This year’s Livermore Reads Together community reading program has come to a close. We hope you enjoyed reading A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley and attending the events related to the program. Huge thanks to the Friends of the Livermore Library for sponsoring LRT 2018. Thank you also to the individuals and organizations that we collaborated with for this year’s LRT series:
Watch video highlights from LRT 2018 on the Livermore Public Library YouTube channel. Stay tuned for LRT 2019 next February!
Livermore Reads Together (LRT) is the Livermore Public Library's annual community-wide reading program that occurs each February. The City of Livermore is encouraged to read the same book and participate in the month-long series of free LRT events for adults, children, and teens. LRT aims to boost community engagement with literature through reading and discussion. Each year the Livermore community is presented with five book titles for the following year’s Livermore Reads Together. The book with the most votes ( gathered via online poll) wins.
A Long Way Home synopsis: At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. He survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family. A Long Way Home is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. Brierley’s memoir became the basis for Lion, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara that was nominated for six Academy Awards.