Cambridge READS 2014

Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

The Cambridge READS Author Event with Junot Díaz was an outstanding success. Over 300 people came to the Main Library on October 14.

The audience was enthralled by our opening act, The Hip Hop Transformation, a teen hip hop music group, sponsored by the Cambridge Community Center in partnership with the Cambridge Health Alliance and Cambridge Police Department.

Junot Díaz spoke to a packed house, answering questions as he talked about this year’s title, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. He was gracious enough to stay and meet his readers and signed specially designed book plates commemorating the event.

Anjali Nirmalan is the winner of our “Design Your Own Cover” contest! Her design is to the right.




About CambridgeREADS:

CambridgeREADS, the Cambridge Public Library’s citywide book club, strives to promote the love of reading and increase connections within the Cambridge community. Throughout the year, the Library looks for titles with broad appeal in both fiction and nonfiction genres. We announce our final choice in the summer and work to create companion programming throughout the summer and fall, culminating in an event with the author. CambridgeREADS is sponsored by the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library.

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