A conversational discussion about the award-winning, best-selling novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to the present. Find out more by clicking on the link below:
Register today to participate in the World Café – a conversational discussion about
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.
Teen Book discussions will be held:
–Thursday, July 26th at 1:00 p.m. Ashwaubenon Branch 1060 Orlando Drive
–Thursday, July 26th at 2:00 p.m. Brown County Central Library 515 Pine Street
–Thursday, August 2 at 1:30 p.m. Wrightstown Branch Library 615 Main Street
Hunger Games Book Discussion for Adults and Teens will be held:
–Tuesday, July 10th at 2:00 p.m. East Branch 2255 Main Street
–Friday, July 27th at 1:00 @ the Harmony Café 1660 West Mason Street
Hunger Games Book Discussion for Adults will be held:
–Thursday, July 26th at 6:30 p.m. at the Weyers-Hilliard Branch 2680 Riverview Drive
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games was an action packed book that I couldn’t put down. I think that even though the book is almost 400 pages long, everyone would enjoy this book… or at least the movie. The Hunger Games take place in the “future” and the city of Panem has a capitol and 12 districts surrounding it. Due to the previous uprisings, the districts each have to send one boy and one girl to compete in a battle of life and death and only one can win. Or can there be more? What I learned from this book is how much the Capitol has, compared to what the districts have is kind of how our countries work today. Where some are rich and some are poor. I liked Katniss because she decided to save Peeta and keep him alive instead of killing him even when he was playing the careers. This book will leave you on the edge of your seat as the hunger games begin.
Reviewed by: Emily Conard, Foxview Intermediate School
“The Hunger Games” Selected as New Title Promoted by One Book, One Community
The Green Bay area’s community read program, One Book, One Community, has selected “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins as its next title. ‘The Hunger Games’ is part of a best-selling trilogy, and a movie based on the book will come out in theaters beginning this Friday, March 23rd.
“The Hunger Games” is a post-apocalyptic novel that while based on a dark premise, is action-packed, riveting, and highlights important contemporary issues. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.
Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she survives, she must balance the actions needed for survival against humanity, love and living.
“We are very excited about this new title,” said Sue Premo, co-chair of One Book, One Community. “Although a dystopian, post-apocalyptic tale is not a light read, both young readers and adults tear through “The Hunger Games” because it is fast-paced, action-filled, and wonderfully written. The book compels us to consider questions that are haunting and fundamental to us as human beings. Beyond that, it is topical in our current political and social landscape.”
A variety of events related to the book will be held from mid-September through mid-November.
Because of the popularity of the book, there is a substantial waiting list for it at the Brown County Library. People who have already read the book and no longer need it are encouraged to consider donating a copy to the library to meet the high demand.
One Book, One Community is a community reading initiative which encourages people from across Brown County to read and discuss the same book. Books are selected based on a variety of factors, including their potential to address socially relevant issues. Their Web site (www.browncountyreads.org) includes a variety of resources for those interested in reading and discussing the book. This includes upcoming events – including discussions at branches of the Brown County Library, discussion questions and resources for teachers,
One Book, One Community is a program of the Northeastern Wisconsin Arts Council. newARTS is a non-profit, cultural organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life through efforts that support, foster and promote the arts in the Greater Green Bay area. For further information or commentary, you can contact Missie Olm at 920-435-2787 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.