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
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.
Refreshments being served at each event.
- Wednesday & Thursday, 3/27–28
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! Books will be available and no prior registration required.
"Curious Scavenger" Hunt
- Week of March 25–28
Time: All day!
Location: All around the campus! Keep tuned for further details
Curious Incident Scavenger Hunt
Film: Temple Grandin
- Wednesday, 4/3
Location: Lecture Hall B
Free screening of Temple Grandin, a feature film about a young woman with autism who revolutionized the humane handing of farm animals.
- Wednesday, 4/10
Location: Lorusso Solarium
- Wednesday, 4/17
Location: Tilden Studio Theater
Panel Discussion on autism spectrum disorders
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.