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Pleasant Hill Reads

Sep 30, 2018 09:34PM ● By Jennifer Neys

Pleasant Hill Reads!

A “One City One Author” Event

The annual citywide program Pleasant Hill Reads invites local families to share great stories together every October. After six successful years of engaging an estimated 12,000 readers with over 5,000 giveaway books, we're breaking the mold of "one city one book" to reach a broader audience than ever before.


Leading up to Halloween, we're inviting everyone in town to share something eerie for all ages by master storyteller Neil Gaiman.


It's a one city, one author event, with four books to choose from:


·             The Wolves in the Walls - Lucy is sure there are wolves living in the walls of her house, although others in her family disagree, and when the wolves come out, the adventure begins. (Recommended for grades 2-4

·             The Graveyard Book - An orphaned boy is raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard in this Newbery Award-winning reimagining of The Jungle Book. (Recommended for grades 4-8)

·             Coraline - Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself and her family. (Recommended for grades 5 and up)

·             Neverwhere - A darkly whimsical tale named one of NPR’s best fantasy books. A man stops to help a girl bleeding on a London sidewalk and finds himself pulled into a bizarre subterranean city beneath the city. (Recommended for adults and teens)

To get a free book (and possibly win a ticket to see Neil Gaiman live in November!), folks are invited to come down to the Pleasant Hill library in October or visit for more info or to reserve a library copy to check out. Previous Pleasant Hill Reads selections have included: James and the Giant Peach, The Hobbit, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Mr. Lemocello's Library, Wonder, and The First Rule of Punk.


Library Premium Book Sale

The Friends of the Pleasant Hill Library's mini-used book sale will be held on October 13 from 10am to 2pm on the patio in front of the library. This will be a smaller selection of books than the giant parking lot sales, but look for interesting treasures at low prices.

Please stop by the front of the library, weather permitting.


Farmers’ Market Closes

Fall is here, and that means the close of the farmers’ market on Tuesday, October 9. You can still enjoy some end of summer season fruits and veggies along with new fall goodies. Summer peaches, tomatoes, and peppers sit side by side with apples and fall greens. Get the best of both at the market, which will be open from 4:30pm-8:00pm on Trelany Road next to City Hall.