Summer Reading 2014
Summer reading ends on Friday, Aug. 1. There is still time to participate!
One Book, One Oak Park is a new community reading experience for adults, aimed at bringing us all together over one great title exploring the art and science of memory.
It’s easy to join in the fun: just read, discuss, and connect.
- Let's talk about it! Discuss Moonwalking with us at open library book discussions. Also talk it up with family, neighbors, and friends
- Get social and post your opinions and pictures on Facebook and Instagram, tagging your posts with "#1book1op"
- Attend more free, fun One Book-themed events, including Weird Science, An Adult Science Fair
- Host your own book group discussion in your own neighborhood, on your own timeline — we can help with that, too.
- Join us for a live video chat with Joshua Foer at our closing Celebration Party. Have a question you want us to ask Joshua that night? Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org now!
NEW! Book Group Discussion Kit
Created just for you by our very own librarians, these kits come complete with discussion questions, author background, and more to help you organize and lead your own discussion on your own timeline. Access the book group discussion kit online, and pick up a free paper kit at any library location.
Getting the book
Prefer to purchase your copy? Purchase Moonwalking with Einstein through Amazon.com, and a percentage of your purchase will go to the library.
Read Oak Leaves' One Book Q&A with our reference librarian Alexandra Skinner
About Moonwalking with Einstein
Science journalist Joshua Foer’s best-selling title Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art & Science of Remembering Everything was named one of the best books of 2011 by Amazon.com, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Amazon says it “recounts Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top mental athletes. He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.”
More about author Joshua Foer
- Visit Joshua Foer's website
- Connect with Joshua Foer on Facebook
- Watch Joshua Foer's Ted Talk: Feats of memory anyone can do