2017 St. Johns Reads Program Features “True Grit” as Community-wide Reading Project

The St. Johns County Public Library System is pleased to announce Charles Portis’ novel True Grit as the featured book for the 2017 “St. Johns Reads” community-wide reading project. To celebrate the program’s 12th year, the County is hosting a St. Johns Reads Hootenanny event beginning at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 4 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South. The event will feature music by the Wobbly Toms and a showing of the 2010 film True Grit. Doors open at 4pm. In addition, a variety of programs will be staged at all six St. Johns County library locations throughout the month of February. For your convenience, we also have a downloadable version of the St. Johns Reads schedule of events.

True Grit, a classic western novel, was first published in 1968 as a serial in the Saturday Evening Post, and made into the first of two film versions the following year. One of the few westerns told from the perspective of a woman, the classic story features 14-year-old Mattie Ross as she seeks retribution for her father’s murder.

To read True Grit and to learn more about St. Johns Reads events, contact your local branch library or call 904.827.6928.


april, 2018

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