One Town One Title is following dreams this year…

Join your neighbors in reading:

The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist tells the story of Santiago, the young Andalusian shepherd who dreams of buried treasure in Egypt and embarks
upon a challenging and enlightening journey to find it. With all the simplicity and symbolic richness of a fable, Paulo Coelho’s
novel is both a hunt for buried treasure and a spiritual quest, with a hero who overcomes trials along the way with the help of
disguised teachers who guide him.

Free copies of The Alchemist will be available while supplies last at the Van Horn Public Library, Betty Sue’s Better Brew Cafe, and Pine Island Bank beginning on January 7, 2019.

One Town, One Title Events:


January 26 @ 3:30 pm:  The War to be Her screening at the Senior Center.

"War to be Her" stillMaria Toorpakai dreams of being a world class athlete in Waziristan. She disguising herself as a boy so she can play sports freely. But when she becomes a rising star, her true identity is revealed and death threats from the Taliban force Maria to leave her country. Undeterred, Maria decides to return facing the danger and to play the sport she loves. A film by Erin Heldenreich.

This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS. ( Banner

January 26 @ 5:00 pm: Book distribution at PI Golf Course during soup feed.

Escape Box

February 2: Have you ever wanted to be locked in a room with a few of your friends and try to escape? An escape box is a  similar idea, only on a smaller scale. Put together a team of up to 6 people and signup for a time slot. You will have 20 minutes to try to open the box and escape!

Book Discussion

February 13 @ 6:00 pm: Book club discussion at Betty Sue’s Better Brew Cafe.

Join the Library Book club in discussing the themes, plot and characters of Coelho’s The Alchemist. All are welcome!

Community Roundtable

February 21 @  7:00 pm at the Olde Pine Theatre:  Do you have a lifelong dream? Are you curious about some of our community leaders’ lifelong dreams or goals? Join School Superintendent Tammy Champa, Councilmember David Freise, Business Owner Ted Galaty, and  Councilmember / Chamber President Kelly Leibold as they share their goals and dreams.

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