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'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and 'The Right Stuff' picked for Dedham Reads Together

Posted by Dave Eisenstadter  February 12, 2013 12:20 PM

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The Dedham Library Innovation Team is aiming upwards for this year’s “Dedham Reads Together” events – to space and New York City’s high society.

The two books selected for the 2013 Dedham Reads Together are Truman Capote’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and Tom Wolfe’s “The Right Stuff.”

The two books are available at both branches of the Dedham Public Library and at The Blue Bunny Bookstore in Dedham Square.

All of Dedham is encouraged to read and celebrate the books, which were selected by a town survey in the fall.

“Our goal is to draw attention to our libraries by celebrating literacy as a community, making it fun and accessible and really looking beyond what happens in the books to what else was going on in the world at that time,” said Kristen Overman, president of the Dedham Library Innovation Team.

The kickoff event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 19, when the Boston Museum of Science portable planetarium Starlab will come to the Oakdale Elementary School gym at 147 Cedar St. Sessions are at 6, 6:45, and 7:30 p.m.

Each session lasts 30 minutes and is appropriate for viewers ages 5 and up. All children under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

A spot in one of the sessions can be reserved at dedhamspace@gmail.com.

Other events during the winter and spring will include book discussion groups, a screening of "The Right Stuff" movie at the Dedham Community Theatre on Feb. 28, a communitywide essay contest on the nature of courage, and a gala celebration party in April called the “Blast from the Past Soiree.”

Dedham Reads Together was developed by the Dedham Library Innovation Team in 2011, with the first book being Harper Lee's “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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