Mansfield Reads! kicks off with a bang

September 9, 2022
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Friends of the Mansfield Library President Kathy Allen (left) and Dee Lemser man the prize wheel at Thursday's Mansfield Reads! kickoff at Market Street.

By Amanda Rogers

Mansfield Record

Mansfield Reads! kicked off its 2022 event with a record crowd Thursday night.

More than 100 people packed into Market Street Taphouse 16 to start the Friends of the Mansfield Library's annual "One City, One Book" celebration, feasting on food and a love of literacy.

The Mack & Dyan Band entertained the record crowd.

"This is the biggest crowd we've ever had," said Friends of the Library President Kathy Allen.

Attendees signed up for the Evening with the Author at Legacy High School on Oct. 20, when Peter Heller will discuss his novel "The Guide." They also had the chance to purchase the book, this year's selection for the "One City, One Book" in which the community reads the same book then gathers to discuss it.

The kickoff for the Friends' 19th annual event also featured live music from the Mack & Dyan Band, a chance to spin the wheel for prizes and win raffle prizes.

To register for the Evening with the Author, click here.

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