OneBook, OneFarmington returns in March for a month of community reading and discussion of New York Times bestseller "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova and "The Dementia Diaries" by Matthew Snyman. The program runs March 5–April 4 and includes free programs supporting the book themes.
Both books explore the life-changing circumstances of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, one told from the perspective of a Harvard professor experiencing early-onset Alzheimer's disease and the other describing young caregivers coping with their grandparents' dementia.
Nine programs are scheduled to share information about dementia and provide support to caregivers. Programs will be presented in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota and North Dakota and the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.
A complete list of programs is available on the
OneBook, OneFarmington page. Brochures also can be picked up at the Farmington Library, 508 Third St.
OneBook, OneFarmington is presented by Dakota County Library and the Friends of the Farmington Library, and funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Sponsors include Anytime Fitness, the City of Farmington, Dakota Electric, Farmington Area Education Foundation, Farmington Area Public Schools, Farmington Community Education, Farmington Rotary, Premier Bank and Trinity Care Center.