of reading

  • is accessible and affordable

  • is available in diverse languages and/or formats.

Happy Reading!

Atheneum Ann

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EVENTS

FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY
Get your free copy now at The Nantucket Atheneum, the Nantucket Historical Association or at the Artists' Association Nantucket. (ALL OF THE FREE BOOKS HAVE NOW BEEN
GIVEN AWAY - Please check one out from the Atheneum or make a purchase at Mitchell's Book Corner). 

 

March STORYWALK

Visit the Atheneum Garden at 1 India Street anytime during March to experience the story walk featuring the picture book, Inky the Octopus: The Official Story of One Brave Octopus' Daring Escape (Includes Marine Biology Facts for Fun Early Learning!)

Fri, Mar. 24, 4-5:30PM - "SOUL OF THE OCEAN" EXHIBIT, OPENING RECEPTION
The Artists' Association of Nantucket hosts an exhibition at the Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive, from Mar. 24 - 31. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm.  The title of the show is "Soul of the Ocean," a maritime theme. The show is open to anyone who would like to exhibit their work. We will post drop-off dates soon. 

Sat, Mar 25, 6:30PM - BOOK DISCUSSION
Join Head Librarian, Ann Scott, at the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street, for a discussion of Soul of an Octopus.

Sun, Mar. 26, 6:30PM - FILM SCREENING
Join Head Librarian, Ann Scott, at the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street, for a screening of the film, My Octopus Teacher.

Mon, Mar. 27, 2:30PM - BOOK DISCUSSION 
Join Head Librarian, Ann Scott, at the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India Street, for a discussion of 
Soul of an Octopus.

Thurs, Mar. 30, 5:30PM - FOOD FOR THOUGHT: FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT OCTOPUSES

Join the Nantucket Historical Association and Maria Mitchell Association at the Whaling Museum (13 Broad Street) to hear Jack Dubinsky talk about the fascinating biology and behavior of octopuses based on his expertise and firsthand experience!

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