Your next read

Northland, as of right now you are reading "The Cellist of Sarajevo" by Steven Galloway.

The 2008 novel is based on the true story of a cello player who continued to play in bombed-out buildings during the siege of Sarajevo, and it is this year's pick for the community-wide reading project One Book, One Community.

The read-along, brought to you by the Duluth Public library and other local organizations, will include a handful of book-themed events:

  • There will be an author visit and book signing on April 15 at the Spirit of the North Theater at Fitger's.
  • A readers theater adaptation of the novel, directed by Cheryl Skafte, will be performed at 7 p.m. April 26 at Teatro Zuccone.
  • Eight photographs by Vesna Pavolvic will be exhibited April 21-24 at the Depot.
  • Former state representative Mike Jaros, who grew up in Bosnia and returned to Sarajevo after the siege, will give a first-person account and Alexis Pogorelskin of the University of Minnesota Duluth will provide historical background at 7 p.m. April 7 at the Duluth Public Library.
  • Sam Black will direct a string ensemble in a selection of music related thematically to the siege of Sarajevo on March 30 in Virginia and April 13 in Cloquet and Duluth.
  • The Virginia, Cloquet and Duluth public libraries will hold tambourine-

    making events for kids on March 25 and April 8.