Print this Page

About One Book

Bringing Siouxland Together Around One Great Book

KP Web Picture

Welcome to One Book

As the Reader Services Specialist for the Sioux City Public Library, I am excited to announce Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly as our 2018 title for One Book One Siouxland. Over the last decade, the One Book One Siouxland initiative has brought our community together to enjoy great books and quality programming. This year will be no exception!

Hidden Figures is the phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA, whose previously unheralded but pivotal contributions helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space.

In planning this year’s activities, I’ve been very fortunate to work with amazing people from our community. Together, we’ve built fun and educational events to expand the reading experience. I’m confident you will agree. So grab a copy of the book and join us as we explore Hidden Figures.

Best Wishes,

Kelsey Patterson

Reader Services Specialist

Sioux City Public Library

History of the Project

Community-wide reading programs began, essentially, in 1998 with an idea called, “If All of Seattle Read One Book.” Since then, similar programs have grown into an exciting and effective way to promote literacy and to foster community interactions. In 2006, the planning committee named the tri-state area’s reading program “One Book One Siouxland” to reflect the sense of a regional connectedness generated by this shared experience of reading and discussing the same book and the same universal human issues and values.

The 2018 Planning Committee

Mara Dekat, WITCC LifeLong Learning Coordinator

Mark Munger, KWIT General Manager

Adam Fullerton, Morningside College Library Director

Margot Chesebro, Volunteer

Linda Healy, Volunteer

Marty Knepper, Volunteer

Gary Lipshutz, Volunteer

Becky McKenny, Volunteer

Bill McKenny, Volunteer

North Sioux City Community Library (South Dakota)

Liane Welte, Director

Sioux City (Iowa) Public Library

Kelsey Patterson, Reader Services Specialist

Jodi Klocke, Communications Specialist

South Sioux City (Nebraska) Public Library

Dave Mixdorf, Director

Dan Nieman, Assistant Director

Permanent link to this article:

WordPress Appliance - Powered by TurnKey Linux