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Livingston Reads

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Livingston Reads

One Book, One Community

Livingston Reads is a “One Book, One Community” project offered by the six Livingston County Libraries (Brighton, Fowlerville, Hamburg, Hartland, Howell and Pinckney), and is a program to encourage residents to read for pleasure, to create community through reading, and to promote the exploration of ideas, knowledge and a love of Michigan!

Livingston Reads hopes to present the Livingston County libraries as centers for culture, entertainment and enlightenment, and to position our libraries as leaders in promoting the joy of reading.

2019 Selection

A Walk in the Woods

Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

by Bill Bryson

The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America – majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in)

Participating Libraries

Brighton District Library
100 Library Drive
Brighton, MI 48116


Hartland’s Cromaine Library
3688 N. Hartland Road
Hartland, MI 48353

Fowlerville District Library
131 Mill Street
Fowlerville, MI 48836


Hamburg Township Library
10411 Merrill Road
Hamburg, MI 48139

Howell Carnegie District Library
314 W. Grand River Ave.
Howell, MI 48843

Pinckney Community Public Library
125 Putnam Street
Pinckney, MI 48169


Livingston Reads Events


Michigan Wildlife with Andrew Nowicki

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Learn about our state’s native animals with local naturalist Andrew N... More


Travel Your Taste Buds with the Great Foodini

5:30pm - 6:30pm

If you chuckled while reading how Bill Bryson stepped outside of his comfor... More


Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Mark St. Amour

5:30pm - 6:30pm

In 2012, Mark St. Amour celebrated his retirement from the Ann Arbor Police... More


The Livingston Libraries present A Walk in the Woods at the Historic Howell Theater

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come see the 2015 film-adaptation of Bill Bryson’s humorous travelogu... More


Spring Foraging 101 with Lisa Rose

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Join herbalist, forager and author Lisa Rose on a wild journey to learn abo... More

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Past Selections