Cambridge READS 2014

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.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
Meet Junot Díaz at our Author Event

Tuesday, October 14


Main Library Lecture Hall

The Hip Hop Transformation, a teen hip-hop dance group, will perform as our opening act.

Seating is first come, first seated.

Access to L2/elevator doors open approximately one hour before the program begins. 

Look Who’s Reading #CREADS14

Take a selfie with The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and share it with @CambridgePL on Facebook and Twitter, using #CREADS14

CREADS 2014: Design Your Own Cover Contest

September 1 through October 1

All locations

To enter:

Read Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Submit your vision for a new book cover on an 8.5x11 piece of paper, any medium, to any CPL location, by October 1. On the reverse side, be sure to leave your name and contact information.

Anyone who has read the book is welcome to enter the contest; submitted artwork must be your original creation. Once finalists are chosen by Library Staff, their work will be on display on L2 leading up to the CambridgeREADS author event on October 14. Two winners will be chosen. Winners and prizes will be announced by Junot Díaz at the author event.

Join the discussion!
Book Groups featuring The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

If you attend a CambridgeREADS sponsored book group, listed below, you may put your name on a list for reserved seating to see Junot Díaz on October 14. Reserved seating expires 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. Please speak with the book group facilitators listed for more information.

Boudreau Branch Library

Tuesday, September 23, Noon

Contact: Linda Haines,; 617-349-4017

Collins Branch Library

Thursday, October 9, 6 PM

Contact Joseph Logue,; 617-349-4021

Main Library 

Wednesday, October 1, 6 PM

Monday, October 27, 11AM

Contact Carole Feeney Withrow,; 617-349-4035

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