The Ventura County Library is proud to announce its fourth annual One County, One Book community reading program. One County, One Book aims to unite the Ventura County community around a common narrative, spreading interest in and facilitating discussions about the selected book. One County, One Book 2021 is truly a countywide initiative, and aims to spark community discussion, foster a stronger sense of community, and promote a love of reading and literature. The 2021 One County, One Book program is sponsored by the Ventura County Library Foundation.
This year’s One County, One Book selection is Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha. From the official description, Your House Will Pay is “A powerful and taut novel about racial tensions in LA, following two families—one Korean-American, one African-American—grappling with the effects of a decades-old crime.”
All members of the public are invited to join Steph Cha for the featured One County, One Book author talk and Q&A, which will take place virtually via Zoom. Additional details about this author talk, including how to register, will be posted on our website. In the meantime, save the date for this event, taking place at 2pm on October 30, 2021.
Other special One County, One Book programs include a Faculty Panel Discussion presented by California Lutheran University. University faculty and staff members will discuss the themes of Your House Will Pay, and participants may attend either in person or via livestream. Admission is free, but registration is required. This event will take place at 6pm on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.
To participate in One County, One Book, pick up a copy of Your House Will Pay from one of our 12 library branches or our Mobile Library. In addition to our regular holdings, beginning in September each library will have an Honor Book Shelf set up with additional copies.
Once you have read the book you will be ready for our October events. Visit our website at www.vencolibrary.org/library-events for more information as programs are scheduled.