One Book One City – Malibu Celebrates 50 Years of “To Kill a Mockingbird”

The kick-off of the literacy program, One Book, One City—Malibu, takes place Saturday, 3 p.m., at the Malibu High School campus. This year’s selection is the iconic and significant book released 50 years ago, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee.

The kick-off event is open to the public, and library and local dignitaries will attend.

The kick-off of the book’s celebration will be followed on Sunday with a screening of the film “To Kill a Mockingbird,” starring Gregory Peck, at the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue’s screening room at 7:15 p.m.

The month-long One Book, One City will include a number of events, including a panel discussion about the ongoing relevance of this book to students of all ages.

As in years past, Diesel, A Bookstore is sponsoring a writing contest. Participants are to write something in the spirit of the book, either in fiction or nonfiction, dealing with integrity, social justice, courage, or compassion. Ideally the winner will combine all of these in a brief story, true or imagined. More details about the submission guidelines will be announced.

Now in its ninth year, this literacy program has successfully reached individuals of all ages through a collaborative effort with Malibu High School, Friends of the Malibu Library, the Malibu Public Library, local book clubs and local bookstores. As awareness of this program increases, so has participation as evidenced by an annual ten percent increase in participant numbers.

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More information can be obtained by calling 310-456-6438 or online at 1b1c-bu.com.

More information on the Sunday screening can be obtained at www.malibufilmsociety.org

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