SDG Reads

SDG Reads 2016

SDG Reads is back again for 2016! This program supports reading, celebrates books and writing, and builds a sense of community through the shared experience of reading. It encourages SDG residents to read the same book, discuss it, attend one of our events, and then meet the author at the culminating event on October 19, 2016 in Avonmore.

This year, SDG Reads Tell, by Frances Itani    

In 1919, only months after the end of the Great War, the men and women of Deseronto struggle to recover from wounds of the past, both visible and hidden. "Tell is both a deeply moving story about the burdens of the past, and a beautifully rendered reminder of how the secrets we bury to protect ourselves can also be the cause of our undoing" (Goodreads, 2015).

Read the book and join the conversation!


Explore Deseronto - learn more about the town that was the setting for the novel Tell

Tuesday, August 9, 1pm
Morrisburg Branch
Join Deseronto Archivist, Amanda Hill, as she takes us on a journey to 1919 Deseronto.


Canada and the First World War - discover more about the time period and events covered in Tell

Thursday, September 15, 6:30pm
Winchester Branch
Join author and historian, Tim Cook, to learn more about Canada and the First World War in connection to historical memory.


WWI Guest Speaker

Thursday, September 29, 7:00pm
Avonmore Branch
Join Leon Chamois from the Cornwall Armories as he presents the history of the SD&G Highlanders during WWI. Come with your questions and enjoy the discussion as we travel back in time.


Reading & Q&A with Frances Itani

Wednesday, October 19, 6:00-8:00pm
North Stormont Place, Avonmore
Meet Frances Itani and discuss her book, Tell

Other events to be announced - stay tuned!