cellistCecil County Public Library is honored to be one of only six stops on author Steven Galloway’s book tour this fall! Following his appearance at the Baltimore Book Festival, Galloway will visit the Elkton Central Library on Monday, October 1st at 3pm to talk about his bestseller, The Cellist of Sarajevo. To give him a warm, Cecil County welcome, we have invited cellist Meredith Bates to perform in the main part of the library starting at 2pm.

The Cellist of Sarajevo is a moving story of resiliency and courage set in a city devastated by violence. When a cellist witnesses the deaths of 22 people outside his window, he risks his life to honor them, playing cello at the site for 22 days in the midst of snipers and chaos. Inspired by a true story, The Cellist explores the ways in which war uniquely changes our sense of self and our connection to others’ lives and well-being.

The Cellist of Sarajevo was this year’s One Maryland One Book selection. One Maryland One Book is designed to bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. Visit the Maryland Humanities Council website to read more about the book and events around the state.

Join the conversation! Stop by your local branch, pick up a FREE copy (yes, you can keep it!), and pop into one of our many discussions:

Elkton Central Library: 9/20 @ 7pm
Cecilton Branch Library: 9/25 @ 6:30pm
Perryville Branch Library: 9/27 @ 7pm
Chesapeake City Branch Library: 10/1 @ 1pm
Rising Sun Branch Library: 10/10 @ 7pm
Rising Sun Branch Library: 10/22 @ 1pm

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