What: BC Reads! is hosting a creative reading night where students and faculty can share their own writing or their favorite poem or short story! The Acoustics will also be performing and food will be provided.
When: Thursday, April 18 from 7-9 PM
Where: O'Connell House on Upper Campus
The Acoustics will be performing at 7 PM and Tom Kaplan-Maxfield will be doing a reading of his book Grail Mysterium (An Adventure on the Heights).
United Through Reading, a nonprofit public benefit organization, helps unite military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud together.
Through the program, deployed parents can read children’s books aloud via DVD for their child to watch at home. Since it was founded in 1989, over 1.5 million people have benefited from the program. Click here to visit their website or to watch a video of a child's response to the DVD!
Members of BC Reads! have become involved in the Share Aloud Program at the St. Columbkille Partnership School. The program is in its sixth year and now allows BC students to share stories and current events with the sixth graders through lessons and activities.
Read more about the program on the school's website or see how you can become involved!
General Interest Meeting
Thursday, Feb. 7th
5:30 PM in Maloney 250
Interested in hearing what BC Reads! is all about? Come to our general interest meeting on Feb. 7th to hear from officers and members about what we do and how you can get involved in our wonderful club! All are welcome, and food will be provided!
Karen Russell, author of the celebrated debut novel Swamplandia! and the prize-winning story collection St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised By Wolves, has been featured in The New Yorker’s debut fiction issue and its 20 Under 40 list. She was chosen as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists and in 2009 received the 5 Under 35 award from the National Book Foundation. Three of her short stories have been selected for the Best American Short Stories volumes. She is currently writer-in-residence at Bard College. Her new collection of stories will be published in February.
She will be at Boston College on Wednesday, February 6th at 7:00 PM in Gasson Hall, Room 100.
Boston College Event Page
How does the book drive work?
The Boston College Bookstore, EcoPledge and BC Reads! are working together to run a book drive from December 13 to December 20. By collecting textbooks and shipping them to Better World Books for resale, we will be raising money for the Thirst Project and the Lyndon K-8 school in West Roxbury.
The Thirst Project will receive 10% of the sales from the textbooks that Better World Books is able to list online for resale, and BC Reads! will receive $1.00 for each book they are able to accept and list online for resale. These funds will be used to purchase library books for the Lyndon K-8 school in West Roxbury. A list of books is available below.
Not only will donating textbooks allow us to support our local community and the Thirst Project’s efforts to bring clean water to communities all over the world, but it will also keep used books out of landfills. Textbooks that cannot be listed for resale but are in good condition and are deemed appropriate will be donated to Books for Africa. The rest of the donated books will be recycled.
How can you get involved?
1. Donate your used textbooks.
If the bookstore cannot accept your textbook, please consider donating them to our book drive!
2. Donate 30 minutes of your time.
We need help checking the collection bins and packing books for shipping. We will be doing this at 12, 3, and 6:30 every day from December 13th to the 20th at the three different locations on campus. If you would be interested in contributing to this effort or would like to receive more information, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.