07/22/2014 - Alliance Public Library Book Club
The Alliance Public Library Book Club will meet on Tuesday, July 22 at 1:00 p.m. in the library’s north alcove. The book club will be discussing Bob Greene’s Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen, the 2014 One Book, One Nebraska selection.
One Book, One Nebraska encourages Nebraskans across the state to read and discuss one book, chosen from books written by Nebraska authors or that have a Nebraska theme or setting. For the last ten years libraries across Nebraska have planned book discussions, activities, and events that encourage Nebraskans to read and discuss the same book.
Once Upon a Town tells the story of how North Platte, Nebraska, a plains community of only 12,000 people, provided welcoming words, friendship, and baskets of food and treats to more than six million GIs during World War II.
Award-winning journalist Bob Greene is a CNN contributor and a New York Times bestselling author who originally set out to write Once Upon a Town because he was looking for “the best America there ever was.” He found it in North Platte, Nebraska at the WWII Canteen down by the railroad tracks.
For more information, contact Patricia Jones at 762-1387