Arlington Reads is the Arlington Public Library’s county-wide initiative to read one thought-provoking book each year, thereby promoting dialogue and the joy of reading throughout the community.

For 2010 we are delighted to present literary legend and Kentucky farmer Wendell Berry as our featured author and guest speaker.

We will be reading Mr. Berry’s “The Memory of Old Jack,” originally published in 1974, and just as resonant today. Mr. Berry – who declared “eating is an agricultural act” and inspired today’s movement toward safer, healthier, locally produced meals and sustainable living – will join us on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m., to discuss his life’s work and his vision of people honoring and reconnecting with the soil.

Arlington Reads is made possible by the generosity of Friends of the Arlington Public Library.