February is a busy month for book lovers, especially in Wauwatosa.
The city's all-city read kicked off earlier this month. The monthlong event aims to have all residents in Wauwatosa read the same book at the same time and then come together for neighborhood book discussions, public meetings and other community events.
This year's chosen book is 'Peace Like a River,' by Minnesota author Leif Enger. Many of the events align with themes found in the book.
Here are the events lined up for mid-February. Many more events are scheduled for later on in the month. For a full lineup visit tosasallcityread.com.
·'Peace Like a River' book discussion, 10 a.m. Feb. 11: Meet at Design Vision Optical, 8720 W. North Ave, for refreshments and a book discussion. Free. For reservations, call Design Vision Optical at (414) 774-0200.
·Peace Like Milwaukee's Rivers — Encore Presentation, 2 p.m. Feb. 13: Photographer, writer, educator and urban wilderness expert Eddee Daniel celebrates the natural beauty to be found along Milwaukee's rivers at the Grand Hall at TOSA Pool, 1800 Swan Blvd. Free.
·Davy's Trial: Then and Now, 7 p.m. Feb. 16: Learn how the trial in Peace Like a River might have gone differently today, with Children's Court Coordinator Katie Holtz, at 7 p.m. in Room 280 at Tosa East High School, 7500 Milwaukee Ave. Free.
·Junior Edition, Feb. 17: Children in grades 4K-4 are invited to a special after-school session, 'Secret Places in the United States,' featuring a book talk and fun craft at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave. Free.
For more information about Wauwatosa's All-City Read and to follow updates and more information about events, visit tosasallcityread.com or like the page on Facebook by searching 'Tosa's All-City Read.'