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World of Wonders Community Read

World of Wonders Community Read Event on April 23!

Join us in the GPL Auditorium on April 23 at 10:30 am for a conversation around the larger questions of the book World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukmatathil. The discussion will be led jointly by Kristin from Fables Books and Grace from GPL. Registration is required with a limit of 20 participants. Each registered participant receives a free copy of the book World of Wonders at either GPL or Fables. There are 3 ways to register: email us, call (574) 533-9531, or visit the Reference Desk at the Goshen Public Library.

This program is part of the One State / One Story: World of Wonders Community Read, designed by Indiana Humanities, in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book.

More about the book. . .

Nezhukumatathil’s collection of short essays explores the wonders of nature which defy easy depiction. She takes us through her past experiences shares guidance she’s received from our world’s fierce and funny creatures. The axolotl teaches us to smile, even in the face of unkindness; the touch-me-not plant shows us how to shake off unwanted advances; the narwhal demonstrates how to survive in hostile environments. Even in the strange and the unlovely, Nezhukumatathil finds beauty and kinship. For it is this way with wonder: it requires that we are curious enough to look past the distractions in order to fully appreciate the world’s gifts. These lessons are further supplemented by beautiful illustrations by Fumi Mini Nakamura throughout the book.