Join others in your community in reading, discussing and celebrating books based on one theme. Hastings Reads is a community-wide reading program that seeks to encourage reading and discussion of books and the ways in which they can help us understand the lives and experiences of ourselves and others. Everyone is invited to read the books and participate in the events.
Read Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson, Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson and Say Something! by Peter H. Reynolds and join our community in celebrating these books.
Hastings Reads Events
Spoken Word with See More Perspective
Hear poetry by spoken word COMPAS artist See More Perspective and discover how poetry can help you find your voice. Geared for ages 12 and older.
Saturday, Feb. 8, noon–1 p.m.
Family Fun Night
Member or not, bring your elementary children to the Hastings YMCA for pizza and fun family activities.
Hastings YMCA 85 Pleasant Dr., Hastings
Friday, Feb. 28, 6–7:30 p.m.
Hastings Reads Main Event
Spend an evening with Renée Watson, author of Piecing Me Together and Some Places More Than Others, books about the acts of listening and speaking and the space in between. Watson will sell and sign her book. Geared for ages 6 and older.
Hastings Arts Center 216 E. 4th St., Hastings
Monday, March 30, 6:30–8 p.m.