The selection for Gulf Coast Reads this year is The Promise, by Ann Weisgarber, historical fiction about the Great Storm of Galveston in 1900.
Gulf Coast Reads is an annual reading initiative in which residents of the upper Texas Gulf Coast read or listen to the same book and join together with other readers to discuss the book and/or attend programs related to the book’s themes.
Each of Harris County Public Library’s 26 branches will have a book discussion and a program to offer on The Promise during the month of October. All events are free and can be found on the Events Calendar.
At La Porte Community Library, we will have a program presented by Lisa May, Director of Archives and Records for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, on the Effects of the Great Storm on Galveston Churches and St. Mary’s Orphanage.
This program will be on Saturday, October 10, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, in the Meeting Room of the Library at 600 S. Broadway in La Porte.
The La Porte Library Book Discussion of The Promise will be on Wednesday, October 21, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, also in the Meeting Room.
The Promise is available at Harris County Public library in book format, large print, audio CD, and eBook. Please stop by to pick up your copy or put one on Hold from your home computer. Then come to the exciting programs and book discussions that will be offered at Harris County Public Library in October!