Published On: Tue, Mar 19th, 2019

Boca Library Launches One Book Boca 2019

Boca Raton Public Library Launches One Book Boca 2019—A Community Reading Experience With Author Talk And Book Signing By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Saturday, April 13, 2019, 4:00–6:00 pm

Boca Raton, FL  – Bestselling author Chitra Banjeree Divakaruni will be at the Boca Raton Public Library on Saturday, April 13, at 4:00pm for an author talk and book signing of her internationally acclaimed book, One Amazing Thing.Divakaruni’s book was chosen as this year’s One Book Boca community reading experience. In One Amazing Thing, when an earthquake traps them together, nine disparate people decide to share “one amazing thing” from their lives—a personal tale they’ve never told anyone before. This author talk was made possible by the Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library in celebration of National Libraries Week. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the talk. Register through the calendar at

“We are thrilled to bring back our community reading initiative with bestselling author and engaging speaker Chitra Divakaruni,” notes Oyuki Poletz, Program Services Librarian. “There are remarkable personal stories in this book that will resonate with people from all walks of life and cultures. This book is sure to spark conversation and connection within the community.”

“This is an outstanding selection for One Book Boca,” says Cyndi Bloom, president of the Friends organization. “The Friends of the Library are quite enthused to sponsor this important community effort. It has become a tradition for Boca Raton, and we look forward to meeting the author.”

Dr. Manjunath Pendakur, Professor Emeritus at Florida Atlantic University and member of the Library Board, will host a follow-up book discussion at the Downtown Library on April 18, 7:008:00pm. In addition, a discussion guide for groups and book clubs interested in hosting their own programs will be available at Downtown and Spanish River Library and online at

BRPL offers print, eBook and audiobook versions of One Amazing Thing for check-out by library cardholders. A display of Divakaruni’s books for children will be on display and available for check-out in the Youth Services section of each library. Register for One Book Boca programs through the calendar


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