We hope you enjoyed the
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
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
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
will stage a "moveable reading feast" 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.