Hickory – The Hickory Public Library is hosting a Community Read event on Saturday, January 8th for the book The Color Purple by Alice Walker. This Community Read event will take The Color Purple Community Readplace at both libraries; Ridgeview Branch in the morning at 10am and the Patrick Beaver Memorial Library in the afternoon at 3pm. Join us for a book discussion and a live performance of select scenes from the musical. Interact with the cast of the show and enjoy a sneak peek from the Hickory Community Theater’s production of The Color Purple. The Hickory Community Theater’s shows will run from January 21 – February 5.

Books are available to check out at both libraries and digitally using Hoopla, Libby, or Overdrive. For questions on how to access your digital library account, please call the library. The program is free but limited to 45 people, first come, first served.

For more information, please call 828-304-0500 or visit https://www.hickorync.gov/calendar/events/category/library/. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block. Ridgeview Branch Library is located at 706 1st St SW, Hickory, NC 28602.