On the Same Page
What is the power of one book? Can it do more than enlighten and entertain individual
readers? Can it impact the heart and soul of a community, help us to open new lines
of communication and lay the groundwork for a stronger and better Forsyth County?
We believe that On the Same Page, the Library’s community book reading program,
has potential to do just that. On the Same Page seeks to broaden appreciation of
literature through the shared experience of reading and discussing a single work
of literature. It offers us a unique opportunity to see things through from a different
perspective, one that will only expand our understanding of the world around us.
The Forsyth County Public Library also sponsors an annual celebration of poetry
that complements On the Same Page, called On the Same Poem,
in which participants read and discuss a single poem.
Now in its 11th year, On the Same Page continues!
2012 Book Selection
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by
For a full schedule of events and additional
content, please visit our companion site at www.otsp2012.com.
The Warmth of Other Suns was published in 2010 and written by Pulitzer
Prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson. In her reader’s guide to this work, Wilkerson
writes, “The Warmth of Other Suns chronicles the Great Migration, a mass
movement of some six million African Americans out of the South across the United
States between World War I and the 1970s, a population shift which would transform
not just the cities of the North and West, but America as a whole.” By highlighting
three people who were part of this migration, she breathes life into her extensive
Check out a copy and join in the conversation with your friends and neighbors. The
importance of journeys and personal myth making is our program focus this year and
we want to share this dialogue with our entire community. Collage as art and metaphor
for making sense of who were are as a community will also be explored as we celebrate
the Reynolda House Museum of American Art's exhibition of Romare Bearden's The Black