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Long Beach Reads One Book

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation is launching its twelfth citywide reading festival with the announcement of the chosen book: The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein.

This community-focused project is designed to bring people together, and to nurture the enjoyment of literature by encouraging everyone in Long Beach to read the same book at the same time.  This year’s event will be held March 12 to 19.

Everyone in the city is invited to participate by reading, discussing and attending events highlighting the chosen book and its themes.  Most events are open to the public and are free, and several local schools participate in events each year.

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