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Literary Iditarod
Sonoma County Reads 2003

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Sonoma County Reads!
We hope you enjoyed the Literary Iditarod

What: A countywide reading of this year's Sonoma County Reads selection, The Call of the Wild

When: Wednesday, October 1, 2003 -- All Day!

Where: Throughout Sonoma County

On Wednesday, October 1, 2003, the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation launched Sonoma County Reads with a daylong Literary Iditarod. Volunteer readers throughout the county selected passages from The Call of the Wild and read aloud for 15 minutes.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

See the schedule of other Sonoma County Reads events

Times and Places the Literary Iditarod happened

All Day, Santa Rosa - Throughout the day, Copperfield's Books in Montgomery Village will have customers reading passages from the book. Store hours 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Santa Rosa - Members of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts staff and volunteers will read the entire novel at the LBC Labyrinth, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and continuing to the book's conclusion at approximately 1:30 p.m. The LBC Labyrinth is a place of walking meditation decorated by sculpture, located along the LBC main entry drive at 50 Mark West Springs Rd.

10:30 a.m., Sebastopol - A retired sled dog will join the reader at the Animal House Café at 171 Pleasant Hill Rd. in Sebastopol. Among other treats, the é is known for serving dog biscuits for its canine customers.

11:30 a.m. to noon, Santa Rosa - Merle Ross, retired Sonoma County radio celebrity and Library Foundation board member, and Susan Lamb, Library Foundation board member, will read at Santa Rosa's Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Pediatrics Department.

Noon, Santa Rosa - A series of readers, including Santa Rosa City Councilman Steve Rabinowitsh, will read outside at Courthouse Square.

1:45 p.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m., Petaluma - Teen volunteers will read Call of the Wild in the lobby of the Petaluma Library.

2:15 p.m., Santa Rosa - Don Emblen, former Sonoma County Poet Laureate, and his wife Linda will read at the Rincon Valley Library. They will be followed at about 3 p.m. by Jennifer Fraser, an adaptive skills specialist for the Earle Baum Center of the Blind. Ms. Fraser will read from a Braille copy of Call of the Wild.

3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Santa Rosa - Chop's Teen Club will host "Call of the Wild Day" at 509 Adams Street in downtown Santa Rosa. Activities will include a Jack London Internet quiz and scavenger hunt in the Tech Lounge; art activities related to dogs and other appropriate themes in the Art Department; and a showing of the movie White Fang. Even the Chop's Café is getting in on the act, with a special on Eskimo Pies and Klondike Bars.

3:30 and 5 p.m., Occidental - Members of the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation will stage a "moveable reading feast&quot on the main street of Occidental.

4 p.m., Santa Rosa - The Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County will feature a series of dramatic readings at its downtown gallery at 529 5th Street. Local historian Gaye LeBaron, Press Democrat columnist Chris Smith and SSU Professor Emeritus Brian Shears all will read. Tea and gingerbread will be served.

4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Glen Ellen - Sullivan Birney Winery (13647 Arnold Dr.) will feature Sandrew Montgomery and Kathy Ryan dressed as Jack and Charmian London and reading from the novel. The winery's tasting room, where the performance will occur, also features numerous Jack London photographs.

7 p.m., Petaluma - A large group of readers will converge on Deaf Dog Coffee (351 South McDowell Blvd.) to share the book.