Plymouth READS 2018

Plymouth READS has announced its 2018 book selection, “Locally Laid,” by Lucie Amundsen.

In this refreshingly humorous memoir, Amundsen shares how she and her husband started a pasture-raised chicken farm, and why she believes farms like theirs are vital to rebuilding America’s food system.

In its ninth year, Plymouth READS selects a community read to spark conversation, find common ground and foster learning and discovery in the Plymouth community. Copies of this year’s book are available at Plymouth Library, 15700 36th Ave. N.

Related events take place throughout April, exploring the themes of the book and bringing community members together. All events take place at Plymouth Library unless otherwise noted.

  • On Tuesday, April 3, 7-8 p.m., join Star Tribune food editor Lee Svitak Dean for “Secrets of the Local Food Scene,” where she’ll discuss her career in food and dish on local restaurants, co-ops and farmers’ markets. Register online or Ask Us
  • On Tuesday, April 17, 7-8 p.m., Atina Diffley, author of 2013 Minnesota Book Award winner “Turn Here Sweet Corn,” will answer “Why Organic?”, and share her story about beating the odds to build a successful organic farming business in Minnesota. Register online or Ask Us.
  • Join community members for a moderated discussion of “Locally Laid” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 or 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24.
  • Meet the Author: Lucie Amundsen will speak, answer questions and sign books on Sunday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Plymouth Creek Center. Books will be available for purchase.

Throughout the month of April Plymouth Library is growing herbs! Check out the foyer display from Common Table and take home some recipes.

Plymouth READS is sponsored by The Friends of the Plymouth Library, Hennepin County Library Plymouth, the City of Plymouth, and the Plymouth Arts Council.

For more information, go to READS/ or call Plymouth Library at 612-543-5825.