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.

2020 Selection

Livingston Reads 2020: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

by Fannie Flagg

Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her three daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with now is her mother, the formidable and imposing Lenore Simmons Krackenberry – never an easy task. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but she is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a shocking secret about her mother’s past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

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

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Rosie the Riveter with the Yankee Air Museum

6:30pm - 8:00pm

“We Can Do It” was the rallying cry for millions of women as ...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Travel Your Taste Buds with the Great Foodini

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Fly on in to the Great Foodini's All-Polish Filling Station in honor of...

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Women in Jazz with Pam Jaslove

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Hear vocal artist Pam Jaslove tell stories and sing the songs of women in ...

Thursday, April 30, 2020

When Amelia Came to Michigan with Program Source International

6:30pm - 8:00pm

In 1928, after her first transatlantic flight, famed flier Amelia Earhart ...

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Past Selections