Lake Travis Reads
A One Book, One Community Program
Lake Travis Reads
Featured Author for 2014
Best-selling author Steven Saylor will be the featured author for the 2014 LAKE TRAVIS READS, the “One Book, One Community” program now in its seventh year.
Co-sponsored by Bee Cave Public Library, Lake Travis Community Library, and Spicewood Community Library, LAKE TRAVIS READS encourages the community to read from the acclaimed author’s body of work and then meet the author at a special evening event April 2, 2014.
“An Evening with Steven Saylor” will conclude the 2014 LAKE TRAVIS READS program with an appearance by the author at Bee Cave Public Library on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
What if everyone read the same book at the same time?
Welcome to Lake Travis Area One Book One Community (OBOC) Web site. OBOC is a community-wide reading program. People from all walks of life are encouraged to read and discuss important issues raised by a common reading experience. A variety of community partners collaborate to bring the area interesting programming and events throughout the year that compliment the books selected. The point of One Book One Community is to provide readers with a shared reading experience that leads to open dialogue. Anyone can participate. Pick up the current book at your local library or bookstore and get reading!
Join the Steering Committee!
Anyone interested in joining the steering committee for next year's Lake Travis Reads, and helping to choose the book or author the community will read in 2012 is encouraged to contact any of the three libraries. For more information, please contact Barbara Hathaway at Bee Cave Public Library at (512) 767-6620; Morgan McMillian at Lake Travis Community Library at (512) 263-2885; or Betty Brooks at the Spicewood Community Library at (830) 693-7892.
Previous Lake Travis Reads Books
Thus far, the Lake Travis Reads OBOC program has selected two books and one author collection for their community reading program. Lake Travis read This Voice in My Heart by Gilbert Tuhabonye in 2007, Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin in 2008, and books by Sarah Bird in 2009, books by Ben Rehder in 2010, Adrenalin by Jeff Abbott in 2011 and The Chicken Hanger by Ben Rehder. A number of programs, discussion groups and events have accompanied the reading of the selections.