Monday, August 08, 2022
Orem Reads Activity

Activity 12: Attend an Orem Reads Event

“Bless your soul, I’m not superannuated yet. I quite enjoy the idea. It will do me good, and my old bones won’t suffer, for traveling nowadays is almost as easy as sitting in a chair.”

Mr. Laurence, Chapter 35, “Heartache”


Attend one or more of these Orem Reads events.

Once you’ve completed this activity, find the corresponding sticker from your sticker sheet and add it to your quilt. Email a photo of the finished quilt to by October 17 to be entered into a drawing for Little Women prizes.


Meg and Jo: Virtual Reading with Bestselling Author Virginia Kantra
October 1, 2020 @ 7 pm

What if Jo had a blog? What if Meg were raising her toddlers in the suburbs? New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Virginia Kantra will join us on Zoom to read from and discuss her modern retelling of the stories of the two eldest March sisters, Meg and Jo. This People magazine pick also received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist.

To order a signed copy of Meg and Jo, email The Printed Garden at Be sure to include “Kantra Book” in the subject line of your email.

Movie in the Park: Little Women (PG, 2019)
September 19, 2020 @ 8 pm

Come celebrate Orem Reads with a screening of Little Women (PG, 2019) at the Stage in Orem’s City Center Park. Dress warmly and bring your own blankets, snacks, and chairs. Space is limited and registration for this event is required. Register here. Seating will begin at 7:30 PM and the movie will start at 8 PM.

The movie is 2 hours and 15 minutes long.


From 1863 to 1877 the task at hand was to reunite a divided nation and help four million newly freed slaves establish lives for themselves. Reconstruction had lofty ideals but the guarantees of the 14th and 15th amendments, the right to vote and equal civil and legal rights, were largely ignored but eventually provided a basis for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Lincoln’s inaugural address closed with the famous phrase “the right hand of friendship,” which is still relevant today.

Information from C&T Publishing

Right Hand of Friendship

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