2023 Community Read

2023 Community Read

This summer marks our 3rd annual Community Read!

This year we will be reading Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing by Pete Davis. We have free books available at the library and each book comes with an insert describing our events on Saturday, June 10th. No one is required to come to any events, nor should people feel pressured to take a book if they don't want one. This is meant to be a fun, thought-provoking event for teens and adults in our community. It's an exciting project that helps us kick off our 2023 summer library program!

Saturday, June 10th Events

  • 11:00 AM -- UW-Madison professor Daniel Kapust presents on "The Meaning of Freedom." What does it mean to be free? How should we understand the relationship between individual liberty and collective liberty? Does government impede or promote freedom, individual or collective? These questions are at the center of the American political tradition, and have animated debates since the 1780s. This talk focuses on different ways of thinking about freedom – individual and collective.
  • 12:00 PM -- FREE LUNCH
  • 1:00 PM -- Discussion of the Community Read book.

*A special thank you to Wisconsin Humanities for the $2,000 mini grant, which helped us pay for the books we are distributing to the community. Additional thanks to the Friends of the Lodi Public Library, who provided us with additional money to pay for the food and promotion.