Golden Valley Reads

Golden Valley Reads“Golden Valley Reads,” a joint venture between the City of Golden Valley and Hennepin County Library – Golden Valley, seeks to encourage Golden Valley residents to read one book together each year.

2018 Golden Valley Reads Events

  • Mon, Aug 13, 6:30 pm, Golden Valley Library Book Club Meeting
  • Thurs, Sept 6, 10-11 am, Book Discussion
  • Wed, Oct 3, 6:30-7:30 pm, Book Discussion around fire pit, Brookview
  • Thurs, Oct 11, 6:30 pm, Author Discussion, Brookview
  • Other Golden Valley Reads Events

  • Sun, Sept 30, 1 pm, Author Talk: Ren Holland, author of "The Early Resorts of Minnesota"
  • Thurs, Oct 18, 10-11 am, History Discussion Club: Minnesota Tourism

All Golden Valley Reads events are free and open to the public. Events take place at Golden Valley Library, 830 Winnetka Ave. N., unless otherwise indicated.

2018 Book Is "Vacationland," by Sarah Stonich

This year’s selection for the third annual Golden Valley Reads program is “Vacationland,” by Minnesota author Sarah Stonich.

The author's work has been described as "unexpected and moving" by the Chicago Tribune and "a well-paced feast" by the Los Angeles Times. "Vacationland" is a story about a crumbling resort in northernmost Minnesota, currently occupied by the immigrant builder's granddaughter who has just returned home after her divorce.

Golden Valley Reads, a joint program between the City and the Golden Valley Library, works like a community-wide book club.

Those who want to participate in Golden Valley Reads don’t have to sign up for the program. All you need to do is get the book, which can be found at the Golden Valley Library, or at another Hennepin County Library, starting July 1, and read it sometime before the community discussion with the author.