OneBook2013 | WKCTC


One Book, One Campus, One Community



Tammy Thompson: Welcome back to Campus Spotlight. I'm your host Tammy Thompson. Where we tell you all about the events and activities happening on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. One Book, One Campus, One Community Read. What is that? Well here tells all about it is Amy Sullivan.

Amy Sullivan:Hi, I'm Amy Sullivan and I'm the Resource Services Librarian at Matheson Library. The One Book, One Campus, One Community Read is a program that promotes literacy, not only on our college campus, but also in our area high schools in the community. We are all reading the book hoping to promote literacy and join together to discuss literacy and it's importance in our community.

This year's campus read is Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls. Half Broke Horses is the story of Lily Casey Smith, who is the grandmother of Jeannette Walls. It tells the story of how at age five she was able to break horses with her father and how she overcame many obstacles in her life.

Jeannette Walls will be here to discuss this true story of her family on March 14th and 15th at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. On March 14th, she will have a presentation at 2:30 in the afternoon for the WKCTC students in Crounse Hall. And that evening at 7:00, she will be uh... in the Clemens Fine Arts Center presenting to the public with a book signing following at 8:15. On March 15, Jeannette Walls will be in the Clemens Theatre presenting to our area high school students and the Commonwealth Middle College students at 9:30 a.m. We have many events promoting our campus read including an essay contest which will be going on through the month of February and March. Details about this it can be found on our website, by searching One Book. If you haven't had a chance to read Half Broke Horses, copies are available at Matheson Library and McCracken County Public Library.

Please visit our website for more information on all of our One Book, One Campus, One Community Read activities.

Tammy Thompson: Thanks Amy. I hope all of you are going right now to check out your copy of Half Broke Horses. Don't forget, you can see Campus Spotlight four ways - on the College's Facebook page, YouTube page, website and on Channel 2. We'll see you next time Campus Spotlight.