Sarasota County Libraries Will Announce 2014 ‘One Book’ at 10th Anniversary Celebration

One Book One Community is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with the announcement of the 2014 One Book at special events in October featuring the multi-media show, “Patrick Smith’s Florida is A Land Remembered,” honoring the first One Book that was read and discussed in 2003, Smith’s “A Land Remembered.”

Patrick Smith’s son, Rick Smith, will make the presentation that shares his father’s real-life, extraordinary experiences with Florida pioneers, the Seminoles, migrant workers, “‘river rats” of Mississippi, the social injustices of the South, and the challenges of the present. Sarasota County’s shows kick off Rick Smith’s second tour through Florida.

“His tour last year received rave reviews with hundreds in attendance at each presentation,” said Barb McDonald, outreach coordinator for the Sarasota County Library System. 

Two shows are scheduled in October.  The shows are free, and open to the public.  Pre-registration is required due to limited seating.

  • 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 – at the VeniceCommunity Center, 326 Nokomis Avenue South, Venice.
  • 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18 – at Sudakoff Center at New College, 5845 General Dougher Place, Sarasota.


A Land Remembered

Copies of A Land Remembered will be available for purchase after the show.  Rick Smith will sign books purchased at the event.  You can find out more about Rick Smith and A Land Remembered here.

The 2014 One Book selection will be officially announced at the 10th anniversary events.  The 2014 One Book will feature an aspect of Florida history. The author will visit Sarasota County in late January to discuss the book.  The One Book One Community 2014 events and book discussions will be scheduled for the month of February.

Read about Sarasota County’s first One Book program in this Herald Tribune article from 2003.

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