Orem Reads is our annual programming series centered around one book we read together as a community. Some of the books we’ve read in the past are To Kill a Mockingbird, Gilead, Refuge, and Summerlost. This year, we are reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
How do I get a copy of Little Women?
Copies of Little Women are available for each household while supplies last. Visit the Main Floor Reference Desk in the south wing of the library for a copy and more information about Orem Reads.
How do I complete the quilt found on the Orem Reads flyer?
Each sticker for the quilt corresponds to a different Orem Reads: Little Women activity. Once you complete the activity, you place the sticker in the corresponding space on the quilt. (No comments or submissions are necessary for completion.)
Once you’ve completed all twelve activities, you’ll have a finished quilt! Email a photo of the finished quilt to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 17 to be entered into a drawing for Little Women prizes.
How do I complete the Little Women activities?
All of the information about Orem Reads, including a calendar of virtual events and the Little Womenactivities, can be found on this website.
How do I attend the Orem Read events?
You can find all the events by checking the calendar. Click on an individual event to find the links for each virtual program and the registration information for in-person programs. Orem Reads virtual programs will be offered on Facebook and videoconferencing software such as Zoom. All of the events will also be posted here.
Are there any in-person events?
Yes, there is an outdoor film screening of the 2019 adaptation of Little Women on September 19 at 8:00 pm. It will take place at the City Center Park and requires registration. For more information and to register, click here.
There will also be Little Women displays in the library as well as a special art exhibition featuring the pioneering women of Utah’s history. For more information about the displays and the exhibit, click here.
Will there be an author visit and book signing this year?
Yes, there will be a virtual book reading and Q&A by Virginia Kantra, author of Meg and Jo, a modern retelling of Little Women published in 2019. Ms. Kantra has graciously signed bookplates for the giveaway copies of Meg and Jo. The winners will be drawn at the conclusion of her remarks. For the join link and more information about the event, click here.
How can I buy a copy of Meg and Jo with a bookplate?
You can buy a copy of Meg and Jo with a bookplate by sending an email to The Printed Garden at email@example.com with “Kantra Book” in the subject line. Make sure you receive a confirmation email. If you don’t, reach out to The Printed Garden a second time. We’ll contact you when your copy of the book is available for pickup at the library.
How do I register for Little Women Movie in the Park?
You can register to attend our outdoor screening of Little Women (PG, 2019)on September 19 by clicking here.
Please register one ticket for each member of your party. The screening will take place at the Orem City Center Park at 8:00 pm on September 19. Please dress for the weather and bring your own blankets, chairs, and snacks. In case of inclement weather, check your email for updates about the event.
How do I register for the Little Women Trivia Night?
You can register to attend the Orem Reads: Little Women Trivia Night here. The event requires two devices to play, preferably a laptop or desktop computer for Zoom and a smartphone or tablet for Kahoot. Check your email the night of the event for the join link.