One Book, One Community

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One Book, One Community is an idea brought forth by the Heart of Hutch’s Connect Wholeheartedly Committee. A community book read is an opportunity to connect with your family, friends, co-workers, and community around a shared topic. Avid readers know the feeling of wanting to share their current book with just about everyone they talk to.  Imagine that experience on a larger scale as a community – being able to connect with those you know and those you don’t know over the same book!

The book selected for Hutchinson’s 2018 One Book, One Community events

Heart of Hutch and One Book, One Community partners would like to invite all community members to participate in this community book read between the months of January and April 2018.

It will be up to you on what level you want to connect with others about it. You can view past books we have read as a community here

Pick up your copy at Cashwise (Hutchinson), The Village Shop, Target (Hutchinson), McLeod County Historical Society and Museum or borrow from the Hutchinson Public Library (book club kits are also available).

How to Get Involved


Register as a participant now. Why register? Heart of Hutch and One Book, One Community partners would like to know how many people are engaging in this community book read. Registered participants will also be provided with event updates and reminders, special topics related to the book, referral to book clubs and area resources as requested by participant, etc. Registration is not required to participate in online discussions or events.

Step 2: READ

Read Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father by Kao Kalia Yang between Jan-April.


Free and open to the public, monthly events will expand your reading experience and connect you with others in our community.  Join us for one or all!

2018 Book Events

Hmong 101: The Cultural Background

  • Speakers: Txong Pao Lee and Dr. Mark Pfeifer from the Hmong Cultural Center
  • Date and time: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:00pm
  • Location: McLeod County Historical Society and Museum

Community Book Discussion

  • Date and time: Sunday March 11, 2018 at 2:00pm
  • Location: McLeod County Historical Society and Museum

Meet the Author

Meet Kao Kalia Yang, Author of Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father

  • Date and time: Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Hutchinson Event Center

Share your reading experience with others. 

Take a look at past books we have read.

The following organizations, as well as local area book clubs, are collaborating to bring you this Heart of Hutch Activity:

McLeod County Historical Society Hutchinson Public Schools Hutchinson Public Library Logo
Heart of Hutch

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