One College One Book Events

One College One Book is a reading project which encourages reading for pleasure and invites students, faculty and staff to participate in conversations and activities related to the book. In addition to building community among all members of the College, this initiative is designed to encourage conversation on important social issues.

This year’s Book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon

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About the book: Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher, everyday interactions have little meaning. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbor's dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favorite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Upcoming Events

Refreshments being served at each event.

February 2019

Lecture Series: Dr. Stephen Shore

  • Thursday, 2/28
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: Tilden Arts Main Theater

Schatzberg Endowed Lecture Series: Dr. Stephen Shore, Adelphi University Professor of Special Education

Dr. Stephen Shore, Adelphi University

March 2019

Read Aloud

  • Wednesday & Thursday, 3/27–28
    Time: 10:00am–2:00pm
    Location: Grossman Commons Cafeteria

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to stop by and read aloud for 10–15 minutes. We hope to read the entire book aloud each day!

Autism Awareness Month logo
April is National Autism Awareness Month.

April 2019

Film: Temple Grandin

  • Wednesday, 4/3
    Time: 2:00pm
    Location: TBA

Free screening of Temple Grandin, a feature film about a young woman with autism who revolutionized the humane handing of farm animals.

Still from the film: Temple Grandin
Still from the film: Temple Grandin

Student Debate

  • Wednesday, 4/10
    Time: 2:00pm
    Location: Lorusso Solarium

Panel Discussion

  • Wednesday, 4/17
    Time: 2:00pm
    Location: TBA

Panel Discussion on autism spectrum disorders

Scavenger Hunt

  • Wednesday, 4/24
    Time: TBA
    Location: TBA

Curious Incident Scavenger Hunt

In the Tilden Main Theater! Three weekends in April: See the Tony Award-winning Play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.

Special Thanks To

  • CCCC Education Foundation
  • The Schatzberg Endowed Lecture Series
  • Follett and the CCCC Bookstore

For additional information about these events, call Cindy Pavlos: 774.330.4453

Individuals requiring auxiliary needs or services to access this event may contact the O'Neill Center for Student Access and Support, 774.330.4337.