O-Town Reads events are designed to bring our community together through the reading and discussion of a common book and give the members of our city -- both young and old -- an opportunity to connect and talk through a shared reading experience.

O-Town Reads brings friends, families, neighbors, and co-workers together through a common theme. Approximately 500 copies of the chosen title are given away to the community each year with the instructions to "read and pass it on"

THE OTHER WES MOORE

by
Wes Moore
2018

Book Cover

The compassionate, startling, moving true story of two kids with the same name from the city: One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. At each stage of their young lives, they had come across similar moments of decision, yet their choices would lead them to astonishingly different destinies.

Wes Moore

Author

Wes Moore

O-TOWN READS EVENTS

  • 2023 O-Town Reads Announcement
    Fri, Dec 09
    Ottawa Library
    Dec 09, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Ottawa Library, 105 S Hickory St, Ottawa, KS 66067, USA
    Ottawa Library's 2023 selection for O-Town reads will be unveiled during a Chamber Coffee. Come and get a first look at what we have planned.
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OTHER O-TOWN READS TITLES

2016
OUT OF MY MIND
2017
GIRL IN REVERSE
2019
TOUGH AS THEY COME
2020
NO OTHER HOME
2021
A MAN CALLED OVE
2022
THE SUN DOES SHINE
2023
FINDING DOROTHY