Plymouth READS 2019

Book cover of Marathon by Brian Freeman on the left (black and white image of a man with a backpack running away with shards around him) and portrait of the author on the right (white man with gray hair wearing black leather jacket leaning against a tree)

Brian Freeman’s “Marathon,” is the compelling selection for 2019 Plymouth READS.  Freeman uses the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing as the template for an eerily similar plot, set in Duluth.  While members of the FBI and local police department race to identify the culprit, social media fuels the worst instincts of the citizenry.

In its tenth year, Plymouth READS seeks to spark conversation, build community and foster learning and discovery in Plymouth by rallying readers around a single book. 

FREE EVENTS in Plymouth

What If?  Critical Incident Management – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at the Plymouth Library.  

Deputy Chief Erik Fadden will discuss how social media has influenced crime investigation, the reliability of eye witness accounts, and how the Plymouth Police Department shares information during critical incidents, using resources like Alert Plymouth, news media outlets, and social media platforms.  There will be time for Q & A.

It’s All About Running – 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Plymouth Library.

Christopher Lundstrom, PhD, Head Coach of Team USA-MN, will talk about distance running, marathons, and Olympics.  Time for Q & A.

Ripped from the Headlines – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at the Plymouth Library.

Join us for this lively presentation featuring 5 mystery authors from the Twin Cities Sisters in Crime.

Book Discussion – 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at the Plymouth Library.

The community is invited to join a moderated discussion about Freeman’s featured book, “Marathon.”

Meet the Author – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave. N. Brian Freeman will speak, answer questions, and sign books, which will be available for purchase.

Plymouth Library Display

March 1 thru mid-April, the Plymouth Library will feature an informational display by Innocence Project of MN that examines the reliability of eye witness accounts.

Plymouth READS is co-sponsored by Friends of the Plymouth Library, Plymouth Library, City of Plymouth, and the Plymouth Arts Council.

For more information on Plymouth READS call 612-543-5825    Facebook:  Plymouth READS